I don't seem to be happy with any videogames lately. I'm having trouble sustaining any kind of extended play sessions.
I picked up Metal Arms: Glitch in the System. It's a nice looking platformer. Needs an auto-targeting system. Didn't grab me the way Ratchet and Clank did.
Also got Malice. It's . . . strange. Uneven. Interesting bits of plot, very quirky "humor" . . . nothing clicks, the controls are wonky, the levels are self-contained and you can't repeat them. For some reason, there's no way at all to change the controller settings, not that I can find. I'll still play the damn thing -- at least until it sinks to the level of I-Ninja.
Got a small dose of Burnout: Revenge. An outstanding game, an airtight design. I especially like it because with all but the measliest crashes you still get a sense of satisfaction from all the mayhem you wreak.
X-Men Legends II. Great game to play with your friends. It's really just a dungeon crawl, not sure if it's something I would play solo, but recommended if you've got a few more to join you in the rousing beat-em-up action. Tip for the next one: Skip all the dialogue bullshit and central hub -- cooperative play demands quick action. Just string a bunch of linear levels together, let us to run around when the crazy-ass villain speeches are happening and figure out a way for players to level their characters simultaneously.
I'm sure I'll get through my itchiness to play . . . something. Not sure if there's an itch not being scratched or just that I need to take a step back and play some guitar for a week or two until I build up a craving again.
Games I'll check out in, oh, about a year, once they hit the discount racks:
Okami. Gorgeous trailer. A game and a work of art. Liquid visuals. Drink it in.
Bad Day LA. Edgy and topical. It looks like it might contain actual satire - a rarity in games.
Bully. Rockstar has yet to disappoint me. They make the games they want to make - and damn the controversy.
The Movies. A Molyneux game that doesn't appear to have been overhyped to the point of setting completely unrealistic expectations. It looks like it works the way they say - and the way they say it works sounds phenomenal. Time to buy a bullhorn and some spats - Action!