Friday, March 12, 2010

Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge Special Edition (GDC '10 Reveal)

Going along with the success of The Secret of Monkey Island Special Edition comes, and hopefully it does not come as a shock, Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge Special Edition - to be released on XBLA, iPhone, PSN this summer.

From a purely artistic standpoint it looks to be shaping up to be as beautiful as the first special edition. It is a well-deserved and welcome sequel.

While I did not get to play these games the first time around (I was in my box where only the FPS genre mattered) I am relishing the fact that I am getting to play these games and that a newer generation is blessed with the privilege of enjoying them as well.

Once again you will be able to switch between art styles (old and new) and I will be completing it twice (both old and new), as I did with the first edition of the well... special editions.

Not that you did not know but you will again assume the role of Guybrush Threepwood in your ever-lubbin' quest to become an arrggh-Pirate. Summer cannot come soon enough.

Monday, March 8, 2010

WAIP: March 8, 2010 - Still In Rapture Edition

Lately I have been thinking that I would like to change the name of this feature and make it more of a tale than a description of what exactly I have been playing. At the moment that is neither here nor there but I was thinking of calling it The Diary of a Geeky Gamer or The Misadventures of a Geeky Gamer. Thoughts on that?

Otherwise things are as back to normal as they are going to get when it comes to gaming. For the most part I have been playing daily but I am still stuck on Bioshock. I managed to nab a few achievements that I did not nab the first time through the game. I still do not think I will be getting the Historian and Research PhD achievements; the former because I am sure I have missed at least one and I have no desire to follow a guide for it and the later because it honestly just seems to be glitched for me. I have taken every picture I could possibly think of to no avail. It is at the most, disappointing.

What still gets me about this play through is how powerful I am feeling compared to my first time through. It does not make sense because it should be harder with the Vita-chambers switched off.

I still have plans to move on to Bioshock 2 after Bioshock's completion and after that the single player of BFBC2.

I attempted to dabble in the multiplayer of BFBC2 and yeah, you do not dabble with Battlefield.