Posts Tagged ‘sports’

Sadly I haven’t had a lot of time to do a proper Broke Gamer review this month, but fear not as Mass Effect 3 and Final Fantasy XIII-2 will get their treatment in the near future. In the meantime, how about a review excerpt for SSX?

“There are some gimmicks, like the wing suit, which do add a bit of extra excitement to the game. Other levels, such as those which require you to stay in the sun to avoid freezing to death or using a headlamp to see the path ahead, are irritating and not the least bit enjoyable. The very mountains that are meant to be the culmination of all your hard work are almost universal letdowns, and what should be the game’s crowning achievement is instead its weakest feature.

“The real meat of SSX can be found in Explore mode, which lets players pick a rider and some gear and drop into any of the game’s 150 events. This is the area where you’ll likely while away the hours, rerunning tracks and coming up with new lines in the hopes of grabbing the shiniest medal and posting the absolute best time or score. Also hidden along the mountains are Geotags placed by other riders, and each one snagged provides a nice chunk of bonus points for your characters. Even more fun, you can hide your own tags, which will continue to rack up points until someone else finds and claims them.”

Be a buddy and head over to WorthPlaying to check out the rest of the review. It’s easier than falling down a mountain.

For my entire adult life I’ve toiled away in relative obscurity, working a variety of jobs in order to make ends meet. That all changed in February 2012 when I was released from my job as a PR manager and found myself unemployed for the first time in my entire adult life.

Needless to say, without a job I have no income, and with no income I have to cut back on pretty much all the non-essentials. Which includes video games. This is heartbreaking, since games have been my passion, my obsession and my career for the better part of a decade.

But then, an idea! I would start a website where people could donate money to help me buy new games, and thus Brad the Broke Gamer was born. Here’s the rundown; you just click on that handy-dandy PayPal donate button, and any proceeds I receive will go toward buying a new game which I will then review on the site. The best part is that YOU get to pick what games I play, via the poll that’s always running on the page. Just vote on which game you want me to play and whenever we hit the magic $$ total I’ll trundle on over to the store and buy a copy of the top vote-getter. You control the agenda and I’m only going to talk about the games you care about. Also, since you’re paying for the games you know my reviews will be honest; no publisher freebies here.

In addition to games I’ll also be writing about TV shows, sporting news and other things which amuse me, so be sure to check back frequently to stay abreast of all the latest posts. The sites going to be a work in progress for a while, so if there’s anything you’d like to see then just shoot an email to bhilderbrand84 [at] gmail dawt com and I’ll take your advice into consideration.

Now if you’ll excuse me, the lights are starting to dim so I’d best go hand-crank the generator again.