The Tomb Raider series means a lot to me, and while I admit it has lost its footing in recent years, I’ve always stuck by Lara. The latest Tomb Raider, however, has been completely re-imagined and – at some points – doesn’t even feel like a TR game. It’s a welcome change, though, and has me well and truly hooked.
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Thank you, Agent 47. Thank you, thank you, thank you. After an anti-climatic time with Assassin’s Creed III, I needed something to reignite my excitement for gaming, especially as I have time to wind down over the Christmas period. Hitman: Absolution has delivered. I’m trying to be as true a hitman as possible, utilising stealthy strategy and remaining undetected. It’s not easy.
Assassin’s Creed III is the third in the series I have played, skipping past Brotherhood and Revelations. So far it has been a slow start (18% of the game completed and still no sign of my assassination hood?), but I’ll stick with it. Through gritted teeth.
Hmm. Uhh. Yeah. Skyrim. It’s massive. The quests are never-ending. My character has a mohawk. My class is Breton. Don’t follow me on Twitter if you want to hear zilch about this game. 300 alleged hours of gameplay? I’m being quite sensible, though, and still juggling life responsibly. Just.
I’ve been waiting on the follow up to Arkham Asylum for a long time, and so far Arkham City isn’t a disappointment. The combat is just as addictive, as is soaring through the crime-infested city, solving riddles and, umm, admiring Catwoman. It’s become that game that makes me will 5pm to come along sooner every evening, and I haven’t had one of those for a while.
I much prefer the crummy wasteland to the more polished New Vegas strip. So many locations to discover, so many enemies to slaughter, so many threats to your survival. Gah, I love me some Fallout New Vegas and anticipate this being a mammoth 100+ hours RPG.
I don’t have anything derogatory to say about Alan Wake. My advice to you? Spend a night in Bright Falls and soak up the eerie atmosphere. Alan Wake excels at thrilling you psychologically. Which is why it’s called a psychological thriller, I guess…
Sam Fisher and I don’t go back too far. We first met on the Xbox 360 with Double Agent, but even I can see that Conviction is a different, less stealthy approach to the Splinter Cell series. Still, it’s bloody brilliant and very much worth the long wait we’ve endured.
It took me ages to get around to playing the original Mass Effect, but as soon as I did it was a case of “Why didn’t I do this sooner?!”. I’ve been looking forward to the sequel ever since, and it’s not disappointing. What can I say? It’s good to have Shepard back in my life.
I don’t need to introduce this game. I don’t need to tell you what genre it is, who developed it, or the basic premise behind it. All I’ll say is it’s exceeded all my expectations, and I want to marry Captain “Soap” MacTavish when I grow up. He is rocking that mohawk!