We talked about (and argued, but it’s been lost to the archives) Halo 4 on the podcast but have yet to commit anything to digital ink, as it were. This is because Halo 4 felt like it deserved a bit more than a gut reaction to gameplay and graphics. This deserved some inspection into story and polish. 343 did not have it easy here, they were following in the footsteps of a highly vaunted developer in Bungie. This is the company that along with Epic lifted the XBox up into new heights. 343 had to come in and not just keep a series fresh, but make make it their own without pissing off legions of fans. Did they accomplish this task? You’ll have to read on.
Dragon Age II has officially gone gold! Earlier this afternoon there was a live chat with DA2’s lead designer Mike Laidlaw. Check out an hour’s worth of game-play, some of which is spolier heavy. Having met Mr.Laidlaw at last year’s Comic Con I can tell you that the man is not only a genius, but an ultra nice guy. The footage of this game has me drooling with anticipation. The addition of main character voice, as well as a ME2 style dialog wheel have me amped and ready to slay some dragons. If you haven’t yet played DA:Origins, now is a great time to go back and play the best console RPG in recent years. Be sure to check out the mage in action, “it really is quite breathtaking I assure you”