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.
Oh, I also got a little obsessed with making TF2 videos for a day. Here and here, for example.
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.
One response to “February Video Games Report”
If you ever get around to ME3 it’ll be interesting since so many of your crew died. Hope you get to play it in 2012.