Better Than A Poke In The Eye
Well, I didn't play much this week. Starting last weekend and up until last Wednesday I was furiously doing housework, home improvements, and shopping before my parent's came visiting for a few nights.
As a bit of a break during the chores my wife and I started Dante's Inferno on a whim. We didn't want to get bogged down into something long term and I remember people saying it wasn't all that lengthy. I was frankly a little shocked how similar the whole game design is to God of War. It is as if a group sat down and dissected God of War into all its components and just copied and pasted most of that. I loved the God of War games so I don't really mind, but I don't find Dante's Inferno nearly as fun to play and constantly have a feeling of playing a slightly substandard clone. My wife, on the other hand, never played or watched any of the God of War games I played and she seems fairly impressed with the presentation and the combat of Dante's Inferno.
Other than that, my only other gaming last week was finishing another chapter of BattleBlock Theater with my son. It is so much fun and has my seven year old in stitches all the time. The game has a great sense of humour that is pitched perfectly for adults and children alike.
Below is a cutscene from the end of Chapter 5. *SPOILER WARNING* for those who like to avoid all game content before they play. It doesn't really ruin anything in the game other than obviously the wonder of seeing the cutscene for the first time and the extremely thin story attached to the game.
My folks left on Friday and hopefully I'll be able to get back to Max Payne 3 and The Elder Scrolls Online this weekend. Now that the iCEnhancer 3.0 is out, I really want Max Payne 3 to be over. I've been waiting for 3.0 for ages and I have never played GTA IV.
And that was my big week (not) in gaming. What are you playing this weekend?