I realize that it’s Tuesday, so it seems silly to discuss what I worked on last week or over the weekend, but I somehow got swamped with work yesterday and writing a blog post just didn’t happen. Obviously. So, here is my rundown of what I’ve been playing over the last week. Drumroll, please.
I am very, very close to completing Portal 2. I made some serious progress on Friday, but after I finished Chapter 7, I really had to take a few days off from it. It was so intense, and the story had gone in such an odd and dark manner that I couldn’t deal with it any further. One of my friends is raring to go to play the co-op, but I really want to finish the single-player campaign first. So far I’ve logged in 9 hours, and I know that if I didn’t have the guide that would easily double. For the most part, I’ve been able to figure out the puzzles on my own, but there are more than a handful of instances that I was completely lost and needed help of “where the eff do I put a portal?” Like the first game, Portal 2 is one that I’m glad I’m playing, but I doubt I will ever play it again. Although, I have to admit that if I had to play one of them again, it would definitely be the second one.
I haven’t touched LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean this week as I’ve decided to wait until the guide arrives and focus on Portal 2. Hopefully I will finish Portal 2 today, receive the guide today, and then all will be right in my world.
As for stack of shame news…I have a confession. I know that Darksiders won in my poll, but I’ve turned to Dragon Age: Origins instead. It all started with wanting to see if DAO would indeed work on Bootcamp from my Mac. That turned into playing the origin story to completion. That turned into boxing up my console versions of DAO and DAOA for trade-in to Amazon. Then that turned into bumping Darksiders down a notch. So yes, I’m back on DAO, which I’m loving ten times as much now that I’m playing it on the PC. It’s so nice to actually be able to control my party, of all things. As much as I’ve resisted it, it looks like I am becoming a PC gamer, or at least a Steam gamer. My EvilCast cohorts will be so proud.