One year later, Jo-Dark still looking good!
As the weekend is drawing to a close I can look back at the quality gaming I was able to take part in. The surprising thing wasn’t the new breed of tiles such as Gears, or Viva Pinata that were stealing my time, rather it was a few ‘classic’ titles that caught my attention this weekend:
Perfect Dark Zero: The much maligned 360 launch shooter came back blazing this weekend. Loki 343, TBobDole, and myself had a blast stacking up ‘bot corpses over the last couple of days. While the single player in PD0 lacks something to be desired, the multi-player in this title is a real standout, even in the face of all the new shooters on the system. Massive maps, great graphics, and a multitude of unique weapons made for a very fresh experience. What is often overlooked is the fact that even with only a few players, one can make a great multi-player match by populating the board with ‘bots. So many options and variations in this game, if you have this title packed up, I suggest giving it another look (I even managed a few more achievements).
Geometry Wars Retro Evolved: The ‘Halo’ of Xbox Live Arcade is still a tremendous experience. Gamers are still vying for crazy high scores in this game with no end in sight. I myself even managed to pry an achievement out of this game the other night! The action in this game is super-crazy and it is still humbling me, but it is always fun to come back for more. It was nice to take a trip back and reexperience this title.
Halo 2: One of the best shooters of our time coming to us from the last generation. I played co-op campaign with my niece this weekend, giving me an opportunity to revisit some old stomping grounds. With the hype surrounding Halo 3, why not replay some of Halo 2 to get your skills back in order. It is worth the trip!
It wasn’t all about the ‘old’ this weekend. Last night we managed a few straight hours of Rainbow Six: Vegas Team Sharpshooter. This game is so tight it makes me want to play it above all other shooters! Don’t get me wrong, Gears is still right up there, but there is just something about a good ‘ol Clancy game! What’s more, we are only a few short months away from GRAW 2! As I have said before…’The Golden Age’. Stay Frosty!