Weekend Gaming

Having finished Mass Effect 2 and still awaiting the arrival of Crackdown 2, I’m a little in limbo as to what to play next. I picked up NCAA 11 and will probably get a few games in on that, but that is a snack game, something I can pick up whenever. I think I’ll go back to Resident Evil 5 for a little. I’ve got a hankering for some more Mercenaries and some more unlocking. I love being the master of unlocking!

Of course, if Crackdown 2 shows up I’ll drop everything and go orb hunting. I’m fairweather like that.

What are you playing this weekend?

Recent Gaming

As I mentioned earlier, I actually have been playing games, but nothing recently. Our recent Gamefly delivery brought two games, one for me and one for the kids:

Left 4 Dead – No need for details here. There are four of you and thousands of them (Zombies). I will say, however, that while the game is okay with computer-controller teammates, I really want to experience some real-life teammates. If you see me on Live and want some to blast some zombies, let me know.

The shotgun is very satisfying. I have a need to explode some zombie heads.

Sorry!Hasbro Game Night – This is one we picked up for the kids to try out on the Wii. The kids love boardgames, but sometimes it’s nice to just have the computer handle all the details. Plus, there are no pieces the one year-old can put in his month. There are (Connect Four, Yahtzee, Boggle, Sorry, Sorry Slide, and Battleship). The older kids are still to young for Yahtzee and Boggle, and Connect Four is easily played without the Wii, but the absolutely loved playing Sorry. After they got the hang of it, they played it daily for about a week.

That is not, however, enough to deem a purchase. This is a renter at best.

Resident Evil 5 Demo – It was interesting to see the chatter (on Twitter mostly) shortly after this demo dropped. Most complained about how horribly it controlled or how slow it was or whatever. I had a similar initial impression. But as I played I realized what I needed to do. My suggestion (which took a while for me to figure out myself) was to put yourself in a Resident Evil 4 state of mind. From then on, I really enjoyed this demo.

RE5 Screen - B

Again, the co-op play has not been probed. I hope to rectify this situation, as well.

Dawn of War II Multiplayer Demo – I have been out of the RTS game for so long, this felt like reconnecting with a high school buddy on Facebook. I had a blast playing DoW II. I am not steeped in the Warhammer 40K mythos, but after playing this, I want to be. I suddenly feel a need to buy and paint little miniature metal figurines.


Resident Evil Screenshot

March 13th 2009 cannot get here soon enough. More RE5 screenshots here.