My Week in Games is a little glimpse into my personal quest to tackle my video game backlog and a place for me to report on my exploits with other types of games, be they board, card, or otherwise.
At the rate I’m filling the backlog I might as well plan on a video game sabbatical around mid-year. I picked up a two-game deal on Dead Space (the original) and The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. The former is a must-have for me because I thoroughly enjoyed Dead Space: Extraction and I want to continue digging into the storyline and universe, while the latter was more of a try-and-see-if-I-like-it kind of purhcase. It’s been a while since I’ve played a traditional fantasy RPG, so hopefully this rather decorated entry keeps me interested.
Grand Theft Auto IV: Complete Edition
You knew I’d be back at it this week. In anticipation of the (now delayed) arrival of Red Dead Redemption, I was attempting to crank through as much of GTA as possible. I’m still about a third of the way from the ending, but I’m just getting into some of the more cinematic and heart-pumping missions, which is what I’ve been waiting for the whole game.
[GTA4:CE (Xbox 360) on MobyGames]
Oh boy. I’ll save what I have to say about Minecraft, as a whole, for an entirely different post. The bulk of my playtime was performing server maintenance and testing out some new plugins for Bukkit (a server-side mod wrapper; learn more at Bukkit.org) Watching the maturation and development of this ambitious little endeavor is both rewarding and encouraging. Our little kingdom on my lonely private server is growing at a steady pace, despite the lower time investment this week.
[Minecraft (PC/OSX) at Minecraft.net]