Jocks are always picking on those poor ‘D&D’ loving nerds, even when it comes to videogame releases. This week, we get one game with wizards and dragons and two about baseball. Does that seem right to you?
‘Dragon Age’ was a very cool game, fraught with possibility. It featured unique starting stories for each class and a conversation system based on what was learned from ‘Mass Effect’. It found an audience, but its slow combat and limited character models were a turn-off for many.
Things have changed a lot since the last installment of ‘Dragon Age’. Combat is fast and furious now. Character designs are improved, and class skills branch better. You lose a few choices – like the race of your main character – but this results in a more streamlined experience.
Do you like baseball? How about more baseball? Well, if you do, then you’ll want to check out baseball videogames. They’re the hottest new way to enjoy baseball without even leaving the house!
On a serious note, I don’t really have much insight when it comes to baseball games. Basketball, sure, and I can talk semi-intelligently about football games. Baseball has never appealed to me in videogame form, though.
The ‘2K’ franchise has always been good to me, so if I were to choose between this week’s two games, I’d pick up ‘2K11’. However, if you really want to use your Move peripheral, ‘The Show’ is a PlayStation exclusive that gives you the option.