Bullet Bros. Kickstarter

I normally don’t post stuff about Kickstarter stuff since they seem to get enough press as it is and I’m not exactly a high traffic site by any means but I just feel ashamed that the Internet as a whole hasn’t jumped behind a game as ridiculously awesome as Bullet Bros.  It’s Contra with a bit more craziness thrown in.  Here are a few videos, first the Kickstarter video and then an extended gameplay video.

Be a bro and support the game. It’s time we had another game that has the spirit of the original Contra and not all these terrible rehashes that get thrown at us every few years.

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Another Elder Scrolls game and another weekend that just disappeared without any notice that I was spending that much time playing it.  Other than the fact the game crashed on me three times in less than two minutes when I first started playing it, it has been basically rock solid only crashing one other time.  And this is pretty amazing, since Bethesda always seems to make games that come out buggy as crap and you have to live through all the crashes until you can get four or five patches that fix the crashes.  So I’m hoping this time I don’t see as many updates since it appears they’ve actually spent some time play testing and attempting to crash the game.

Now that I’m done telling you that the game is actually stable from the first time you put it in (amazingly) let me tell you about how great the game is.  First, if you haven’t bought it, go buy it.  It is basically game crack.  You’ll sit down to play it for ten minutes and play for 10 hours.  I haven’t lost this much time in a game in a long time (except for maybe Uncharted 3, but it isn’t near as large as Skyrim).  I’d find myself running around just looking for stuff in the game world.  The world is massive compared to Oblivion (which I thought was really freaking huge), although the cities aren’t near as complex as previous games; which is both good and bad.  The one thing I’d really love to see them do is figure out how to seamlessly load zones so there will be less loading screens.

I don’t want to go into the story and all that jazz since every other review has talked about its open world, do anything, say anything (with John Cusack), etc. world.  It is a blast and you’ll find yourself playing it and losing time.  Trust me.  I lost a weekend to it and I don’t even think I’ve scratched the surface of the game.

Uncharted 3

Earlier this week, Uncharted 3 came in the mail for me (go Amazon!) and I just got around to playing it last night. At first I thought I’d play it for an hour or two and then shut it off and pick back up on it later. That was a mistake.. I started playing it around 8pm and didn’t go to sleep until 5am. I spent all night playing the game. I then got back up around 9am and beat the game about 1pm today. Yes, I played the game that long and actually beat it.

For me, this is amazing. The game actually held my attention long enough that I wanted to beat the game and see it through to the end. There haven’t been much games recently that I’ve actually wanted to beat. So, Uncharted 3 (and it’s two previous incarnations) have my seal of approval of games that are worth spending your money on.

On a side note, hopefully I’ll get around to playing the co-op and multiplayer features soon….

Bulletstorm and Shadows of the Damned

Its been a long time since I’ve actually gotten the time to sit down and really play some video games — life has a tendency to get in the way of just decompressing and acting like a kid sometimes!  However, since a friend from out of town came in for this week, we decided to each purchase a game and play it.  He purchased Shadows of the Damned and I picked up Bulletstorm.

Shadows of the Damned is in his words “Resident Evil with toilet humor.”  So, you can take that whichever way you like.  Assuming you like Resident Evil and toilet humor you’ll have a match made in heaven, if you don’t then, well, you know the rest.

Now, Bulletstorm in my opinion is an over-the-top shooter that doesn’t really make a lot of sense, but doesn’t even really try.  It’s like the movie The Expendables.  It’s so full of testosterone and explosions you’re just along for the ride to have a good time.  I think this game is the winner of the two however, since we’ve basically sat down and just kept playing Bulletstorm as opposed to playing it for an hour and then going, meh, back to Shadows of the Damned, or even worse, going back to a game that I haven’t played in a year like Uncharted 2 (which is really good btw).