It has been a long couple of months for me as my focus was turned away from blogging and towards my studies. Now with my exam written and in the books I am free and clear to return to my neglected blogs and show them some love.
As was before, Fallout 3 is once again the focus of my blogging. Point Lookout is the latest in the substantial series of DLC Bethesda has provided for their smash RPG. I love the feel of Point Lookout, the developers have really captured that Hill-Folk scare factor (see the motion picture Wrong Turn) and incorporated that into their version of post-apocolypticia. As I play this story I cannot help to think how this could be co-opted into a Silent Hill RPG, in fact if it did not have the Fallout 3 trappings, it wouldn't` take much to make the switch. Their is a lot to explore here, possibly more than Project Anchorage and The Pitt combined. This to me is the first DLC package that really feels like a new chunk of land to explore, rather than the mostly linear progression of the previous entries. Once I am done here I think I will begin to proceed to the Fallout 3 endgame, Broken Steel. Right now I am sitting on about 117 hours, think it will soon be time to make a change. As much as I love the capital wasteland, I think I need some new scenery. That is not to say I won’t return, I would definitely come back for visits!
When I went online this afternoon I was pleased to see that Ikaruga is the Xbox LIVE Marketplace ‘Deal of the Week’. I always wanted to purchase the game, even if it was only for Dreamcast nostalgia. Now it is half off and priced at 400 Microsoft Points. If you were like me and too cheap to take the plunge before, now is the time to strike on a classic ‘shump’.
Last year, Mirror’s Edge was firmly on my radar, but time was not on that games side as it arrived in the middle of a crazy videogame season, Fall 2008. As I listened to what people had to say about the game I got a little turned off as well. Earlier today in fact I reiterated those same feeling to my cousin COKTOE (formerly COKTOE 360 of Xbox fame). I basically stated how I let that game pass me by. This afternoon I was perusing the 360 games at a local store when I Mirror’s Edge for a mere $20. Being on vacation right now and looking for something fresh I decided to take the plunge and purchase the game. It is funny how that works sometimes. I has put some serious thought into NCAA 10, but the high price of game lately is scaring me off. Possibly a little purchasing patience may be my new order of the day.