I had a chance to try Perfect Dark’s port on the Xbox Live Arcade the other day (sells for about 800 points), and it is everything you remembered from the N64 version – awkward controls and all! My buddy and I played a few hours of multiplayer, and I felt at home again. The port has Xbox Live compatibility, but I can’t speak too much about the modes since I spent my time in the offline part. Back in the day, I spent many hundreds of hours hunting the arenas in one shot kill mode of Perfect Dark as my alien-headed President character, and it’s great to play the game again.
I feel like it is long past time I said a few words about the Xbox 360’s Mass Effect 2. Mass Effect 2 is Bioware’d space RPG that continues the story of Command Shepherd in his battle against a great threat to humanity. I am leaving plot references vague, in order to to avoid spoilers, but be warned regardless. Long story short: It was a good game with a lot of great things to say about it, but I was still disappointed.
I recently had time to play Pandemic Studio’s final game (they were shut down) on the Xbox 360. I will admit that I knew very little going into this game and did not have high expectations. I never was one for Thief or other games that encouraged you to not be seen – I have this nasty habit of sticking out like a sore thumb when I should remain unseen. The name ‘Saboteur’ implied that this was a game that might not be for me. I am pleased to report that I was very mistaken.