Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Sunken Village

Last week ye ol' German Village nearly got washed away! It flooded very quickly and drained almost as fast.

Lots of water... maybe why I purchased BioShock over the weekend for the 360. I missed the boat (erm) hype on this game, but I am willing to give it a shot. A couple hours into it now and still waiting to get sucked in. I keep wondering if I am missing something here. The game is rated as one of the best on the 360 so I must be. I'll admit the scenery is impressive. Mid 20th century architecture completely underwater. It reminds me of an episode of Futurama where they rediscover Atlanta under water and everyone was mutated by the Coke spilling out of the factory. There are some genuinely creepy moments, which maybe why I'm writing about it and not playing it right now. I'm going to keep plodding along and report back if anything changes.

While I'm at it, I'll post a video on a game that I didn't find time to write about. I really enjoyed this one. The video below was made by the folks that made the game. I think it accurately portrays the games mood, it also lets me know the team creating it had something good in mind when creating it. I was, am, floored by the environment. So good it is a show piece.


Anonymous said...

playing bioshock now, too. it is a bit repetitive. and the whole sudden changing of goals is a bit annoying. but it does look great.
hey, why don't you send me your GTA4 since you've already played it and all. show some love.

Larry W Johnson II said...

will do, email your address over... agreed on bioshock... i feel left out of things happening around me. and yeah, completing objectives inadvertently causing the arrow to disappear and reappear is an indication that i'm just not getting into it - asking myself, did i just accomplish something? or; what was i doing again? i'm giving it a chance though. we'll see if it grows on me.