The biggest story for this blog update is that I finally started inFamous, which has been sitting on my shelf for probably a year, now. I've gone from platforming and shooting lightning in Galaxy and SW:TFU to doing both at the same time in this game. I mentioned being kind of "meh" about it on the podcast, and after putting in a few more hours, I'm starting to like it a little more. I'm being as comically evil as I can possibly be. I push people around with my
The game does an odd thing where it sends you into the sewers to get through these very straight-forward platformy sections, only they're super duper easy; because Cole tends to suction onto whatever surface is nearby, it feels like a three-year-old could blow through those sections. I would actually appreciate a little more of a challenge there, something more akin to the jumping puzzles in a Prince of Persia game. I do like Cole's Spider-Man act out in the open city, though. It makes getting to the rooftops a lot easier and pretty effortless. I also like his power line grind ability. That's just fun. The electric scatter grenades and the gound pound thing are cool, as well. Now that I think about it, Cole's powers have a lot in common with Starkiller's.
Apart from those two main things, I made just a little progress in The Witcher, moving into Chapter II. This is going to be a pretty long game. It's very good so far, though. I played a little more Bad Company 2 with Esteban after recording the podcast this weekend. I think it's still my favorite multiplayer shooter. I also went back to Super Mario Galaxy and got my star count up to 78 before shelving that game for a while to return to Monster Hunter Tri on on the Wii. I got in one good hunt online, taking down a Qurupeco with one other player, and getting my Hunter Rank to level 6. There's a lot left to do in that game, yet.