Mass Effect 2 (19 hrs) – I knew my wife was getting close to delivering our first child, so I was rushing as quickly as I could to save the galaxy. I got to it with one week to spare. Phew! I didn’t enjoy the story as much as Mass Effect 1, but the gameplay was orders of magnitude better. For one thing I didn’t have to worry about having too many guns. (A frequent problem in the first entry) I also enjoyed the characters a little more (some of them, anyway). I ended up doing a lot more side missions and I felt they were well designed. If too much time doesn’t pass between when I finished the game and when I get free time to blog, I’ll do a writeup on Mass Effect 2 and how I liked it vs the first one. However, it would mostly be a long-winded version of what I said above and with the baby…. well, don’t hold your breath.
Team Fortress 2 (5 hrs) – This game is always a fun diversion. I played some events in a group I was invited to that mostly contained vets and I played some pick-up games. Quite a difference in the gameplay styles. My biggest pet peeve involves ending up on a server that doesn’t rotate game types. I can see the benefit of having servers with just one type of game because some people might just do the intelligence game all night long. I just get bored. I prefer rotating servers because then you can play with the same bunch of guys/gals and form some good teamwork instead of having to leave them when you get bored of the game type.
Civ 5 (2 hrs) – a long time ago I bought a couple scenario packs. So I played two games from the polynesian scenario to see what it was like and to get some achievements.
Trine 2 Demo (2 hrs) – this game is a lot of fun, but it looked like it’d be more fun with others. I don’t have that kind of time right now.
Bastion (<1 hr) – I started a new game +. Now I doubt that’ll ever be finished. Oh well.