Thanks to both lifestyle changes and medication, I am able to start doing things again that I haven’t done in sometime. One of these things is gaming. And, since I’m currently not on speaking terms with the MAKO, it’s time to turn my attention to new and better things.
Despite some altercations (mainly sexist) at my local GameStop (that’s for another post, and believe me, there will be one), I managed to emerge rather triumphant on Sunday.
Most notably: A long-awaited *RED* 360 controller. And it’s not even shiny. And it has black accents. Can we say made for Mara? On the plus side, I believe that brings us up to four controllers now, so we can have a full game of Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2…
I also walked out with 3 games for the Xbox 360 and 1 game for the Wii. I’m a little hesitant about the Wii, as the only games I’ve played have been WiiFit and Mario party games. Oh, and bowling.
The Wii game is “The Lord of the Rings: Aragorn’s Quest.” It has received mixed reviews, but, sword-fighting, and 3rd person action as Aragorn? Plus, if the partner wishes to join me, he can drop in as Gandalf. We’ll see how this one turns out.
Next, the games for the 360:
-Watchmen The End is Nigh Parts 1 & 2: Another game with mixed reviews, but, the partner and I are still arguing over who will get to play Rorschach. I guess Nite Owl just isn’t quite as interesting. ;) This game is mostly for when we want to try something new together, and aren’t back to making progress on Lego games.
-Skyrim: Late to the party, but, fashionably so. I’ve clocked about 4.5-5 hours of gametime so far, and feel like I haven’t made much progress, other than lying to some poor girl about a letter and accidentally following the guy who thinks I should join the Imperials (they wanted to kill me without knowing who I was, I think NOT). Stay tuned for some Skyrim updates.
Bayonetta. A third person action game featuring a witch who relies on magic and firearms. Sounds like my type of game. This was suggested to me by the incredibly helpful employee-in-training at my local GameStop, and I’m looking forward to giving it a try.
Alas, the dulcet timbre of a midterm is calling my name, so, I will have to wait until later this afternoon to rev it up.