I crossed the 2k mark on my gamerscore today. This does not make me l337 by any means, but at least I am no longer a noob.
Some thoughts on recent titles I've played.
- If I haven't said it already, Doom on XLA is balls of fun. Good old nostalgic still-get-surprised-by-something-poppin-out-of-the-dark fun. Go get it.
- Time pilot is, well, time pilot. If you liked the arcade cab version, it translates well. I haven't tried co-op, but it seems like a good idea. There are updated explosion sprites, but I'm not sure the point. The rest of the graphics are retro-looking, so why half do it?
- Pac Man is, well, pac man. If you liked the original, you'll like it. If you never played the original, then you are too young to be on the internet unsupervised, go ask your mom about pac man.
- 99 Nights is also kind of retro. It's like a multi-million dollar graphics upgrade to Gauntlet :-) Just kidding, there's more to it than that, and it's quite pretty, but it's a little too hack and slash tedium for my liking. I'm going to give it another hour or two and decide whether to give up on it.
As an aside, I have to give my co-workers some flak. Way too many of these games are getting by with sub-par standard def implementations. There've been complaints about Dead Rising (text unreadable), and I noticed that elements of the pacman maze are difficult to see, and the Doom map suffers the same issue (but then real men don't need a map now do they).