A chap from from the British countryside (Cornwall that is) currently residing in the big city of London! Video games are a big part of my life, although trying to find the balance between that, uni work (doing a Politics degree) and having a social life!
Despite my chosen degree I have been increasingly researching Ludology and ways in which video games as a medium sends its message and progresses in line with other mediums and whenever possible writing essays on the topic for marks towards my final grade. Shame its currently part of media studies...
My last post was essentially how casual indie games (most of which on theiPod Touch) were able to give me just enough gaming goodness in between essay writing hell! That was a long time ago. Why is this post so long after? To be honest I am unsure, but partly due to Christmas, exam revision and most importantly because of playing video games!
Long story short when I wasn't having to worry about revision and wasn't out with friends, I had a lot more free time than I have had in a long time. This meant that this time could be dedicated purely for the pursuit of playing my recently received Assassin's Creed 2. I am well aware of the low Destructoid rating, and Jim is perfectly within his rights to defend it. However I loved the game. Especially obtaining the "Truth", which me and my best friend discussed in great detail.
The great thing with this game compared with it's sequal was that there was so much to do other than simply assassinating the key people and moving on with the immediate story. This entailed many many hours of play, sometimes up until 4 in the morning! And it was worth it. So far according to my Raptr Profile I have played Assassin's Creed 2 for around 28 hours! That is very impressive for a game that isn't an RPG. Although it is not out of reach for other sandbox games.
After gaining the majority of the achievements and finishing my one and only exam so far I decided to get Borderlands. This is a game which requires alot of time. So far I have played it for around 8 hours, and I expect there to be many more to come. None the less it is a great game to pass the time and enjoy. But not for much longer though, and that is because Mass Effect 2 comes out next week!!
I loved the first game, played it through twice with the second play through being at least twice as long as the first. And I expect in the long run the same will be the case with ME2. However, as the key theme of this entry is time, it will bite back at me. This is because this coming week is my first week of lectures. Of which have been re-arranged so that I have to go in 4 days a week now. A see competition for my time!
I'm going to leave it here for now. I'll let you know how the conflict of time goes!