I’m still playing catch-up this year with a few console games, namely the three in the subject line. Spec Ops: The Line is one of those surprising titles you get for free from the PSN store by being a Plus member, expect it to be complete shit and end up being blown away. I really dig how the Dubai setting turned out, the over-the-shoulder view and the complete mindfuck of a storyline, but I still have another chapter or two to finish before the review goes up.
I just picked up Tomb Raider last night while I was out pre-ordering Bioshock Infinite and Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen. All I can say is that I expected the game to be good but it ended up being great. My girlfriend and I are approximately 6 hours in and it’s been a breakneck pace the entire time. The only time the game slows down is when you venture off on your own to search for hidden treasure. My only complaint so far is that we encountered the same bug as a lot of other players during a key part which caused us to have to reload our checkpoint to proceed. For all you achievement hunters out there, there are also no story-related achievements aside from completing the game, so be prepared to put in a lot of extra time collecting and exploring everything (it *is* Tomb Raider after all) and dragging ass through the multiplayer for about 15 trophies. Expect a review here in the next few days.
Finally, DmC – Devil May Cry was going to be a game that I passed up on because I didn’t really like the direction Ninja Theory was pushing for. The new Dante just came off as a punk kid who was trying too hard to be noticed and the combat definitely looked slower than the 60FPS of DMC4 thanks to their use of the outdated Unreal Engine. Still, after looking a bit in to it I became quite interested and Gamestop had a price drop for about $30 with my discount card. Once I finish up Spec Ops, this is next on my list.
2 thoughts on “CURRENTLY PLAYING: TOMB RAIDER (2013), SPEC OPS: THE LINE & DMC – DEVIL MAY CRY.”
DmC, huh? Ho ho…ha…well, hope you have fun with that one. I sure didn’t. But whatever; I’ll be looking forward to seeing your thoughts on the game. I already did a couple of blog posts on it, but it’ll be good to have a second opinion. Maybe you’ll find some light of redemption I overlooked.
In any case, good to see that you’re back in the blogging game. And I was JUST thinking, “Hey, it’s been a while since I’ve seen a post over at Cheap Boss Attack…”
It definitely feels good to be back, that’s for sure. If I don’t write, my eye starts to twitch like Donkey from Shrek. Thanks for remembering that I exist (el oh el) and I admit that I was stoked to see a comment from you. Yay, discussions!
DmC is always a tricky subject to talk about. Just like Mass Effect 3 and the ending controversy, I tried to stay away from the forums and blogs going on and on about why it sucked to avoid having that seed of doubt planted. I’ve only played about 2-3 hours so far and I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t having fun with it. Starting off, Dante is a creeper and I hated him.. but he seemed to tame down a bit once Virgil entered the picture. I felt the same way about Garcia Hotspur in Shadows of the Damned but ended up enjoyed the game as a whole, even Garcia himself. We’ll see how it goes once I beat it, but I know a decent amount of the hardcore crowd is none too pleased about how DmC turned out.