So, why did I buy a Capcom game?

I purchased Dragon’s Dogma yesterday.  I was going to review Max Payne, but my go-to guy at the video game store recommended I play around with the online modes first.  Fair enough, it certainly is a well made game.

I was strangely excited about Dragon’s Dogma.  It seemed beautiful when I saw it before.  My first impression are that it’s anything but beautiful.  It could be the fact that I accidentally made a main character who towers over everyone.  The game does one thing right though- it actually has the stature and sex of your character effect their abilities. It seems to take these types of often ignored details very seriously.

I just finished…

I just finished Max Payne 3, the credits and the Health song are playing as we speak.  I realized about half way through that I was playing the game all wrong.  I set the difficulty to hard.  All that did was make it a grind.  I only realized once I replayed levels on normal how fun the actual game can be.  It wasn’t a game made for picking your way slowly across each set piece, hiding every second and using cover.  But that’s how I had to play it.  And its clear now, the enjoyment of this game wasn’t made to come from the challenge.

2 Disc Game!

Armored Core Master of Arena has humbled me.  Maybe it was overly ambitious to try and tackle three nearly identical games without a different game to break the routine.

It is certainly a challenging game.  Everyone makes a fuss about Dark Souls, but these bastards have been making tough as nails games for over a decade apparently.  These are way more frustrating however.  On the last airplane ride I almost smashed my already cracked PSP into my malfunctioning table tray.

I haven’t given up on reviewing Master of Arena yet, but my weakness got the best of me and I purchased Max Payne 3 today.  I think it was the HEALTH song that plays in the background of the commercial that actually inspired me.  Seems like a good existential time, but trailers are usually so misleading…

The song if you’re interested: