Monday, August 2, 2010

Alan Wake, Red Dead Redemption, and a New Job

One of these things is not like the other. One is something that if I didn't get soon, I might have gone crazy (and no, it's not Alan Wake), and the other two are games I have been dying to play. All three things came true!

So yep, got myself a new job and moved about 2 weeks ago. Unfortunately, I am still waiting for my Xbox and Tivo to be hooked up to the internet, so I may still be slightly crazy. I can still play games and watch tv, I just can't record anything or playing anything online- so that part kinda sucks.

So, two games I have got borrowed over the past few weeks: Red Dead Redemption (RDR) and Alan Wake. Two very different games, and two very different opinions.

RDR: I thought this is would be the game I loved the most. But, so far, I find that I am mostly bored. The graphics and the scenery are stunning, and the voice acting is superb. But, it goes so slow. I am someone who likes to do most of the game (I'm not a total completionist whore like some of my gaming friends, but I do like to get most achievements). And so far, I have been doing the same things over and over again. I am hoping the game picks up, as I am still in the first 1/3rd of the game.

Alan Wake: Now here is a game I can't wait to play again. The story was awesome, the pacing was well thought out- and it pretty much scared the crap out of me. It took me awhile to get used to the controls and the combat system, but overall it was pretty good. The soundtrack and the voice acting were excellent, and some of the vistas were gorgeous.

One last note- I am hooked on a new show on TNT: Rizzoli and Isles, starring Angie Harmon and Sasha Alexander. It's pretty much the gayest non-gay show ever. And I love it.

Geek On.