Stoked: Big Air Edition (PAL)
Deus Ex: Human Revolution (Nordic Edition)
Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (Classic)
Not sure why I bought Hell’s Kitchen, but I cost $1 so I thought it would be nice in my collection. All the other games have been on my wishlist, and if I keep up this rate I’ll be done with my game shopping for this year pretty soon. I haven’t told you this yet, but one of my resolutions is to buy less games, or more precisely the games on my wishlist. As I don’t believe I could stop buying games. It will be fun to see if I can keep it. Luckily I’ll have my girlfriend to help me (just need to inform her first).
Every summer plenty of developers and stores have sales, so as every summer I end up getting some new games. Even when I’m away for vacation I’ll buy games. This time I needed help from a friend to buy Magicka Complete Pack from Steam. And I’m glad I took the trouble to contact my good friend. Magicka is one of the best games I’ve played this year! If your only getting one game this year, Magicka should probably be it. So obviously I’ve played a lot of Magicka, but I haven’t tried solo play yet. Only with my friend, but it was hilarious. The first hour went to practicing the spells and not killing each other. It’s hard when you can make so much funny spells.
I also got my hands on Infamous 2 (birthday gift), which is a great sequel to Infamous. The graphic is very nice and polished. The game play is even better and you have new and more moves/action to perform. Sadly no flying mode, but where getting there. Play.com also had a sale so ended up getting Majin and the Forsaken Kingdom. A beautiful game which looks a bit like Shadow of the Colossus. The music is also very nice. It’s not a very long game. I completed it yesterday and it took my around thirteen hours, and I did some collection of chest and such. So I guess a quick run would go for around ten. Still a few hours longer then what Mirror’s Edge take to complete (around seven if I remember correctly).
That’s not all the games I got this summer. I bought Kingdom Hearts 2 (PS2) and Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days (DS). I thought the DS game was the one who came to the PSP, but that was Birth by Sleep. So guess I need to get that one too. I’ve always wanted to try out the Kingdom Hearts series, as I’ve heard a lot about it. So instead of starting on number two I ended up buying Kingdom Hearts (the first) from Ebay. So wanting for that to arrive in the mail. I also bought some old Xbox 360 games which where on sale. Pure which I’ve had and played before, Rainbow Six Vegas, Kinect Adventure and Guitar Hero 5. As I don’t own a Kinect myself I had to borrow one from my friend to try out Kinect Adventure. Sadly Kinect doesn’t really work that well in my living room since my couch is to big to be moved (or my room is to small, you can decide).
Rainbow Six Vegas came out in 2006 and the years haven’t been good to it, but the game play works really well. So when I’m done with it I’ll definitely buy the sequel. Pure is still cool and it still lacks the split screen which would make this game extremely fun to play. The same problem as the newer Nail’d. No split-screen really makes a game go from must have to, get when I find it real cheap.
Last but not least I bought Heroes of Might and Magic 3 and Rollercoaster Tycoon from GoodOldGames.com. Haven’t had time to try them out yet, but played both of them before so I know what I get. Rollercoaster Tycon is maybe the best Tycoon game ever made (it’s maybe even beating Transport Tycoon Deluxe).
That’s most of the game I’ve tried and bought the last couple of weeks. It’s nice with a summer vacation. I’m also waiting for Fear 2 coming in the mail. There where a sale on CDon.com and I had a coupon, so I got it for free. Can’t beat that!
Today I got some new games. Been a long time since last time. This time it was Bioshock 2 Rapture Edition for the PS3. I’m probably not going to play it, as I didn’t like the original Bioshock. So this one goes next to my Bioshock Special Edition. I also got Fuel and Dark Sector for my Xbox 360. I haven’t heard much about Dark Sector before I friend of mine said it was a great game last Sunday. So I thought, why not get a great game since it’s on sale? Hopefully I will get some time to try it out this weekend. Fuel was a game I just bought because it was really cheap. I had tried the demo before, and didn’t really like the arcade feeling. When I tried it again today, it was the same feeling. For me, it feels to easy (I know I can change the difficulty). I don’t really have to time my turns and watch out for trees and such coming at me. As long as I don’t hit them straight on. The big open area do seems like fun, but since you can’t do tricks in the air you can’t really use the big jumps you find to something fun. The career isn’t that much fun either, just the same on slightly different tracks. I did get around 100 gamescore for an hour play which is always a plus.
I also downloaded the Nail’d demo today. Looks and play a lot like Pure, but not as fun. It’s to much of an arcade game. Just full throttle all the way, and boost when you have enough nitro. Even though you only can ride ATV’s and MX’s, you can’t trick on the massive jumps. Pure is so much better. Hopefully it will support split-screen which Pure sadly lacks.
So, I’ve been bad a bloging lately, and I’m sorry. It’s just been so busy at school and in my little spare-time. As I’m taking two philosophy courses, there is plenty to read every week. I’m also playing boardgames every Thursday and HeroClix on Tuesdays. Not sure if I’m going to do that every week, we’ll see.
In other news, Ive bought Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts for my 360. Not really a good game, guess I’m to old to play it. If you want to play a good game, you should check out Dead Rising 2 prologue, Case Zero. That’s one awesome XBLA game! Sadly I don’t have that much to play, I’ve even borrowed Heavy Rain to see if it’s really that good from a friend. Maybe I’ll have some time to waste this weekend?
I’ve bought some new boardgames, Seaside, which is and awesome expansion for Dominion. Next one I’m getting is the new Prosperity. Hopefully this month!
I think that’s all I’ve got to say now. Hopefully I’ll blog a little bit this weekend. At least after the awesome party this Sunday. Time of the day will be revealed tomorrow! Good night!
I forgot to tell you all what I got from my girlfriend as a birthday present. A Xbox 360 S! How cool isn’t that?! There is a small story of how I ended up with that. As some may know, my birthday is the 9th. So when we got home from my cabin, I got a medium sized gift-wrapped box which I could open before next Sunday. How boring isn’t that? So I had to wait, finally night of Sunday I was allowed to open it. As I had no idea what it was, I was quiet shocked that it was two bags of 1-2-3 cake. Then she laughed and handed my another gift. I tried to shake it a bit, and I guessed that it maybe was Lego (that would be so much better then what I got). It wasn’t, it was confectionery, which is my idea of a booooring gift. Luckily this is an intern joke, so she laughed again and went to get a big present! I had no idea what is was before I opened it, and I was speechless. One of best present I’ve ever received.
Here some pictures I took of it after I put it up. It got dusty real quick. There is also some pictures of my bottle/can collection.