So I’ve not posted anything in quite some time. I’d like to say that the story behind that was one of excitement and intrigue. But really, I was just lazy. What, then, would cause me to break a sixth month silence? Collectibles, of course. Thank you, Saints Row IV. Now, I love the game. I really do. It’s fun and it’s exciting and you’ve got superpowers. But at some point, I realized that I had spent a healthy chunk of time bounding between rooftops collecting data clusters to upgrade my character’s superpowers. That, in turn, made me want to admit to the world how sick I am of collectibles in video games. Continue reading
By the time you are reading this, the floodgates that are Steam’s 2012 winter sale may be open. Each year these holiday sales grow more and more popular, with more and more hype preceding them. And for good reason. Everyone loves cheap games.
So I figured what better way to celebrate the oncoming storm than to post a few of my favorite steals. These are five games I’ve purchased for mere pennies, and then played the snot out of. I’m going to focus specifically on little indie games that most people might not have even heard of.
Guild Wars 2 is filled with stuff to do, and almost everything will help you along your road to 80. It’s not a short road, but it’s not a long one, either. Guild Wars 2 isn’t a grindy game if you don’t want it to be. Instead you’ll spend most of your time either completing renown hearts or doing dynamic events.
Combat in Guild Wars 2 is a welcome evolution over other games. Sure, you could stand there and mash buttons to victory. But you’d be doing the game and yourself a disservice. Plus, you’d probably get stomped in PvP. There’s a finesse to fighting, something that isn’t always necessary, but is always advised. It’s less about what buttons you’re pressing, and more about when you’re pressing them.
I’ll open this little shindig by saying that my experiences with Guild Wars 2 thus far have been quite positive. As leveling from 1-35 in 35 hours over 3 days has shown. The game may not be the revolution in MMORPGs that some people were expecting, but it’s the freshest entry to the genre in years. My issues steam from mostly technical things. I’ll start there.
So, I’m playing Guild Wars 2. A lot. Expect to see a few posts over the coming days about it. I’ll try to keep each one brief, but if you put them all together, you might end up with a novella. I’ll start out with initial impressions, and work my way down from there. To sum it up: I like the game.