Sorry for the belated update. I’ve had a very busy, VERY strange weekend with an offbeat sleep schedule. Notably: Viyuhgaems. But first, anachronauts.
This is a very off the wall story. I takes two story ideas I had (“Scout and Susie do… something?” “We visit Los Angeles and run afoul of one of the Mister’s parting gifts”) and mashes them together, then filters them through a new writing approach: Children’s lit. Honestly, I have no idea if this would work as a story you read aloud to your kids, but one prereader who has a kid and one who doesn’t assured me it worked on its own, which is enough. I welcome feedback with your reactions to this approach.
Now, let me give a quick one sentence capsule summary of my grabs. Feel free to post about these, too.
Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood: I’ve had my eye on this series for awhile and know the capsule story. The idea of sneak-em-up multiplayer was fascinating, and I got it for $30, so I figured what the hell. Chaotic and confusing combat, walking in on the MIDDLE of a story, and getting lost trying to find my way around? Not so much fun. But I can see the potential and once I get used to things this should be enjoyable. May hit the skill wall fast.
Fallout New Vegas: Another $30 grab. I was waiting for a sale for this one (and maybe some bugfixes). I have 20 hours logged and I got it Friday night, which should say something for how involving it is. It is Fallout. That’s enough to turn my crank. Quiet exploration of the wasteland, story driven gameplay with many forks in the road… and this time, an honest to goodness THIRD OPTION beyond “help the holy righteous superdudes” and “help the evil baby eating bastards”. And it’s not just some middling neutral option, you can be moral AND be independent. Sweet!
Street Fighter 4 for PC: Ten buck grab. I have the 360 version, but bizarrely, I play better on a keyboard. Blame MAME for that.
Deathspank: It’s basically a Diablo parody, by the awesome guys at Hothead. And… it’s, well, not that fun yet. I chuckled a bit at the dialogue but it’s delivered by such slowly spoken, hamhanded actors that, combined with forced-on subtitles, you’ve read and laughed at the joke before they finish delivering it. Timing fumble. I’ll play more later, I suppose.
Indie Puzzle Pack: COGS and a bunch of other nice stuff.
Anyway. Story. Games. Good times. Feedback welcome.