Monday, 29 June 2009

My Sims or yours?

So MySims Racing hasn't been getting reviews quite as good as I was hoping, so it's slipped off my "To Buy" list into the "Will Pick Up Cheap If I See It One Day" list, which apart from anything else, has a far less snappy title.

Speaking of Sims, I am finding myself increasingly curious about Sims 3, to the point that I may just pick it up. I've never played any of the Sims games previously and to be honest I have been quite dismissive of them, despite following early development closely. I was interested in how far you could take things in the game... could you REALLY do everything you wanted? And when the final game was released it didn't seem to meet with my expectations, so I ignored it. I was then galled to see it racing to the top of the charts along with a flurry of expansion packs and sequels, all geared to what I considered the "non-gamers". Well, hopefully such snobby behaviour is behind me now and as I say, I may just pick this one up...

In other news, a recent flurry of eBay sales (with likely more to come) has seen me build up a bit of a pot towards the purchase of Batman Arkham Asylum. I'm planning on going for the Collector's Edition on XBox360, probably from Game to get the bonus Crime Alley map... not to mention points on my reward card and Quidco cashback!

I've also traded a few games recently on Goozex, which I highly recommend. I've just had notification that someone wants The Outfit (a good game, but just didn't grab me) from me and in return it looks like I will be receiving Sonic Adventure DX on GameCube and possibly (trade not yet confirmed!!) Ultimate Spider-Man on GameCube.

Saturday, 20 June 2009

Upcoming in 2009

With the dust settled after E3 I thought it was a good time to take stock of the upcoming releases for the rest of the year and think about what I want to pick up.

I've listed games below and ranked them either A, B or C. A is a must-have day-one purchase. B is one I will look out for at a good price. C is something I am interested in but will wait for a price drop on.


MySims Racing (C)
Transformers Revenge of the Fallen (C)
Wii Sports Resort (B)
Star Wars The Clone Wars Republic Heroes (B)
Red Steel 2 (C)
Spore Hero (C)
Ghostbusters (A) (already pre-ordered)


Transformers Revenge of the Fallen (C)
Batman Arkham Asylum (A)
Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 (B)
Star Wars The Clone Wars Republic Heroes (B)
Halo 3 ODST (A) (already pre-ordered)
Alpha Protocol (A)
GI Joe The Rise of Cobra (B) (already pre-ordered)
FIFA 10 (A)
Assassin's Creed 2 (C)


Left 4 Dead 2 (A)

A couple of titles (Transformers, Clone Wars) I've listed under both 360 and Wii as I'm waiting to see how they turn out on the individual platforms. Originally I was going to go for Transformers on Wii for the co-op option, but I now understand that player two will just be controlling some weird floating shield thing and not another transformer, so that seems a bit lame...