I been up to so much in the past few weeks that I haven't really been able to sit down and just type of something about the games I'm playing. You've all read about the new stuff that has launched; plus the new initiatives that are still in the pipeline. However, I haven't been able to just talk about games on here for a while. Or even spend time discussing my own opinions on the industry. Even though the video content offerings do make this easier to get more content up on the site (and by extension keeping the top articles always fresh. Stale websites aren't the wave of the future if you haven't been keeping up.
So how have you all been? I know I've been stretched thin, but hopefully under some new organization I'll be able to get more written material up on the site.
Games. They're fun aren't they; over the last few weeks I've been grinding through DMC and Ni No Kuni. Both of which are getting reviews at All Your Show. In the case of Ni No Kuni, it is also getting a full featured Just 1 More Level review. I know, SHOCKER! Been a while since I played a game and reviewed it here, but that is exactly what I'm doing. Let me tell you, Ni No Kuni is not a small game. It does so much and slowly introduced me to its palette of gaming slow and steady. Which is nice, looking back on it. Might have turned the game off from me if everything was dropped at once. From the magic wielding, to the alchemy, to taming monsters for battle (a la Pokemon) and so much more. Just amazing that in a genre that gets attacked for not doing something new, that a game such as Ni No Kuni can come along to fix that. Granted it doesn't revolutionize the JRPG; doesn't even really do much in the way of “new” stuff either. BUT! The story, characters and world is do well crafted that it doesn't get tiresome. The character development is so very well done.
And then going to the other spectrum is DMC. No where near the same type of game as Ni No Kuni. Coming from two completely different companies and studios, plus style of game; doesn't make it all that surprising. DMC was enjoyable, even though there were plenty of “What the fuck” moments and the dialog appeared to be written by a 12 year old boy that was using all those “grown up words” that he learned from his daddy. All in the name of being “mature”, yeah, right.
So anyway, that was a little look into what I've been up to. Look forward to more and keep getting involved. The multitude of ways are on the right hand side of the screen. Let me know what you think of the site in the comments and always keep playing.