Resident Evil 4 HD
I'm just about to fight Salazar...I LOVE THIS GAME. I remember getting it as soon as it came out on PS2, I loved the graphics, I loved the gameplay, I loved the gore. Resident Evil games have always had a great weapon collection system, I loved selling old weapons and upgrading new ones, the inventory system is genius and something which should be used more often. The game also has a fairly decent story and a great cast of characters, both friend's and foe's. In most games, dying is irritating, in Resident Evil 4, it's exhilarating and even amusing at times. One of the best aspects of Resident Evil 4 though is the fact that it's difficult, I am constantly running out of ammo and healing items and I need to adapt, that's what annoys me about news games, they're easy and whether you die or not boils down to luck and misunderstanding. This game is easily in my top 10 games of all time, what a classic.
I was pleasantly surprised by this game when I first got it, the story and character interaction was great. After the first few hours, things started to go downhill though, the presentation turned fairly poor (bugs, poor animations and poor voice acting), the story weakened significantly, the gameplay became repetitive and shallow and the difficulty is so unbalanced. Basically it went from a 9/10 game to a 6/10 game within the space of a few hours, I've only just done the first mission after you leave the Citadel so I hope the game gets better again.
Red Dead Redemption
I've already completed the game on PS3, but now I have the prettier Xbox 360 to play. What a game. The game has such a great style and I love the Wild West setting. The characters are amazing, the mission variety is great, the gameplay is great, there is just so much to do in the game's epic world. Although missions gets repetitive after a while and the game drags on, it finishes with a bang, one of the best endings in any game I've played.
Final Fantasy VI
I've only just started the part where you choose seperate paths with the characters, about 4 hours into the game. I'm not liking the game that much, it's OK, but it's my least favourite Final Fantasy. Luckily, this is only first impressions and my friend promised me that the game gets a lot better, lets hope he is right. The one thing which is irritating me about the game is the characters, nothing stands out about them and I hate the medieval style of the game.