December 31st, 2008
Categories: General

Christmas Game Review & The New Year


So, how was Christmas 2008 for you?

Myself, I received a few gifts, two of which I will look at in this entry. I got clothes, James Bond on DVD, socks, sweets & a few books (the best being “The Onion Atlas”, which is such a funny look on the world). But I also got a couple of Xbox games.

The first being Civilization: Revolution, a rather cut down version of Civilization 4. And cut down it is, you can pretty much complete a game within about 2 hours, and never return to again. It’s all right, and a good introduction to the game for those who have yet to play it. However, for the rest of us who have played it before, it’s a little short. I don’t blame anybody for getting me this, as I did ask for it, but it’s short and doesn’t keep my attention.

One game that does keep my attention was Mass Effect. If you had been following my Plurk or Twitter account you’ll know how much I love this game. It’s so deep. I’ve finished the main story, but not done half the missions in the game. One mission I have done is the “Romance” mission, one which I’ve made such a big deal on.

You see, half way through the game, you have to choose between two love interests – a human, or an alien. It’s not particularly difficult to mess up this – after all, if I can do it, then you can. You then at the end get a cut scene of you doing it (which everybody goes crazy about – it got banned in Singapore and Germany), but apart from 3 second of arse, it’s nothing. In fact, it’s quite disturbing.

When it’s over, your love interest turns to you, says that you were incredible, and this flashes up.

Okay, maybe not those exact words, but something similar. And your gamerscore goes up by 10.

Nevertheless, it is still an engrossing storyline about saving the galaxy, and considering I wasn’t expecting it, it is a nice surprise.

Now I need to wait for Mass Effect 2!

So this is my last post for 2008, and I think I should do some reflection. My life has got better than beginning 2007, and I’ve really begun finding myself, not really focusing on much except what I want to do. This has meant a lot of travelling, which is very awesome.

And so to 2009, and I’veĀ  a couple of resolutions I’m making. That will wait for the next post. Happy new year guys!

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