Making crazy progress through the queue, I know you as my faithful readers can't tell as much as I can, but the stack is getting smaller, if only by one game at a time. After finishing Bioshock 2, I decided to begin on the only other game I have that has a sequel coming out in the not too distant future. Castlevania won the top honour, and is decent.
The environments and cut scenes are really quite top notch, especially given the fact that the game is over two years old. The graphics show no signs of age, looking detailed and consistent. The story is not pulling me in as much as I thought it would, but I feel the sameness of it with respect to other games and for some reason, the Lord of the Rings. Though it also reminds me, a lot, of Dante's Inferno, the same idea of a man avenging his lover, though in this case it is his wife.
Is that Sir Ian McKellans voice I hear as the narrator?
Other than that, the game play isn't easy, per say, but proves challenging mostly due to the stationary camera. It is a strange thing, to play a game where the camera doesn't move and can't be adjusted. When I play these games, it reminds me how frustrating it can be to not have that control. Overall, I can't say I'm blown away, but I am enjoying the game, so far, with only one chapter in. I don't want to jinx myself, but I am hoping to make good progress. With Dead Space coming out early next month, then Metal Gear after that, the gaming queue might get muddled, but we shall see.
Keep Calm and Game On.