Progress so far
Sitting here reflecting while eating my shells and cheese.
So, Lollipop Chainsaw. I don't know if I should love or hate this game.
There are so many things about this game I love. But a couple things I hate. Overall, besides a couple points that nearly caused my wife to divorce me, this weekend helped me love this game.
There are a lot(!) of quick time events (QTEs) in this game. To many really. Especially near the start of the game. What I think made this worse was I was playing the game after work during a somewhat stressful week, so I didn't have the mind set to handle the QTEs.
Killing the zombies is fun. Getting the multi-kills (sparkle hunting) was a trick to figure out, as were the commands. The controls didn't feel right at first. After more playing and unlocking more combos it started to make more sense. I think it is probably a standard set up for most hack and slash and fighting games, I am just not accustomed to playing those.
I only have a few achievements left to get in the game, but I am not sure if I will push for the completion. I probably just need to get away from the game for awhile.
With that in mind, I am putting the game on the back burner to maybe play a little on weekends or when I feel like cutting stuff and start moving to other games and DLCs in queue.
This game nearly thru my daily goal off. I was down by 5 points on thursday, but made it up the following day thankfully. I went over today so I didn't have to feel pressure or whatever to get some of these collection achievements. Otherwise, I am on track.
I will probably start Captain America next. Kinda looking forward to it, but I'm worried I will get to into it and complete it before I have a chance to milk it. My wife has banned me from any new games until next month since I got Saints Row 3, CA and LC in a two week time-phrame, along with a 1600 MSP card.
fortunately I also have the last of the currently available SR3 DLCs and the new Batman AC DLC as well as a game I snuck in recently, CoD MW. MW will be easy to pass off as one of the sequels since I still have those.
My wife kept talking about Lego Batman 2. I think Target or Fred Meyers has a good deal on it. I am torn on if I want this game. I think cons outweigh pros, but some of the pros are kinda big to me.
In the cons:
Its another damn lego game. I got sick of these with Lego Pirates, but still played lego Harry Potter 2 and Lego Star Wars 2 (well, replayed to get my completion % up is more accurate. Hurray for 90%!).
The Batman Voice actor is the same one from the Batman Brave and the Bold cartoon on Cartoon Network. Same actor who has also been on the Drew Carey show and the movie Office Space, and an appearance on Reno 911. I think hes funny but I don't like his Batman voice. I don't hear Batman. I hear the actor. (Ok, in a literal sense "no shit, thats true for all voice actors." but this is one of those things were you can't get into the story because you are thinking about the actor themselves rather then the character he is trying to play).
The other voices I have heard from the trailers dig at me too. Lex Luthor is the only one I think they got from the 'good' era of DC cartoons that ended with JL: Unlimited
Now in the Pros:
It will be open World.
It actually has voice acting, which is more a mixed blessing.
Possibility of playing as Captain Marvel, otherwise annoyingly called 'Shazam.' I have not seen a character list for the game, but I don't see why this would be to hard to do since his power set is very similar to Supermans. Just replace xray vision, heat vision and cold breath with a lightning bolt from the sky and a youthful sunny disposition.
Next month I plan to get some older games. Castlevania, Lords of Shadow, TMNT and hopefully a more recent game like Binary Domain or Sniper Elite v2.
Prepare yourself, July is coming and it will be a dead month.
Oh, yeah, we recently started watching Game of Thrones. Hooked with ep1. No, we have not read the books. Considering my tendency with these things, I probably will soon.