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My Gaming Landscape [December 10, 2012]

This gaming landscape is going to be a bit all over the place because I was sick for about three weeks and I didnít play too many games and instead just watched TV. Also, Iíve recently been listening to a lot of music because I like to hear new music, both mainstream and indie, and as the year winds down, I want to hear everything the year had to offer. But enough of that! Weíre here to talk games! Top of the list is the Prototype series. I bought quite a few games last month. Awesomenauts, L.A. Noire, I also got the Humble THQ Bundle so Iíve just been swimming in games but I did get both Prototype games on Amazon for $10 and decided to focus on those. Iíve already written a piece on that, which you can read here so I wonít say too much. Those were the games I was focusing on for a majority of the month, like two and a half weeks. I did a majority of the side missions in both and completed both games in I think 14 and 18 hours respectively. I definitely got my moneyís worth at $10 and I wouldíve been willing to pay like $30 or so for both. If you can get both cheap, go for it, and if you can get only one, go for Prototype 2. Much better than the first.

Before playing the Prototype games, I played Need for Speed Most Wanted for review and I also did a quick lets play video. Again, I wonít get into it too much because you can read the review and watch the video for more of an explanation but I will reiterate that it is a great game. Completely worth the money and although the direct multiplayer isnít great, the leaderboard stuff thatís built into the world is awesome. I also started playing Jamestown on Steam. It was another Humble Indie Bundle game that I never got to and it is AMAZING! I love Shoot-em-Ups and am a fan of the Gradius series but theyíve always been much too hard for me to get completely into and Iím just not that good at them. This game is just so well balanced and fun while being hard and challenging. Now that said, I stopped playing because Iím stuck but Iím near the end of the game and this is a title I can recommend to fans of shmups and old school games. One thing thatís weird is itís only available on PC, a platform not usually associated with Shmups.

Recently, I been playing Saints Row 2 a bit and itís fun but Iím having trouble getting into it. I may put it back on the shelf and try something else. I mean spraying buildings, cars and people with waste is fun but thereís a routine feel to everything. I donít know. In a few days, Iíll be getting my Christmas gifts for myself so Iíll probably post about that and thatíll be what Iíll be playing. So what have you been playing? Let me know in the comments below!
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About Colorwindone of us since 6:08 PM on 12.15.2011


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