Recently I have been playing a lot of casual games such as Plants Vs. Zombies on the iPod Touch and The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom on the PC (Steam.) While I love casual games, sometimes I need something that only a full blown game title can give you. However, full blown titles cost full blown cash and as a result I have to make a decision on what game I will pursue.
I do not buy games unless they are part of a franchise I am already familiar with or I have already played a demo of the game. So this past week was mostly about me trying out demos. The first demo I grabbed was Split/Second (xbox 360), a racing game. I’ve been flirting with the idea of a good racer. I haven’t been dipping into that genre much lately so I spent some time focused on Split/Second and Blur. Both of which are coming to the Xbox 360 in the coming weeks. I won’t say much here about the games as I have already said my piece on The Final Score podcast. Let’s just say I prefer Split/Second.
I was all ready to preorder Split/Second before the recording of the show. However, Steam (PC) had other ideas. They are/were running a special on a Codemasters Racing Pack. The pack includes Dirt, Dirt 2, Fuel, Grid and Toca Race Driver 3 for only $17.95. Well, that sealed that deal. I’m cheap and these race games are going to keep me busy for a while. Especially Dirt 2. I still want Split/Second but I can probably wait a little while longer now.