Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Metro: Last Light Announcement Trailer

So, Metro 2033's sequel has now an announcement trailer. Quite artsy, but hey, why not. I'm looking forwards to Last Light, how about you?

And the song in the trailer is Portishead, btw. Nice choice.

Friday, May 27, 2011

The Witcher 2 patch removes DRM

So, The Witcher 2 received patch 1.1 has now been released, and it removes DRM from the retail-versions of the game (such thing that I have). It's also said to increase your framerate by 5-30%, fix lots of bugs and it will make you popular among ladies/lads. Well, maybe not the last one. But nice anyway. Grab it from here, or if you bought it from Steam (or any other self-updating DD-service) it should update automatically.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

The Witcher 2 - Assassins of Kings (PC) (First impressions)

So, I completed my first playthrough of TW2 last night. In short - it was a damn fine game, maybe even better than the first one (your mileage may vary depending how you felt about TW1). Combat mechanics have been changed radically, and the legacy of NeverWinter Nights and Aurora Engine is gone, giving room to a much more action-y and faster combat. And with that, the combat is now also far more lethal, requiring you to pay attention to your surroundings and the tactics. Reminds me in a way of Demons Souls, which is good. The game looks fabulous, writing was brilliant and music very good. If something is to be complained, it's that the "tutorial" is rather brutal and you will probably die multiple times on the first playthrough, as combat isn't really explained to you and enemies will rape you if you don't know what you're doing.

More thorough thoughts in summer!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Amnesia - Justine general release

Amnesia: The Dark Descent received a free DLC called "Justine" during Valve's Portal 2-ARG. Now, it is released for everyone. Yay!
"On April 18 Frictional Games joined Valve to celebrate the release of Portal 2 and wrap up our collaboration which has spanned the last few months. During this period we have worked with not only Valve, but an entire range of talented independent developers, to give gamers a unique gaming experience. Together we created a massive Alternate Reality Game which spanned 13 Steam games, as well as plenty of internet forums and publications, and the real world. Frictional Games' main contribution to this game was a DLC called Justine and truth be told, it plays pretty damn well even without the other stuff.
Justine has now been repackaged to survive in the outside world and we are happy to announce that we are giving it away to all owners of Amnesia for free. Turn off the lights, put the headphones on and play another story produced by the original team, the multiple IGF award winning, Frictional Games.
But, there is more..."
Read the rest from their site - preorderers of Amnesia receive the soundtrack for free, and there is also some short-stories included in the update. Hurray! 

Summer -11

So, I'm rather busy now so no new reviews till summer. What you can expect in summer:

  • The Witcher 2
  • Dawn of War 40,000, maybe also DoW2
  • The Sims Medieval
  • Hitman Contracts/Blood Money
  • Dragon Age: Origins & Dragon Age: Awakening
That's all for now.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Mass Effect 3 Screenshots

So, a Russian website has posted some new Mass Effect 3 screenshots. Looking pretty nice there. I haven't yet finished ME2, because I'm still waiting for GOTY-edition with DLC. But still, one of the big names in current RPGs.