SWTOR - 9/10
really one of the best MMO's to come out in the WOW era. Interesting mix of the standard plant and DPS WOW combat and hack and slash. The community's actually very good despite it being rather small in the eyes of big retail MMO's. the free to play content is rather nerfed and its more worth it to pay the monthly and bank coins rather than but features with coins...yes you have to buy game features with real money if you don't pay subscription. Now this really wont matter until you're near level 50 and start serious raiding or PVP. The STORY's are fantastic on both sides Republic and Empire and there are many different ones. one for each class on each side; all of them very and all of them are very well told from planet to planet. The planets them self's also have full story's and its' interesting to see how the NPC's interact with your character.
Border lands 2: Started playing this again - 8/10
Still a solid game however a bit grindy. I never get good loot drops it seems but the world and game it's self is entertaining enough.
Assassins creed 3 - 6/10
The story outside of the animus is just bad....just really really bad IMO. the Connor's story on the other hand is cinematic and well told, it's rather good in my opinion MUCH better than "real" story. The game play has been nerfed into oblivion, I mean it's just nearly impossible to do anything stealthy or with finesse; this is just crippling in a stealth based game. The entire ONE BUTTON DOES IT ALL thing is very detrimental to game play and the combat is just really boring and repetitive; the combat is entirely centered around taking on HUGE groups of enemy's in relatively open areas so you're only option is to wait until they attack so you can counter, lather, rinse, and repeat. Stealth kills are aggravating hard to get because you just stick to everything and the targeting system is for lack of a better word BROKE TO HELL!. Free running is fun but once again Connor is covered in magnetic gorilla glue and sticks to everything you don't want him to. I want to run in a straight line, up a house, over the house, and jump down on the other side to air assassinate an enemy. instead I run in a straightish line, half way up the house before I'm flung in some other direction and grab onto a flag pole I couldn't even see at the time, dive off into a pile of hay then continue on to another building, climb to the top and jump to another, slip off the side and land on my target forcing me to fight his entire entourage. This game had potential to be good but after assassins creed one I really didn't like the story; It took a fresh scifi hook the first one build and turned it into(highlight for spoilers SPACE WIZARDS AND 2012!!!!!!11!!1!!!!!!.) The game play is the biggest problem I have with this game, the weapons you can buy are...pointless as you can't kill anyone without countering anyways, the ship battles are cool but too few. Guns are cool and PERIOD APPROPRIATE but way to slow to reload; animal hunting is fun but Read Dead Redemption did it better.
PlayStation All stars Battle Royal - 10/10
the story's are cool and honestly sony smash outdoes super smash IMO, the fighting is fast paced and fun. The idea of only being able to score kills with super moves really eliminated the cheap kills that can be had in smash bros, having put thousands of hours on smash with another friend who I don't mind saying is the most pro smash bro ever to live. I thing PSASBR is a much more well rounded game in all aspects....except the just terrible human beings that use Kratos and Raiden. That being said, Kratos and Raiden are the cheapest characters even conceived in any fighter ever; the online is mostly broken after the last patch but I have faith as they are an indie firm that actually seems to like the players. The support from first and third party's is staggering and refreshing, it's very cool to see company's going "hey, yeah we want in on that action. Oh you can't pay us for rights? That's cool just use this character and put our name in the credits" they get small royalties but nothing absorbent.
Hotline Miami - 10/10
once again my vote for the best indie game of the past.....what five years. yeah lets say that...well maybe tie with PSASBR. This game is just decadent in some way, you feel filthy after playing it...in a good way? This game IS being on acid and the music just pumps you up for really fuels this murder spree, the story's actually very good and has an...interesting but very confusing "twist", or not twist depending on how well you play. Just remember "you're a bad person, that has done some terrible things as of late".
well that was my week, how was yours!
Edited by WhiteCrow - 1/7/13 at 1:27am