It has been over a year since my last activity on the site, mostly due to university consuming most of my time, and also the site´s TERRIBLE system to edit blogs. I would have spent over three hours writing a blog compromising of several short reviews, to end up having te site not uploading it for some reason.
But anyway, the best thing of Gamespot is the community and I wanted to see how things were doing in the gaming world. So before finishing my official return to the site, I would like to share some of my opinions of games I have been playing this past year.
Got it burrowed from a friend. Most over top Third Person Shooter I ahve ever played: Amazing action, great presentation and an undeniable charm with its narmy story and simply lack of any notion of subtlety.
I got it by late July last year. Overall the best Halo Package yet: a comprehensively good campaign, extremely diverse and satisfying multiplayer; fun Firefight mode; and very flexible options for customs games with Forge and the gamemode editor.
A real gem of Arcade titles. Beautifully designed art style, masterful blend of platforming and combat, incredible boss fight and satisfying challenge. Truly a game to behold.
Secret of Monkey Island, Special Edition:
Wonderfully conceived remake of the classic point and click adventure. Beautiful art design and amazing voice acting to follow and even better script. Truly a testament to the funny games.
Double Fine's blend of WWI mech warfare and Tower Defense is a surprisingly addictive game. An unique twist to a rather simple formula, combined with very satisfying customization and the undeniable charm that is a staple of Tim Schafer's team.
Crysis 1 for Games on Demand:
Doing what was though impossible since 2007, Crytek delivered its console port of the original Crysis. I must say I enjoyed a lot. With its distinctively beautiful graphics and a very flexible gameplay. The game was a tech demo when it first came, no doubt of that. It has some very interesting ideas and ambitious combining elements of science fiction and modern military shooters; and its first half is a breath of fresh air in the times of short, dull and linear shooters.
I burrowed from a friend and had a blast with it from start to finish. Although in some aspects seems a bit more restrictive that its predecessor. It is certainly more balanced from a gameplay perspective and a lot more consistent. I loved the campaign although its multiplayer was a shameless CoD clone, a fun one CoD clone I might add, but extremely derivative none the less.
Deus Ex Human Revolution:
My GotY for 2011, the prequel to the cyberpunk PC classic is a game I absolutely adored from start to finish. Immersive with the rich detail in which its 2027's world is conceived. A very interesting story, an amazing art, music and sound designs. And a gameplay that delivers on its promise of choice. A damn fine First Person RPG. Its final act may upset some people, but at the end of the day it's a true Deus Ex experience.
That's it for the good games I have been playing. Next blog I will try to post which games I am looking forward to play this year and in the future following this year's E3.
It is good to be back.