It’s been almost a year since my move from New Zealand to Australia and honestly say that my feet have hardly touched the ground. It all a blur; a whirlwind of games, events and previews. I’ve never written as much as I’ve done in the past year and things show on signs of abating.
On the review pile at the moment I’ve the DC Comics inspired beat ’em up Injustice: God Among Us, Namco Bandai’s Star Trek and Techland’s Dead Island: Riptide.
I’ve also a few bits of DLC that I need to talk about at some point, namely The Tyranny of King Washington DLC for Assassin’s Creed 3 and all those lovely bits of DLC for the most excellent Need for Speed: Most Wanted. I also need to drop some words about the Fuse and Grid 2 hands-on previews that I attended last week.
Every now and again I get a game that I find difficult to review. Now I’m not talking about the time I reviewed that Xbox 360 Lips karaoke game, I’m talking about game the I find so annoying I just want to spout venom all over it.
Well, I had one recently. It’s taken me a month to review Aliens: Colonial Marines. Why? Because I initially found the game so horrible I wasn’t able write a proper review, only a whiny rant.
Holy shit, I’ve been biting my tongue all week. I got an email last week from Square Enix’s Australian reps telling me that I could pick up a copy of the new Tomb Raider game as long as I don’t speak a word about it to anyone until 26th February.
Welcome to a massive “week in review”, which should really be called “the year so far”. A mixture of recovering after the pre-Christmas period and tidying up other writing jobs has left me with little time to shoot the shit on VicBStard.com (formerly known as stateofplay.co.nz). So, my apologies all round.*
Sure we’ve had some pretenders trying to fill the city building void since 2003’s Sim City 4. We’ve had the the fun to play, but hellishly unoptimised Cities 2011/2012 and then there was EA’s own awful Sim City/The Sims hybrid Sim City Societies.