Overdue Roundup:

2009-11-01 11:05 - Gaming

I've more-or-less recently played through a bunch of games, without abusing them as an opportunity to fill my blog. Roundup!

Scribblenauts (DS)

This was heavily hyped. I was excited to see it. It was very underwhelming. The levels are too rigid to make truly imaginative solutions. And the control scheme is horrible. You're required to move objects around all the time, but miss them by just a hair and instead your character will run towards them, often to his doom. Didn't even finish this one, which is very out of the ordinary for me.

Condemned 2 (PS3)

Not bad. Not great, either. Randomly introduced long and slow sequences, or ultra-fast play it three times before you figure out what's killing you style bits. The "investigation" tasks were too frequently a random guess. I think, overall, this game tried to be "too much", with fighting, shooting, puzzle solving, racing, and a bit more scattered all throughout.

Chrono Trigger (DS)

I'm pretty darn sure I played this one before. But I'm an RPG fan, and this one is good enough that I played it right through again.

Professor Layton and The Diabolical Box (DS)

A solid sequel. A collection of good puzzles, and just enough story to tie them together. A few too many of the shuffle-the-pieces-around for my taste, but very worth playing.

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