Here is my Day Two report written furtively on Day Three. I am sly.
Not yet out of this world
First stop yesterday was the demonstration of Aliens: Colonial Marines. I'll just say it right now: it's amazing how fast time can flash by when you're simply waiting on line for something. We were only standing there for a little over one half hour, but that's an eternity on the show floor. While grueling, I could dig it: soon, aliens in Aliens; no biggie. Alien has always been my favorite part of the film franchise, so I'm not too familiar with the other pictures, but after seeing the game, I was only mildly excited. It felt like a game we shoulda seen ages ago: a good-looking game for the most part, but falling in line with most recent shooter tropes. Could be lots of fun, and the co-op feature's gonna be neat. All in all, "meow, meow"—which is to say, "alright."
Hey pretty good first-person zombie game! Why don't you let me invert my y-axis? That's scarier than anything! I felt like a drunken party-goer in front of the other attendees…
I recently saw a demonstration of your beautiful game The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, and I already want my hundred hours back.
Me writing for Everyone Ever
Not too angry to play this one.
Infinite hordes of goons?
I like me some revisionist history in a videogame, and the world of BioShock Infinite is an excellent example of excitement in this vein—it's electric and stunning. The demo gave me some real reason to write home; it's beautiful. I was enthralled by the main characters and the lush setting, to be sure. I was thrilled, even, when bullets started flying and people started fighting for their lives. And, while I appreciate the direness of this fictional situation, I was disappointed to see so much of said shooting. Perhaps I'm simply an old man now, but with such an incredible world on display, a part of me felt that filling it to the gills with bullets was somehow cheapening the whole effect. While it's hard to create the average game, I want a little something extra to match a world this fantastic. That said, this one is going to be a rip-roaring adventure of a fairly high order when it becomes available. And yes, I can already anticipate the semi-nightmares staring The Songbird.
A certain bard
The not-spoony Trent Fingland has 372 hit points. He is a real character that is playable. He has the attribute "Stand-Up Guy." Add him to your party.
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