This Week: Xbox One, LEGO Batman 2

Hey guys, it’s been a pretty good week so far. Microsoft unveiled the Xbox One, and I bought LEGO Batman 2.

Concerning the Xbox One, I’m personally looking forward to it. While it may not be the games console that the PS4 will most certainly be, I’m sure it will be a great home entertainment console, that can play solid games well. I’m not sure why people are complaining about the new focus on more media than just gaming, since it will still do that; it’s Xbox for Christ’s sake! It will be of other uses when not be gamed on.

The used game fee is a failsafe for game devs who wouldn’t make a cent off a used copy being sold, which they deserve, but it’s not like they aren’t making any money; people can’t always afford to pay the $60, especially on experimental, risky games that probably wouldn’t make much new, since people don’t want to gamble their money away on a chance of quality (Men In Black: Alien Crisis, anyone?); allowing used games means more people can try your games, and ultimately become hyped for your next title. It’s unfortunate they’re going this route, but not totally unjustified. This will also mean that if you go with the One, Gamefly and Gamestop will become completely useless.

The online connection issue, on the other hand, is completely unjustified. Why make us deal with all that social bullshit? Some of us play games to be secluded from people, since, who are we kidding? People suck, and we’d be better off without them. This was a huge step down, and I really hope they come to their senses and omit it for the next redesign.

What else to say? Halo 5 will be great, the controller looks magical, the Illumiroom will be interesting, and Call of Duty: Ghosts is shaping up to be the best COD in a good while.

Besides the MS news, I just bought LEGO Batman 2 today, my first new game since buying and beating the superb Bioshock Infinite. Haven’t opened it yet, since I’m bloody tired right now (it’s 12:17 May 23rd as I’m writing this), but will tomorrow, and write a blog post about my initial opinions on it.

I’m sure I’ll enjoy it, since I absolutely loved LEGO Batman on the DS. Loved it so much that it’s one of the few games I’ve 100%. I’ll be writing a review of it soon. I’m ready to get my blocks off!

For now, rigbybot127, signing off.

James Flaherty

Video Game Reviewer/Critic at Leet Gamers Asia
Two things I love with a passion are video games and writing, and what's a better combination of those two things than being a game reviewer? 'Cause that's what I am. A reviewer for Leet Gamers Asia.

My tastes in games breach all genres, though my fortes are platformers and first-person shooters. My favorite game series is probably Super Mario, specifically the 3D games. I also love Rayman, Hitman, Bioshock, Half-Life/Portal, Uncharted, and Grand Theft Auto. As for my favorite game, it's hard to say: I love Portal 2, Shadow of the Colossus, Half-Life 2, Bioshock, Resident Evil 4, Super Mario Galaxy 2, Rayman Legends, Hitman 2: Silent Assassin, Grand Theft Auto IV, L.A. Noire, Fallout 3, Journey, and Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence all so damn much.

James Flaherty

Two things I love with a passion are video games and writing, and what's a better combination of those two things than being a game reviewer? 'Cause that's what I am. A reviewer for Leet Gamers Asia. My tastes in games breach all genres, though my fortes are platformers and first-person shooters. My favorite game series is probably Super Mario, specifically the 3D games. I also love Rayman, Hitman, Bioshock, Half-Life/Portal, Uncharted, and Grand Theft Auto. As for my favorite game, it's hard to say: I love Portal 2, Shadow of the Colossus, Half-Life 2, Bioshock, Resident Evil 4, Super Mario Galaxy 2, Rayman Legends, Hitman 2: Silent Assassin, Grand Theft Auto IV, L.A. Noire, Fallout 3, Journey, and Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence all so damn much.

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