An interesting few days for my gaming...
Firstly, Witcher 2, for Xbox. Wasn't quite sure sure what to expect here. People get very personal with this one, and its either the most cinematic gaming experience in history or pretty and overrated bland grimdark. Other then that, I know nothing about it... Wasn't even sure how it played.
I haven't gotten far, but I seem to be falling in the middle. The graphics aren't THAT mind blowing... There's polish, but a lot of the character models are kind of jaggy. The combat is mixed as well. I LOVE the flow of attacks, very Arkham Asylum, but he doesn't always connect. Whether he closes a gap seems to be entirely up to chance, so there's a lot of times you end up standing in place vulnerable, not helped by the useless roll.
As for the grimdark setting... I'm not seeing it xD this doesn't seem like Dragon Age, with pointless racism and gore to show how DARK and GRITTY it is, it actually seems pretty conservative. Ill admit, I'm no historian, but the world see.s to suck authentically. Gotta give praise to Geralts design as well. Hooboy...
Next was X-Men Destiny. Uhm... Aside from the fact Xavier is killed off screen, and mentioned in passing as 'killed by a time travelling robot' (comics are hard enough to follow in one format -.-) the racism undertones are the complete opposite of Witcher 2. Its so forced its absurd.
Remember in First Class, Beast says 'you didn't ask, I didn't tell?' I saw Spoonys review before the movie, so I actually did yell SYMBOLISM in the cinema, but that's pretty damn subtle compared to this game.
So... The economy sucks, education is falling, natural disasters all over, and its all those dirty Muties fault! Yep, Mutants invented earthquakes, they're tekken er jewrbs, and they're making our kids gay! I even heard someone yell 'evolution is an evolutionary dead end'.... What? Are they trying at all?