Brink is just about to be released and I’ve barely had time to play Portal 2. I’d love to put a lot of time into both of them.
Along with that thought, here are some other games that I wish I had more time to play:
- Splinter Cell: Conviction – Okay this series isn’t as stealthy as it used to be (Chaos Theory was amazing), but it’s pretty damn good for “action stealth”. Michelle and I found ourselves redoing coop missions just to see different ways to complete them. I’d love to get back into it sometime.
- Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood – Multiplayer is a blast, but I’d like to play through the single-player story as well. A shame this game doesn’t have dedicated servers. Maybe if they fixed that nitpick I’d make more time for the multiplayer.
- The Ball – I really like this independent first-person puzzler. It’s almost Portal-like in a zen-puzzle-solving way. After I play through Portal 2 I think I’ll dive into The Ball.
- Deathspank – I love Ron Gilbert’s sense of humour. My time between single-player RPGs is just so fragmented.
- Mass Effect 2 – Ditto the comment above. No matter how wonderful the single-player experience is, I know I’d play so much more if BioWare made a Mass Effect MMORPG.
- Dead Space – I considered buying Dead Space 2 but realized I haven’t finished playing through the first one. Just now I enjoyed a few minutes running around in it, so I just may complete it yet.
- Kane & Lynch 2 – Really? Yeah. Sure, the first Kane & Lynch got horrible reviews and I found it a bit meh and weird that as a coop game it was lacking any um… usable coop. But they fixed that for the sequel. Nelg and I had a hoot with it. That said, we still haven’t gotten around to finishing the campaign. I know a lot of reviews said the characters aren’t likeable, but most reviewers aren’t very likeable either (disclaimer: I’ve been employed as a professional game reviewer)
I have all of these games (and more) installed and ready to play. Now I just need to make the time.