September: the saddest month of the year? Summer is over (not that it ever really begun here in London), school starts, workplaces are full of glum faces wallowing in post-holiday blues and, worst of all, the cricket season winds down. Misery, I tell thee.
But all this woe and despair makes it a great month to seek solace in video games. So, your weekend debate topic for today is as follows:
Which game do you turn to lift your spirits when the chips are down, and why?
Me? It’s tempting to give a nod to the relentlessly cheerful primary colours of last year’s brilliant Rayman Origins but in truth, when I want to hide away with a game and lock out the outside world (yes, it’s been one of those weeks) I prefer something a little deeper, darker and more immersive. As anyone who’s been spying on my PSN ID of late might know, recently that’s meant another play-through of Demon’s Souls. But something like the flawed-but-fabulous Far Cry 2 generally hits the spot too.
Your suggestions below please.
I’ve a great prize for the most thoughtful posts this week – 10 download codes for Anomaly: Warzone Earth, the fantastic indie action-strategy gem that hit the PS Store this week. Take a look at the trailer below or head over to Pawel’s recent post for more details.