Saturday, 13 February 2010
Hey chums! Been a bit quiet on the old blog the past week. Had my birthday, the missus's birthday and a lively two-year-old to contend with, plus I got an Xbox, so spouting chuff about comics has had to take a back seat. The Xbox is quite a nice thing, I've never really been a hardcore gamer but it's been pleasant to do a bit of button bashing. I got Batman, Bayonetta, Bioshock II and Gears of War II all of which seem like good fun. I tell you what though, I fucking hate cut scenes. Been a while since I had a console, but the irritating talky bits seem to have taken over. That Bayonetta has a cut scene every two minutes. You can skip them, but their very presence ruins the flow of the game. It's sort of comparable to watching a programme on American telly where the whole thing is compromised by the constant ad breaks. To get round that, people buy box sets. I'd like it if there were a box set style option to play games without the cut scenes because, really, who cares? Anyway, to be honest with you I don't think I'll be playing the Xbox that much. With my son running about there's only so much free time to be had. Playing video games impacts on my reading time, and in the long run comics are going to win.