Andrei Dumitrescu: I plan to give some time to King Arthur II – The Role-Playing Wargame this weekend, although the game has disappointed me a lot when it comes to the actual mechanics and the tactical battles.
What keeps me coming back is the atmosphere of the game and the way the legend of Arthur is integrated with the strategy concept, and I just want to take out some more demons and get some wives for my chivalrous followers.
But most of my gaming time will be spent with the A House Divided
expansion for Victoria II, a Paradox Interactive game that I can foresee swallowing more gaming time that Skyrim did earlier, trying to make the Confederate States of America survive and even prosper in the new 1861 scenario.
And when failing as the whites depresses me enough, I plan to switch to Austria and dominate Europe as a center power while swallowing up big parts of Africa and bullying France into submissions. Andrei Dobra
: While last weekend I spent some time with a few older games, the next couple of days will see me try out some very new ones, including Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, Shank 2
and The Darkness 2.
While I finished the main story of Reckoning for the review, there are still lots of side quests I neglected and faction missions I have yet to complete. As such, I’ll be jumping back into the world of Amalur as soon as possible, as even after around 30 hours or so, I’m still enjoying it.
When I won’t be exploring the huge, open world RPG, I’ll be enjoying the stylized Shank 2, as Klei Entertainment’s sequel has managed to deliver a great experience that’s both fun and gory, even if it’s a bit hard sometimes.
Last but not least, I hope to squeeze in a few moments with The Darkness 2, the supernatural shooter from Digital Extremes. I already enjoyed the demo, which let me cause havoc with both guns and the special powers of protagonist Jackie Estacado, so I’m more than looking forward to seeing if the full game manages to keep things interesting.