Today’s strip actually IS based on a true story, except that it wasn’t Fable III – it happened to one of my friends a few weeks ago with Castlevania, but other than that? Troof.
I still haven’t made my way to Vanquish, but that will be happening soon. Costume Quest and Undead Nightmare snagged me, and given their nature, I decided to go ahead and finish them before Halloween. Costume Quest is a bare-bones beginner’s RPG that gets by on its charm. Voice acting would’ve helped it tremendously, as would have the tiniest bit of variety in the battle sequences. Things get repetitive very quickly, and while I wanted to progress the story and see it through to the end, I found it difficult to keep my attention from wandering elsewhere, thus limiting my play sessions to 30-45 minute chunks. It retains that distinct Double Fine feel, which makes it a easier for me to slog through the more mundane portions, but unless you consider yourself a card-carrying Double Fine fan, you might want to put your cash toward something with a bit more meat.
I went ahead and picked up Fable III even though I most likely won’t get around to playing it until mid-November (blame Castlevania). I was also planning on taking advantage of K-Mart’s overly generous deal on Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II, right up until the waves of unanimously terrible reviews started rolling in.
I guess I’ll get that one after Christmas for $15 or so.
And just like that, most of the games I was looking forward to in 2010 are out. There are still a few stragglers rounding out the rest of the year, but I can’t remember the last time I was able to wrap up most of my personal game purchases by the end of October. Weird.
That’s it for me. It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown is airing tonight and I have a date with my couch. Be sure to check out the premiere of The Walking Dead this Sunday at 10PM on AMC – it looks like it will be AMAZING.