Max Payne 3 is a third person shooter developed by Rockstar Vancouver for the Playstation3, Xbox 360, and Windows. I rented it for the PS3 from Game Access. The story follows Max as a retired detective who spends his days in bar and his nights feeling sorry for himself for losing his wife and child (presumably in the previous game, which I didn’t play). The game starts In Media Res and tells most of the story through flashbacks that you play through. As the story progresses you learn that Max…read more
Assassin’s Creed 3 is a third person action adventure platforming assassination/history game from Ubisoft Montreal. I had pre-ordered the game for PS3 from EB Games when they first offered it, but something about the game information that was being leaked, my opinions of EB Games, and my growing dislike of “owning” physical media for an outdated system made me cancel it. That said I recently renewed my Game Access subscription specifically to rent these kinds of games that I find myself playing once and then never again. I had wanted…read more
After 4 months I finally got around to finishing Assassin’s Creed Revelations. I had played it a lot when it came out, but then SWTOR released and then I went on vacation and it just kept getting overlooked, but as soon as I started to play it again I couldn’t put it down until I’d finished it (or had to sleep/work). It’s very compelling, and usually does a good job of making you want to complete the next story mission. There are a few pauses in the story where it…read more
Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood is basically Assassin’s Creed 2 part 2 and continues the story of Ezio Auditore, the 15th century ancestor of the protagonist, Miles. I expected big things from this game and even bought the collectors edition for the jack in the box and the making of DVD. It didn’t disappoint.
I finally got around to cancelling my World of Warcraft game account today. I forget all about it until I get my credit card bill, which unfortunately is sent out the day before the subscription is charged. This means the statement I’m looking at is the charge from December 15, and I’ve already been charged for January 15; I’ll get that statement in a month. When I finally got out of playing Everquest, Star Wars Galaxies, and Anarchy Online I figured I was done with persistent MMORPG titles that require…read more