Kings Bounty : Armored Princess This game is surreal. It's a cross between what I imagine the My Little Pony games consist of, an RPG, strategy in the form of turn based combat, and exploration. It's also surprisingly good fun.
Call of Duty 4 A clan game that we try and play weekly to satisfy those in the group who don't enjoy more recent games as much. I've actually liked pretty much all the cods (that's 1,2,4 and 5) apart from those ripped from console play which I guess you could call 6 and the current Black Ops). I love the custom community made maps that you get in cod4, some of which were gobsmackingly gorgeous.
Black OPs Yes, I know I said I didn't like it. To be honest this game is ok, not great but perfectly adequate - it's the general public I don't like. People who don't pay for, or put anything towards a server come on and are rude, abusive, ignore the gametype, complain about the weapons used and so on. This game seems to attract a greater number of children and poor sports than any other game I've ever played in a multiplayer environment. As much as the lack of dedicated servers it's these selfish, ignorant and unpleasant gamers who are killing multiplayer gaming on the pc.
When I want to kill some time this is a good game to play. Simple rpg fair in the diablo style of gameplay that is surprisingly fun considering how shallow it is. My only real problem with it is it plays like some of the diablo mods in that its measure of difficulty seems to be how over run you can be by monsters. I would have preferred bigger badder monsters rather than just tons of medium level ones.
Grotesque Tactics:Evil Heroes A humorous rpg that reads well and has some good reviews, I've been debating getting this off steam for a while now, all that's stopping me is that I believe it's german...which makes me wonder about the humor (that not me being racist - different countries have different ideas about humor)
Borderlands I like the idea of a single player fps with lots of guns. All that puts me off is if I get it off steam I'm looking at 3x the price as from Amazon, and a 7gb download to cut into my usage allowance. If I grab it from Am, I get it cheap, but not soon. And the other thing is - it's not Fallout 3 so I guess...is it perhaps not really worth it.
Dungeon Siege III Looks nice, got to wait till June 2011
Might & Magic Heroes VI Looks nice, release date is currently 23/06/11
Red Orchestra 2 : Heroes of Stalingrad Am really looking forward to leaving Black ops behind and this is one of two possible routes. Release date is sometime this year (probably)
Battlefield 3 This might be the other way to leave Blops, but not until 4/11/11. And even then, though it looks lovely I never really liked BFBC2 so....will it be more of the same?
Deathspank I wanted so much to enjoy Deathspank, another of these humorous rpg games. I liked the style kind of, but for the life of me it's just not interesting enough to keep returning to.
Chime I liked Chime a fair bit and it did introduce me to some music / artists I'd not enjoyed before. But they should have had more songs, and more puzzles in the game. It's just too short.
Magicka This inde rpg was fab to begin with and pretty funny with some superb little twists to the magic system. The problem was it's multiplayer which I tried with a mate and we could never, ever find each other. I could play fine with americans but a mate in the same country.....no. Single player though was good fun till it got too hard and I needed a buddy.
Battlefield Bad Company 2 This was ok for a while, but once again it's biggest problem was joe public - it's a game which needs plenty of players to work...the problem is you can't vet them first and there are so many people you really don't want to invite into your house.