X-Com 2

February 17, 2017 by Adam in Adam's Games

I finished up X-Com 2 earlier this week.  It was generally satisfying, with some interesting tweaks to a familiar formula.  These days Emma and I are playing through Divinity: Original Sin, which has great co-op.  The new Torment game that I kickstarted a couple years ago is finally coming out.  Hopefully it lives up to the old Planescape: Torment game from twenty years ago.

Another Game Update

January 16, 2017 by Adam in Adam's Games

I finished up Witcher 3, or at least got to the point where the main quest was finished and I felt pretty satsfied.  There were endless little quests scattered around, but none that felt that important.  It was a fine end to a great series.

The kids had fun watching me dig up Surgeon Simulator, mostly because I played so badly.  Emma and I played through Trine 3, which was great but far too short.  I picked up a Telltale game for cheap - Tales From the Borderlands.

Finally, I got X-Com 2 a couple days ago.  It's different enough that there are some surprises, yet still has that same feel.  I gave my soldiers names of everyone in the family, which means I have to reload when they die.

Video Game Round Up

December 14, 2016 by Adam in Adam's Games

I've been slowly playing Witcher 3, which is slowly wrapping up.  It's generally been pretty great, and I'm sad to see the series finally end.  Still, it's a good send-off, and I'm savoring it while it lasts.

The Jackbox games are a mainstay at our house.  Sam continues to work on his own video game, which is fun to help him with.

I've been spending a fair amount of free time learning things - Angular 2, advanced security concepts, and so on.  My brain does get full and need distractions occasionally.

Jackbox Games

November 13, 2016 by Adam in Adam's Games

We continue to play the Jackbox Party Pack 3 games, often bringing in various hangers on like Isa and Flynn.  This is probably the best of the party packs, as all the games are well polished and high quality.  My favorite is still Tee KO, but Fakin' It turned out to be well loved by the kids.  I had fun playing Trivia Murder Party, though I have an unfair advantage against the kids with my wealth of pointless knowledge.

I keep working through the Witcher 3 DLC. As Sam pointed out, it's mostly an interactive story with some light combat and roleplaying, but the stories are generally compelling. I think I have a little more time with the first DLC and then it's off to the next one which is considered the best of the two.

More Tee KO

November 06, 2016 by Adam in Adam's Games

We played more Tee KO tonight after dinner with the kids.  My shirt won - the art was Duncan's and the phrase was Joanna's.

Still Witchy

October 31, 2016 by Adam in Adam's Games

In between the usual housework and family activities, I played a little more Witcher 3.  It's generally been pretty good, with interesting stories leading me through the DLC.  I just stepped into a painting, which seems to be a recurring theme with computer role playing games.  This marks the third time I've done it.  Still pretty, though.

The Floor is Zombies

October 12, 2016 by Adam in Adam's Games

Sam and I played the latest zombie game Dying Light together over the weekend.  It's a lot like Dead Island, but with some added parkour where you can run around on rooftops.  It was kinda cool, but both of us came to the realization that the co-op wasn't very good and it wasn't enough to maintain our attention.  We gave up after a couple hours and asked Steam for a refund.

Drawful 2

September 26, 2016 by Adam in Adam's Games

We have such a good time playing Drawful, that I picked up Drawful 2.  It's basically the same game, though you can use two colors and the interface is a little more polished.  There are quite a few more social features, though most don't really matter to me.  The one cool thing is that it's easy to show off the drawings from a game, such as those we played here.

Emma is particularly good at this game, and her sketches are always well-done and hysterical.


August 21, 2016 by Adam in Adam's Games

Sam has been pulling me into assorted co-op games lately.  First it was Rust, where we roamed the desolate countryside as naked people, being repeatedly killed by bandits.  Now it's Divinity: Original Sin, which we played about a year ago but he's developed a taste for again.

Somewhere in there was Lethal League, which is a lot like pong with more crazy characters.  Emma ended up being surprisingly good - she won more games than she lost, I think, though she eventually got bored of it all.


July 18, 2016 by Adam in Adam's Games

I have fond memories of DOOM from back in the day.  I used to haul my computer over to my friend's house to hook up our coax network and play multiplayer DOOM.  Later when I was teaching at Omnitek, we pushed out the game to all the computers in the classroom and I'd play with the other instructors at lunch. 

So, when the sequel was released, I was pleasantly surprised that it maintained that sense of crazy, chaotic fun.  The start of the game immediately drops you into the demon-slaying action and it doesn't let up for any length of time.  The best parts were the giant arena fights, facing wave after wave of enemies, running low on ammo and health and trying to survive until the end.  I finished the shortish campaign today, enjoying it immensely.

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