Now Playing - May 2009

God of War (PS2) I picked up God of War a while back when the hype train for the third iteration was building. It took a little while for me to beat it since I would play in short bursts, maybe one or two save points, whenever I could fit it in. Released way back in 2005 there isn't much new to add to the discussion about it. I had a great time playing it and recommend it to anyone looking for an action game fix. Once it was over I really wanted more... God of War II (PS2) The PS2 didn't even have time to cool down before I put in God of War II, I booted it immediately after the credits of the first came to a close. That being said I'm not very far in it yet since I'm still playing with the schedule that I used with the original. It's great to be able to see the improvements made over the first game without having to wait through the actual development cycle. So far everything feels pretty epic. It's probably going to be at least a month or so before I work my way all the way through. Warhammer 40k: Dawn of War II (PC) Speaking of finishing games. I bought Dawn of War II on Steam and much to my surprise finished the campaign mode. I have to say I really enjoy breaking away from the normal RTS staple of base building. My favorite part of the game is the length of the missions. Most of the missions can be finished in fifteen minutes or so, some much faster if you push it. As usual though I haven't had too much time to play multiplayer. I did get in a few games though and it was pretty fun. Once I've finished off some of these other games maybe I'll dedicate more time to that. Company of Heroes: Tales of Valor (PC) I was real excited for Tales of Valor to come out. I bought it on release day and waited through crap download speeds from Steam to get it. To be honest, I wish I had waited. It wasn't until I reached the end of the first story arch, I was just getting into it starting to enjoy myself and just like that it was over. So, I started up the next chapter, I guess it could be called. I'm not sure how long it was but, before I know it, it was over. Ever since then I've been dreading going back to the game. There is one chapter left and I really just get it over with. Anyway, this one is a definite wait till the price drops release unless, your really into multiplayer CoH, which I'm not.