Wednesday, August 25, 2010

What Im Playing

Left 4 Dead 2 and loving it. Already downloaded a few new campaign maps and theres nothing better than having a good laugh with your mates whilst killing a few zombies.
I have also been playing Avatar on the pc. Stunning environments and some cool weaponry are not enough to keep you coming back for more, which is a shame as the game looks great. The gameplay just is not varied enough and was seriously let down by the dull flying sections. Even getting kitted up with a mechs becomes boring after a while. Running around as a marine is a lot more fun than playing as one of the Na'vi which loped about robotically. Its a shame but its still worth a go at the budget price I got it for.
Looking forward to downloading the demo of Kane and Lynch 2. Thought id try that first before buying just in case it wont run on my pc.

What Im reading

Finished Manfredi's Alexander last week. Only read the first book so far but found it suffers the same as the rest of his books (in my opinion). The character depth is far too blunt and I find I never really have any feeling of attachmentto them. The only one of his books that pulled me in was Spartan. Needless to say, I will be reading the two follow on books when I get round to them but unlike many trilogies I have read, I feel no urgency to read them.
Have just started reading Joe Abercrombies Best Served Cold. I loved his First Law Trilogy and the Bloody Nine is one of my favourite all time book characters. So far, the intro to this book is fantastic. Pulled me in straight away with his dark and gritty twisted humour, typical style of his writing and the violent descriptions are exceptional. Its still early days yet but I get the feeling this book will not dissapoint.
I have also ordered Brent Weeks new book called The Black Prism which I am very excited about as I thoroughly enjoyed his Night Angel Trilogy. Should be a good month for reading.