Just wanted to let everyone know that I’m taking a little break from the weekly Level-Update podcasts. I realized I was spending more time researching news stories and writing the script than I was spending actually playing video games and decided it was time to change that.
This past Sunday, for the first time in 37 episodes, I gamed until I just couldn’t game no more. I spent some quality time with Beatles: Rock Band and Dead Space. It was glorious.
Because the podcasts are so time-consuming, I haven’t even had time to post any reviews. That being said, I feel I should give a little shout out to WET – a game I played, loved, and didn’t post anything about. I wish I had time to write a full review, but as I do not, here is a haiku about WET:
You say, “It’s too short.”
I say, “Can it, Goldilocks.”
WET deserves a rent.
So yeah, the game play might be a little predictable, but I felt the patterns were comforting. I think of WET as a modern game that used some of the oldschool rules of: 1) there are baddies 2) they come out in the same place 3) as you level up, there are more of them and they’re harder to kill. I don’t have a problem with that. Combine this with some great voice talent (Eliza Dushku, Alan Cumming, Malcolm McDowell), an interesting story, a mix of animation styles and a promise of a sequel from the final boss battle and I think you’ve got something worth renting. The only thing I’ll say I hated was how infuriatingly easy the boss battle was. The cut scene pretty much does the work for you. You have been warned.
So anyway, I’m not abandoning the podcasts completely, but I was long due for a little breather and thought I’d let everyone know. Hopefully I’ll be able to post a little more now.