- Oct 9, 2008
Jandau said:Wrapped up with Total War: Rome 2, wasn't as bad as I expected, but still the worst game in the series. Too much cut out, not enough to replace it. Shame, especially since Shogun 2 was potentially the most competently made game in the series and overall one of the best.
Currently playing Shovel Knight, which is a brilliant little retro style platformer. Seriously, if this came out during the NES/SNES era (graphics are roughly on that level), it would be a legendary game. Highly recommended.
Also playing Halfway, which I'd describe as Event Horizon (the film) meets XCOM lite in a pixel art visual style. It's a cool little game, some nice ideas, simple straightforward tactical combat. Feels like something you'd find on a GBA. Again, worth a look.
Hearthstone every couple of days. I clear my quest log when it piles up, do an arena run when enough money accrues and otherwise play whatever deck I'm enjoying at the moment. Currently, it's a Shaman Deathrattle deck. It's a nice setup, though lacks enough legendaries to make it competitive. However, when it clicks and combos, it causes ragequits. Stalagg + Feugen + Rivendare + 2 X Reincarnate (HS players know what I mean) is not something you want to face most of the time (unless you are a priest, in which case screw you).
I've got Divinity: Original Sin sitting on my PC, collecting virtual dust. I should be loving the game since isometric RPGs are pretty much my favourite genre (Baldur's Gate 2 is IMO the best game ever made). But somehow the game just doesn't click for me. I can's even bear to play through the first town, and I'm not quite sure why. It's actually kinda creeping me out - it's like being a straight boob-loving male and suddenly there's this gorgeous girl that simply doesn't do it for you and you can't figure out why...
Other than that, I've started downloading Final Fantasy 14, having set up my trial account. I'm in an MMO mood and FF14 is at the top of the list, but I want to see what the servers are like. It appears that there aren't any European servers (as in physically present in Europe), so I want to check what the latency is like playing on the US servers (well, they're located in Canada to be precise) before I commit to the game.
I'm the same way with Divinity. I've got it and haven't got through the first town yet. It should be a massively fun throwback to old school RPGs for me but... It just doesn't do it for me. Yet nothing seems to be wrong with it, it's just unengaging.