Games Of 2009
Clip courtesy of the A Current Affair
A Current Affair ran a piece on games of 2009, and I put my two cents in. I think it has been a relatively good year for gaming, with a bevy of games for all consoles coming out - it's almost been sensory overload with the number of games available...but I still manged to have a favoured few.
Sony has brought out the Eyepet, an interactive game that allows you to have a 3D virtual pet. It's really cool, because it involves a camera that captures you, and a 3D model of the pet. You can play with the pet, interact with it, and it will intuitively do what you want it to do. You can even draw a picture and the game will turn it into a 3D version and allow the pet to play with it.
Then there's Forza 3, an awesome racing game that takes you to most race tracks in the world, plus a huge array of cars to choose from. The more successful you are on the race track, the more cars you can access to race. It isn't easy, but it is a lot of fun.
Scribblenauts is one of those games where the person interacting has to really think. Parents who worry about their kids playing "mindless" games don't have to worry, because this game offers up a tonne of quizzes and puzzles, and with some of them there can be more than one answer.
Lips Number One Hits is Microsoft's latest rendition of its franchise that allows you to belt out the tunes in timely fashion and includes hits from Black Eyed Peas, Lily Allen, Jason Mraz and Lady Gaga.
Finally, there is Assassin's Creed II, the follow to the very successful Assassin's Creed, which was released in 2007. This is a great game if you are into history, intrigue, a little bit of gore, and a tonne of secrets that need to be unlocked.
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