Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Sometimes it's just a game

I've been pretty pumped about Too Human for the 360. It just looked cool and the whole notion of playing through a sci-fi retelling of Norse mythology seems like fun. Today is the release date and the reviews are ranging from ok to downright bad. Here's the question: Do I pass on the game based on reviews?

I'm not totally uninformed. I've played the demo and I thought it was cool. The graphics were great and the combat was hectic. I liked it. I wanna play more. It seems like this game is just being crushed under its own weight. It's been in development for like 10 years or something, so everyone's expecting this huge event. Maybe it's just one of those games that are supposed to be played so you get some eye candy and can virtually blow shit up. If that's all this is, I'm ok with it. I'll pick it up and report back later.

This is what happens without editors

I'm Marcus Pelegrimas, author of the SKINNERS series. Here you'll find various ramblings about movies, video games, TV, and...oh yeah...those books I write. If there's anything you'd like to discuss, just let me know. I try to update whenever the mood strikes me, so feel free to leave comments. There may be some occasional foul language, but anyone who's too easily offended probably doesn't read my stuff anyway.

Free Stuff

Here's how it goes. As usual, I've got my truckload of promo covers from EOS Books. I'll be going to some conventions, so I hope to see you there and I'll gladly sign your books. If you can't make it to a con, just email me your name, address and any inscription so I can send you a signed cover.

BONUS ---> If you would be so kind as to write up a review for any or all Skinners books and publish it on a site like, Barnes & Noble, Borders, or any other major review site, I can send you something extra. I made up some bookmarks (which I'll sign) and I've even put together some Shimmy's VIP passes (which I'll also sign). Can't guarantee the passes will get you into a real strip club, but I think they look pretty cool. Send me a link to your review along with your name, address and inscription, and I'll get these out to you as well.