Mushroom Soup For The Pixelated Soul
Had a real busy couple of weeks, writing two research papers for college, making this year’s Thanksgiving one of the more hectic in recent memory.
However, I did receive a sweet set of packages earlier this week, almost as some sort of karmic reward for dutifully finishing my schoolwork.
Shown here are my next three reviews for the month (and possibly the last three for this year).
Borderlands: An interesting and highly addictive Quest-driven FPS that had the unfortunate timing to be released alongside Left 4 Dead 2 and Modern Warfare 2. Seems like good a time as any to devote time into it and offer my personal thoughts. I was given a PAL copy of the game, but fortunately it’s one of the few 360 titles to be region-free.
Modern Warfare Reflex: Real odd to release this port during MW2’s highly advertised release. It shouldn’t come as a shock to anyone that the visuals have taken a massive downgrade, but do the motion controls make up for it? You’ll know soon enough.
New Super Mario Bros Wii: I was kind of set on receiving this game as a Christmas present for nostalgia’s sake, but Armchair Empire decided to give me an early X-mas gift. I still concede that the lack of online multiplayer really hurts, but you don’t need me to tell you that this game is still worth getting.
In fact, in preparation for Mario, I made a personal purchase of my own.
The BOSS controller wrap for the Wiimote is, quite frankly, boss. While the buttons are a bit more stiff than what you may be used to, it’s still a comfortable and ultimately essential addition for playing Wii games requiring a sideways-Wiimote interface.
Also purchased the little Shyguy there because, hey…Shyguy’s awesome.
Meantime, here’s some more reviews to check out. Two more have been recently submitted and pending approval.