Sleeping Dogs is a 3rd person open-world action-adventure game developed by United Front Games and published by Square Enix for Windows, PS3, and Xbox 360. I rented the PS3 version from Game Access after hearing some positive reviews for it. Sleeping Dogs was started as a True Crime: Hong Kong game, following the series which is essentially a Grand Theft Auto -like. The story follows an undercover cop with the Hong Kong Police Department who has childhood friends and rivals in the fictional Sun On Yee triad gang, which makes…read more
Spec Ops: The Line developed by Yager Development for the single player (I didn’t play the multiplayer) is a third person shooter set in Dubai after a giant sandstorm has forced the evacuation of all the inhabitants. The sandstorm lasted for months and comes back a few times during the game. This means the setting is desert areas juxtaposed with high class skyscrapers. If you are familiar at all with Dubai you should recognize a lot of the buildings. What sets Spec Ops: The Line apart from other “shooters” is…read more
Dishonored is a first person stealth action game by Arkane Studios. I reserved it from Game Access so that I had it only two days after it was released on PS3. I was completely unaware of this game until about 5 months ago when it started getting a lot of press coverage. In a way that was great, instead of having 3 years of hype it just comes virtually out of nowhere and is available to play shortly thereafter. There is some replayability and lots of achievements to unlock if…read more
I bought Batman: Arkham City for PS3 on release day from Wal-Mart (because it came with a free copy of Arkham Asylum GOTY edition) and finished the main story mode on Saturday. This may seem like a quick turn around but it’s really more about the extreme amount of play I put into it. I really didn’t do anything else outside of work and sleep. I really enjoyed Arkham Asylum when I rented it, and Arkham City is so much more of what I loved. The story is great, and…read more
I had been holding onto this game for months, rented from GameAccess.ca, as I’d been fairly busy with work and planning and taking my scuba vacation in the Bahamas. The World of Warcraft expansion also came out but I haven’t been playing that, sadly I bought it and played less than 5 hours total so far. Anyway, I finally got around to playing Batman at the beginning of January and I’m glad I did.