As I’ve had no money/time/interest to play anything new this past week I have nothing real to review. Considering Shawn is being a brat and objecting to my amazing, wonderful awesome previous post, I have decided to give my thoughts on a couple demos I have been playing a lot of recently.
1. Crackdown 2 – On Monday a demo for Crackdown 2 was released that allows players thirty minutes to run around the open world of Pacific City (although an exploit has already been found that gets rid of the thirty minute time limit). I was a big fan of the first game and the sequel seems to just be more of the same. Not that there is anything wrong with that, mind you. Just over the top, superhero-esque action, which is something we all need in our lives from time to time. So far the demo looks like this might be a game that is worth picking up when it released in early July.
2. LEGO Harry Potter Years 1-4 - Veteran listeners of our podcast know that I have a soft spot in my heart for the LEGO games. They are always fun, lighthearted and you basically just smash LEGO pieces for twenty hours, what more can one ask for? The newest installment in the series released on July 29th and the demo shows that it is just as fun as one would expect. The addition of magic powers for your wizards is a nice touch, as it adds more puzzle elements when trying to figure out what spell is necessary to continue through the level. Another interesting addition is the amount of characters players can use when going through the story mode. Previous LEGO games limited the player to two characters, whereas LEGO Harry Potter allows players to use three and sometimes even four characters to progress through the levels. Hagrid’s dog Fang is even a playable character, used mainly to dig up hidden LEGO pieces, he even knows tricks like a real dog. I was on the fence about the game before playing the demo, but my time with it made me want the game right away.
So my questions to you, my dearest of doves, are these: what demos have you been playing lately that you really enjoy? Have you played either of the ones previous mentioned? Are you excited for either games, or do you think I am an idiot with horrible taste? Tell me in the comments! Also, tell Shawn that my previous post should stay up!