I've been all over the place this weekend after requesting a refund for BG:EE. Put about 3 hours into Mass Effect 3
, and am finding it to not be nearly as compelling the second time through when you know everything that's going to happen. Tried Mini Metro
, and I don't think I get it.
I gave the most recent (fistbump) Need for Speed
a shot (fistbump). The live action cutscenes (fistbump) where everyone talks like overexaggerated surfer stereotypes (fistbump) and give each other fistbumps every 30 seconds (fistbump) are laughably awful, and the actual openworld'ish driving (fistbump) was decidedly mediocre (fistbump, brah). I gave HOMM7
another look to see if the patches had helped it any. The answer is "not really", in case you're wondering, but I did play a whole 30 minutes without a CTD, so...progress? I was suckered by nostalgia and broke my cardinal rule against buying any early access games. Grabbed what seemed to be a fairly well-received Road Rash clone called Road Redemption
. It further reinforced the fact that I should never, ever, ever, try early access games. It was a buggy, nearly unplayable mess (AA can attest...he was checking out my stream while I played). Last but not least, I'm going to give Black Desert Online
a third (fourth?) look tonight, and check out the new Ninja class. I'm going to take a different tack towards it this time around and just mess around and play for fun, without getting bogged down in all the crazy minutiae the game throws at you. I still think there's a fun game in there somewhere, and maybe if I don't feel like I'm getting pulled in 17 different directions at once, I can give it a more dedicated effort.
Still debating starting Jade Empire
, but I think I'm going to hold out another week and see if we hear anything about the iOS release.