"Mass Effect 3's" ending, while unspectacular, isn't worth freaking out about.
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."
A crazy fall has given way to a mellow winter, so I'm going to resume doing these weekly pieces recapping new games and deals worth jumping on. Here's a look at what's going on for the weekend of Jan. 21-23.
Last week, I named "BioShock 2" my 2010 Game of the Year. "Mass Effect 2" leads a compelling crop of runners-up.
Have you heard? There's a new "Halo" game out. Also, Sony launches its Wii-style motion controller Move, and San Rafael-based Telltale Games is selling its episodic "Tales of Monkey Island" for just $5 this weekend, in honor of Talk Like a Pirate Day.
The European counterpart to E3 (except bigger and open to the public) has been going on in Cologne, Germany this week. The big headlines include "Mass Effect 2" coming to the PlayStation 3 early next year and a new "Age of Empires" social game for the PC.
With the game industry's focus being on E3 in Los Angeles and all the games we'll be playing into early next year, this week was a quiet one for new releases. The most intriguing options for new pickups this week are the sales going on on various digital stores and a downloadable add-on for "Mass Effect 2."
"ModNation Racers" fires a shot across "Mario Kart's" bow, and PC strategy title "Sins of a Solar Empire" can be had for just $4 if you download it this weekend.