The first challenge when coming to play the long awaited Dragons Age was that Steam had gone and broken itself, it got stuck in a loop trying to update the games which meant I couldn't run any of them.
From gearbox software who back in the day did all those half life add ons blue shift etc. comes this so called Role Play Shooter. It features a class system with various class specific ability upgrade paths (3 separate paths you can put points into for each class) and a parametric weapon system making each gun fairly unique.
Ah Diablo what a game that was back in the day procedural dungeons the original hack and slash game that came to define the action RPG category.
Holy crap is this game pretty!
Is probably the first thing you'll notice when firing this ps3 exclusive up it is visually stunning with realtime in engine cut sequences that at points are almost indistinguishable from CGI. In game the visuals are no less stunning with some really wonderful scenes from lush tropical jungle to urban environments to snowy wastelands.
Another gaming deluge is upon us and cresting the wave is Tim Schafer's BrÃ¼tal Legend a story of Action, Adventure, and Metal!
The Dragon's Age character creator came out yesterday and I spent some time yesterday making potential characters in it just for a laugh. It's interesting it's given me almost nothing of the game and yet made me even more keen to play the thing just from the potential of each character.
So I've had problems in the past with DRM and buying games that then don't work because some piece of shit DRM software doesn't support the DVD drive I have or what ever and I thought a lot of these issues were in the past what with things like steam and online authentication.
So I was off to Sea World this weekend for something to do and when I got finished parking I noticed something odd about the change I'd gotten from the guy on the gate. In amongst the ones and a five I had received in exchange for my 20 was a 2 dollar note.
I spent most of the weekend playing Shadow Complex an Xbox Live Arcade or XBLA title written by developer Chair based on some fiction by Orson Scott Card of Enders Game Fame.
So I got back from holidays and needed something to stop me falling asleep so I could roughly resync to gmt (as much as I ever do at any rate). Steam loaded and I spotted that Will was playing champions online and I thought hmmm why not and bought it.