The demo has gone live on Steam and I finally managed to get the game running after encountering a few minor problems. Thanks PhysX!
Some critics say that the first Mafia was merely a clone of the GTA III formula with an emphasis on story and atmosphere. And in a way, Mafia II feels more like a GTA IV knock-off than a successor to the first Mafia. Is that a good thing? Frankly I don't know.
I'm daft and I forgot to post this after writing it up at around 4am, weeks ago. Did I say I'm daft already?
I seem to be playing Dear Esther quite often. It's good enough to warrant a replay on quality alone, but this time I wanted to experience it again, possibly for the last time, in its original visual form before Robert Briscoe's rebuilt 2010 version of Dear Esther will be released. On with it, then.
Hey Ubisoft, I have a message for you. Let me channel the voice of John Stewart as much as I can, because this is important and only the man can say it as honest as I mean it. Are you ready? Okay, here it comes Ubisoft. A message for you: Go fuck yourselves.
Remember Hard Surface or any other of those expectation raising trailers for Just Cause 2? Like many, I had my doubts over the validity of the depicted action. It just seemed too much fun, with very little actual game. And in a way, that perfectly describes Just Cause 2.
Outfitted with a gravity defying grappling hook and a self-replenishing parachute, Rico Rodriguez could rival Bruce Wayne's taste in extreme sports. That is, if he were an extreme sportsman. Our man Rico works for the Agency though, overthrowing governments like they're camping tables and freeing the people from oppressive dictators like they're... oppressed. By dictators. Anyway. Just Cause 2. Great game.