Thursday, January 16, 2014

It was on sale!

There is no excuse for playing Painkiller Hell & Damnation. It is yet another sequel in a long declining line. The first Painkiller was almost perfect and since then People Can Fly has gone on to bigger and better things, leaving the series forgotten. The game itself is a relic, cut from the same cloth as the good Serious Sam games (1 and 3) and I don't there is a market for them anymore.

But as poor as the game is impaling monsters with the stake gun, sending them flying across the map and attached them to a wall, never gets old. Hell & Damnation is part sequel, part greatest hits compilation. Take the first boss:

Hell & Damnation

and the original

It's a shame that the new one doesn't look, oh I don't know, about a million times better that it does. Hell & Damnation will fill some of what remains of January, as will that portable Assassin's Creed game that just came out for XBLA but inexplicably not for Xbox One.

All my game time feels like waiting, just filling the time until something new comes out. February is pretty good:

  • The LEGO Movie Videogame
  • Final Fantasy XIII-3: Lightning Returns
  • Earth Defense Force 2025
  • Thief
  • Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2
but there is only one next gen game in there and nothing for the PS4. Why did I buy that system again? Oh yeah, Infamous 3 is in March and if Outlast makes it our before then I will finally renew my PS+ subscription. Until then? Time to slum it.

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