So folks, here's what games I recently beat.
I'll start with three games on the XBOX 360
Perfect Dark Zero- Before I beat the game, I said that I don't find this the piece of crap the fans call it, nor do I think it's the 9/10 GS makes it out to be. After I beat it, I standby those statements. There are a lot of fun moments (I liked the bot multiplayer a lot, and quite a few missions were pretty fun) but there were some things that got to me, like a tad bit over the top to the point of being glitchy physics (I saw a corpse fly around, and sometimes the bodies react to Joanna's punches or pistol whips a little too much, like she's related to Captain Falcon or something), confusing story, and some annoying voice acting (Joanna's voice NEARS the level of annoyance of Sakura Haruno from Naruto or Gohan in DBZ Kai).
LEGO Lord of the Rings- Beat the main storyline, as well as a bonus stage where you play a mini-Sauron wrecking a super-mini Middle Earth (in vain of LEGO City from LEGO Star Wars II on the GameCube) while I get a million studs in order to pass the stage. Replaying the game to get more unlockables and doing extra quests all around Middle Earth. Just like past LEGO adaptations, it's still a simplistic and fun game that loves to poke fun at it's source material, even with voices (all from the movies).
Batman: Arkham City- Beat it last night. Probably the best Batman game I have ever played, and this comes from someone who played that mediocre Game Boy game based on the first film in the Tim Burton era (when Michael Keaton was Batman), the awful Dark Tomorrow on GameCube (admittedly I liked that game at first, but a few more moments of play made me realize how horrible it was), and the decent LEGO Batman on the Wii. A great combat system, satisfying story (with an ending that's kind of telling when you consider the fact that this is the final time Mark Hamill voices the Joker), and a great environment. Granted, I haven't played Arkham Asylum yet, but damn. :shock:
Now on to the GameCube
Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem- The first horror game I ever beat, despite being the second I've played in the same genre (Dead Space on PC was the first horror game I played, but I never beat it. Damn turret segment). In a lot of aspects, you can see why this is seen as an overlooked gem hardly anyone played as it is a great game that's quite sought after these days (the GameCube gained quite a bit of positive reception after the sixth gen ended, though during that same gen, it wasn't the case), but at the same time, it gets credit where it shouldn't. The first Nintendo published game to have an M rating? Done before!
That being said, like PDZ, this is another game where I don't think it deserves a 9/10, but Eternal Darkness deserves higher marks due to it's creepy atmosphere, the way the sanity effects troll you, and a moment where I shouted "What the f***!" in fear, but it's combat system is a little clunky and some of the visuals look like they were surpassed by early PS2 games (I compared it to Onimusha Warlords in past instances).
That's it for me, and to end this blog. Here's me playing Perfect Dark on N64 with a bot.