Still working my way slowly through MadWorld. Not that it's really difficult or long, it's just that I get bored of it and have to move onto something else after two or three stages. Thankfully, it looks to me as though I'm getting close to the home stretch.
I have to say, I'm a little confused as to where all the over-the-top praise is coming from. Every review starts off by saying "I'm not giving this game a high score just because it's on the Wii" and yet, I can't help but feel that's a big factor. The game's formula is quite simplistic, the action gets repetitive, and to be perfectly frank, I don't think that the black-and-white color scheme really serves the game well. It's definitely distinct, but it can be hard to navigate the levels at times. When you're surrounded by a group of enemies, it's next to impossible to tell where you saw that last life-up dropped.
There aren't many video games that do a good job of bringing in significant others, at least not of the kinds of games that I like to play. Sure, there are the standbys like Guitar Hero and its ilk. Super Mario Galaxy did sort of okay in this respect, albeit in a limited fashion. Of course, there are many Wii games that appeal to spouses, such as Wii Sports, Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles, and countless other lesser titles. But those aren't the kinds of games I usually want to play. So what's a gaming-oriented guy to do? Enter Resident Evil 5.
I just completed Fallout 3's newest DLC, The Pitt. It was a lot shorter than I expected it to be, and I have to say that the story progression and how everything ended up kind of left a bit of a bad taste in my mouth…
I don't want to ruin anything for those who haven't played it yet, but let's just say that although the appearance of having choice in what happens is there, the reality is that it's a lot more narrow than it first seems. Still digesting it, though.
HIGH People want to play a game as Batman. This game allows them to do that.
LOW The fatalities are universally terrible.
WTF Here's a memo, Midway. I own this game. I'm not standing in an arcade with people in line to play. So, if I want to pause the game so I can look up a website to find out how to do Batman's… ugh…"Heroic Brutality"… then I should damn well be able to pause the game.
If there's a more perfect video game enemy than the Nazi zombie, I'll be damned if I can think of what it is. The Nazis are the most evil guys in history, and if someone had told Himmler "hey, maybe we can bring dead guys back to life as flesh eating ghouls who will fight for the Fatherland", I bet that crazy bastard would have dispatched an SS regiment to look into it posthaste. It's one of those weird things that's totally implausible, but feels like it could have happened.
Anyway, there's a new Wolfenstein game coming out—and it's all about killing Nazi zombies. The official website is up and now I've got a trailer for the game courtesy of the guys over at Game Trailers.
So, enjoy this glimpse of what's to come and get your rifles ready. The new Wolfenstein hits the PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3 this July.
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