|Well worth the wait.|
Personally, I'm tired of hearing about the problematic controls. While they are significant enough to note in a review, it has become blown out of proportion, much like the fishing mini-game in Nier (another excellent game). The controls won't give you carpal tunnel, and you WILL grow accustomed to them, to the point that you won't give it a second thought. Since when do we, as gamers, allow a flaw, even a glaring one, prevent us from enjoying a great game experience? Not me, anyway.
Kid Icarus: Uprising is a great game experience, with a memorable soundtrack, top shelf dialogue and voice acting, and enough content to easily play this game over 100 hours. This is the Peace Walker equivalent, in terms of substance. Give it a shot, plastic stand be damned.
In other news, I finally picked up Saints Row: The Third, and having just finished it, wow, what a fun game. This is not the sort of game that will blow you away, but if you love open worlds, and having fun, this game ranks as one of the best, alongside Just Cause 2. Just be prepared for a filthy experience in regards to subject matter, as it has no shame and it's plain obnoxious. Personally, I love it; it's the realization of how the media portrayed Grand Theft Auto. Ask, and ye shall receive.
Next, my girlfriend picked me up Final Fantasy XIII-2, and even 4 hours in I'm loving it. I have heard this game's story is a mess, and the last game wasn't exactly Shakespeare either, but I'm playing it primarily for the battle system. The battle system in FF XIII was arguably the best the series has ever seen, and it's already evident they've improved on it in this sequel. The only fault of the battle system in the last game was that it took forever to take off the training wheels, a problem hopefully avoided this time around. I can't wait to fire up the 360 tonight and dig in deeper. Also, no one does graphics like Square Enix - the character models, much like the last game, look gorgeous.
|Pixel Kratos is a cuter Kratos. But he still wants to murder pixel Zeus.|
That's all the gaming news for now!