Welcome to 2011!
After 2 weeks being at my Grandad’s for the Christmas period, I’m back, and it’s now 2011.
So, what have I been playing without the constant barrage of sound in my right ear? I’ll give you a quick run down, and be reviewing them in the weeks to come.
Guitar Hero (GH5 & GH:WoR)
Where do I start with these two games What a brilliant franchise Guitar Hero is. It’s just so simple to pick up these games and know exactly what to do.
Warriors of Rock gives a great soundtrack, from KISS to Slipknot, which suits my musical tastes quite nicely in all honesty but the main time I’ve spent on either Guitar Hero is on WoR’s Quest Mode. I’ve been mainly playing through, and managed to pick up the original Rock Band drum-kit so there’s just me and my brother playing away, in between the sound of the “click click click” of my guitar controller and him tapping away on the drums. We do manage to 5 Star the occasional song, now and again. All in all, both are great games.
Madden NFL ’11
Every time I pick up a Madden NFL game I find myself more immersed in the experience than I do in the FIFA games. Which is wrong, seeing as I should find my national sport more entertaining to simulate than the guys across the pond’s. But nevertheless the game is a worthy successor to continue the Madden NFL lineage, with the added Gameflow and Ultimate Team, it’s now the greatest American football game of all time.
Forza Motorsport 3
I’ve finally managed to 1000/1000 Gamerscore this game, just short of the 250 hour mark. This triumph is partly shared with the AI and the hire driver feature that, like I did, can be so easily exploited to allow a much more relaxed approach to completing the game. Plus, there’s nothing like rebelling and driving a Delorean at 90MPH and staying on the road.
Microsoft Kinect (Kinect Adventures & Kinect Hub)
Having only seeing this device when I was at the Eurogamer Expo in Earls Court last Autumn, I had no idea how well the Kinect would measure up to all the hype that it was receiving. I’m glad to say that it measures up amazingly. The sensitivity is perfect and having only used the Hub and the in boxed Kinect Adventures it is definitely the future of gaming. I look forward to being able to pick up either Joyride or Kinect Sports, to test the limits of the sensor.
Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood
This has to be my favourite game of the last year. I know in an earlier post of mine I said that Bad Company 2 was my GOTY. Brotherhood has taken it’s rightful spot as my Game of the Year 2010. The single player is spot on in terms of dialogue and action. The story is progressing a steady pace where I am at the moment. The multiplayer is possibly my favourite multiplayer experience, even going as far as say surpassing Halo 3. I had a high expectation for the this game after playing it at Eurogamer Expo, and this has blown my expectations away as far as I can see. I can’t wait to review this game.
Nothing is true. Everything is permitted.
“So you did miss me.” Cortana, Halo.