Action platformers are a staple of the indie games scene, but few have the class that the Shank games deliver. Developer Klei entertainment did a great job of following up their 2010 release with a polished action adventure that stays true to the first game, while adding tweaks and adjustments which make the whole experience fresh and grander.
Overall the game feels a lot closer to the famous Metal Slug games and the awesome additions to Shanks deadly arsenal (like the throwing knives) lend a lot more variety to the already outstanding combat system. Here's an awesome Review of the game over at Joysticq.
My girl friend and I also came across a new TV show over the weekend. The River which is created by Oren Peli of Paranormal Activity dame and produced by Steven Spielberg who has nothing better to do than to throw money at every other TV show that's out every month. It's an interesting series that takes place in the Amazon. OOOooOOoooo
It's about these guys that go looking for a missing nature show host whose gotten himself lost in the Amazon, but what they find is that this guy was into some weird shit. Like... evil sprites and looking for demons kinda shit. What follows is Paranormal Activity kinda jumps and scares, but packaged for TV. Though I'm not the biggest fan of the 'Para' series of movies, this show is actually kind of intriguing.
A lot of it is fueled by ancient Amazon folklore and myths which is the kind of stuff that I love. Things from Tribal cultures that we all scoff at, coming to life and ripping our faces off. The show sort of has a Paranormal Activity meets Apocalypse Now kinda feel and I'm down with that.
Extended Trailer HERE.
The first two episodes where enough to get us excited about the third show, and it's nice to have another horror themed TV show to watch every week. (While waiting for Walking Dead to return)
We got dinner out on Saturday Night just so that we could get out of the house and muck about. When we got back we messed around on Shank 2s multiplayer for awhile before chilling with a few old horror movies.
On Sunday morning I had a game of Squash with my boss. That was a lot of fun. There was a time when I was at the Squash court every other day, but now I'm rusty as fak at it, but my boss is a real pro so he gave me a few pointers and we're planing on making it a twice-a-week gig.
Surprisingly I played very little Dark Souls over the weekend, mostly I just got on and PVPed for a bit. I did an awesome killing spree of 4 or 5 invades before being pwnd a few times in a row, which kinda made me almost bust a vein in my forehead, and it's hard for me to play with an almost busted vein.
The afternoon was later spent working on another WWF, which I handed in this morning.
I also got my hands on a new Anime series. This time it's an awesome fantasy/ horror (very slight horror) show called Fate/night sky and it's prequel Fate/Zero. This is yet another show I got because I read that it reminded people of Dark Souls.
If the stars align in my favor then my Demons Souls order should get in today and I know that's going to be a lot of fun.
Today is also my Girlfriends birthday! So we're gonna grab a few drinks and then head off to dinner. We're also gonna have a Valentines/ Birthday dinner with her family and mine tomorrow night. My mums making a massive pot of Beef Pallow which I can not wait to dig into :D
All in all it was an awesome weekend and with the Sun up high today it looks like it's going to be a great week.