Monday, October 18, 2010
Games: It's the newest indie darling to hit XBLA, it's the game on everyone's lips, and it's the title I've just completed (and submitted) a review for. That's right, it's Super Meat Boy.
What do you have to do to win? Easy... just post a message here and tell me what the most exotic cut of meat you've ever eaten was, how it was prepared (if it was cooked) and whether it was good or bad. Simple, right? The winner will be drawn at random and announced at the next blog update.
That's just a little less than forty-eight hours from now, so if you want a chance to win, don't delay!
Games: After wrapping up Professor Layton and the Unwound Future (which was as good as the Layton games always are) I decided to fire up the ol’ PSP and give Valkyria Chronicles 2 a whirl.
I absolutely adored the first game on PS3, and felt guilty that I didn't play it in time to praise it on my top ten last year. After being reminded by a reader of that particular oversight, I figured I should probably get to the sequel this year to make sure I didn't make the same mistake again.
I'm extremely early in the game so I can't speak on it definitively, but what I've seen so far is quite a mixed bag. The combat is essentially the same as it was before, although levels are smaller and broken up into bite sized pieces. Also, Snipers have been replaced (at least initially) by an Armored class which can fix sandbags and deactivate landmines. This aspect of the game is fine since it's basically unchanged, for the most part.
|Look at us! We're so goddamn interesting and unique!!|
It's just that terrible.
I'm still playing through it since the blend of real-time and turn-based strategy is a tasty mix, but I'm extremely disappointed that Sega took the low road with the characters and dialogue. I've got absolutely no desire to listen to a bunch of morons prattle on about things I don't care about in the slightest, and while the core game is still great, there is no chance whatsoever that Valkyria Chronicles 2 is going to end up on my year-end bests list.
Undead: For those of you who are in the Pacific Northwest (or who'll be here at end of October), you might be interested in checking out the 2010 ZomBcon.
It will be taking place at the Seattle Center from October 29-31 and will feature appearances by world-class guests George Romero and (ZOMG!) Bruce Campbell… for zombie fans, it just doesn't get any better than that. In addition, there'll be some celebrity panels, exhibitors and vendors, movie screenings, and even a Prom Night of the Living Dead.
If you like your entertainment rotten, you won't want to miss out. For more information CLICK HERE, and if you end up going, drop me a line and let me know how it was!!