Status: 2 playthroughs complete (once on Normal, second Easy), currently attempting 1999 Mode
Achievements: 43 of 50
DLC Purchased: Season Pass (no content out just yet)
Seriously, there are going to be spoilers in this post. Do not read this if you haven’t finished the game!!
I love Ken Levine.
As an aspiring writer, I wish that I had the chance to shadow him during his creative process if only for a couple of weeks, because both games I have played of his have kept me on the edge of my seat and putting the final pieces together for days afterwards. His plot twists, his characters, his stunning locales….. If he taught a master class, I’d sell my kidneys to attend. But he does not, so I instead shall fangirl out about Bioshock Infinite in the space provided below. (more…)
Status: Normal campaign complete, now playing on Insane
Achievements: 28 of 50
DLC Purchased: None
We picked up Gears of War 3 excited to see how the series would end and knowing it would be a great co-op experience for us. Hell, we even made sure we bought a second TV for the bedroom large enough for me to actually see what I was doing. Gears 2 had been one of the games Matt & I played together while I was still living in Canada, something to help bridge the 3000 mile gap, so there were strong feelings for the series there. (more…)
Status: Completed story mode twice (once single player, once coop), 100% completion
Achievements: 37 of 37
DLC Purchased: None
It’s no secret that my coop partner for life and I met playing video games and used gaming to help us deal with our long distance separation. We spent hours upon hours with Gears of War 1 & 2, Resident Evil 5, Catan and other games over Xbox Live. Since we’ve been married, we’ve had to watch how many games we purchase duplicate copies of for two reasons: a) money’s tighter with only one of us working, and b) we dislike split screen gaming so coop titles that keep us on the same couch are harder to come by.
After devouring LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean and having a blast running through the story together, my husband surprised me by ordering LEGO Batman 2 for us. Sure, we haven’t quite finished it’s predecessor, but that wasn’t going to stop us from playing the latest and greatest. Besides, how could we pass up the first fully voiced over LEGO game? Exactly. (more…)
Status: Completed main story, working on Rep quests
While I was grinding up in Golden Sun: Dark Dawn to take my second go at the final battle, I decided I needed a bit of a break and went through our DS game shelf for something new to play. I wanted a game I could play while sitting beside my husband and watching TV shows at night while he programmed. His copy of The Urbz jumped out at me, seeing as I’ve been addicted to Sims Social on Facebook. This way I could have my Sim time without being in the other room. A win-win. (more…)
Status: Finished one run on Casual in 6 hours
Trophies: 21 of 34 unlocked
It’s not often a game running purely on motion controls comes along that I absolutely have to have. In fact, Sorcery was the very first one. Hell, I was so excited for a game that would utilize my Move controllers that I made sure we picked it up at midnight. While everyone else was in line to pick up their copies of Ghost Recon: Future Soldier, I was the one lone pre-order for the wand waving extravaganza.
Lee Everett and his ward, Clementine
(Jan 2, 2013 – Post has been updated after the bit I wrote about Episode 1 because I played through the entire series on Steam. Overall thoughts on the entire series is below. ~A)
Status: Episode 1 – A New Day complete (XBLA), waiting impatiently for more
It’s no secret that I love horror movies, books and games. Nor is my love of all things zombie. The Walking Dead has quickly become one of my favourite small screen adventures, despite my having not read the graphic novels because I have a thing against starting a series that hasn’t been wrapped up. Which is probably why I’m a little surprised with myself for purchasing Episode 1 of Telltale Games’ point and click game adaptation knowing full well that it’ll be a while before all of the episodes are out. (more…)
Status: Finished single player story mode
Achievements: 7 of 15
DLC Purchased: None
Every once in a while a game comes out of nowhere and steals your heart. In 2011, that game for me was ilomilo. A three dimensional puzzler featuring two friends who just wanted to see each other every day, ilomilo was a challenging game that featured a subplot so endearing it caused tears. Usually when I cry during a game it’s because of frustrating controls or camera angles, so it was refreshing to know it was another emotion that made my eyes water. (more…)
Status: Main game completed, varying difficulties
When I spot games that are under $10 I instinctively want to add them to my game library (much to the chagrin of my husband). Hence why I’m rarely allowed to peruse the game section at Fry’s when we stop in there. For the most part I’ve scored big, finding titles that I’d either forgotten I wanted or oddities that seemed to fly under everyone’s radar.
I really only picked up Trauma Center: Under the Knife 2 because 1) it was cheap, and 2) I wanted to see just how well this surgical game played. I’d heard about the ridiculousness of having to disarm a bomb using medical supplies in a previous installment, probably what had originally caused me to avoid the franchise. (more…)