Mmm, video games

I'm pretty distracted right now and not paying attention to much that's going on-line since an old friend of mine is up for Thanksgiving week (not going back until a week from Monday). We're catching up, talking, and playing lots of video games, which is particularly fun since I'd hardly played for the last year.

Among the discoveries this time is Guitar Hero, which is the sort of gimick game (complete with special controller) that normally I don't like but which actually is awesome. I was already a big fan of Amplitude, and Guitar Hero is like Amplitude only much better. I do like rhythm games, and the guitar controller actually makes it even more fun. I have my own copy on order now.

Ratchet Deadlocked isn't as much fun as the prior Ratchet and Clank games, but it's still pretty fun. It's very heavy on the combat, but there's still a first person campaign with a typical story and some amount of platforming. The main thing that's missing is puzzle-solving with weapons, making use of just the right weapon for the terrain. The terrain and layout is much simpler than in previous games. Still, worth the money.

Posted: 2006-11-19 23:36 — Why no comments?

Guitar Hero 2 was recently released and is a lot better in many ways. Practice mode alone is worth its weight in gold. Also, the two person co-op mode is fantastic. I'm not sure I like the current batch of songs as much, but that just could be familiarity with the old bunch.

Posted by Chris at 2006-11-20 08:01

Yeah, I expect the chances that I'll get Guitar Hero II as well are high as soon as it drops in price a little. I try to avoid paying $50 for video games and it's going to take me a bit to work through the songs I want to play on the first game.

Posted by eagle at 2006-11-20 12:21

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