14 May 2009


Yay! Cinema is becoming more regular! Because Ross got his housing benfit through! And he’s going to be employed as of next week! So to celebrate, he’s going to the cinema three times in two weeks! Yay!

OTT, I know, but when you get a windfall, you’ve gotta spend a bit of it on celebrating. And I miss going to the cinema regularly, so that seemed appropriate! Anyways, we’re going to see Coraline in 3D tomorrow, which should hopefully be a magical experience in a fantastical world! Good times.

Finished The Lost and Damned. It was awesome. I’ll maybe cook up a full review, but for now, I’ll just say that it was ludicrously cinematic, from the set-piece staging to the direction of the cutscenes. Even the tweaks to the gameplay are hugely welcome, from improved motor-bike handling to a tweaked cover system, it’s essentially the game the the original GTA IV should have been. Hell…yeah.

Next up is Wheelman, which so far has its ups and downs. Good is that it’s very arcadey and quite cinematic, which lends itself to some entertaining car chases. Bad is that after TLAD showed me how a sandbox game should be done, Wheelman just feels a bit lacking in every department. Not nearly enough detail – it looks like they’ve used the Escape from Butcher Bay engine which is a) a generation old and b) not pretty whine light is shining on it. The fact that the game is set in Madrid does not flatter the engine…

But, on the plus side, it’s an achievement gold-mine. Played it for 20 minutes and got 7 achievements without even trying. Yay!

That’s it for now. I shall bid you adieu and goodbye, fair interweb surferers.

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