Friday, April 27, 2012

BeefJack: Prototype 2 Review

Yes, a month ago I made the glorious statement that after previewing the game I was quite happy to wait until Prototype 2 went down in price before picking it up. That was all before the lovely people at BeefJack gave me a copy to review. I fairly enjoyed it, way more then I expected to after previewing it. That said I do bemoan the fact they changed the lead, Heller is a complete prick, even Mercer was more fun to play than this guy.

To sum up here's my original conclusion: Prototype 2 is the gaming equivalent to superhero summer blockbuster, dumb as a bag of hammers but you'll have a hell of a lot of fun at the same time.

Oh and this is my first ever review :D

Thursday, April 19, 2012

The Problems with Downloadable Content

Downloadable content and the perceived perceptions of it are generating quite a lot of press at the moment, especially those that are ready to be downloaded the first day of a game's release. First BioWare caused uproar by daring to have a Mass Effect 3 squad member that fully integrated into the game, then Capcom offered twelve characters for Street Fighter x Tekken that were already on the disk.

For some gamers these are basically the same thing. “We're having to pay for something we should have gotten for free!” is the comment most seen in news stories. As far as I'm concerned they are polar opposites.