I really did plan to finish Deus Ex before I started my next game. But we always know what happens to the best-laid plans. The wrench in my plans arrived in the form of Space Marine, which is a horribly named game but it’s one of the most fun games I’ve ever played. It’s also probably one of the most insane games I’ve played since Smash TV.
Unlike the other games I have been playing, Deus Ex and Gears of War 2, there is no cover-based shooting. Captain Titus can’t even crouch down behind some rubble. It really goes against everything I’ve ever learned about shooters, but at the same time, using my patented RARRRRR! technique will only get you killed in a hurry; especially if there are any of those bomb dogs around.
However, I haven’t gotten frustrated to the point of rage quitting, even when I had to play the same scene over and over and over for a solid hour (literally). The reason why? Shooting orks in the face never, EVER gets old. I was actually a little sad that I couldn’t bring the game with me when I went out of town over the past weekend.
And thanks to going out of town, I was able to advance a little more with my Zelda Experiment with the original Legend of Zelda. I’ve done more running around and collecting heart containers than I have anything else, but I’m progressing further than I ever have on my NES. If I don’t finish any other Zelda, THIS will be the one I finish. Although, I really want to finish A Link to the Past as well.
Of course, I couldn’t stay away from shooting things for too long over the weekend. The hubby and I broke out Gears 2 last night to finish Act IV. That game will be complete BY this weekend, so I can pick up Gears 3 without feeling too guilty. I also hope that Shawn is ready to keep shooting Locust for a little while longer, because he’s definitely playing the third one with me.