Today, before I was getting ready for work, I decided it was time to play some baseball. Since the start of the baseball season, I have really been into my MLB 2K11 game. I currently play second base for the Reds, who, if you did not know, are the best team in baseball. Yes, that is right MunkyMan. I am having a killer season so far. I am about 100 games into the 160 game season. I currently have a batting average of .420 and just broke the season record for steals. I currently also have 133 steals and 57 home runs.
I think it is interesting how different MLB 2K11 is from my usual games I play. If you read my last entry in ACT you would remember me saying that my favorite genre is FPS. In a good FPS your adrenaline is always pumping. You are constantly playing at the edge of your seat. However with MLB 2K11, It is just a relaxing experience. You are never really in tense situations, however this never takes anything away from the game. I think it is very interesting that such different games can keep me so interested in such different ways. The relaxing gameplay of MLB 2K11 keeps me just as interested as anything Bf3 throws at me.
In other news I just got an e-mail from CD Projeckt Red. If any of you reading listen to my podcast Nerd Rage you would have heard Ben talking about this dev team, who brought us The Witcher and The Witcher 2 and are hiring for a new RPG. The e-mail gives us a little insight into what this new IP is going to be. Here is a little snippet
WARSAW, POLAND (30 May 2012) — During its Summer Conference today, CD Projekt RED Studio announced its currently-in-development triple-A game based on renowned pen-and-paper-RPG designer Mike Pondsmith’s Cyberpunk® system. At the conference, CD Projekt co-founder Marcin Iwinski promised players that this game would have all of the hallmarks of the Witcher series that has made the developer so well-known and loved, and even more.
Their upcoming RPG will be designed for mature and demanding players who expect to be treated seriously, and the game will be richly detailed, non-linear, and with a complex and gripping story. This much is expected from the talented studio, but the new universe brings with it some new twists in their game design. Players will experience the world through their own, unique characters chosen from different classes – be they blood-thirsty mercenaries or cunning hackers – that they will equip with vast selection of cybernetic implants and deadly weapons. As in the Witcher series, players will face morally ambiguous choices, their actions influencing events in the world at large and the fate of the individuals they encounter.
This bit of news makes me very excited. I enjoyed the Witcher game until the content of the game became too much for me to continue playing. I will be keeping my eye on this as E3 comes around. I am very interested to see how the Witcher will translate into a futureistic setting and how the devs will pull that off. Well that is it for today folks. Don’t forget to head over to the forums and ask me questions or comment on the article. Y’all have a great day.