V.19 No.38 |
What Are You Playing This Weekend?
By John Bee [ Fri Sep 24 2010 10:09 PM ]
I spent about half the day trying to decide whether I should buy Halo: Reach immediately after work. I'm pretty torn. I want to play the single-player campaign, because a) I've consistently heard/read that it's ten (or so) hours of great, and b) I'm really not a multiplayer person (yeah, because I suck. What of it?). Of course, tossing out the notion of multiplayer also tosses out maybe 80% of the play I'd get otherwise, so my money hand has been stayed thus far. I don't think I'll miss out all that much waiting a few months to play it alone.
Also, I'm not really lacking in games to play, and this week I've taken a trip back to Bee-onia in Civilization IV. The game is a really odd mix of almost tedious maintenance, and a constant dawning realization that you're either completely badass, or totally hosed. Everything is so bite-sized, though, it's easy to get caught in and endless loop of "Oh! That did something! Ok, just one more turn..." For someone more inclined toward shooters, the not-so-breakneck pace has taken some getting used to, but my Steam account says I've now spent 27 hours playing it. I'll take that as pretty solid evidence that I like it.
Anyone else hesitating on Reach? I can't be the only holdout in town.
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