Sadly and to the detriment of the game the engine powering this walkabuttonathon is still severely lacking. It was a stuttering mess in places and at this stage I can’t find myself in a place to forgive Telltale.
Confession: I have never completed or spent a lot of time with any of the Zelda games.
So, with that statement in mind I’m coming at The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild completely fresh with little knowledge of the lore or mystic built up around this series.
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
To be totally honest the game scares me. Not in a hide behind a cushion sort of way but just the scale of the thing, its daunting. When I first bought the game, early last year, I played it for a couple of hours. I was amazed and bewildered by the opening chapter but as it started to settle down and I arrived at the oil rig for the first time the amount of options and menus sorta put me off.
Between then and now many of my friends have raved about how good this game is. So, I took the advice of a bud and bought myself a guide. I find myself now in the correct frame of mind to tackle this monster. I think part of the problem was that I was trying to rush the game, trying to understand everything and all the options from the outset. My attitude has now been adjusted and I am enjoying slowly working my around the wonderful world that is Metal Gear Solid V.
What can I say? I love Lego games, I love Star Wars. A match made in heaven.
The gold version came to me when it was on sale a few months back and I’d played a few chapters and left it. Nothing wrong, just as per usual something new and shiny came a callin’.
This is a good Lego game. There have been so so ones but this is solid. Having the game based loosely around the movies is an extra pull for me. It looks great, plays as a Lego game should and has a few new little wrinkles added when you’re building a pile of blocks into something useful. Now you have the choice to build your MacGuffin in various spots to achieve different outcomes. Neat.
Halo Wars was released way back in 2009 and is a Real Time Strategy game. I’ve owned it for donkeys and I always meant to continue with it but just never did. I’ve only played the first couple of chapters as seems to be the case with many of these #YOLG games.
Well, the game was fired up in earnest last night and ‘now’ is the time. The game is set twenty odd years before the events of Halo: Combat Evolved and you control beautifully detailed miniatures of Halo soldiers and vehicles against the dreaded and somewhat purple Covenant forces.
At last, I managed to grab some time to sit down and start Gears of War 4.
As per usual I ramped up the difficulty to Insane and away we go…………Um, after the first ten minutes I’ve realised I’m getting to old for solo Insane. It was ugly. I’m glad no one was there to watch.
After a much more sensible but still challenging move to Hardcore mode away I went, happily finding my roadie run feet again.
There’s fire starting in my heart and its called Song of the Deep.
I had planned on starting Gears of War 4 today but that monster is installing and requires a chunky update. It’ll not be ready until sometime tomorrow. Don’t you just hate internet speeds out in the sticks.
Anyhow, Song of the Deep is right up my alley or ‘down my trench’ might be more appropriate. Hmm, that sounds rude. Well, this little game was a steal on Black Friday at only £4 and I thought I’d give it a whizz. Metrodvainia in style and very reminiscent to Ori and the Blind Forest.
My oh my.
Its been a long time since I bought this DLC and even longer still since I played Alan Wake. I hold the game in quite high regard. Yeah, the story was jank but it was passable as a piece of pulp fiction. I remember the original game really could make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up to attention. It was chilling, weird and perfectly designed to land you over and over again into perilous situations.
With DOOM out of the way I’ve selected Uncharted 4 to go back to and finish.
I left it, for no particular reason other than ‘oh shiny’ at chapter ten. After firing it up again I was in for a real treat. I’ve said before that this is probably the most attractive game I have ever seen running on a console and I stand by that. OMG this is so sweet. I love the characters and it was like getting together with some old friends again.