What we are playing is a weekly column published every Sunday. Various members of the team let the world know which games have had them hooked over the past week and which they’re looking forward to.
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Ryan Reynolds- This week was basically the same as last week for me. All Diablo III and Max Payne 3. I hate to say it, but I am truly disappointed with Diablo III. For such a great universe, the story, writing and presentation in the game are down right bad. Not to mention the whole thing is pretty shallow and repetitive. Conversely, I started another run through Max Payne 3, which has absolutely great presentation and story telling.
Sean Prideaux- This week I’ve been playing The World Ends With You and Folklore, with a little Mad Riders and Shank‘s co-op campaign. I really enjoy RPG’s that are a little different and and more action orientated and both of those games do it well. Folklore has it’s problems but was still fun. TWEWY on the other hand, is nearly perfect and I’m really enjoying it.
Nate Hubler- This week I actually played quite a bit. I have been ended and started a new season in NCAA Football 2011 and I’m actually having a blast playing through the game. I also tried to get back into in Orcs Must Die but I think we will have to part ways. Not to mention I started playing Minecraft on the PC again with some friends of mine.
Scott Waldyn- I took a trip to a warped Wonderland with Alice: Madness Returns. Great story! It’s fantastic, teeth-chattering, and deep. The gameplay however is a little repetitive and lacking, leaving much to be desired. It’s as if levels were extended to round out a certain number of hours in order to justify a game that has a relatively short, while phenomenal, story.
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