When Tuffcub sent in his ePostcard the other week you may have been a little jealous. Fortunately for all of us, in a kind of karmic holiday comeuppance he is now paying for having too much fun on the other side of the planet:
I’ve been playing a yearly title called “Jet-lag”. It’s a horrible game, I rate 1/10.
Luckily for Dan jet-lag is not a feature or game mode in Jetpack Joyride though he’s experienced a form of temporal compression having “played a ridiculous amount of [that] iOS time-sink”.
[drop]He’s also been playing Disagea 4 and says that it’s not a game that’s easy to sum up in a sentence. Just as well then that he happens to have penned a whole article on the subject. Just in case that sardine-fuelled fun wasn’t confusing enough for him, he’s also currently playing though El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron for our review. Says Dan, “there are so many bright colours I think I’ve brained my damage”. Quite.
Currently, after over 7hrs, I’m at level 44 having ‘prestiged’ nearly 3 times (the game lets you reset after reaching a certain level, giving you a medal so people know how cool you are).
Aside from challenging Tuffcub for playing the least fun game this week with his session of ambiguity-laden “ringing phone insurance” (who only insures ringing phones?) Kris has been playing the “very silly” WWE All Stars, which is “a bit of a laugh” despite the silliness.”The story mode feels quite poor though”, he says, “pretty much just a fighting game arcade mode”.
Baconing sounds like a method of turning a hapless flat-nosed farm creature into tasty rashers, preferably involving the kind of smoking that can still be advertised on TV, at least if you’re Danish. Instead it turns out that The Baconing is simply “a pretty bog-standard RPG, with a bit of humour”. Doesn’t sound like Kris is enjoying playing through it for our review does it, especially when he continues “the humour’s a bit hit or miss really though”.
There’s a certain degree of irony in Toby telling me that “repetition hasn’t set in… yet” when he’s telling me again that he is still playing L.A. Noire. He does sound like he’s getting into it though as he excitedly says that he “has just discovered the guy behind the Dahlia murders after some incredibly tense police work”.[videoyoutube]As for myself, apart from passing a horde of Orcs through the blender that is Captain Titus’ Chainsword in the surprisingly entertaining demo for Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine, I’ve only had time for some A- and B-Spec Gran Turismo 5 with a little bit of online racing thrown in.
The shuffle mode is fun for keeping the racing close regardless of players’ abilities but why doesn’t it pick from a much wider performance range so you will find yourselves in Touring and GT cars from time to time?
Oh, and in a semi-game-related kind of activity I dug out my Mazzy Star CDs for a listen after their track “Into Dust” featured in the recent Gears of War 3 trailer which continues Epic’s habit using slow-paced emotional tracks for Gears trailers.
That’s us, how about you?