A Bioshock 2 review? Now? A bit late isn’t it?
Maybe. It’s good to know that when the money’s not flowing as readily as you’d like there are still plenty of places where you can get games for next to nothing.
Last night I got Bioshock 2 for the xBox 360 for £4.99. I’d heard good things about it, and the demo of the original game Bioshock was darn good. Wrap up all that up in that impossibly cheap package and I was standing in line to buy it pretty darn quickly.
One bout of severe insomnia later and I’d played enough of it to know that it was certainly worth the fiver I paid for it. Read more
With Fable 3 completed I’ve set my sights on another game that never really got a chance, Final Fantasy XIII on the xBox 360.
There’s a history with this game for me. When it first came out I saw the price-tag and thought “Nah! A bit costly for me” plus I was playing other things so I figured I’d leave it. Months passed and eventually I saw it second-hand for about a tenner so I grabbed it.
I got to play it for a few hours, and then my xBox 360 developed the RROD, so I had to wait even longer to play it until I’d bought a new xBox 360.
Dragon Age II’s release knocked playing this completely out of the park, so much so that I just haven’t been able to get back into it until now. Well yesterday I spent a good solid six hours playing it to really give it a shot and now, after all this time I think I’m finally in a good enough place to be able to review it.
Apologies for the rather dull pre-ample but, anyway…
have at it you crazy kids. Read more
The Elder Scrolls series from Bethesda has been on my mind recently. This is partly due to the imminent release of Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim on the 11th November, coupled with the fact that I’ve been playing Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion on the xBox 360 while I wait for a working computer.
The game was released in early 2006 for the xBox 360 and PC. PS3 users had to wait a whole year before they could play it, although seeing as Oblivion won wheelbarrow-loads of awards for the ‘Best RPG Game of the Year’, ‘Best Game of the Year’ etc. I’m sure that most PS3 owners were just glad they got to play it at all.
5 years is a long time though. Since that time many more RPG’s have been released, games like Dragon Age: Origins, Dragon Age: 2, Mass Effect 2 to name the first handful that spring to mind. Has the game aged well? Does it still stand-up to the more modern RPG rivals? Read more
Following on from the huge enjoyment I experienced from playing Batman: Arkham Asylum, I delved once again through the xBox 360 Platinum Hits shelf at my local video game score. With yet more sage advice from a mate, I picked up ‘Prototype’, released by Radical Entertainment in 2009, and bought it for the low price of £12.
Once again, both my mate and all the people whose purchase of the game allowed it to become platinum, were bang on the mark.
This weekend, I managed to catch-up with the rest of the gaming population and bought Rocksteady Studios’ ‘Batman: Arkham Asylum’ for my xBox 360. A mate recommended it to me and after seeing it as a Platinum Hit for a tenner, it pretty much sold the deal. A few hours later and I’m writing this review.
Batman: Arkham Asylum, as expected puts you in the boots of your favourite chiropteran-based hero as you battle the denizens of the now Joker owned Arkham Asylum using your combat and stealth skills to stay alive. Plus because this game is based on the comic books and not the new films you don’t have to listen to Christian Bales absurdly silly deep voice, but instead Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill as Batman and the Joker respectively.
Giving you a bit more of the story. After attempting to blow up the Mayor’s office the Joker hands himself over to the police and ultimately ends up being given an all expenses holiday in Arkham Asylum. Not too long after this, the Joker escapes from his handlers (and you) and with the help of Harley Quinn and other members of his gang (who were conveniently moved here after their last asylum caught fire) they take over the asylum and capture Commissioner Gordon. After this point, trying not to spoil the story too much, the full scope of the Jokers plan is revealed and Batman has to use all of his skills to save the various innocent people of Arkham as well as foiling the Jokers plan. As well as the Joker more of the Batman’s nemeses turn up to the party including Scarecrow, Bane, and Doc Croc who all, for some unfathomable reason, tend to want to kill Batman. Read more
Fable III is the latest in the character morphing RPG from Lionhead Studios available on both the xBox 360 and PC. In the continuing story of the heroes of Albion, Fable III puts you in charge of the young prince or princess who, after witnessing their brothers cruelty, escapes the castle to gather allies and associates to take the throne from their tyrant brother and then to rule the land as the hero they have grown to be. Read more
“Last Week, I lost a friend
A companion who had been with me for 5 years; someone who had helped me get through the most difficult parts of my life, passed away. That’s right. A few days ago my Xbox 360 started to show the first signs of the fatal Red Ring of Death.
Within hours, it’s internal system broken down until it could no longer perform even the simplest of actions for itself. Death was confirmed on the 28th January 2011 at 17:37.”