Video Games

What Are You Playing This (Long) Weekend?

Trench warfare at its best

I'm still hanging in there with Wolfenstein, so a little more of that is on the menu. I'm not convinced that it's as good as the reviews would have you believe, but just the same I tend to really dig in when I play. Last time there was a double arm-blade wielding enemy that popped in and out of visibility similar to Nightcrawler the X-Man. He kept brutally stabbing civilians just out range for most of the level, but he went down surprisingly easily once I went toe-to-toe with him. I think I got stabbed maybe once. Such a tease. I'm close to the 50% mark, and the game still hasn't managed to produce an actual challenge more than once or twice. Ho hum. I promise this will be the last I ever whinge over Wolfenstein. If I don't manage to polish it off this weekend, it's out of the running for my attention.

I'll also be getting deeper in to Toy Soldiers (hint: I'm playing it right now), which is a tower defense game where all of the units are WWI style soldiers and weaponry. The main gimmick is that it all takes place in a dioramist's toy box. You can see bits and pieces of furniture off in the distance, which works to sell the tempest in this particular teapot. The battles are packed to the gills with WAR, and you can jump into and control any of the several types of weapon emplacements. So far, it's been a real treat.