Morning Discussion

By Alice O'Connor, Oct 15, 2010 5:00am PDT I finished the BioShock 2 singleplayer DLC Minerva's Den last night and am delighted to say that it's delightful. If you have BioShock 2 on console and enjoy the singleplayer of either game, you really should try it. Perfect length and pacing, a lovely little story and some solid gameplay additions. If you own BioShock 2 on PC, well, I'm sorry.

I also gave the Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1 demo a whirl. The supposed retro revival of 2D Sonic games has proved pretty divisive, with some lauding it as a return to form and other grumbling that it's no fun at all. I did not like it. The movement and physics feel all wrong and the targetted attack is naff and no, I cannot play that.

From short games to long games, I'm still making steady progress on my new playthrough of Planescape: Torment. Yesterday I was saying I often get bored of long, "epic" video games but Torment is so very dense and its countless distractions are so interesting that I never feel like I'm drifting aimlessly, even though The Nameless One has very little idea of where he's going and what to do next. Ace.

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  • haha, Medal of Honour singleplayer is horrible. The graphics, sound and cinematics are great, but the gameplay is probably the worst I've seen in a long, long time.

    I'm only like 30 minutes in, and there was a point where my 4 buddies and I were outside, in a big fight with the Taliban. I got separated from them, and all I could hear was this huge firefight going on, and I knew my buddies were involved.

    So, I get there, and my buddies are crouched down behind some shelter, unloading everything they've got into 1 badguy who is standing out in the open, and is about 10 feet away from my buddies. Every bullet was a miss. As soon as I stepped into view, the bad guy turns, and one shots me.

    This is terrible, really. Enemy AI blows, they don't move and will ignore you a lot, even if you're standing right next to them. The friendly AI won't move until you do, and I have yet to see them hit a bad guy. Thumbstick controls are fucking horrendous, too. There's an actual honest to God delay when moving the right stick around.

    At least the online play is pretty fun.