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XBox 360
Yet again, no new games on XBox as my partner and I have been replaying the LEGO games and mopping up achievements whilsts waiting patiently for LEGO Jurassic World to come down to a more reasonable price.

PS3
I played a little more of God of War but found that I just completely lacked enthusiasm for the game which is never a good sign. Co-op fun on Little Big Planet 2 has kept the PS3 busy though so it hasn't been gathering dust.

Steam/PC
I have been playing... )

Steam Games played: 245/400 (61.25%)
XBox 360 Games played: 354/430 (82.3%)
PS3 Games played: 8/28 (28.6%)
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XBox 360
I have not played anything new since May 28th...which is quite embarassing. I have been playing games (Borderlands 2, Castlevania, Super Meat Boy, and The Lego Movie) but nothing new.

PS3
I can't really seem to get the enthusiasm to play God of War II at the moment which is a terrible sign, so I broke my rule of one game at a time and started a new game 'Tales of Grace f', I haven't got very far in it so I can't give much of a review yet.
I have been playing.... )

Steam/PC
I have been playing.... )


Steam Games played: 235/389 (60.4%)
XBox 360 Games played: 354/430 (82.3%)
PS3 Games played: 8/28 (28.6%)
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XBox 360
Still playing Castlevania Lord of Shadows - I have kicked werewolf butt and smashed in vampire hearts and now I'm off to the land of the dead whilst also back tracking and getting all the collectibles I couldn't get before because I didn't have the upgrades. I have decided that Lord of Shadows 2 is going on my to-buy list.

PS3
Nope, Kratos is still angry and alone in my PS3.

Steam/PC
I have been playing... )

Steam Games played: 225/342 (65.8%)
XBox 360 Games played: 354/430 (82.3%)
PS3 Games played: 7/24 (29.2%)
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XBox 360
Sadly no new games - after completing Mass Effect (which is fantastic - the reviews did not lie) I went back to Castlevania: Lord of Shadows which I played for about an hour a year ago and then left alone...as I am wont to doing with my games. Anyway, I would have liked a bit more...free roaming because it's a bit linear but it is a beautiful game to look at and is fun to play.

PS3
I haven't played PS3 for a while I must admit, so Kratos is still sat in my hard-drive waiting for me to return.

Steam/PC
Super Splatters: A game where you launch little blobs of goo around a screen and try to splatter them after performing a myriad of creative tricks in order to get the highest score on a make believe Television show. I cannot think of any other way to describe this game. It has somewhat of a "killing time" sort of appeal to it and as a casual game it's not bad, but it's not outstanding or anything.


Will I complete it? Probably, eventually.

Vertical Drop Heroes HD: This was part of a 'rogue-like' bundle, and follows similar tropes to that genre of games. That is you play until you die and then you start again but with access to the things you managed to unlock in the previous run. Rinse and repeat and the theory is that eventually you will be powerful enough to reach the end. Which is usually where they add a second, third and fourth layer of difficulty before you can actually say you completed the whole game. The style of this game is slightly different in that you are always going down. There are portals on the way down that allow you to teleport back up and collect things you missed on your first descent but they are finite, and each time you choose to go back up you risk being made very dead before you make it to the bottom again. Decent game.
Will I complete it? If I can then yes.

Tetrobot and Co: I played a game entitled 'Blocks that Matter' a while back (it may have been before I started documenting my gaming, I can't remember) which was about little robots that manipulated the environment (blocks) around them to solve puzzles and complete levels. Well this is a similar, more suped up, kind of sequel version of that game by the same company. The puzzles start off simple enough and then pretty soon you are sat staring at the screen in utter confusion as to what you're meant to do and then when you're messing around moving blocks you work it out and then sit back and wonder how stupid you are that you missed it first time. It's great fun playing as little robots.

Will I complete it? Yes

It came from space and ate our brains: This is a bit of a weird one. It's a top down (ish) shoot-em up with pixel/minecraft style graphics and it's really dark. You play as a SWAT officer and all these aliens attack and you kill them. In typical twin-stick shooter fashion there are a range of guns which you can level up and upgrade as you play. Then once you have completed the highscore required for each level to unlock the next you start all over again in a new dark location. I enjoyed playing the first level, died a few times and kept going back to see if I could beat it. Then when I did and got to the new level starting from scratch I just...kind of lost interest I suppose.
Will I complete it? Undecided.

Oscura: Lost Light: A pain in the ass little apprentice cat thing was tasked with watching over the world from some sort of lighthouse of good, got bored one day and shattered the crystal keeping all of the world safe and now has to get up off its ass to sort out the mess it made. Has that Limbo (sihouette) art style going for it and is a platforming/puzzle game like Limbo but thus far is not as brutally difficult as Limbo, although there is time for that to change. The cat can carry around two crystals: one creates platforms and the other destroys them. Kind of fitting with the whole polarised good and evil theme going on in the game. So far my sole achievement has been for dying :D
Will I complete it? Yes.

Steam Games played: 216/342 (63.2%)
XBox 360 Games played: 354/430 (82.3%)
PS3 Games played: 7/24 (29.2%)
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XBox 360

I have been playing... )



PS3
I have been playing )

Steam/PC

I have been playing... )

Steam Games played: 211/342 (61.7%)
XBox 360 Games played: 354/430 (82.3%)
PS3 Games played: 7/24 (29.2%)
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XBox 360
Haven't gotten around to Arkham Origins yet, I plan for that to be my day today. Besides that I have been playing more Dungeons and Dragons: Daggerdale and Iron Brigade.

PS3
So I am mostly still playing Uncharted 2 but after some minor nudging from my partner I decided to give Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare a go...

Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare: Imagine Battlefield or Call of Duty...now replace all the men with plants (sunflowers, peashooters, cacti...) or zombies (sports zombies, science zombies, yeti zombie...), and that it basically what you have here. I have not played long (I went on the waves mode to get used to all the plant characters), but I have witnessed my partner plug hours into this game. There's a load of customisation and upgrading in the format of Sticker packs which would either buy with coins earned in game or you get for participating in special events; there's a decent selection of modes and maps for you to run around, and I have no idea what else to say about it. It's fun, it's easy to play and it is pretty ridiculous when you think about it so what's not to enjoy.
Will I complete it? It's not a completable sort of game, but I'll play again.

Steam/PC

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas: I finally loaded it up! This game has no aged anywhere near as badly as I was anticipating - also the controls were not a gigantic pain in the ass! They were a minor pain in the ass that I fixed quite quickly. So that's always good. San Andreas is often heralded as the best in the series and with the release of GTA V, I'd say it's now a joint position. There are just so many little bits and pieces in San Andreas that make it fun, so many little additions that were left out of the others. CJ has a whole load of stats that affect his other abilities (stamina for running/cycling time etc; muscle for strength in hand-to-hand etc.) and you have to make sure you feed him or he loses stamina - which help add another layer to the game. Pretty sure I haven't yet completed the tutorial chunk of the game (the stretched out teaching you all the little bits), but with GTA it's always so easy to get distracted by cars and chaos...
Will I complete it? Yeah

Blood Bowl: Chaos Edition: I played this before on the Xbox (had it as a rental) and just could not get to grips with it - it was reduced to silly price on steam and I decided to give it another shot. It's a lot easier to control on PC - and the tutorial in this version seems a lot more in-depth than the one on Xbox...maybe I accidentally skipped it? Anyway - you have the various races from the Warhammer world who compete in super aggressive american football matches, there's a whole load of stats and dice rolls and yadda yadda...I enjoy it, but it's hard to explain why. I'm going to go with the fact it's very strategy like and I like stategy games.
Will I complete it? Not a completing sort of game but will play again.

Squishy the Suicidal Pig: This is all Steam's fault. They do things like put games on sale for 9p and I have money in my steam wallet from selling trading cards and then out of sheer mad curiosity I go and buy games like this. Poor little Squishy had his parents murdered for bacon and now he plans to kill himself to reach animal heaven. Except Death is making Squishy kill himself in loads of different ways before granting him the final death. And it is surprisingly difficult to kill this little pig. It's a puzzle game where the end goal is to get Squishy deaded. And it's easy to forget that at times. One level I was wandering around looking for the exit when after about 5 minutes I realised the exit was killing Squishy and that the spikes I had been carefully avoiding were the perfect solution.
Will I complete it? Yes.

Marlow Briggs and the Mask of Death: I so hope there are more games with him in because this is like taking an over-the-top straight to DVD action movie and turning it into a video game. It is stupid and ridiculous and glorious. Marlow Briggs is built like a tank, murdered and then revived by a death mask and going on a rampage to save his girlfriend and get revenge. The voice work is hilarious, so is the script, and the rest is just button mashing fun. It is great.
Will I complete it? Yes.

The Showdown Effect: This seemed like it might be time-hopping side-scrolling shoot-em-up fun from the tutorial; and then I tried to play the game and it turns out it's multiplayer only and the servers are basically dead...so....probably why this game was being given away free then!
Will I complete it? Kind of can't without other people...

Dead Bits: This is Minecraft....with worse graphics...and no building...and lots of monsters...and guns! It's fun enough, and I can't complain for 11p. Not much else to say...my reviews are getting shorter..
Will I complete it? Yes.

Not the Robots: Now this is a fun little puzzler. I play as a little robot who has to eat (inhale? steal?) a certain amount of pieces of furniture before I can leave the level. There are lasers and sentries and all sorts who are out to make sure I don't run off with this furniture and there are power-ups to help get around said obstacles towards eating furniture. The interesting thing about this is the fact that you start playing and if you die or fail a level, then you go back to the beginning and you will probably never see those levels ever again because the game is randomised for each time you play.
Will I complete it? Randomised so not completable, but will replay.

Gray Matter: Played on Xbox as a demo, really enjoyed but is hard to get hold of for a decent price on consoles. Then it appeared in a bundle! Hurray! The source of 95% of my steam games. A point and click about a would-be magician who ends up as an assistant to a researcher of cognitive abnormalities. It's all a bit weird and creepy and I'm sure the main character is going to end up either chopped up or with Stockholm Syndrome. There's not much you can say about the gameplay of a point and click, so a lot relies on the story and this one is shaping up to be a good one.
Will I complete it? Yes.

Postal: There was a lot of anger and controversy about Postal when it came out, and I can only assume it was due to the goddawful controls because that it the only rage inducing thing I can see about it. My experience so far can be summed up as follows: "Right, let's go get that shotgun...no don't walk into the wall...okay I think I've got the hang...nope that's a tree, maybe if I use the keyboard as well...oh this is eas...no it's not. Great, now I've been shot in the face..."
Will I complete it? I might try mapping controls to the gamepad.

Ravaged Zombie Apocalypse: This looked promising! Like Rage but with zombies, and then I saw it was multiplayer, and then I saw the vastly deserted servers and was sad. But then I could play! Even with no-one else to play with! So I ran/drove around collecting vehicle parts and massacaring zombies and it was fantastic! It's not a triple A game by any means but it's a fun little mess around with zombie murdering.
Will I complete it? I will play again.

Retro-Pixel Castle: Urgh...this is supposed to be like Age of Empires or something but with cutesy pixellated castles and lots of customisation and fun but it's just not fun to play! It's fiddly as all hell and by the time I've managed to coerce my little townspeople into building a town centre and a few houses for me a whole bunch of zombies have appeared from nowhere (in a game I didn't even know HAD zombies) and eaten half my work-force and for some reason everything's on fire because apparently zombies carry lighters now. It's just frustrating.
Will I complete it? It's in early development so I may return after work has been done on it.

Steam Games played: 198/342 (57.9%)
XBox 360 Games played: 349/429 (81.4%)
PS3 Games played: 6/24 (25%)
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XBox 360
I have not played any new XBox 360 games this week (or however long since I last posted) because I have been playing Batman Arkham City. The impending release of Arkham Knight and the fact that I have just bought Arkham Origins for the princely sum of £3 gave me the push to go back and complete the game. I love this game series - if Origins and Knight turn out to be as good as Asylum and City then this may take it's place as my favourite game series of all time. The fighting, the bat-tools, the travelling across the city, side missions galore which are well imbedded in the canon, and just the whole world, and then there's the graphics on top of that... This is a brilliant game. I finished the main storyline before I got through all the sidemissions and I estimate they will rack up another few hours of gameplay for me.

PS3
I complete Infamous! Yay! I don't have the second one yet but I really want to play it now so I will be keeping an eye out for it at a decent price.

Uncharted 2: The game starts with Nathan Drake only just surviving a disaster he has gotten himself into and this functions as the tutorial. Then it flips all the way back to when he is first approached to follow the clues of Marco Polo's diary to locate Shambhala and we follow him through and then go past the point we first started at. This story-telling mechanism worked surprisingly well in this game. The whole game is basically the first one but bigger and better (if a little more serious), there's still the climbing and treasure hunting, and there's a whole load more shooting and sneaking around, plus the enemies aren't as frustratingly accurate with their gunfire and grenades compared to the first game. There are still sections where it's a challenge, and the platforming in the mountains leaves something to be desired due to the difficulty determining what areas are climbable and which ones are just scenery. The storyline is brilliant and so are the characters, and as they chase the end goal half-way around the world the environments you go through are both beautiful and varied. Plus, and this doesn't happen very often, I stopped in the middle of playing more than once to listen to the music because it is fantastic. I have already sunk a lot of hours into this (easy since I only play one PS3 game at a time) so I get the feeling I might be nearing the end...
Will I complete it? Yes, I think I'm nearly there anyway and I want to play the third one.

Steam/PC
Still no GTA: SA, I honestly don't know what's wrong with me. I will endeavour to play it today.

The Bard's Tale: I have this on the original XBox and the controls (and camera angle) are a royal pain in the ass, with tweaking the controls at least are better on PC. This is meant to be a parody sort of RPG, which is great except about 50% of the dialogue is trash; and the parody so far tends to have relied heavily on more juvenile humour. That said, it has all the same gameplay approaches as an RPG, and has the 'summoning' side controlled by the Bard's lute so you learn songs which do things like heal you or summon terrifying monsters. The gameplay is good, the story not so much, the character of the Bard is entertaining, a lot of the other characters so far have been pretty flat. Swings and roundabouts so far - so I'll keep going.
Will I complete it? I think so.

Crimsonland: I'm not sure what this category of game is called, but there sure are a lot of them. It's a twin-stick monster shooter where you run around a blank screen, then monsters spawn and you shoot them until they're all dead. You unlock different weapons and power-ups and these are dropped randomly onto the screen either from monsters or just from thin air. You go through the 'levels' which are basically just the same screen with a different weapon and different monsters or monster combinations. It's fun enough for killing half an hour or so but there's not much to it - kind of like all these game.
Will I complete it? I might dip in and out enough to complete it.

Teleglitch: Die More Edition: Another free game - maybe I should leave that as my review... I really don't get what's supposed to be happening in this game. It's ugly as all hell (I'm not a fan of the pixellated art style - it can be done well and then I appreciate it but by and large it's awful) and there is no explanation or instruction as to what you should be doing. Now I know nobody likes to sit through a long tutorial or anything but my general rule of thumb is that if a game doesn't at least give me a brief run-through then I lose patience with it. It was one thing when games came with manuals because you would flick through the manual on the way back from the story - but when it's a steam game you're reliant on finding a guide online to explain how to play and what you're meant to be doing. Really destroys the flow of gameplay.
Will I complete it? Probably not, I didn't pay anything for it so I'm not too bothered.

Super Trench Attack: A cartoony war game where my little soldiers runs around his camp for a while, buying weapons and upgrades and so on, then goes off on various missions to help win the war. The shooting controls aren't the easiest to get to grips with, but gameplay wise it's fairly solid and story-wise...well it's okay. It sort of has that stereotyped stiff-upper lip British thing going on with the humour which suits the game quite well. I don't really know what else to say about it.
Will I complete it? Maybe.

Tomb Raider II: How did I ever complete the Tomb Raider games? I will check that the controls can't be tweaked to be improved, but I get the feeling that actually I have been spoiled with the recent fluidity of game controls and that going back to an old game is causing me issues. That said - this is harder to control than Soul Reaver and they're from the same timeframe... Either way, going back to older games is always funny because the graphics are terrible and then you realise that graphics aren't all that important for some games. Yes I had issues controlling Lara but even with that I remembered what it was like playing this game for the first time, and I had fun revisiting it. I only played for about 40 minutes so I haven't really invested much time back into the game, but I'm going to tweak the controls and have another shot.
Will I complete it? Yes, I have the whole Tomb Raider series that I plan to replay.

Hammerwatch: According to my stats I played this for 2 hours in one sitting - I hadn't realised it was that long! This is a very simplified dungeon crawler where you run around, collect gold and spells and weapon upgrades, and then go down to the next dungeon. Rinse and repeat until finished. There's nothing in the way of a story-line, you just keep killing things and upgrading and exploring. Very simple and very fun.
Will I complete it? I don't know if these is a completable crawler or not...but I'll play more.

Sniper Elite V2: I like playing as a sniper. I always choose the sniper option in shooters if there is a choice, or if it's a FPS/RPG like Fallout or Borderlands then I tend to focus skills on the sniper side of things. Unfortunately most sniper games leave and awful lot to be desired. I played Sniper Ghost Warrior a little while back and it is one of the better sniper games - albeit with its own issues. Sniper Elite is a lot better. There are more tools for the sniper to do his job (tripwires for warning of enemy approach, pressure trigger bombs to booby-trap bodies, rocks to attract attention), and the levels are much better designed than a lot of other sniper games. The sniping itself is also on a gradient of difficulty depending on which option you choose - and the harder the difficulty the more environment impacts on sniping. Unfortunately this game also falls into the trap of having multiple sections where stealth goes completely out the window and you have no choice but to run and gun.
Will I complete it? Probably, I did enjoy it.

CT Special Forces: Fire for effect: This is an ugly game, and if I were to play with the controls that the game suggested then it would be a pain in the ass to play as well. Then there's the dialogue, it is bloody awful and not in a 'so bad it's funny' sort of way either. Oh and then there's the vehicle control which is like pushing a trolley through a swamp. I completed the training levels which weren't too bad (your standard shooter/army tutorial level), and then turned it off. I've played worse games, but there's a hell of a lot better too.
Will I complete it? A slim maybe.

Steam Games played: 187/295 (63.4%)
XBox 360 Games played: 349/429 (81.4%)
PS3 Games played: 5/24 (20.8%)
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XBox 360
Fuse: This was originally called Overstrike and looked a hell of a lot more fun and OTT in a Bulletstorm sort of way, then it was overhauled and dulled down a bit and I lost interest. Then it dropped in price to less than a fiver and I was looking for a new couch co-op to play. It seems that the change in style put off a lot of potential buyers - which is a shame because the game is actually really solid and a lot of fun. It's a very fluid and easy to control 3rd person shooter and instead of having your character lumber from cover to cover, there's a whole lot more climbing, diving, dropping, rolling and using insane weapons to incinerate and decimate enemies. The characters are edging on the side of walking cliches but in all honesty, a lot of shooters fall down on the story-telling part of it. I had a lot more fun playing this than a lot of other shooters recently.
Will I complete it? Yes

PS3
I have been rocking through Infamous like nobodies business this week. In fact, I think I'm nearly finished. After the first 1 and a half the abilities you've learnt seriously help to level the playing field and the game really opens up. The side-missions have a huge variety, the main missions always help to push the story-line along, everyone Cole has come into contact with has either betrayed him or died so far and I am at the point where I kind of feel sorry for Cole and his electric super-powers. The game does have some issues, like enemies materialising en masse and then you're surrounded and you have two choices: run away or die, because there is no way you can kill all the enemies around you without also wiping out half the streets civilian population. That's the second problem - you can end up with 'slightly more Evil' after a mission because a few dumbass civilians decide to run in front of your bolt; or you thought it was safe to use Lightning Storm but actually there was a family of civilians hiding behind a car and now you've toasted them...monster that you are; or you'll walk down a street and happen to step in a big puddle at the same time as a civilian and then they get electrocuted. In terms of affecting the game's morality, it hardly makes a difference because you can get enough Good points from main-missions choices, but it's still frustrating at times. I found this game a slog to begin with and now I'm looking forward to moving onto the second one so...that's one hell of a turnabout.

Steam/PC
So shockingly I didn't get around to playing GTA: SA this week because I played all the following games whilst it was downloading/installing and then didn't get on my PC again! So maybe next week...

Dino D-Day: This was free off of Facebook or something...I can't really remember...but I've been side-eying it for a while, put off by the fact that it's multiplayer only. Anyway, this week I jumped in and...really it is not a pretty game to look at, it's not a difficult game to play and the premise is ridiculous (somehow during WWII Hitler got ahold of some dinosaurs and then the Allies got hold of some dinosaurs and then we all went to war with guns and dinosaurs). If I had paid for this I would probably not be very impressed - because I got it for free I don't mind because there was this strange appeal that meant I ended up playing the damn game for about an hour. It's really easy to play and even I found that within a few rounds I was holding my own against other players. There's not really much skill involved but it's fun in a waste-an-hour sort of way.
Will I complete it? It's not a completion sort of game but I will play again.

Kung Fu Strike: The Warrior's Rise: This is a fighting game - that fact is probably very shocking given the name. I'm not sure why but my character has marched into some sort of Dojo/Temple and started fighting all the people who are trying to stop him. I'm not usually one for fighting games but this was okay. There was a shallow starting curve so I didn't get too lost in the button combos/button mashing which helped and it wasn't your standard 2D move left/right jump/duck sort of gameplay either so I think that appealed to me a bit more. The fact that I managed to complete the first chapter (with 4/5 levels in it) without too much hardship (I got my ass kicked by a samurai on a roof-top for a bit) shows that it wasn't a terribly taxing start to the game. However, fighting games tend to have learning curves that suddenly bust through the roof so we shall see if this enjoyment continues.
Will I complete it? I will try...

Truck Racer: I don't know why someone thought that Trucks were a good vehicle to be the centre of a racing game...trucks are not good for racing. They are big, slow, cumbersome and they have terrible handling at speed. Making a racing game based on vehicles with these features seems a bit...silly. The game itself is fairly solid, the levelling up and the different race styles, the vehicle modification yadda yadda yadda really isn't that bad; but the market for people who want to race trucks must be very small. I'm starting to think that a lot of these games that end up in Humble Bundles end up there due to poor sales.
Will I complete it? I might...there are certainly games that rank lower than it in my 'to complete' pile but there's a hell of a lot that rank higher too.

Luftrausers: Another game, a bit like Race the Sun, where you just play the same level over and over and try to complete different goals and objectives to unlock more things. Except in this you play as a plane, and you shoot boats and other places. Unfortunately, unlike RtS, the controlling in this is very counter-intuitive and that leaves a lot of space for frustration. This seems like the sort of game that would be fine on a tablet/phone in a lets-play-for-five-minutes-on-the-bus sort of way but I don't really see the point in a full-fledged PC game. It wasn't particularly entertaining. A change of scenery in the art style though, I'll give it that.
Will I complete it? This goes into the afore mentioned "low in my completion pile", so probably not.

Tower Wars: A simultaneous tower defense/tower offense game where you have to build up your own defenses (unlocking as you progress), placing towers in such a way as to define the path that your enemies will take; whilst also upgrading and sending out your own minions to try and destroy the opposition castle. It's surprisingly difficult to balance both sides without leaving one component without any money/upgrades plugged into them. Thankfully once you've broken through and started attacking the castle there is a brief hiatus in enemies being send towards your castle; that way you can look at the minions that made it through the defenses and send out a second wave of them. There is also a classic tower defense mode where you just plug loads of towers down and last as long as possible. It's a tad hectic this game, but it's a lot of fun.
Will I complete it? Yes, I'll have a shot.

Harvet Massive Encounter: Person goes to distant planet. Person has training level on how to build up camp. Person plants harvesters. Harvesting occurs. Alien space ships attack. Person frantically places towers for defense. Aliens die *urk*. Person is congratulated. Person starts on a new planet. Plants harvesters. Aliens attack. Oh god person does not have enough credits to buy defense. Person gets over-run. *urk* This is like alien Command and Conquer but if you only have a handful of defenses and all you did was gather gold. Maybe there's more to the game later on? I don't know.
Will I complete it? It hasn't really grabbed my attention in all honesty.

Penguin's Arena Sedna's World: Another free game (oh that bodes so well) and my thought process went as such. "Huh...I think this is supposed to be making a point about Global warming but I can't really half the flaming text so I'm not sure" *adjusts screen settings* "Right...so the penguin tribes are going to fight each other...awesome", "This game is ugly as sin", "Is this for kids? Even kids would think this game is ugly", "The aiming is crap as well", "Why did I reincarnated...what did I have?", "Supposedly I have AI team-mates...where the hell are they", "I got eaten by a shark again", "I will slap you in the face with a fish you stupid pink penguin, now piss off", "God these levels must have been designed by a child", "I know why this game was free..."
So that was it...teams of penguins are tossed into an arena and you throw snowballs/fish/mines and slap one another until only one team remains...
Will I complete it? Shockingly it's not at the top of my to-do list


Steam Games played: 179/295 (60.7%)
XBox 360 Games played: 349/428 (81.5%)
PS3 Games played: 4/24 (16.6%)
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XBox 360
As well as returning to Gears of War: Judgement, and Dungeons and Dragons: Daggerdale, I have been playing:

Iron Brigade: A game from Double Fine which usually indicates that it's going to be a good quality one, and it's a Tower Defense game and I am generally quite fond of them. Something went to hell after the Cold War and now there's some huge war between two men one of whom designed giant walking trenches and the other who created evil mobile televisions. You hold off the waves of attacking tv monsters and then you get money and slots to upgrade your mobile trench. Upgrade trench and kill more tvs. Rinse and repeat until conclusion. I'll grant you it's not an original concept but it is damn fun to play. It has a ridiculous over-the-top stereotyped view of the Cold War propaganda (or maybe it is realistic, I wasn't there after all) and it's easy to pick up and play, with the difficulty coming from getting all the stars in a level and so on.
Will I complete it?: Yes.

Toy Soliders: Cold War: Well clearly the Cold War was on my mind this week. Cold War style weaponry and troops in fun-filled plastic form! It's basically Army Men but on the Xbox...so a physical game in a digital game... Again, a tower defense game, you set up your turrets and then either leave them to shoot baddies whilst you flit and micromanage upgrades and repairs; or you take control of a turret temporarily and mow down the plastic bad-guys yourself. The hands on approach has its advantages in allowing you to obtain temporary bonuses like calling down plastic Rambo equipped with rocket launcher to give you a hand. As the game progresses you unlock things like battery-powered helicopters and greater upgrade levels for turrets...yadda yadda yadda. Again, very good fun, and relatively easy to just jump straight in and play.
Will I complete it?: Yes.

PS3
No PS3 this week. It's a bit difficult to play as my partner is also playing Infamous and does not want any spoilers - unfortunately the only time I get to play is when she is in the house - so...currently on a stand-still.

Steam/PC
One of my brothers has gifted me Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas on Steam so next week might be dominated by that, but this week:

Race the Sun: I'm not really sure why, but this game puts you in control of a little rocket/pod thing and the whole point is to race against the sun. (Against its descent into the horizon). There are many obstacles - if you crash then you go boom and you have to start all over again. Basically you keep going until you crash, see how many of the objectives you completed in that run through and then go again. Completing objectives gives you points which unlock things to help you, like the ability to temporarily jump over obstacles. Then you just keep going until you get bored basically...
Will I complete it? I don't think it's a completing sort of game...and it's not...really very exciting. Probably not.

The Bridge: Running around in a pencil drawing style world (drawn by somebody with much greater skills than myself), with a strong basis on physics, you have to tilt the world in order to manouevre the little man through it unharmed. Which is easy to begin with - the man can walk and you can tilt to get from A to B. Then there are giant rocks/metal balls with evil faces that obviously move with the reorientation of the world and if you're not careful, inevitably squash your little protagonist. That is if you don't accidentally pitch the poor beggar off the edge of the map yourself and send him plummeting into oblivion. It's a really good puzzler, kind of along the same genre area as Braid, even down to the muddled/"let's face it no-one really cares" storyline that goes along with it.
Will I complete it? Yeah go on.

Afterfall InSanity: I could tell from the icon for this game that this was a scary game - to be fair I could have guessed from the name that it was a scary game. I am easily spooked by games. This was a terrible idea. Similar premise to Fallout series (except scary! and not open world), the human race is driven into bunkers for their own safety and whilst living in bunkers there's (I think) some kind of biological terrorist attack which is linked to the fact that people are also going mad from being cooped up for so long. The protagonist is a psychologist who is really grumpy and pissed off with the mayor or big-boss, plus he's also having really sketchy nightmares about infected, insane humans. Then he has to go down into a part of the bunkers where they have lost contact with the residents and there are fears of people being driven mad. That's when it got scary and someone jumped out on me and I screamed like the wuss that I am. Then I smashed their face in with a Fire Axe. I was given a tranquilizer gun so I think I was supposed to subdue people but I accidentally holstered that and couldn't work out how to retrieve it so axe to the face it was. The dialogue is B-movie terrible, and the controls aren't always clear but it's a decent game so far...if terrifying.
Will I complete it? In daylight...once I've cleared by backlog of other games I can only play in daylight...

Steam Games played: 172/295 (58.3%)
XBox 360 Games played: 348/427 (81.5%)
PS3 Games played: 4/24 (16.6%)
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XBox 360
Most of the games I played this week were not new games (Dragon Age: Origins; Super Meat Boy; Motorcross Madness; Call of Duty: World at War; and A Kingdom for Keflings) but there was one new game:

American McGee's Alice: Okay so technically this is part and parcel of one game (bundled with Alice: Madness Returns) but I didn't actually get around to playing Alice: MR because I wanted to complete the first one. The controls have aged (especially the camera and jump controls) and at times they are frustrating. The graphics are pretty standard for their time and aren't so aged that they grate. The story is that Alice went mad after her parents died in a fire and now her "Wonderland" is all twisted and weird and we're not sure it even exists. So that's fun - the rabbit is creepy as hell, the Cheshire Cat looks like he's going to eat us and then there are all these depressed little gnomes. I think I probably need to rescue them. It's a really weird version of Alice in Wonderland and it's pretty awesome, even with the controls being an issue at times.
Will I complete it?: Yes, and then go onto the sequel.

PS3
Infamous: Somehow there is a big explosion that sends the city the main character (Cole) lives in into destruction and anarchy, and Cole ends up with superpowers, the main of which is the ability to control electricity (plus some jumping from the top of buildings and so on). Then everyone decides that Cole must have something to do with the explosion and so Cole has to help shady FBI lady in order to clear his name. The city is pretty huge and there are tonnes of bad-guys who have ridiculous pin-point accuracy from buildings away. I keep getting my ass handed to me by this game and at times it's not in a I-am-enjoying-the-challenge sort of way. It's basically a neat twist on a 3rd-person shooter with an open world to run around in. There are moral choices to be made in the game but they're kind of... "curb stomp the adorable kitten or give the kitten a bowl of warm milk and adopt it" type of dichotamies. It's very obvious when you're choosing the bad one. Different levels of good/bad allow access to different power upgrades. So far, apart from being hard, it's very enjoyable.
Will I complete it?: Yes, I'm certain it can't be harder than the Challenge of Hades in God of War.

Steam/PC
I have not had access to my PC for Steam games much this week as my partner continues her addiction to Binding of Isaac. I did however play The Sims Medieval and named my characters after Game of Thrones characters. It had been most enjoyable so far!

A somewhat pitiful innings this week - I have played quite a lot of games but most are ones I have already played.
Steam Games played: 169/295 (57.2%)
XBox 360 Games played: 346/427 (81.0%)
PS3 Games played: 4/24 (16.6%)
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XBox 360
I actually played my XBox this week - a small miracle.

Monaco: What's Mine is Yours: This was free with Games on Gold and appears to be some kind of thief team game. The graphics are supposed to be that pixellated retro style but they're not great (which led to me spending about 2 minutes drilling through a wall when there was a perfectly good corridor I could have walked through had I been able to see it). Ugly graphics aside it's an interesting premise and the simplicity of the game play (you choose a gang member at the beginning of each level - they each have a unique skill) then you get as much gold as possible whilst you sneak around guards and complete the objective (break someone out, steal something etc.) It plays well, and there are multiple routes to your objective so you have to think of the best approach for the character you've chosen. A pleasant and unique game really.
Will I complete it?: Yes, it's a solid little game.

Dungeons and Dragons: Daggerdale: A somewhat simplified third person RPG (I like RPGS so this is a good start) where, in typical fantasy lore, there is an evil person who wants to bring great harm to the world, you chose a character from a pre-selection of four (I chose the elf - I like bows and arrows, and crossbows) and then run off to defeat the big evil by helping other people along the way and killing shed-loads of goblins and other fantasy creatures. It's not a complicated game but it's a surprisingly BIG game for an XBLA one. It looks good and it plays well, the enemies are challenging so far but it's never cheap, and whilst the dialogue could do with a little work - it's not actually that out of place when you consider how poor fantasy dialogue in games can often be. It's kind of the the right side of cheesy. I like this.
Will I complete it? Yes, again a solid game.

PS3
I have completed Ratchet and Clank: Tools of Destruction! I have saved the world (surprise, surprise) and kicked the ass of the mini-monster in the super over-powered robot. I loved this game - and since we bought the triple pack of Ratcher and Clank from PSN over Christmas I will soon be returning to play more. But my next game on the list is Infamous.

Steam/PC
Back to the Future Episode 2 - Get Tanner: Around about the same time as playing Hector I started playing Back to the Future (again split into chapters) - and recently I have redeveloped my love for Point and Click games (mostly Telltale Games ones since they seem to have the monopoly on the market...and they're good), so shortly after finishing Hector 1, I completed BTTF. Quickly onwards to chapter 2! Suffice to say, the meddling in the past that the Doc and Marty did ended in terrible things happening in the present...or future depending on where you're standing. So there's nothing for it but to go back into the past again and try and sort out what went wrong. Except this time I also have to avoid myself in the past. Maybe Marty can fix it this time? I doubt it though.
Will I complete it? Yes.

Adventure Park: This is (unsurprisingly) from the same realm as Theme Park and Rollercoaster Tycoon. You build a theme park - you complete certain money/happiness related objectives and then you move onto the next park. In terms of involvement, complexity, options and difficulty, it's somewhere between Theme Park and Rollercoaster Tycoon but there's just something...something that means that I prefer either of the other games to this one. Maybe it does just boil down to the budget (this is a lower budget game that TP or RCT) but I didn't enjoy playing it like I did either of the others.
Will I complete it? I'll give it another go, but chances are I'll stick to RollerCoaster Tycoon.

Deadlings - Rotten Edition: There was once a lonely Grim Reaper. One day the Grim Reaper decided to make some undead friends (as in build/construct etc.). He made these little Deadlings (zombies) in their hundred. Then decided to put them through a barrage of laboratory tests which mostly involve them dying trying to unlock doors or jump over spikes. I think I see why Grim has trouble making friends. A nice little puzzler with different Deadling types to choose between in order to complete the level without running out of Deadlings to use.
Will I complete it? Yes, it is enjoyable.

Muffin Night: I little whilst back there was a game I played called Poof (or something like that) and Muffin Knight's gameplay reminds me a lot of that. You choose a level (Unlocking more as you go) and start collecting Muffins. Whilst collecting said Muffins you also have to kill bad-guys (Bad-sheep; bad-flies etc.). Oh and you change character (starting with Knight/Archer/Wizard/Gnome) everytime you collect a Muffin. As you kill bad guys you get XP to level up characters and points for new levels - as you collect Muffins you get more XP and unlock new characters. As you start to unlock new fun characters (e.g the Unicorn or the Dragon or the Jack-o-lantern) you find yourself reluctant to collect muffins because this character is so good at killing bad guys - but you need to collect muffins or you won't progress. It's very easy to become over-whelmned and you start having to be strategic with using character - especially ones whose weapons are triggered by enemies stepping on them so you can plant loads then quickly run and get another muffin.
Will I complete it? I think this is more a "How many points can I get" sort of game - but  I will aim to unlock everything.

Nom Nom Galaxy: This is a game about soup! Or more specifically about going out into space and building soup factories on other planets. Then going exploring/tunneling and find all many of animal, plants and...other stuff to put into the soup and blast it off into space. It is surprisingly good fun. I don't know if I can play against a computer (they being a competing Soup Factory) or if I'm meant to be playing against a real person online. I chose a name that looked like it was someone's User Name but I shipped loads of soup whilst their % never rose above 0% so I have no idea if they were even there. I would prefer to play against the computer to be fair - multiplayer is rarely my thing. Anyway, soup.
Will I complete it? Again not sure if it cane be completed -  but I will play again.

Age of Mythology: There are many games like this (but this one is mine) so if you've ever heard of Age of Empires or Empire Earth or The Settlers then you'll know what this is about. You take some people, you build a settlement, you advance, you train soliders, you build a wall, you improve weapons, you build a temple, you advance, someone tries to kill your people, you kill them, you summon a hero and sometimes you go and complete the objective you're meant to complete. The obvious addition in this installment is the inclusion of Mythology (shocking I know) and with it comes the building design, historical figures and things like Minotaurs and Greek gods. And Kraken. They like to eat you.
Will I complete it? I will definitely complete all the Campaigns if I can - and I'll probably play it in Free Play as well.


Steam Games played: 169/295 (57.2%)
XBox 360 Games played: 345/427 (80.8%)
PS3 Games played: 3/24 (12.5%)
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Christmas gifts and Steam/XBLA/PSN sales have pushed my end-goal further away...oops. I'm going to try and work out how many games I have to play and hopefully accurately update at the bottom. I will weep over the percentages then.

XBox 360

Well this is a promising start...I haven't actually played any new games on my Xbox since the last post :s I have been playing Trials HD, Super Meat Boy and Battleblock Theatre though! So it's not a complete wash! Super Meat Boy and Trials are so difficult...and I am so, very, very stubborn.

PS3
Again, still playing Ratchet and Clank: Tools of Destruction, but I have made considerable progress since the last time. I now have shed-tonnes of new weapons; including a massive rocket launcher called 'The Negotiator' which made me laugh. And a bomb that turns my enemies into penguins. Since I have filled all the weapon slots across all three weapon menus I'm thinking I might be closing in on the end of the game so I will be working on mopping up as many collectibles as possible before completing the game.

Steam/PC
A pretty poor performance from Steam as well actually, it's actually quite surprising that I haven't begun to exhibit withdrawal like symptoms due to my lack of game-play time.

Unholy Heights: So the devil went out and bought himself a nice little tenement building and then a whole bunch of monsters moved in. The locals weren't so chuffed about this and started trying to murder the rather harmless skeletons and demons, who thankfully were willing to become my personal army in exchange for me meeting all their housing demands and the insanely low rent I charge. It's a twist on the RTS genre - you build up the tenement building, add new rooms, new monsters come, the monsters upgrade, take on missions to kill angry townsfolk who are coming to lynch you. It is most enjoyable, but a serious slow burner because of how difficult it is to save up money to start building extra rooms.
Will I complete it? If it can be completed then...yes.

Turbo Dismount: I'm not entirely sure whether there is any point to this beyond taking my ragdoll man/woman, sticking them on top of different 'vehicles' (and since office chairs are put under this category that is a very loose term), designing a course that intends to cause them as much harm as possible and then sending them on their merry way.
Ragdoll physics are pretty much always fun though, and it's generally just casual, mindless fun. Plus these sorts of games tend to end up with all kinds of physics based madness and that's pretty much why anyone plays them.
Will I complete it? I doubt this is completable - but I will return to it.

QuestRun: It's like an RPG but if they took loads of the control away and left you a nervous wreck everytime a battle booted up. You hire three adventurers and then, pretty much you press go and that's it. Your adventurers battle for themselves and you are left to micromanage their equipment, spells, stances, positions, upgrades and potions - which doesn't sound like a lot when compared to a fully grown RPG but was surprisingly difficult.
I got through the two tutorials just fine and then got absolutely flattened halfway through the first mission - it really is a game that requires serious forward planning. Also having a decent balance of party members helps (starting with a bias on physically stronger characters whilst you get used to the game).
Will I complete it? I like it enough to go back again, but I imagine I will be squashed.

Hector Episode 2: Sooo...back on..February 18th 2014 (I am shocked at how long ago it was) I booted up Hector Episode 1. Well I completed it! Hurray! Little party hats and what not. This game is really not like most of Telltale's other games (admittedly they are all spin-offs from established series': The Walking Dead, Tales of the Borderlands, Game of Throne) and takes stereotypes of (mostly British) people and stretches them to the point of absolute ridiculousness. Anyway, it's brilliant so I immediately went onto Episode 2. Hector has confronted the gun man except it's not really a gun and without spoiling too much the building ends up in ruins, Hector's trapped and his partner Lambert has to help him get out. Then there's an orphan with a hook for a hand in a fridge, and some dude in a dodgy afro in the boot of a car and that's about where I'm at!
Will I complete it? Oh yes.



So as I said, my percentages will have gone down rather than up. So I'll have to do some serious gaming this month to make up for it.
Steam Games played: 163/295 (55.3%)
XBox 360 Games played: 343/427 (80.3%)
PS3 Games played: 3/24 (12.5%)
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XBox 360
Rocksmith 2014: This was shockingly cheap at my local ASDA and I was curious enough to buy it (at the price I paid even if I hated it, selling the cable alone would get me my money back). So far it has been reasonably easy to get to grips with and it works well. I'm only on the easiest level because there's something very unnatural about watching the screen to play a guitar but hopefully it will get more comfortable. It's kind of difficult to comment on this because it takes a lot of practice to get anywhere near to playing the song at a recognisable level and I haven't explored more than about 2% of the game - but then that's kind of what practising to play an instrument is like anyway.
Will I complete it? Yes - and then probably invest in some of the other songs to learn.

Charlie Murder: This is a game a lot like Castle Crashers - so side scrolling button mashing with mild RPG elements. From what I've gathered the playable characters are members of a metal band and the bad guy is a band member they kicked out a few years previously who has gone insane and summoned all sorts of scary-ass creatures to come and kill me. It's not especially deep but it is fun, especially with a co-op partner. It introduces interesting means of obtaining collectibles in the form of a mobile phone for the character to scan codes that appear in the environment. Lots of carnage and button mashing violent ahoy.
Will I complete it? Yes.

Motocross Madness: Free with Games with Gold, this looked an awful lot like a cheaply made 'Starring you Avatar' game from the outside but is a surprisingly large and indepth racing game with loads of ground to race around, different modes to compete it, lots of money to snag and upgrade your bike and equipment and I haven't even unlocked the second world yet! Racing games are not usually my thing but this is a solid game and getting it for free made it even better. Plus seeing your own avatar flung 200 foot when you mis-judge a jump and clip the top of a pyramid is priceless.
Will I complete it? Yup

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows: I love the turtles, have done since I was a tiny person and I have played almost all the TMNT games out there (some are certainly better than others). This game looks good and the fighting is a lot of fun - plus more co-op fun to be had which is always a bonus. It's very easy to pick up and get started since holding A allows you to traverse a lot of the environment which doesn't take as much away from the gameplay as I thought it might as it allows you to focus on direction and fighting instead of pin-point accuracy for jumping. On the downside the dialogue is almost cringe-worthy in places and when you choose co-op it puts a thick black border around the screen - leaving each player with a tiny box, not ideal for small televisions.
Will I complete it? The good stuff definitely outways the annoying stuff so yes, I will.

PS3
I haven't had much PS3 time since half-term because my partner has developed an obsession with Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare - so it's still Ratchet and Clank for this section.

Steam/PC
Aveyond Lord of Twilight: I think this game was made using RPGMaker (I used to make games on it as well years ago), but it's a solidly made one and it looks impressive. The gameplay is always similar in these sorts of games with the main bulk of the goodness coming from the storyline, characters and different features that have been implemented. I haven't got very far yet but the story is reasonably interesting (a cursed family, violence, creatures from another realm) and it starts off pretty tough for an RPG which is a nice challenge. The characters haven't had much chance to develop yet but so far they are decent enough.
Will I complete it? Probably.

Zooleretto: By all accounts this is based on a board game of sorts (I have no idea) but basically it's a turn based game where you click boxes, stack 'em up and then select a pile to put creatures into your zoo. Sounds simple but it gets tricky fast - first of all you only have a set number of enclosures (usually 4) and there are 10 or more different animals. One animale type per enclosure. Also there are up to 3 computer players who are stacking boxes with animals onto piles and choosing piles - which leads to a painstaking wait to see if you're going to be able to pick that pile with the two chimpanzees and the elephant when your turn comes around of if you're going to be stuck with the pile with 3 zebras who will have to go into your storage and lose you points. You can sell and move animals around to help with your points and it is surprisingly difficult to beat the computer!
Will I complete it? I am really enjoying it so yes.

Serious Sam 2: Well this is better than the other Serious Sam game I played for the fact that he doesn't talk as much. The game is looking its age but it still remains a fun shooter with ridiculous guns and ridiculous enemies so the graphics aren't such a big deal. I can't really remember what I'm doing but it has something to do with saving the world (doesn't it always) and saving the world takes the form of shooting and punching lots of things. I also had to use XPadder to make my own mappable controls for this to be able to play it with my controller for which I am very happy with myself.
Will I complete it? Probably, it's not taxing.

Legacy of Kain Soul Reaver: I loved this game on Playstation so when the Legacy of Kain bundle came up with all but the first of the series for a pound or so I snapped it up. You can bump up the graphics a little but this is another game that shows its age (some of the monsters a laughable) but that doesn't stop it being fun. This seems to be a common thread - pretty graphics do not necessarily a good game make. Raziel (protagonist) is uber pissed at Kain for casting him into the underworld (Raziel had the audacity to evolve wings) and now is off to slaughter his vampire bretherin. These vampires are not like the ones on tv shows - they're angry, malformed, evolved to disfigurement in some cases and uber-violent. Of course this was slightly offset when I first loaded up the game with my controller and Raziel ran around in circles relentlessly (another trip to XPadder and this was resolved).
Will I complete it? I'm gonna rock the whole series.

Letter Quest Grimm's Adventure: Take RPG elements and mix them with something like Scrabble or Words with Friends, then add some spooky monsters who are somehow susceptible to the power of words (mightier than the sword) and boom - instant game. That is pretty much what you do - go on mini quests that involve coming up with words to defeat monsters, get gems and level up. There's challenge in the form of restrictions (e.g only use 4 letter words, complete in 18 letters or less and so on) and there's upgrades to keep Grimm from getting his ass kicked.
Will I complete it? Yeah, I like word games.

Our Darker Purpose: A rogue-lite game set in a school where the teacher went AWOL and the strong, popular kids started killing the weaker kids. Cue Cordy, a weak kid armed with a cross bow, trying to run around the school and survive. It's a pretty tough little game but the controls are easy enough to get a grip on; and the school changes each time you play it. It has a beautiful graphics style that suits the mood of the game and the enemies are all student/school based so for example the first boss I fought was a giant cardboard dragon that had been made for a play. As you collect things and play turns (in which you will inevitably die) you will unlock things that make it slightly less likely that you will die next time.
Will I complete it? Yes

The Binding of Isaac Rebirth: This is the juggernaut that I have been playing these past two weeks with 16 hours sunk into it already. I got the first game in a HumbleBundle and, to be honest, thought it looked pretty meh. I was so unbelievably mistaken when I booted it up and ended up sinking nearly 150 hours into the game. This is a redoing of the first game and not in a quick-bucks sort of way, no a serious overhaul of graphics, bad guys, additions of items and rooms and challenges and so many other things I don't know I'll ever discover. Basically Isaac's mom hears what she thinks is the voice of God commanding her to kill her son - cue Isaac jumping into the basement and battling all sorts of creatures and monsters whilst finding upgrades and coins and pills and cards to help him get to the end and defeat his mother. But it doesn't end there - then you go back through and defeat Mom's heart. Then once you manage that you defeat the Devil. Then you go back and defeat Sheol. You don't even stop unlocking endings and ending related items until you have completed the game 11 times. Then there are 20 challenges, I think 7 characters to unlock and all the items in the game world to find. Each run through is completely unique from room layout through enemies to upgrades and it is often a balance of skill against luck and knowing when it might be a good idea to start again because you are never going to beat Mom with what you've got. It's messed up and weird and can be insanely hard and is one of my favourite games of all time, rocking it at the top with games like Final Fantasy VII/VIII, Gears of War, Tomb Raider and Borderlands. Not bad going for a little indie game.
Will I complete it? I so definitely want to.




Steam Games played: 159/283 (56.2%)
XBox 360 Games played: 343/423 (81.1%)
PS3 Games played: 3/14 (21.4%)
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It is half term! That means video game time!

XBox 360
My XBox has been seriously neglected by both myself and my partner in recent weeks - I'm sure I will play it this week though.

PS3
I completed God of War! Not 100% although the trophies are certainly manageable. I enjoyed it up until Kratos had to escape from the underworld and then it became very repetitive. It was like they were on a deadline and so had to rush the last bit of the game. I also decided to have a crack at the challenges of hades - and only when I was the 6th level in did I realise that quitting out would result in having to start again. They were poorly designed, poorly balanced and at times unfinished (Kratos would clip into the environment and snag on scenery), basically a really badly designed add-on. I completed it after about an hour and a half, without feeling as if I had utilised any sort of skill other than spamming two moves for about 10 minutes. Very disappointing. The only upside to this is that when I go for my second run through to mop up the trophies, I can proceed dressed as a giant cow.

Ratchet and Clank: Tools of Destruction:
This game series may have been the biggest reason for buying a PS3, it's brilliant 3D platform, bipedal animal-protagonistic fun. I haven't got very far in the game yet but it is just fun - bringing back memories of games like Crash Bandicoot. Easy to pick up and play, mildly annoying but still entertaining characters and giant worlds to beat bad guys up in. I haven't played as Clank yet (Ratchet's robot companion) so I will be interested to see how he differs in gameplay to Ratchet. The series has always received solid reviews and it is for a good reason.
Will I complete it? I will if I want to play a different PS3 game ever! That's a yes, platformers are great, I will complete it.

Steam/PC
Okay so my lack of Xbox has been more than made up for by my Steam games these last few weeks. Here we go.

Rogue Legacy: I could have sworn I wrote about this game...never mind - this is a rogue-lite game where I running in a castle that has the magical ability to change to get...something, I forget why I'm going into the castle. But it's full of monsters and inevitably you get your ass kicked and then you die. Afterwards, you choose one of your dead characters offspring to carry on the family line and rinse and repeat. In addition to the castle changing everytime, your characters also change. They have biological traits that can help or hinder you - characters with colour-blindness, characters who are insane and see things, stereo-blindness, clumsy, fantastic memory and so on. You can also unlock various parts of your castle as you earn money which can provide further benefits to your cause. I played this for so long and only managed to defeat one of the four big bosses.
Will I complete it? Probably, assuming this is a game that can be beaten...

Prison Architect: At full price I have to admit my interest was piqued but not enough - so when it appeared in a Humble Bundle I jumped on it. Wow - okay so it doesn't look like it's going to be maddeningly addictive fun but I'm on my fourth prison now (my first one was about to go to hell with riots so I quickly sold it - then realised in doing so I had a leg up on the next prison I built -rinse and repeat). There are other prison building simulators for the PC and as far as I can gather they are terrible - but this is brilliant. You get grants to build your prisons in certain ways or you can just build it however you want, but you've got to manage staff, prisoner intake, prisoner moods, expand to add new facilities to keep them from rioting and much much more. The developers are also updating the game frequently as they go so new changes are being implemented every few weeks to help the game run even better. It even goes into as much detail as certain inmates are known for riling up other inmates and they should be kept separate from the main population. It's so much fun.
Will I complete it? I don't know if you can complete it per-say but I will definitely be returning to it.

Grimind: I have no idea what Grimind is...maybe Grimind isn't even the name of the protagonist. The playable character is like...a fat little bipedal grey toad of sorts. Who knows. It's a 2D horror puzzle game with a serious focus on physics and actually it did make me jump out of my skin on more than one occasion. I have no idea what I'm doing but dammit I need to save Fatty McToad from this horrible hellish world so Ill just keep plodding along. It's a solid platformer puzzle that you have to stop and think about as there are also plenty of ways for you to die if you don't!
Will I complete it? Yes, I must save the little toad.

Papers Please: My brother kept telling me I should try Papers Please, and I was dubious because quite frankly it looked pretty awful. It was in the same HB as Prison Architect so I thought - what the hell - and booted it up. I am a border guard at a booth for a made up country and the entire gameplay is to check people's passports and permits into the country and to stamp them Accepted or Declined depending on whether all the information matches up correctly. It's really hard to get through a day without a single mistake - even if you think you've checked everything it turns out you missed something painfully obvious like gender. My family are all sick and cold because I don't earn enough money for heating and food on top of rent so I may have to restart now I now what I'm doing and have another crack at it.
Will I complete it? I don't know that this has an ending to be honest! But I will play again.

Space, Pirates and Zombies: I have a ship that is falling apart and so far I have run around blowing up other bad-guy ships to be able to upgrade my terrible ship. This feels a little bit shoot-em-up space ship in places (i.e one of my most hated types of games) but it has a lot more going on beneath the surface that means that I might actually dip back into this one. There are missions, different worlds to explore and all sorts of upgrades to play with.
Will I complete it? Maybe....time will tell.

Anomaly Warzone Earth: For some reason I played the second of these first (mentioned in a previous P.A.V.G.C post) which irritates me - what was I thinking? Anyway, it's the same deal as its sequel unsurprisingly, reverse tower defense where I am the offensive party. There are two giant anomalies in Baghdad and Tokyo and my little army are going in to kick some ass. There are upgrades and multiple routes to take into consideration as the little soldiers trudge towards their destination and it's as entertaining as any tower defense game. I have defeated the aliens in Baghdad and now I am off to save Tokyo.
Will I complete it? Yes

Gravi: Gravi is...a little ball of goo surrounded by a bigger ball of goo that can defy the laws of gravity in order to get through increasingly challenging levels filled with spikes and flames and all sorts of nasty stuff that can make Gravi go pop. It's tough in places but otherwise a fairly standard, albeit entertaining, platforming game.
Will I complete it? Probably.

SteamWorld Dig: As the name suggests, a game influenced by SteamPunk, the main character is a robot who inherits a mining contract off of his Uncle and then, with a pickaxe in hand, off we go mining. The whole purpose of the game is to dig deeper and deeper - find new caves and precious stones to trade it to be able to buy better equipment to...you guessed it, dig even deeper. The more money and levels you go through, the more the down above is built back to its previous glory (or as glorious as a mining town inhabited by half-rusty robots can be). It's very simple and yet so very fun.
Will I complete it? This is yet another game I'm not certain has a real end point - I guess it must because I can't dig for eternity so yes, I will.

Fortix 2: I completed the previous one a little while back and this is more of the same, using the mouse/keyboard to guide a little knight around drawing squares and rectangles and suchlike to claim back land that has been seiged by dragons and ogres. There are a few additions, and the graphics have been tightened up but it's more of the same which is fine by me.
Will I complete it? Aye-aye.

Stealth Bastard Deluxe: Now I know I wrote about this game so somewhere I have lost a post about video games - god knows where it went. This is a stealth game (unsurprisingly) about a little clone who has to try and sneak through levels of increasing difficulty to try and escape to the outside world. As you complete each level you get equipment that makes the levels easier, although you are more generously rewarded for completing games without the use of said equipment. There's no way of fighting back against the cameras and such like really so it's a case of screw-up and start again but the learning curve isn't too rough in this game.
Will I complete it? Yes, I will save my little friend.

Fester Mudd: Curse of the Gold: I get it, it's an in-thing at the moment to use crappy graphics to make your game look "retro" but I really am getting a bit sick of seeing this pixellated style. It's a solid point and click game (although I think the protagonistic is as dumb as a box of rocks) and it's an easy going, if not terribly engaging game. I can't really say much more about it - which isn't too much of an endorsement really.
Will I complete it? Maybe, but it's pretty near the bottom of the pile.

No Time To Explain: This is the most apt title for a game ever - I have no idea what this game is about (possibly I came back in time to warn myself about some horrendoes disaster) but there are super short levels with loads of things to kill me and different characters with different powers to help me manouevre through the levels and try to...I don't know because the game never explained what exactly it is I'm doing. It's quick, it's mad and it's great fun.
Will I complete it? I need to! To find out what on earth is going on!




Steam Games played: 152/275 (55.3%)
XBox 360 Games played: 339/419 (80.9%)
PS3 Games played: 3/14 (21.4%)
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I got video games for my birthday so the numbers need rejigging, but there was much fun time playing (plus Pokemon Y but I'm not about to start counting my hand held console games)

XBox 360
Metal Gear Solid HD - Sadly this does not include the first PS1 game which is a bit gutting because I loved the hell out of that game but never mind. I think I may have gotten worse at certain types of games as I got older because I got my ass kicked in both MGS2 and MGS3 when I tried to play them (haven't attempted Peace Walker yet). My sneaking around was awful and in order to make sure I wasn't detected, I basically resorted to breaking all the guards' necks. Says something for my personality I'm sure. Anyway, after a while I sort of got a bit better at not being detected at every opportunity and actually managed to have fun. I found MGS2 a lot easier to get on with as there was greater margin for error, number 3 just whipped you when you got spotted by a guard. That said, I do appreciate a good challenge and I'm certain once I get my brain back around to a MGS way of thinking I'll get on a bit better.
Will I complete it? Depends how many times these games kick my ass.

FIFA 11 - Well - this was 20p in GAME so I figured I could probably justify upgrading from FIFA 09. There's not really much to say about it, I'm not a big football game fan so I can rave about the tiny changes that are made year-to-year between the versions of FIFA. What I do like is the Manager mode - I think it is brilliant fun to micro-manage a rubbish little team in one of the lower leagues and bring them up to win the premiership. So I will send my wee men out to kick a ball about and bring great honour to whatever little pokey village I decide to represent.
Will I complete it? With the servers shut I can't 100% it. For 20p I don't care.

Minecraft - Well - I had three restarts before I managed to survive the second night. The first time I tried to just build a hut - forgot about a hole in the wall, a creeper came in and blew me up. Next time I build a hobbit hole in the side of a hill, got it all secured before nightfall and then failed to find any substenance the next day and essentially starved. Third time I built a hole in the side of a cliff with a ladder leading up to it - no creepers or zombies or spiders chomping on me now. Unfortunately I starved again. The fourth time I built myself a lovely little treehouse which had the dual bonuses of being difficult for enemies to get to and having apples in it!
I am having so much fun. :D
Will I complete it? Does it have an end point? Isn't it just Lego on consoles?

PS3
Nothing, my partner has had the monopoly of the PS3 this week. Still need to work out which PS+ games I want to play as well.


Steam/PC
Rochard: I play a portly space driller/engineer on a piece of crap ship trying to drill for precious fuel and failing miserably. The anti-gravity keeps failing, the ship is falling apart and everyone is about the lose their jobs. At least I think that's what's happening, mostly it's puzzling solver, side scrolling platform fun. It's nothing particularly special or orginal but it works well and it's entertaining. Plus the main character is entertainingly not stereotypical.
Will I complete it? Probably.

Cortex Command: This seems to be a game that revels in it's weaknesses? It seemed to celebrate the fact that one reviewing magazine referred to it as inadequate. Yet it has a substantial fan base. The idea is that in the future humans only exist as floating brains that can move about and take control of robot bodies and this allows us to explore the very depths of space. Which is interesting, I'll grant them that. I don't like the controls very much, and when I died during the tutorial I was booted out of it and only given options to start new games (no more tutorials!) so I have absolutely no idea what I'm supposed to do because the new game starts you out in a different mode to the small part of the tutorial I HAD managed to play. I'm starting to think inadequate may be an apt description.
Will I complete it? Who knows - I might reinstall and see if that restores the tutorial, if not - meh.

Serious Sam 3 BFE: Okay - this is the first time I remember playing a Serious Sam game but everyone has heard about them right? I had no idea Sam sounded like such a pratt. My god - his voice and what he says are so irritatingly stoopid and badly written actionman-esque that they make me cringe. It really is a good job that this game does a great job of giving you weapons to play with, pointing you towards a range of monsters and going "Go get 'em boy!". The monster killing is very satisfying. So much fun killing nasties of all types. There was a scene going through the basement of a university that was pitch back with scary monsters around every corner - that was terrifying. I think the next level is out in the sun though so less heart palpatations ahoy!
Will I complete it? Yes

Woodle Tree Adventures: Once upon a time a wise old tree popped out a baby stump with legs. This little stump was tasked with locating fairy dust and water or something to return the land to its once prosperous state and so off waddled this little lump of wood on a platforming adventure. Which was severely hampered by just how slow the game ran. I am pretty sure it's not my computer because other, more demanding games run just fine. Don't get me wrong, my desktop probably needs some TLC in terms of a second hard-drive and some new RAM within the next year if I keep getting Humble Bundles but it's not there yet. I can run Sims 3 and The Witcher on high quality so a cartoon indie game about a tree stump should not have trouble. It seems like if it ran properly it would be silly platforming fun but in this state it's just annoying.
Will I complete it? Only if I can get it to play properly.

SpaceChem: I this this should really be a boring game to play - you create circuits with switches and such like to transport chemicals around and drop them off in the correct drop-zones. It's the little things like having to co-ordinate your circuits so that the transported atoms do not collide with each other and they they get deposited of before it reacts with something else and...it's hard to explain but it's brain-teasing enjoyment.
Will I complete it? Probably.

Steam Games played: 140/275 (50.9%)
XBox 360 Games played: 339/419 (80.9%)
PS3 Games played: 2/14 (14.3%)
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No Xbox or Playstation time for me this week. Only Steam this post.

XBox 360
Nothing.

PS3
Nothing.


Steam/PC
Primal Fears: I played a game that's a lot like this...the one where I posted a video of me driving the jeep in circles because the controls weren't quite right? Well...when I say a lot like this, that also includes the control problems. Maybe it's something to do with the type of game but the controls are just...not quite good enough. Aiming at monsters is a fiddly endeavour and that takes an awful lot of the enjoyment out of the game. I may have to tweak the controls to have another go at this. I'm not sure there's much of a plot to this - it really just seems to be the world is full of nightmarish monsters, hole up in various locations and survive. I imagine it will be entertaining for a short amount of time at least.
Will I complete it? If I can fix the controls.

Papo & Yo: I completed this game this week. It's the first Steam game I have completed in a long time and it is a damn fine game. It is based on the imaginary world constructed by a boy with an abusive father and the melding of 'real world', 'imaginary world' and childish designs and imagination are brilliant.
It is set in a South American influenced world, the level design and music reflect that (the music is brilliant too). Most of the gameplay is platforming and puzzle solving; interacting with the world around you to guide yourself and Monster through the world - trying to ensure that Monster doesn't get too near to the poisonous frogs because he's addicted to them. I'm going for a second run-through with this game because I enjoyed it so much. It is a really sad premise but it's incredibly well done. The company behind the game (minority) are currently working on another game 'Silent Enemy' which I think is based on bullying, so I will be very interested to see how that turns out.
Will I complete it? I have done, going for round two.

Steam Games played: 135/268 (50.4%)
XBox 360 Games played: 336/415 (80.5%)
PS3 Games played: 2/14 (14.3%)
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A short update as I have been away for most of the past 3 weeks.

XBox 360
Haven't played any new games - I asked my Mum for Mass Effect 2 for my birthday and hoped that would be a kick for me to actually finish the first one!

PS3
Haven't played God of War since I returned from visting family.


Steam/PC
Cook, Serve, Delicious: How this is so maddeningly addictive I do not know. You run a little cafe/restaurant in an office complex and you start out in a dingy little hole serving corn dogs and pretzels and such-like. You use the keyboard (or mouse but that's slow) to prepare all the meals; some require a single button entry, others are far more complicated with certain items and options corresponding to different keys. Serve customers quickly, get money and upgrade. There's also safety inspections, weather, rush hours, robbers and bets involved and you get more foods, upgrade the food and I'm guessing eventually end up with a super swanky mini restaurant and mild Carpal Tunnel Sydrome.
I have played over 5 hours of this damn game already. Madness.
Will I complete it? Most likely.

Ethan Meteor Hunter: I didn't have any real expectations for this game but I did not anticipate the titular character to be a mouse who gets into a punch up with his neighbour over fly-tipping and then has a meteor crush his house. After being exposed to the meteor Ethan seems to have developed the ability of psychokineticism (sp?) and this is the bulk of the gameplay. I am now running through mouse holes and sewers looking for more meteors like some spacerock junkie and have to manipulate the environment to help me pursue my addiction. It's not challenging so far although it has the potential to be, and as weird as it is I'm enjoying it.
Will I complete it? Yes.

Using SteamDB I discovered I had miscounted my Steam games - very sad. Goodbye 2%.

Steam Games played: 133/268 (49.6%)
XBox 360 Games played: 336/415 (80.5%)
PS3 Games played: 2/14 (14.3%)
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XBox 360
Remember Me: This game came out and disappeared from the public eye pretty quickly and I can't quite work out why. The storyline is intriguing - in the future we are able to harness memories into a tangible and marketable substance which of course gets abused because people desperately want to replay happy memories and get rid of bad ones, and my character can rewrite memories. The combat is solid and customisable which is a fun addition, the graphics are good and the level design is decent as well. So far it's been fairly linear but I've only played for about an hour so far; so that may change. I don't understand why it didn't do better; I really enjoy it, with all it's morally dubious fiddling with memories and making people think their loved ones are dead.
Will I complete it? Yes.

PS3
Just realised I do have 'new' PS3 games to add to the total number because my partner has PS+ and has been downloading the free games, but I'll have to see which ones I will actually play. Still going at God of War - I have beaten up a giant minotaur, ripped the skulls off of the Architect's children and I am still looking for Pandora's box so I can go kill Ares - I am an angry little man.


Steam/PC
Geneforge 1: My brother and I used to play a series of games called Exile which were top down basic RPG games - but the big appeal was the fact you could build your own levels and design your own game. We spent hours playing those. Well Geneforge is basically a Sci-Fi esque version of them - so probably gets a few freebie points on nostalgia. It's pretty ugly to look at (someone clearly decided Sci-Fi meant horrible clashing bright colours) and my god do they put a lot of text into these games (perhaps necessary when it's impossible to tell what certain items/characters/places are due to limited graphics); but I am enjoying it as much as I enjoyed the old Exile games. I'm not sure I have enough love for these games to play all 5 in the series but we shall see.
Will I complete it? Probably if the text doesn't wear me down.

Reus: This seems an awful lot like a 2D version of Black and White, sort of. I am the planet (yes a whole planet) and I have at my command various giants who can manipulate aspects of the world (create mountains/forests/deserts; place animals/plants; encourage growth/evolution) and I have to try and create and maintain human life on my planet for as long as possible and see how far they get. Of course humans are stupid and greedy and do things like try to destroy one another so I end up having to start again. Damn humans. The graphics are colourful and cartoony and the game has these quick and easy tutorials to set you up. It's lots of fun being a planet actually...
Will I complete it? Yes.

Satazius: Blah blah side-scrolling space ship shooting, lots of bullets and lots of bad guys. Shooty shooty, like a thousand other games available everywhere because they're one of the easiest types of games to make. So on and so forth.
Will I complete it? Unlikely, but more likely than that other one...Ether Vapor whatever.

Gemini Rue: A point and click game with 'old style' (read: pixellated) graphics. I am a stereotypical grumpy detective with dubious morals and a 'dark past', blah blah cookie cutter character. The graphics style fail this game at times because it's sometimes hard to see what items actually are because they are so small and pixellated. The logic of the game though is sound and solving puzzles is a satisfying endeavour with real-life reasoning. I'm not sure what the storyline is, I'm looking for someone and I've just broken into his apartment because I am blatantly a dodgy copper. It seems pretty solid but it's not going to blow anyone away unless the storyline ramps up.
Will I complete it? Probably, I've developed a liking for point and click games.


Steam Games played: 131/252 (51.9%)
XBox 360 Games played: 334/415 (80.5%)
PS3 Games played: 2/14 (14.3%)
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XBox 360
Battleblock Theatre: Games with Gold freebie and, like the previous creations by the Behemoth (Castle Crashers, Alien Hominid), it is pretty much bonkers co-operative chaos. All the happy little block heads were on a boat which was upended by a storm, their leader Hatty was turned evil by a glowing red top hat, and they were all imprisoned. This prison is within a disused theatre run by humanoid cats who make their prisoners run through increasingly dangerous stages for their amusement. I have no idea how this game works in single player mode because a lot of it relies on co-op play. Yes you can be an ass and bounce off your friend's head to get to the higher level and refuse to help them up but about 30 seconds further down the line you'll have to go slinking back and ass for their help. It's brilliant and I love it.
Will I complete it? Yes.

Grand Theft Auto V: This is my partner's game really and so far I've been putting off playing it because I have enough of my own games without adding hers to the list to...but it is GTA and I only have so much restraint. I avoided reading too much in the build up to it's release in case it didn't live up to the hype and maybe that makes me biased but I am having so much fun and I think this is the best game Rockstar have put out so far (or at least tied with Bully which holds a special place in my heart). I haven't met the third playable character yet but being able to switch between the two characters and carry out individual missions and then ones that bisect is a welcome new feature, the playable and NP characters are typical Rockstar OTT personalities and there is so much to do. I got distracted from my missions on more than one occasion, running around to explore shiny and interesting things that caught my eye. Side missions, side characters, random street events and so on. Then there are the brilliantly unpredictable physics glitches that appear just occasionally enough that they are entertaining when they happen. Case in point - I was chasing a yacht that was being stolen down the highway in my car and just as I got in close enough to save the person on the yacht, another person fell off in front of my car. Somehow that translated to my car flying 40 feet in the air, doing three forward flips off the edge of the highway and landing upside down on another car. Fantastic.
Will I complete it? Oh yeah.

PS3
Still no new ones - continue to play God of War. Still bald and still grumpy. Need to get a wiggle on though because my partner bought me Uncharted 3 which means I have to play the second one!


Steam/PC
Ether Vapor Remaster: A top down, plane based, shoot-em-up with baddies and multicoloured bullets and ridiculous difficulty curve. Oh I give up, it's awful, I hate it more than I usually hate shoot-em-ups and even though I persevered for about 15 minutes I decided that I would rather not waste any more time to it.
Will I complete it? Not unless I am 100 years old and this is the only game I have in my collection that I never completed. Even then I might not bother.

Data Jammers: FastForward: I have no idea what I'm doing in this game. I might be a little piece of data in a computer sliding around on wires and destroying viruses but that is just a guess. I accumulate bombs and blow up the red viruses and collect points on green slip streams. I don't really know what else to say about it really but it's mildly entertaining - even if only for the confusion value.
Will I complete it? Eeeh...probably just because it doesn't seem that hard.

Sam & Max 301: The Penal Zone: I had heard of Sam and Max before and knew they were a dog and rabbit in a point and click game but that is where my knowledge ceases. Maybe not having played the previous games affects the backstory - which would certainly go to explaining why the rabbit can gain psychic and other worldly powers from everyday children's toys - but nevertheless I plowed in. Or at least I would have if the sound hadn't cut out after completing the prologue scene and in a point and click that's a pretty important feature. The bits that I did play were fun and bizarre and all sorts of good, so I will isolate the problem and boot it back up later this week.
Will I complete it? Once I've sorted the sound, yes because there are 4 other episodes to play.

Commandos: Behind Enemy Lines: This was a nostalgia purchase. I used to play the second Commandos game with my brother and dad (not that it was multiplayer - more we played for 10 minutes then swapped around) and the whole collection was being sold for about £2 in the Steam sale (that's how they get you!). So liking to do things in order I started with the first game - now either they dropped the difficulty for the second installment or I forgot how hard this game series was. I struggled with the tutorials for each of the commandos - let alone the first mission. In the first mission I died about 8 times, although to be fair I got a little further each time and each time it was because I failed to scan around for enemies. There's plenty of variety in the commandos abilities and you have to use them well alone and with each other to complete missions. The camera sectioning is vital to get used to and it allows you to train one section of the screen on an area of say enemies whilst controlling your character on the other side. It is rock hard though.
Will I complete it? If I am capable of doing so, I will.


Scribblenauts Unlimited: My internet has gone all sorts of slow - particularly on my computer and I have been waiting for 4 days for this game to download. So it's a good job I was not disappointed when I finally played it. Background is two treasure hunters meet, fall in love and have 42 children. Maxwell and Lily are the offspring of one of these 42 children and one day they go off on an adventure with their magic globe, which can send them anywhere in the world, and their magic notepad, which brings to life anything they write in it. Along the way Maxwell is a little git and gives a rotten apple to an old man who turns out to be a wizard. The wizard then completely overreacts and casts a spell that slowly turns Lily to stone (I know! WTF?! These are children!). Anyway - Maxwell must run off and do good things to help people in order to save Lily from becoming a statue. Use your notepad to create things to solve problems and dilemmas in any number of way, remembering to make use of adjectives for more specific needs. I loved both games on the DS - I love this. It is wonderful.
Will I complete it? Yep, yep, yep.

Steam Games played: 127/252 (50.4%)
XBox 360 Games played: 333/415 (80.2%)
PS3 Games played: 2/14 (14.3%)
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XBox 360
Burnout Paradise:
One of (I think) 4 driving games I own - it came in a bundle with Trivial Pursuit and I thought I might as well try it. It's basically open world driving. I start with a crappy car - do some racing/destruction/chasing/etc. missions and get a slightly better car. Keep doing missions and side missions - cars keep getting better! The car handles just fine and can take a decent amount of damage before you need to repair it; the motorbikes however, true to real life, cannot take much in the way of a battering and are much harder to control which is a shame. Overall it's pretty fun for a racing game.
Will I complete it? Maybe...I'll go back to it in dribs and drabs and might get there eventually.

Deadpool: So I'll admit that my knowledge of Deadpool is fairly basic - but this game was cheap and general concensus was that it was fun. It is not a serious game - it doesn't even seem to have any sort of strong story line and the way it breaks the fourth wall can be a bit jarring and overused at times; but it is fun. The AI enemies are (shockingly) quite good at strategy and are constantly trying to flank Deadpool which makes combat a challenge. There is a good mix of platforming and combatting sections and there are enough parts that are genuinely funny to make me laugh. It's not going to win any awards for brilliance but in the world of superhero videogames it's pretty damn solid.
Will I complete it? Yes - I like these sorts of games.

Gotham City Imposters: An online team multiplayer shooter where you play as men and women dressed up as either Batman or the Joker in costumes that are laughably terrible. It's easy to play, easy to get at least a decent numbers of kills within a game and has enough variety of unlockables and weapons to customise your character to your hearts content as long as you keep levelling up. Of course the quality of the matches depends on team-mates and opponents but in the 10 matches I have played so far I have never had a game where I was completely shut out of the game for not knowing the maps or not being a high enough level to have unlocked a better gun. I had way more fun with this than with any CoD or Battlefield multiplayer.
Will I complete it? Well, it can't really be completed; but if the 100% achievements are possible then I may go for that.

PS3
No new ones - continue to play God of War. Still chasing down Ares and being bald and grumpy like.


Steam/PC
I got my PC back up and running! Steam ahoy!
Poof!:
I play as a Dog-Knight in a level that doesn't change all that much and I have to continuously protect the Cursed Kitty who seems to be a magnet for all kinds of psychotic chickens and goblins. You use things like electric towers, throwing knives, golden poo and Ice blocks to complete challenges to level up and unlock more things to use to beat away bad guys until the Cursed Kitty is inevitably doomed to fall down a well. It is maddeningly addictive and can be very tricky depending on the missions and the spawing pattern. I sunk way more time into it than originally intended!
Will I complete it? Yes, if it doesn't get too difficult.

Knights of Pen and Paper +1: This is a game about people playing a pen and paper Dungeons and Dragons-esque game. Instead of having a storyline as such it has an old man reading as if he were reading in a real-life D&D game. Asides from that and the humour which is a bit odd in places it's similar to your basic RPG style game. I'm not really sure what I'm doing but I do keep killing rats and collecting apples and the games keeps telling me I've levelled up so I guess I'm sort of going in the right direction! It's entertaining but not especially deep.
Will I complete it? Another maybe, I'll dip into it now and again.

Fortix: How a game that involves using your mouse to draw lines for your little Knight to run over and collect parcels of land became so addictive that I spent nearly 2 hours this weekend playing to complete Easy difficulty I do not know. It sounds silly - there are dragons and towers firing at you, you draw squares to capture land and win when all the towers and castles have been captured, but there is a hidden level of stategy within it. Every time you draw lines to capture land and move the Knight from the baseline he is vulnerable to attacks from dragons and cannons - so you have to weigh up risk against threat against payoff. And obviously, as the map becomes increasingly smaller it becomes more difficult to avoid attacks - this is where your own collectible power ups come in handy. I also got Fortix 2 in a Humble Bundle so I'm hoping that is more of the same.
Will I complete it? Hopefully yes.

(This may change again - I'm still not convinced these numbers are right...ah well)
Steam Games played: 122/252
XBox 360 Games played: 331/413

PS3 Games played: 2/13

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