As most of you, I am back to school fow a whole new year of academic pleasures....yeah! I'm pretty confident it will go well, since I have easier courses than I did last year. I will be entering University next year, so this is my last chance to get good grades to apply to medical school. (I live in Quebec where a mix of the french and american scholar system is applied. That means that right now, if I lived in the US, I would be in University already. In Quebec, you don't have to do a health sciences degree before you enter med school). To celebrate, I...bought a Xbox 360. So far I've had a lot of fun with it. I grew tired of my DS and of my few Wii games, so I decided to invest a bit and improve my gaming experience. The nice part is that, since I never owned a Xbox before, I can now play good games for a lot less money than if I had bought them as they came out.
Right now, I'm playing to Assassin's Creed 2 (I tried the first one, but I found it impersonal and redundant) and it is very, very good (especially on a HD TV). Altaïr wasn't a very interesting character, but Ezio is very likeable and his backstory is fun. This sequel is visually better than the first one, and its story is much more entertaining.
I also beat Gears of War 2, which I loved too. I beat it twice: once on normal difficulty and then on hardcore. I am now beating it again on Insane difficulty and I try to get every collectible (I like to get as much as possible for my money...).
A friend lent me Halo: ODST and I'm...not sure. Personally, I don't see what most Xbox fans like so much in the Halo franchise. The game feels too extravagant, unrealistic and is very unsatisfying. The enemies are not fun to shoot and the weapons feel odd. I personally don't like futuristic laser weapons at all. I guess that's why I enjoyed GOW2 so much: even though it is set a the future, it has a dark gruesome, realistic look (with real bullet-firing-chainsaw-equiped-guns) that Halo doesn't have.
I'm still tracking Halo:Reach and I might try Halo 3, but I guess I wouldn't like them any better wouldn't I?
Besides that, I am tracking and waiting for Gears of War 3 (It's going to be great), Deus Ex Human Revolution and Bioshock: Infinite. There are still many good game coming up.
I'm wondering what I'm going to play next. I was thinking about Red Dead Redemption. Any advice?
See you around.