Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Experience Points: Shadow of the Colossus, Duke Nukem Forever, Alice: Madness Returns, Shadows of the Damned

I've been playing through a lot of video games recently, and it was nice to wrap up a few this weekend. Here are some thoughts on my most recent video game excursions:

Sunday, June 19, 2011

In Defense: Duke Nukem Forever

It has finally happened. Duke Nukem Forever has finally been released in North America as of June 14th, 2011. Going to the mall to pick up my Balls of Steel edition was almost surreal, and getting home and throwing the disc into my XBox 360 was doubly so. I played through the entirety of the single player campaign in the span of a day, on the hardest possible setting available to me (a harder one was unlocked after beating the game). I've already gone over the history of Duke Nukem Forever in a previous post, so I'm not going to rewrite it here...if you want that information, you can go check out my World Ten: Duke Nukem Forever entry. This is about the game itself, and whether or not I feel like it was worth my time and money, as it seems that a lot of the people out there who have played the game feel like it's a horrible, terrible thing that should be banished to the 6th circle of Hell and should never be played or experienced.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Experience Points: Alice, IHNMAIMS, Shadow of the Colossus

This is a new feature I decided to start throwing up on the site. Obviously I can only do so many massive reviews, entries, and reports per month/week/year/whatever timespan you want to use. Rather than do this for every game I'm playing, I'll post my thoughts about them quickly so I can not only cover more ground in the video game dimension, but also just blog more often without feeling overwhelmed by a massive post I'm working on. That's not to say that I won't do massive reviews of anything that appears in the Experience Points feature, as there are some cases where games just deserve more.

Carrying on!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

New sidebar stuff

Just wanted to point out that from now on, I'm posting a list of all of the video games I've got on the go over in the right-hand column under "Currently Playing". This allows for two things:

1) You guys can see what the heck I'm up to in the wide world of video gaming as of late!

2) I can keep track of what I'm up to, because sometimes I forget about everything I've started up.


Friday, June 10, 2011

Video Games Live: Part 2

After the wicked intermission, we all got back to our seats to enjoy the rest of the show. The VGL orchestra kicked off the second half of the presentation with a bang: a Castlevania medley. As the orchestra played familiar tunes from Castlevania 1, 2, and 3, Tommy Tallarico (the creator of VGL) was wailing along on an electric guitar to give the tunes an extra edge. It sounded really amazing, and everyone geared up for the second half quite quickly. I was already on the edge of my seat again as I heard nostalgic tunes such as Vampire Killer and Beginning, performed along with flashes of nearly every CV game in existence on the screen in the background.