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March 7, 2010

Resident Evil 5 had two pieces of DLC release recently.  Lost in Nightmares, which I talked about briefly in a previous post, and Desperate Escape. Costing around £3.40 each, both pieces are well worth purchasing. Lost in Nightmares maybe more so for its sheer fan-service. It was just so awesome to pick Resident Evil 5 back up again.

Desperate Escape was a little disappointing in regard to the content. Not saying it is bad and I am still glad I purchased it but it didn’t feel like I got anything new from it. It was more like putting some story into perspective. It could have been so much better with a new enemy or at least a boss battle. Playing with Jill and Josh was a good giggle even if the scripting was a little hammy. Then again, this is Resident Evil.

I got loads of new games over the last two months. I picked up Battlefield: Bad Company 2 and I’m a little upset to see that the servers are constantly down for the Xbox 360 version. For a game that has just released, you’d think they’d make sure the servers will be up.

I also picked up Bioshock 2 a few weeks ago and I just have not touched the single player. I played a few hours enjoying the multiplayer and am desperate to try the single player. I also got sent Aliens Vs Predator from the lovely guys at SEGA, not touched that either. I’m desperate to finish up Final Fantasy XIII so I can get to work on these other awesome games. Is there a time god around?

I’m heading to the Association of Independent Game Websites (AIGW) meet up in London tomorrow. Finally get to meet the not-so-famous Lewis Denby and other freelance games writers. Should be an interesting day.

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. March 7, 2010 1:37 am

    So far from what you’ve played of it, has Final Fantasy XIII been the same kind-of “disappointment” many early reviewers here are calling it to be? I heard EDGE gave it a 5 through the grapevine, but I haven’t actually read their review myself yet.

    Either way, it’s still a day 1 buy from me, not just because I’m a fan of the series, but also to see if the critical panning was somewhat justified.

    • March 7, 2010 1:40 am

      Gametrailers’ review is perfect. It explains the disappointments but also states that good things come to those who wait (or in this case persevere).

      Personally I love it now I have hit the 25/30 hour mark. It has improved so much!

      • March 7, 2010 2:46 am

        After watching that, I kinda got the same feeling of it as well. A slow-burner of sorts, so provided that you can survive the first few hours until it opens out a bit more, you’ll get your light at the end of the tunnel.

        I still don’t get why it seems to be getting a lot of flak though. Maybe people just still haven’t gotten over just how different XII was to every other game in the series. I don’t know, but it’s still surprising how much negativity it’s drawing before people even get a chance to play it. We can’t fully take the Japanese’s opinion of it, I know it’s a big series over there too, but Dragon Quest was always “their” series, so to speak, so of course FF’s always going to play second-fiddle over there.

  2. March 7, 2010 10:53 am

    It’s getting a lot of flack because the game is bloody tedious for the first 20 hours – it’s enough to put even ardant fans of the series off.

    Great story and characters, I particularly like Vanille, but having to put up with linear levels and the battle grind is a big chore. Fight, walk, story. Fight, walk, story. Fight, walk, boss-fight, story. And so it goes on.

    Yes if you can get thru the first 20 hours it opens up – but how many ppl are going to endure that huge initial investment? Not that many I’d wager.

  3. lewisdenby permalink
    March 8, 2010 1:11 am

    Wainwright, I am clearly the most famous person in the world. Especially to blind people trying to take the train.

    Christ.

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