Back for another installment of of the weekly review of gaming blogs (at least the blogs I know of, I’m always on the look-out for more blogs!)
First off, to get this out of the way, Joystiq has a good list of some of the bigger Halo 2 reviews. The scores look good, many of them perfect 10s. At RedAssedBaboon, the question is raised about scoring a game a ten but then saying it’s not perfect. That also strikes me as being oxymoronic. I am going to refrain from reading the reviews for a pristine impression when I play it late tomorrow night. I am planning on picking up my copy in twenty-five and a half hours, where I will be live-blogging my Halo 2 experience.
Also related to Halo 2 (but not really blog-related) was Kotaku telling us about the big mistake Meijer made, selling Halo 2 a tad early.
It may be hard to believe, but there is more than just Halo 2 happening out there in the gaming world (not much, but more). Scorched Earth looks at the expansion to Star Wars Galaxies. I was really tempted to jump in Galaxies right off the bat. I’m a big Star Wars fan who isn’t) but I’m glad I didn’t and this preview of the expansion reaffirms it. The Star Wars universe could own the MMORPG world but it just can’t deliver. So much ambition and promise but no dice. At least not yet. I doubt ever.
I do love the Metroid series, Metroid Prime 2 looking very tasty, and over at Gamer’s Adventure there’s some nice Metroid tid bits to whet your appetite.
There was also some noise about the “New Games Journalism”. I don’t claim to be part of this, although I do recognize my part in it as a blogger. It will be interesting to see how things turn out.