Now playing, July 2010

“Very impressive. Please note that any appearance of danger is merely a device to enhance your testing experience.” (Portal)

This month is dedicated to reducing my stack of unfinished games. The two new games I’m making progress in are Read Dead Redemption and Super Mario Galaxy 2, both of which are just as good as the reviews make them out to be. Though they are vastly different experiences, they are both equally hard to stop playing – the former because of a gripping story and atmosphere, the latter because of superb level design.

Apart from new games, I’m working my way through some of the older titles in my backlog. I’m close to finishing Portal: Still Alive and Professor Layton and the Curious Village, but have only just started on Zack & Wiki: Quest for Barbaros’ Treasure. As if that isn’t enough, I somehow found myself downloading Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker from PSN last night amidst vows not to buy any other titles for a couple of weeks.