Poker Night 2 (8 hrs) – I find Poker Night 2 to be a bit harder than the original. Not sure if they upped the AI or changed anything about it, but I find it a lot harder to win Texas Hold ‘Em in PN2. Luckily, this game also includes Omaha Hold ‘Em and I have been doing a lot better with that game. While I enjoy Samson, I find the Banter to be a little lacking compared to the original. I think the developers did a better job of defining the player’s relationships with each other in the previous game and that led to somewhat better banter. Still, it’s fun to play Poker without worrying about real money and it’s a lot of fun so I’ll probably put some more time into the game later in the year.
Civilization 5 (4 hrs) – Our online games continue. The game pictured above is a considerably younger game, but it’s pretty interesting that I’ve only had to worry about barbarians while the other game has me surrounded on all sides by enemies.
Poker Night at the Inventory (2 hrs) – I finished the game by getting everyone’s collectible. May or may not play again for the rest of the achievements. Probably not….
Cities in Motion 2 (45 min) – This game should have been perfect for me. Ever since Sim City 3 I’ve wanted my cities to progress in size so I could get access to more advanced transportation. A lot of my Sim City 4 cities are filled with every available method of transportation – monorails, subways, highways, etc. And I did enjoy being able to create bus stops in Cities XL. But the game is complex to a fault. Even during the tutorial I found it hard to complete a bus route and figure out how to time things so that patrons wouldn’t be upset but also not lose a ton of money. I MAY give this game another chance, but I have so many more games I haven’t even started yet.
Oil Rush (30 min) – I played a little of this game just to see what it was. (It was part of some humble bundle I’d purchased) It’s a pretty cinematically awesome RTS. Seeing what they’ve done here with camera angles and music (almost like watching a movie I control) makes me wish Blizzard would take a look at this and do another Warcraft (not World of Warcraft). Or if Westwood were still around, this is probably what Command and Conquer would look like.
To the Moon Holiday DLC (30 min): We learn that there are some in that world who are against what the main characters do. Overall, it was quite a tease, but still interesting to gain more insight into the world of To the Moon.
Team Fortress 2 (15 min) – Just jumped in for a quick game.