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What I've been into lately...

Howdy!

I feel like I haven't given a legitimate blog in some time. My last one was rushed (I literally left within the minute of posting it so I could go to the airport), and that kind of put a hamper in my pamper, mainly because it was a topic that I was really getting into. So, I thought I'd just give a basic run-down of what I've been playing lately. Also as a side note: I sold the Xbox 360. I found out that it was much easier and funner to just operate one HD system on a TV, plus it cost more with Xbox Live, which was something that I didn't really use that much (thank you, PS3). Anyways, here's a few games that I've purchased and have been playing lately.

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Resident Evil 5

To be honest, I'm starting not to like this game... Hah, JK. I've actually beaten this game 3 times now, beaten both of the DLC's and have put a bunch of time into Mercenaries. This game is just way too much fun for it's own good, and it doesn't help that I've had the chance to play the co-op with a bunch of different people. I'm not even close to being done with this game, and it just serves as a meaty reminder of why I'm looking forward to Resident Evil 6 so much.

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Devil May Cry: HD Collection

This is the very first time that I've actually gotten to play the first Devil May Cry games. After generally liking 4, I decided: "Hey, I like action games, and I like a lot of them, so this'd be perfect for me!". Well, I've only been disappointed once in this package. I really like the first game, I absolutely despise the second game, and while I only just started the third game, I'm thinking that it's going to be the best of the whole series. Overall, not a bad deal at 40 bucks. I'm definitely going to be investing a lot of time into this collection, with especial thanks to the New Game + feature that most of the games seem to have. Game developers take note: if you want me to REALLY love your game, just add a New Game + feature.

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El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron

I've actually talked about this game a lot in my reviews, but have never had the full game in my collection. My immpressions of the demo really seemed to stick with me, and I decided to pick this game for 20 bucks. I haven't really played it that much, but two things have bogged my playing experience down a bit: the slow pacing, and the convolution. When seperate, I usually enjoy these two aspects. But when combined, like in this case, it just gives me an unwanted head-ache, as far as the story goes. Besides that, this is probably one of the most colorful games that I've ever played (although I could definitely point out a few rough edges), and has one of the most deceptive combat systems I've ever seen. I'll talk about it more when I'm done with it, but so far, I think I'll really dig this game, especially if it opens up more.

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Deus Ex: Human Revolution

I am seriously regretting not picking this up over games like Skyrim. Seriously, this is probably one of the most brilliant games that I've ever played, and that's definitely saying a lot when going up against the likes of Portal 2 and Dragon Age: Origins. Everything about this game just feels absolutely appropriate. The setting is perfect, the characters are awesome, the customization is realized, the weapons are perfect, the gameplay is some of the most intuitive stuff that I've ever had the joy of playing... I could go on, but I think I'll save it for once I do a big ole' write up of it. This is looking to be the game that will get the GOTY 2011 from me. For real, this is some good ****.

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So, as you can see, I have a good amount of stuff to keep myself busy with. I still really want to buy Dragon's Dogma and Armored Core V, but I'll have to wait a little bit for those. Anyways, what have you guys been playing?

-Cal Burkhart