Having finally caught up with the rest of world by joining Twitter the next logical step for me was to also update the way in which I game. This could only mean one thing (get it?). Xbox One!
I do feel a degree of sadness in leaving my long serving 360 behind. However, as a duck who is always looking around for what I’m going to be doing next, being able to switch so quickly between doing one thing and then going straight onto the next more than makes up for any upset I may have felt. Also free Assassins Creed twice is not something to be looked down upon. If I am honest, which I generally am, Rogue was something of a disappointment to me for reasons I’m sure I will get around to blogging about at another time. However, I’m hoping that Unity will prove to be better than what the critics have said it is. I greatly enjoyed the Black Flag multiplayer on the Xbox 360 so I’m quite excited to revisit that on a next gen console.
Having now bought Minecraft and Terraria, and downloading my two freebies for the month I am now ready and raring to go. However, KingDuck has come over and taken over with his newly purchased Battlefield Hardline. Hopefully we’ll have many happy years ahead of us though. Me and my Xbox that is.
So I know it’s been a while but with two great arcade games out in the space of just two weeks I’ve been a very busy little duck. Before Terraria and BattleBlock Theater took over my life there was Easter. I spent the whole of the Easter weekend watching KingDuck play Bioshock Infinite followed by a couple of hours of Terraria. Add that to no work and it was a great weekend all round really. Bioshock turns out to be one of those games that I thoroughly enjoy watching but I don’t really fancy playing myself. I was absolutely dying to know what happened in the end. Even though I hadn’t played I was still invested. So even though I can’t comment on how it is to play the story is fantastic. KingDuck says he thinks it’s easily game of the year 2013 regardless of what else is released this year. Funny story about that. 10 minutes into us playing BattleBlock Theater and that was his game of the year. He’s so fickle. That game is beyond fun though. However I’ve got a feeling that before I get to the end it’s going to reach meatboy levels of frustration and I’m going to love every minute of it. So between dying endlessly in BattleBlock and dying but not quite so often in Terraria there’s not a lot of time left for much else in my life at the minute.
It turns out that the problem with Terraria is actually more of a problem with me. The fact that I’m obviously an idiot to be precise. As I predicted KingDuck grasped the game immediately and couldn’t understand just what it was that I couldn’t understand. As it happens building houses is really easy as long as you build an actual house and not just a back wall. It’s a shame nobody thought to tell me this. Oh well, the only way is up. Or down as the case may be.
As you’re probably aware by now I’m somewhat of a fan where Minecraft is concerned and the best way to describe the newest addition to the xbox live arcade marketplace Terraria is that it is a 2D Minecraft. However, I’m currently playing through the tutorial and I am stuck. I’ve always liked Minecraft because it’s fun but it maintains a simplicity and on the surface Terraria appears to be exactly the same. At the minute it’s trying to teach me how to build a house but even following the instructions is getting me nowhere fast. I’m hoping KingDuck can shed some light on the matter for me. I bet I’m going to feel like a right div when I realise what I’m doing wrong. One thing I have to say about Terraria so far though is that I wish mining wood in Minecraft was that quick.