After Christmas madness roundup
Annnnnd we’re back! Hopefully everyone had a nice couple of days with family, friends, or solitude. I thought I would give you all a quick roundup post of what we’ve been doing to kick things off again on the blog.
We picked up a few games for Christmas that we’ve already begun to work through.
- Saints Row 3 – crazier than the first two and lots of fun
- Rayman Origins – so fast, so zany
- Disney Universe – cute and puzzly
- Lego Harry Potter: Years 5-7 – graphically improved
- Mario Kart 7 – Graev already had it, but I got it and love it! We have a racing community that you’re welcome to join. Leave a comment if you’re interested.
All of them are fantastic, and we’ll bring you more in-depth write-ups on them later. The big one to note is Saints Row 3. We’re going to play through the entire game together via online co-op (we each have a copy). That’s not all, though. We’re going to play through as Michael Weston and Sam Axe, the characters from Burn Notice. Any opportunity we get, we’re going to act like them and of course our characters we made look like them. It should be lots of fun. Look for it on our gaming stream in a few days.
Star Wars: The Old Republic
We’re both level 30 now. While we’re not leveling as fast as a lot of other people, we’re at least enjoying the story and can say that we’ve tried to do most every quest. SWTOR, in general, is enjoyable. I think everyone playing can vouch for the obvious issues. There are blatant bugs and a few mechanics really need to be retooled or polished. For example, equipping mods and comparing gear is tedious and the whole PvP badge system is convoluted — a complete overhaul of PvP rewards is likely imminent if they’re at all aware of the problem.
My favorite planet has been Tatooine. The first couple of planets were really restricting in terms of where you could go. Everything in SWTOR feels linear, but having the big open desert in front of you instead of a path surrounded on both sides by mountains is comforting. Tatooine is also the iconic Star Wars planet. It draws upon a lot of nostalgia.
That’s all for now! I’m going to start working on a few posts I’m making before the New Year.