2 days ago
Friday, December 28, 2007
Ok, so it has nothing to do with my novel, but my friend Doug over at Randomly Generated
offered me the superb opportunity to contribute to a strategy guide he was doing, and the publisher finally sent me a box of free copies. So, I'm assuming the thing is in stores and on shelves as I type this. Hey look, I'm in print!
It's called Xbox 360 Achievements: Unlocked, so run out to your local GameStop or EB and check it out today. In it, there are detailed explanations on exactly how to earn Achievements for the top 360 games available, and these are personally tested and guaranteed to work. For $10, it's a sweet little book for yourself or any gamer on your post-Xmas shopping list.
The meh-ness of the PS3 continues. Started Heavenly Sword tonight and was severely underwhelmed. It looks nice enough, but it plays like an old-school button-masher, and I say that without any hint of nostalgia or appreciation. I was bored before finishing the first set of levels, and I'll probably whip it back to GameFly in the morning, unfinished.
Fishing Master on the Wii is about what you'd expect... sparse graphics and a pretty straightforward formula where you (wait for it) fish. It has some Pokemon elements and I prefer it without the shoulder-wrecking nunchuk-reeling, but my son friggin' loves it. The look on his face and his explosively overflowing, completely honest joy when he landed an 18-lb Lake Trout was absolutely priceless. For that reason alone, I'll be adding it to the permanent collection.