Archive for: June, 2009
Point Lookout was released this week and, like Scott, reminded me why Fallout 3 was my favorite game of 2008. Hell, I’ve probably played Fallout 3 more in the past few months than any “new” title. And the four expansion packs they’ve released this year are better than most of those games I’ve played.
What amazes me is that they’re not just more of the same. Each one feels like a different game built upon the Fallout engine; only Broken Steel actually took place in the DC wasteland. And the first couple missions in Point Lookout play more like Half Life or Resident Evil than Fallout 3.
It’s brilliant and I want more. Bethesda, you’ve come a long way since horse armor.
Sony must be shitting their pants right about now. That Microsoft conference was amazing. Seriously, how do you follow that? Bringing out Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney to endorse the new ‘The Beatles: Rock Band’ was quite a move. And its impact wasn’t mitigated even in the slightest by the presence of Yoko Ono!
The game looks spectacular. It’s like the love-child of ‘Rock Band’ and Cirque du Soleil’s Beatles-themed show ‘Love‘. On a side note, if you haven’t seen ‘Love’, you are really missing something. It was one of the best Las Vegas shows I’ve ever seen in my life (and I have seen about 3)! ‘Love’ was like the love-child of the Beatles and ‘Pink Floyd’s: The Wall’. So when it comes down to it, ‘The Beatles: Rock Band’ is actually the love-child of ‘Rock Band’ and the love-children of the Beatles and ‘Pink Floyd’s: The Wall’. You may be thoroughly confused, but nevertheless, it is a beautiful thing.
The game chronicles the various stages of the Beatles’ career, and replicates it all in stilted, poorly animated, low-resolution polygonal models. No, wait, it’s much better then you imagine.
If you don’t believe me, check out this GameTrailers clip.
So, which member of the Beatles do you identify with the most? I fancy myself as more of a George Harrison than the other three. Soon I will get to test that notion from the comfort and privacy of my living room.