Ok straight off the bat I want to say that I loved the first Dragon Age game. I spent most of Christmas 2009 completely in its thrall. I’ve played it to death, including all the DLC. It’s one of the few games that can boast a story and characterisation that genuinely elicited an emotional response from me. The landsmeet scene was, on my play-through at least, was absolutely amazing. Incidentally, the PS3 version of the game wasn’t as well received as the PC version. I opted for the PS3 version.
It has to be said that the controls on the PS3 version were a little hit and miss compared to the PC version but I soon got used to them and was stringing together some awesome combos with my two-handed claymore.
Fallout New Vegas is the superb follow-up to the 2008 smash, first-person RPG hit Fallout 3. Bethesda Softworks took the original isometric Fallout games and remade them using their Gamebryo engine – the same engine that powers the wonderful Elder Scrolls 4 :Oblivion.
Fallout NV was developed by Obsidian thereby freeing up Bethesda to work on the next, eagerly awaited instalment of The Elder Scrolls – Skyrim.
As with its predecessor, it is set in a dark, free-roaming, nightmarish post-apocalyptic wasteland in which an horrific death lurks around every corner. This time the setting is the US west-coast, which was the setting for the original Fallout games. This means that the graphics are more varied and colourful rather than the dull greys of Washington DC that feature in Fallout 3.
I still can’t believe that this is real. After the longest gestation period in the history of gaming (14 years!), Duke Nukem Forever is finally getting released. At the time of writing it is due to ship in May 2011 and I’m properly looking forward to it. Lets hope it lives up to the hype.
Other than Test Drive Unlimited 1, this is the only driving MMO that I can think of. MMOs or massively multilayer on-line games usually involved running around hitting goblins over the head for money or experience points (XP). World of Warcraft is an example of this.
As a PC gamer, I have dabbled in MMOs but have never managed to ‘get into them’. I don’t know why. Perhaps it’s because I’m not really into goblins and wizards – but like most red-blooded alpha males, I am into FAST CARS and this is why I was massively excited about Test Drive Unlimited 2 coming to PS3. So excited in fact that I pre-ordered a copy without reading a review which is something I never do..
I’ve been a PlayStation gamer since the mid ’90s when the PlayStation 1 hit the stores. I was an early adopter and I remember trying to find games for the thing. Anyway, the point of this blog is to share my honest opinions about PS games new and old. Tag along it might be a giggle..
I’ve been a gamer since I was a kid and grew up with the coin-op classics so I’ve seen gaming evolve from a geeky hobby to something that is, for the most part, a mainstream pastime…for better or for worse. My apologies to all you Call of Duty widows out there.