Throwing financial caution to the wind, we appear to have acquired an X Box 360, to compliment our Wii. And there's an unlikely sounding sentence.
I find myself wandering around Halo 3 levels sort of not knowing what's happening, sortofthing. I've never played a Halo game before and it's all a bit 'right, off we go then, get shooting'.
A friend said it was like GoldenEye*, but with a million buttons to learn. It is. Sort of, except because the aliens are all, well, aliens, I have no emotional involvement with them. I rarely get close enough to the buggers to see much of them. They are like dark shapes firing lots of space-age weaponry at me.
At the moment, my main tactic is running into rooms crowded with Bad Things and firing whatever weapon I happen to be holding wildly. So far it's working a treat, but I suspect I'll have to start adopting slightly more cunning stratagems soon. After a while, the sound of my team members shouting "Stop firing at ME" gets annoying.
The 'Theatre' mode is cool though. You can re-watch yourself playing the levels you have played, but pause it and move the camera around anywhere, bullet-time stylee. Cor.
Now all I have to do is stop singing Texas and Beyonce songs every time I do something well, because really it is starting to get in the way and detract from the 'edgy cool' of the games itself.
Grand Theft Auto IV is scarily amazing.
I am a bit glad we didn't have enough money for a PS3, as the graphics seem hyper-ultra-real and would give me concerning dreams.
Here endeth the games review. **
* The. Best. Video. Game. Evah. And the cause of many wasted hours at University.
** What do you meeeean it's sunny outside? So?!?