Having bought a few cheap classics i hope to add a few different titles to this over the next few weeks but (somewhat predictably):
Skyrim - 10/10
Batman: AC - 8/10
Played it religiously and even completed the over the top riddler stuff but at no point did i ever 'love' the game. I'd happily recommend it to anyone, but there are moments of frustration for me that maybe don't spoil it but certainly frustrate - hence the two dropped points: knife wielding enemies, respawning/endless enemies, the design of the 'city' itself, putting the big complex in the centre of the map and having to fly around it everytime instead of being able to go directly from a to be bugged the life out of me!
Portal 2: 10/10
I played the SP a long time ago and loved it, easily one of the best of the year despite some of the middle sections feeling a little padded and unnecessary. Having played the (local) co-op and seeing the same level of attention and detail paid to it, i can only increase the score to a maximum. I haven't enjoyed a co-op game on 360 anywhere near as much as this (well, maybe crackdown), it was like the good old n64 days!
Saints Row 3: 8/10
SR is a bit of a marmite game it seems in that you either like/accept its humour or you don't. I actually think the dildo bat & fart in a jar weapons go a bit too far and are unnecessary but it doesn't exactly break the game and i can ignore it. Engine wise it's a step up from SR2, but it's still buggy: allies are retarded and will happily chase an enemy you've just thrown a grenade at, will look at you like clueless idiots when you jump into a car to make a getaway from the 20 guys shooting at you, and good luck on the couple of missions where they are in control of the car - even the 'car delivery' homies seem unable to drive in a straight line!! Fallen lamposts are still impossible to step over it seems which is unforgivable, occasionally your car will spin out for no real reason at all too which can be infuriating.
To focus on the negatives though would be a grave disservice to one of the more enjoyable games i've played recently. The way the game empowers you with ridiculous weapons and batman style gadgetry is immense. Pinned down? No worries, just get your mobile and call a friend to deliver a tank or even a hover jet with built in flamethrower! Missions are tiresome in the beginning and basically revolve around go here, shoot, go here, shoot some more, but later on they open up in variety. The ending missions too are some of the best i've played and worth playing through for them alone, not to mention the celebrity cameo which had me laughing for ages.
To sum up, i still think SR2 is a better game overall, and the fact you can get it for a fiver should suggest you look there first, but if you do go for 3, provided you can stomach the childish humour it'll be money well spent.
@kernow - stupid question but is mario 3d worth me looking at? I've never got on with mario games (mario kart excluded), hated them all apart from 64 which i enjoyed to a point. I've not touched either of the 'galaxies' despite their ridiculous high critical praise and i've been ignoring 3d for the same reason - but lots of positive feedback about it is making me think twice. Also, you'd do well to get mario kart 7, the best since the snes version if you like that sort of game. Would recommend Zelda:OoT 3d (the best version of, imo, the best game ever made) too but i'm pretty sure that isn't your cup o tea?
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