You know…..there’s rarely a game that makes me physically want to harm myself. In the storied history of my gaming career, there comes to mind only 3 games that I have put in the effort to and was unable to complete. Those games are the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles on NES, Mega Man Battle Network 4 on the GBA (which caused me to nearly break my fucking hand on a wooden chair in fury) and Dark Souls…..fucking Dark Souls. Every other game that I have put a solid amount of time and effort into I was able to conquer, even if it took forever. Usually with games, I get very frustrated if I don’t beat it in some fashion, so it breaks my heart to put something down in defeat. I had to do it to the 3 previously mentioned games, and while I know in my heart I will never beat TMNT without Game Genie and Mega Man BN4 is just something I haven’t had the desire to play again, Dark Souls was something else entirely.
Okay , okay I know I’m a bit late to this party, but I felt like I needed to at least toss my hat in for a minute. I don’t normally get too into the GTA games, mainly because it’s just not too interesting to me. I mean I enjoy it quite a bit, but after like 5 hours, I’m bored. But how can that be? There’s so much to do!? So much to kill and take over?! Which in there lies the point. Sometimes there is simply too much to do. I am all about getting all the bang for your buck, as my frequent visits to the City of Industry have proven, but sometimes it can be just a little too much. It also just seems a bit too real for me and to be honest, when I play games I like to feel like I’m playing a game, not playing NYC simulator. Enter Saints Row the Third. This is how sandbox style games should be made…..for me at least.
Once again, we find ourselves on converging paths. Good morning to you all in readerland! Today marks your usual day for Suggestions, and like I do most every week, with a few exceptions, I plan on giving you all something that you should be sinking your teeth into at this very moment. I normally try and give you guys something to read or to view, but I wanted to give you guys something to play with this week. No, it is not the Crown Jewels of Harkness, but something a bit more dark and brooding. Not to say that the Harkness nuts aren’t constantly roasting with vengeance, but it was not what I was referring to. I, and much of the gaming community, have been waiting patiently for the follow up to our favorite Batty hero’s adventures, and we finally have the ability to get our hands on it. Ladies and gentlemen, denizens of the evening, and inhabitants of Arkham, I bring to you…..Batman: Arkham Origins!