This weekend there are two games on my radar: Titanfall and Dark Souls II. Unfortunately for me, they are both time-sucks.
Titanfall has been getting rave reviews around the office, which makes it all the harder that I haven’t yet had a chance to jump in. I’ve never been much for online shooters, having only dipped into the likes of Halo’s and Call of Duty’s online portions when necessary for a review. Therefore, when it was revealed that Titanfall was multiplayer-only my initial response was one of disappointment. However, after having seen some of the gameplay, and having heard nothing but high praise from my co-workers, I’m ready to jump in and give it a shot. May the frags be with me.
On the other hand, I’m already a huge fan of the original Dark Souls (as well as its predecessor, Demon Souls) and I’m looking forward to jumping in and dying repeatedly for days on end. Not that I love dying or anything, but with these games it is an inevitability. As a hardcore gamer I love the challenge and feeling of accomplishment each time you fell that particularly nasty foe. So when I’m not jumping in giant mech, you’ll find me lurking about doing my best to stay alive.