What we are playing: December 2
What we are playing is a weekly column published on Sunday. Select members of the team talk about the games they’ve been playing over the past week and which they’re most looking forward to.
Chris Leggett – After a few days off with no time to play, I’ve returned to some [easyazon-link asin=”B0050SYX8W” locale=”us”]Halo 4[/easyazon-link]. And unfortunately, a few days off is all it seems to take, and my KDR is taking a pummeling. I also finished off The Walking Dead series with the final episode. And while I truly enjoyed the experience, I don’t quite agree with those claiming that it’s a shoe-in for Game of the Year awards everywhere.
Matt Liparota – Not a huge week for me, gaming-wise; I’m hip-deep in the middle of a move at the moment, so most of my time has been devoted to that. I was able to get in a good few hours of [easyazon-link asin=”B0050SYLRK” locale=”us”]Assassin’s Creed III[/easyazon-link], though I finally hit that point in the story where I a.) go crazy tracking down every last collectible in the game and b.) want nothing more than to power through to the end, which makes my current lack of a TV and Xbox all the more painful (all this despite the fact that a seemingly important plot twist was spoiled by a database entry earlier in the game). As things start to settle down going into this week, I’m looking forward to wrapping that up and digging into some more [easyazon-link asin=”B002I0K3CK” locale=”us”]New Super Mario Bros. U[/easyazon-link] and Halo 4 multiplayer.
John Laster – Law School Finals these next to week so sadly nothing. Though I’m looking forward to blasting through AC3 afterwards!
Scott Baker – I bought [easyazon-link asin=”B00320JDWG” locale=”us”]Spec Ops: The Line[/easyazon-link] on Black Friday and was plowing through it this week. This is a bold game that shatters our common perception of war in video games. It invokes guilt, tension and sorrow on a level I have never felt before. If you ever get the chance, experience this campaign.
Ryan Thompson – Though gaming is becoming difficult these last two weeks of the academic semester, I am making sure to play some AC3 multiplayer in addition to my League of Legends gaming on the PC. More people should hop into AC3’s multiplayer, especially the team modes — there is a lot of depth there.
Matthew Smail – Well, this week I’ve been really happy because of the XBLA Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals. I picked up [easyazon-link asin=”B002BRZ852″ locale=”us”]L4D2[/easyazon-link] and ALL of the DLC, not to mention a few Arcade games. On top of that, I’ve been playing a lot of the new Lord of the Rings: Guardians of Middle Earth game in preparation for an upcoming guide. A busy but enjoyable week!
Nick Santangelo – I finished New Super Mario Bros. U early in the week, and it was pretty great. The unlockable area is going to make longtime Mario fans very happy. With that behind me, I finally jumped into Spec Ops: The Line, which had been sitting unplayed in my Steam account since summer. It’s pretty good so far through six chapters. And I naturally made time for a whole bunch of Halo 4 multiplayer throughout the week.
Nathan Bowring – Picked up the Harely Quinn’s Revenge DLC for [easyazon-link asin=”B002I0JAVK” locale=”us”]Batman: Arkham City[/easyazon-link] when it was on sale. It was too short and had a terrible ending, but being Robin for a change was fun. Also playing some more Minecraft; turns out the world I’ve invested so much time in doesn’t have a stronghold. Just picked up the final episode of Telltale’s The Walking Dead, cannot wait to start playing it.