Hello friends! Has everyone been having fun playing the new Halos and/or Calls of Duty? I've been avoiding those games, since first-person shooters don't really do anything for me (unless they're filled with humor and a cartoony style, a la TF2 or Borderlands).
Instead, I've been playing quite the opposite; I picked up The Unfinished Swan, which is a first-person paint-thrower. It was a lovely game with an interesting premise, but I felt like they could have explored the possibilities of the paint-throwing mechanic a bit more. You really only use it in the first chapter, and from then on you use a water balloon-type thing, which creates a splat that disappears after a bit. It was kinda cool using the water to grow vines, which helped give shape to some of the blank areas, but it wasn't quite the same.
The first chapter was the most jarring and different from anything else I've played before, wandering around in a completely blank setting, trying to figure out where I was, what was around me, and where I needed to go. It took me out of my comfort zone, and I kinda liked that. The rest of the game felt more like a typical first-person puzzle game, and I was back to playing something that I was familiar with. It was a cute game, and I enjoyed playing it, but I wish they had done more with their initial idea.
Anyway, speaking of unfinished things, I should really finish up these recaps already. There were lots of reviews and lists of things today, but there was still a lot of great writing and passion to be found! Enjoy!