Monthly Archives: October 2012

The Darkness II

The Darkness II is rather awesome, and I’m not just saying that because I grabbed it out of a virtual bargain bin. I say it because there’s a surprising amount of fun to be had in eviscerating your enemies with a pair of tentacles resembling eels from hell.

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Dishonored, with Great Power Comes Great Responsibility

Dishonored starts with a game of hide and seek between Corvo Atanno, bodyguard of the Empress, and Emily Kaldwin, her daughter. A rat plague has been ravaging Dunwall, where the game takes place, and Corvo had been seeking help. The two then go to deliver his report to Lady Kaldwin. Shortly thereafter, assassins strike. Despite Corvo’s most valiant efforts, the Empress is slain, and her daughter is kidnapped.

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Borderlands 2: Captain Scarlett and Her Pirate’s Booty

Four mere weeks after Borderland 2’s initial release, the game has received its first major DLC, Captain Scarlett and Her Pirate’s Booty. Gearbox said they wanted to smooth out their DLC production process. This way, they can get new content into the hands of ravenous Borderlands fans faster than the first game. Seems as though they’re pulling it off. But not without help.

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Xcom: Enemy Unknown, it’s like Chess with Big Guns and Aliens.

In Xcom: Enemy Unknown, you’ll recruit soldiers and make them your own. You’ll paint their armor pink. You’ll grace them with nicknames like “Sergeant Pickles,” or “Colonel Cardboard.” Then you’ll send them off wearing the best gear possible and watch as the car they were taking cover behind explodes and kills them. A cruel fate, perhaps, but it’ll teach you to steer clear of burning vehicles.

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Darksiders 2, Spelunking into Argul’s Tomb

After playing through Darksiders 2 back in August, and loving it, I immediately started some new games. In the interim, Vigil gave the PC version of Darksiders some love, adding a few graphical options to the game’s rather barren options screen. Now it’s at about the level of most other AAA PC games released this decade. Even so, it holds a special place in my heart, right next to Pogs.

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Torchlight 2

Diablo clone is a phrase tossed around a lot when it comes to action RPGs. Rightly so, since the original Diablo pioneered the genre. And in some ways, Torchlight 2 is quite the Diablo clone, but considering that two of the minds behind Torchlight 2, Max and Erich Schaefer, also helped to create the original Diablo, it was a schaef bet that Torchlight 2 would be something more. And, sure enough, it was.

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