I sing along with almost every song in San Andreas, occasionally missing turns and stops because I’m thinking back to when I first heard whatever jam it was.
Unlike whichever GTA I played in high school programming class, I’m playing this one solo and am interested in more than just running from the police and over people. Despite completing several missions, decking out in green (and an eye patch!), and trying to find some real plot here (and some damn money!), though, it’s not resonating with me as much as it could.
And I know how much it could, because I just finished Saints Row. Oh, hell yes.
Sorry, I really couldn’t come up with anything wittier than that.
I finished Too Human about a month ago at this point, I think.
Let’s celebrate that for a moment. Given my propensity for games like Sims, GalCiv 2, and Civ 4, getting to finish a game is always a miracle.
Guy totally warned me about some of the game’s disappointments, so I went in with eyes open.
It was… alright. Kinda fun early on. Really frustrating later. I want more, but not more of what was in Too Human. (I’m restarting Fallout 3–which I never finished–as the balm for my ache.)
A couple of nights ago, Greg and I enumerated about 15 flaws in the game. Here are some of the highlights, ordered by their importance to me. I played through with the Berserker class, which is something of a glass cannon: very fast, but not a huge damage dealer and pretty fragile. Continue reading Too Human Was… Too Human→
So… console systems aren’t so bad after all. But I need game suggestions.
I spent some time this weekend getting more comfortable with our new XBox and PS3. I asked Greg to find me a Diablo-like (because I was driving), and he made me a short list of games to demo, warning me that I probably wasn’t going to find anything really like Diablo/Torchlight (which I have on PC). Their “click-click-click” gameplay style may not translate well to consoles.
Fable II or III
Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light
And maybe some others. A not-so-short list, really.
I grabbed and fired up the Too Human demo, picked the Berserker class, and… wow. Really fun. Fast, smooth, easy controls, interesting background (cybernetic Norse gods!), potentially interesting story, and graphically beautiful. I loved zipping from enemy to enemy seamlessly.