What Santa brought me (Mini Game Review) – The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

 

So yeah, I got Skyrim (natch), and, well, what can I say that you people don’t already know? You know it’s a great game, you know about the whole ‘arrow to the knee’ thing, and you know that DLC is a foregone conclusion. So I’m not going to draw this out, I’m just going to give out the Platinum Pass of Perfection for Skyrim and get back to playing the game.  Because even stopping to play Skyrim for five minutes is way, way, too long.

 

 

 

 

Games & Gear of 2012 – Transformers: Fall of Cybertron

 

 

More than meets the eye, they’re robots in disguise: Transformers – and they are awesome. Seriously they’re done it all: cartoons, TV, movies, toys, and of course video games. Now I’ve played my fair share of Transformer games but one of my favorites has to be War of Cybertron. It chronicle’s the end of the Cybertron civil war where the Autobots and Decepticons have doomed their planet and, at the end of the game, seek to escape it. Transformers: Fall of Cybertron continues that story; as well as fix some of the problems of the first game (mostly multiplayer). The story is still a mystery but it will have a darker tone to it (even more so), and Grimlock will make his debut there. If you don’t think that’s a big deal then check it: Grimlock is the Hulk of the Transformers – he’s incredibly strong, can take anything thrown at him, and despite the way he talks he’s not stupid. Grimlock can tear through an entire platoon of enemies without breaking a sweat (I know robots don’t sweat, its just a figure of speech) and can even challenge Optimus Prime and Megatron outright and possibly win. That’s why the inclusion of Grimlock is so epic and the fact we get to play as him is even better. We may have to wait until the end of the year for this game– but we all know its worth it.

 

 

And people that’s about it for the Game & Gear list of 2012, only because the games I didn’t include don’t have definite release dates for them. Rest assure though, once they do I’ll post them, till then stay tuned.