This time, its personal.
You know how all these games are coming out where your character auto runs and you're expected to jump or slide to avoid obstacles. I really like those. They're kind of turning into a genre, and they're fast becoming one of my favorite genres. I keep going back into Canabalt on my iTouch. Its just that fun. Bit Trip's runner comes out this *month (5/17!), and we're clearly able to have bad entries, like Tune Runner (its crap. seriously.) They're kind of like shmups in a way. You're not spending hours infront of a runner, necessarily. But you're still getting this tight gamey experience. I'm really inspired, as a "i-say-i'm-going-to-make-a-game-but-haven't" game maker. Tubatic Runner is slated for 2012. Watch out for it.
One of my co-workers finally finished Demon's Souls, and I'm borrowing his copy.
Everyone raved about this game, but I absolutely wasn't trying to hear it. Now that I've played a little bit of it, I'm sorry I didn't pay attention earlier. Holy wow! I like a good challenge and robust systems, and that's exactly what you've got in Demon's Souls. If ever there was a game made for the hardcore, old school gamer that doesn't want a game to just walk you from A to B, this game is it. I've started as a Wanderer, and its like I have a samurai with a shield. Freaking great so far.
Super Street Fighter IV-
Attention PS3 fighters: I've switched platforms and I'm ready to take you on! ::crickets::
So, ok, I suck at fighters and I'm most likely not in league with the likes of the legendary combatants on this site. But I'm training up, and will give you a run for your money before you totally win!
Regarding the game itself, I'm lovin it. I'm falling for Makoto and her ultra-bland kung fu style. Her target combos are killer and she's the first character that I've felt comfortable NOT jumping around like a ninny with. The rest of the new characters are amazing as well. (wtf hakan? Dude's nasty...)
To round out my PS3 acquisition trifects, GameFly sent me MAG. I haven't torn that one open yet, but I'm looking forward to enjoying some late-to-the-party play. Between this and SSFIV, I need to invest in a headset...
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