I played a few new titles lately and I want to share my impressions with you guys. First, I'd like to recommend Metro 2033 for all PC gamers. It's a first person shooter with a compelling storyline, interesting characters and a very detailed background. Definitely worth checking out, specially considering its current price range. One of the few shooters that focused on the single player experience and did not bother to include a generic death match option.
Still on the PC front, I've been playing a bit of Civilization V. A lot has changed since Civ IV and gone are the Stack of Death (SoD) and the Infinite City Sprawl (ICS) tactics, espionage and the ability to change government at will, along with a few key concepts. Such a major change can't please everyone but the game is worth checking, specially for the new combat and the idea of city states.
Going to consoles but keeping a foot on PC, I had a good time playing Singularity. This FPS was clearly inspired on Bioshock and even though the story is not the best I've experienced, it offersgritty and well presented scenarios, competent shooting mechanics and interesting time bending powers.
Last, for all horror fans that do not mind a bit of crude humour on their zombie slaying fun, I'd recommend Dead Rising 2. I know, it's nothing more than killing hordes of zombies with anything from scissors to chainsaws but it's worth trying. It's not that it fails to provide a horror atmosphere, it doesn't even try. I did not like GS review on the game as it stresses the fact that your character can change clothes and dress like a woman. The game offers way more than a means to satisfy a secret desire to become a cross-dresser or to change your gender.
I'd be happy to talk more about each game should anyone post about it in the comments. I've also written reviews Metro, Dead Rising 2 and Amnesia, even though the latter was not a part of this blog.