Nexon's free-to-play MMO is in open beta and set to launch in a few days. Also worth a look from recent weeks, "Catherine," "Bastion" and "Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet," among others.
Over the past two weeks, I've mostly been playing games I reviewed or intended to review, but I managed to sneak in some "Gears of War 3" beta and start "Divinity II: The Dragon Knight Saga," a role-playing game that more folks should be talking about.
Role-playing game powerhouse BioWare once again delivers a fantastic story filled with memorable, well-written characters. But dated level design and cut-and-paste dungeons bog down what could've been an epic adventure in a medieval metropolis teeming with life. This is a longer review than what ran in the newspaper.
My semi-occasional recap of what I'm playing, and some brief thoughts on each title.
Last week, I got my hands on a demo for "Dragon Age II" that will be released to the general public in a couple of weeks. Here are my impressions of what I've played, as well as my thoughts to date on BioWare's more action-oriented approach to its signature franchises, "Dragon Age" and "Mass Effect."
The January lull in new video game releases makes it a great time to catch up on last year's games, which is why I'll be writing about my 2010 Game of the Year next week. It also provides an opportunity to look ahead at the games that could compete for 2011's honors.