Despite my having said earlier that the game I’ve been playing most often recently has been Texas Hold Em for the Xbox 360, I’ve broken away from that for a while and have been playing the single-player campaign of Halo 3. I suppose I’ll go online and play (maybe as early as tonight), but with not being familiar with playing FPS games on consoles, I needed time to practice and get my skills up. I finally finished the campaign yesterday afternoon, and I must say I quite enjoyed it. Maybe now I’ll actually get around to finishing Halo for PC and get my hands on Halo 2. Ah, well… we’ll see.
I also plan on getting my hands on The Orange Box. I had been thinking about it, and probably will end up getting the Xbox 360 version. Truth be told, I prefer to do my gaming on my 360 these days. The main reason is because my 360 has a better screen and sound system. :-) Also, all in all, console gaming costs a lot less, hardware-wise, than a gaming-quality PC. I’m tired of paying through the nose for system upgrades. In fact, the only PC game I see myself getting anytime soon is Hellgate: London. Everything else I’m considering getting will be released for Xbox 360 as well.
Speaking of upcoming games, I went ahead and downloaded a pair of demos yesterday for Xbox 360. One was the demo for The Simpsons Game, and the other was the demo for Virtua Fighter 5. I have to admit, I’m tempted to get VF5 after playing the demo. The graphics are beautiful, and the controls are precise. I admittedly only played the original Virtua Fighter in arcades, but this is enough to convince me to give the series another try. On the other hand, The Simpsons Game is a definite “do not want”, to put it in net terms. The game looks pretty, but the controls are too sensitive and imprecise, and the camera is terrible. A shame, really. If the controls and camera had been better I might have been tempted.
Ah, well. For now, though, I think I’m going to go ahead and power up the 360, and put some more time in at Texas Hold Em. I still need the practice before my Vegas trip, after all.