In Brief: shades of grey

I’ve thoroughly enjoyed playing through inFamous and being the hero.  But all those pleas for help… so many civilian casualties… all crying out for a hero.  To be perfectly honest it got a bit too much at times and I had to get away from it all.  Yet to get maximum-strength superpowers, the game forces you to either be worthy of a halo, or otherwise be downright evil.  There are no shades of grey.

So as I’d already played through the game once as a hero, it didn’t really sit well with me playing through again being evil just for the sake of it, it seemed.  I’d like a sequel for this franchise to be a bit more morally ambiguous.  Give me shades of grey.  Something substantial that I can really sink my teeth into.  Though I won’t deny, the dynamite combination of great controls and gameplay, and the immersive comic book storytelling has probably affected me more than I’ve realised.  Fantastic game.

Hands-on with LittleBigPlanet

LittleBigPlanet is here, and gamers everywhere are giddy with excitement- and that’s just the adults!  Children are going to love this game, as in fact, will anyone really.  From what I’ve experienced, I can totally see how this can be a cult classic for the cool, hardcore gamers, but still be fun for all the family.

You’ll be glad to know that my woes with Amazon did not last long.  The package was waiting for me when I arrived home.  As I hadn’t been on my PS3 for quite some time, the usual formalities were required: download firmware update, install update, restart PS3.  Time for some LittleBigPlanet goodness then?  Apparently not: two updates needed to be downloaded and installed before I could so much as look at the loading screen.

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Sony UK boss on DLC: ‘Nothing is ever exclusive’

Sony UK boss on DLC: ‘Nothing is ever exclusive’– This is a very interesting interview.  It has allayed most of my fears about exclusives and whatnot.  Seems that whilst Microsoft is engaging in bribery and market restriction, Sony is wisely investing in R&D.  My faith in them has been restored.

Ratchet & Clank: Quest for Booty clocks in at 2.3GB

Ratchet & Clank: Quest for Booty clocks in at 2.3GB– With a 40GB hard drive in my PS3, I’m thinking I need to upgrade to a more spacious size!  That reminds me, I must get round to buying Ratchet & Clank: Tools of Destruction.  Found out from that I can get it for as little as £12 on EBay, or £35 on Amazon.  Decisions!