Welcome to Press Start! This is a weekly segment that dives into what we here at The Game Fanatics are currently playing. Feel free to leave a comment with what you’ve been playing or if you have any questions about the games that we are currently involved with.
Enis: Still can’t get enough of Halo 4. I just want to get all the achievements, continue rocking War Games and finish the upcoming Spartan Ops episodes. Soo gooood!
Darrin: Call of Duty: Black Ops II — it’s amazing what Treyarch has done with the campaign. Split decisions that can impact how your game ends? Awesome! Also, Nintendoland — anyone who is not yet a believer in the tech behind the Wii U should play this. Really shows off what’s possible, should developers actually take advantage of it.
Jen: Star Wars the Old Republic went free to play this week. I haven’t played enough of it this week to really notice a change in the population. My time has been spent with Halo 4. Finally beat the campaign last night, which was intense and awesome. I played multiplayer with two of my nephews and my husband, which was a lot of fun and also with Aaron from The GameEnthus. Would really love to play with more people on my friend’s list and to rank up.
Jake: Got my Wii U. That is all.
Ben: I finished up Prototype and had a pretty good time with it. Blowing stuff up is a lot of fun. I had been waiting for episode 5 of The Walking Dead game to come out before I started playing any of them and it was announced that it is coming out this next week. Or, I guess, this week when people read this. So I was able to get through the first 3 episodes and have enjoyed it a lot. I’m a huge fan of storytelling in games and these do not disappoint. It feels more like a movie than a game and I like that. Especially since you can make choices that change the outcome of things. I’ve never read the comics or watched the show though so I don’t have any idea how it compares to those.
Jeff: Everyone’s got Black Ops II, but I can’t get away from the first game. I love the mysterious single-player, the bots in multiplayer, and the plethora of easter eggs. I’m very excited to jump into Black Ops II, but I haven’t quite been able too just yet.
Chris W.: Have been smashing Black ops 2, Almost prestiged. The multiplayer feels like any other COD game with different guns and maps which is a downer, that said, the COD games are so awesome that maybe it doesn’t need to change, and the new scorestreaks and loadout systems are nice! It’s not as good as I expected with the huge hype on how it was going to be re-vamped to suit the hardcore COD player rather than the casual player. It’s still worth a purchase though!