Bionic Commando(2009): A Rant (Part 1)

28 02 2010

I played through this game in December and I really wish I’d written about it then.  So intense was my vitriol that it would just spew forth to whoever I was talking to.  I wanted to tell people about it so much that I would take the time necessary to explain what the game was to them just so they could understand what it was I hated so much.  As it stands, my fervour has subsided, although hopefully I’ll get all worked up as I write and start hammering the keys in frustration.  I was faced with a choice between sitting down and doing this now or playing through the game again in order to give a fair (and hopefully more entertaining) account of the game.  I asked the advice of a friend and he quite plainly stated, “Colm, under no circumstances play through that game again.  Don’t do it to yourself.”  And he was right.  So here are my two month old thoughts on Bionic Commando.  They won’t be as intense, but they have had longer to fester.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Resident Evil 5: Lost in Nightmares nanoreview

18 02 2010

This is the latest bit of DLC for Resident Evil 5.  It’s 400 MS points and contains what Capcom have said is about an hour of gameplay, so weigh up for yourself whether you think that’s value for money on the face of it.  The game is set just before a flashback when Chris and Jill confront Wesker at Spencer’s mansion and basically plots how they got from the front door to the room where the battle takes place.  It also contains Excella and Barry (Motherfucking) Burton as playable characters in Mercenary Mode.  I played through this last night with Pod, my cohort from On Deadly Blog, and we had a fucking great time. Read the rest of this entry »





The List

18 12 2009

GAMES

Xbox 360

Assassin’s Creed

Batman: Arkham Asylum

Borderlands

Devil May Cry 4

Fable II

Fallout 3

Grand Theft Auto IV

Mass Effect

Mirror’s Edge DLC

Ninja Gaiden II

PGR4

Saints Row 2 Read the rest of this entry »