I occasionally get new games, and try to review them, but often don't get around to it. With this in mind, I wondered if it was the burden of writing so much about a given game, knowing that people will have their own differing views and opinions. There's also the challenge of knowing when to stop playing and write it - finish the game first, or get some way in and then write about the experience? And since I'm buying the games, I get the joy of reflecting upon the fact that I blew near $100 on a turkey, or that I don't get paid to review games.
So enough with that idea. I figure that most game reviews are far too long, and this kind of annoys me. I figure that if a game really is great, okay, maybe that justifies a long review, but the bulk of games just don't justify it. So I've decided to go with a new game review format, until I change my mind or get bored with the idea. I figure everything I think about a given game should fit into twenty words. Not "or less", and not "give or take a couple". It's twenty words per review.
This is a catchup set, reflecting several games I didn't get around to reviewing. Pretty much all are in the RPG genere, and as a bonus, three of these are new games! All are based on Xbox versions.
I have already written more words than the total for all games reviewed, so let's get into it.
Two Worlds II
Similar to Two Worlds, but with better graphics, more interesting
bugs, less hilarious voice acting, and no retailers stocking it.
Dragon Age II
A wonderful way to erase any goodwill you had gained toward Bioware from Dragon Age Origins. Some people like it!
Pretty. Put it down for a while and it's too much effort to pick up again. Don't care about Kinect.
Mass Effect III
Why the hell would I care? 1 and 2 bore the hell out of me. Dragon Age II in spaaaaaaaaaaaace.
Where did this come from? Lionhead jumped the shark with Fable III. Bodes poorly for Fable: The Journey On Rails.
Minecraft for Xbox
I care about this as much as Minecraft for PC. Which is to say, I don't. Not enough to buy.
Until next time, unless I forget or get distracted.
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