Skip to main content
So my amazing brother (who got my son the coolest night vision goggles...more on that later) always gives me an EB games gift certificate for Christmas/Birthday. He wants to get me a game but knows I am weak and pathetic and rather then chancing a double buy prefers to let me pick.

I was in EB Games today and was trying to choose between Prince of Persia and Valkyria Chronicles. The Prince one, and even though I was trying to get it on the PS3, there was a Used Xbox 360 copy which shaved 14 bucks off the price. SOLD! I have wanted this game since I saw the initial screenshots, but this trailer sold me on it:



Having gottent the game I have to say I really, really like it. It is absolutely beatiful, little to no load times (love streaming graphics) and the action is so smooth and amazing. Elika is a really great partner, often refusing help, assisting you with jumps, saving your life and is a really engaging character. Her voice is amazing and perfect, Kari Wahlgreen, who we can safely say is an accomplished voice actress, makes Elika a compelling character. The Prince on the other hand talks and acts that a 21st century person, which is jarring, and while I love the Drake character the voice actor, Matt Mullins, is just a wrong fit for the Prince.

So there I was loving the game and it Freezes...dead. I am afraid to restart the X360 in fear of having to refind the 40+ light spheres from the first level.

I love the game and will play it to death, but lets hope the freezing is not a normal thing.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Cool Concept Art

In other gaming news I am a sucker for a great concept picture, this one from the upcoming Bethesda Softworks game Wet was just too cool for school:



Well the game is launching soon and it is described as a highly stylized 3rd person action game. Shoot anywhere, anytime gunplay (think Stranglehold) combined with sword fighting and amazing acrobatics. The story is supposed to be zany, serious and gory, plus the main character is ridonculously hot. I like any game that can turn the concept image above into a near perfect in-game model below. There is a demo live on the UK PSN store, gonna try it tonight!

Belated PAX East 2017 Coverage Roundup - Part 3

More PAX East coverage - there are always tons of things to see and do at a PAX show and the highlight of this days coverage was an ultraviolent game called Ruiner.  It is out later this month and I can't wait to try it again!
Enjoy the continuing coverage I put out while attending the show for Blogcritics.org
PAX East Boardgame Review Final War
One of the best things about PAX is the fact that tabletop experiences are as prominent as the videogames; this year at PAX East I had a chance to try out a Tactical Card Game called Final War.  This is from a passionate group in Australia called Games Lab and it is a complex experience that blends Magic the Gathering with Dungeons and Dragons to deliver a tabletop experience that was incredibly deep but also very fun to play.
Final War is a dense game, with a large game board reserved for each player’s forces; the game can be enjoyed by 2-3 people in the current iteration; an expansion later in the year will enable a fourth player. In the ga…

Whiskey of the Year?

Late in 2015 a relatively inexpensive, frankly cheap, whisky from Canada called Crown Royal Northern Harvest Rye won a very prestigious award - Worldwide Whiskey of the Year beating out out champions from Scotland, Japan and the US.  In the words of the reviewer Jim Murray:

“Crown Royal Northern Harvest pops up out of nowhere and changes the game,” said Murray of the whisky, which he awarded a record-tying 97.5 out of 100 points. “It certainly puts the rye into Canadian Rye. To say this is a masterpiece is barely doing it justice.”

Naturally as a developing Whiskey connoisseur I wanted to try this $40 bottle of Rye Whiskey myself, but an announcement like that broke the walls of the drinking world and the Northern Harvest Rye has been selling out for nearly 6 months with further accolades coming in the meantime:

In addition to being named 2016 World Whisky of the Year, Crown Royal Northern Harvest Rye received a double gold medal at this year’s San Francisco World Spirits Competition.…