Posted 12 July 2011 - 01:45 PM
Steam had their annual big summer sale, and I picked up both Neverwinter Nights 2 and Battlefield: Bad Company 2 super cheap. (These days, I only buy games super cheap.)
NWN2 is the closest I've seen a video game come to capturing the feel of pencil-and-paper Dungeons & Dragons. I'm not too far into the game, but it's compelling so far. And there's around 60+ hours of gameplay, not including the expansions? Awesome.
Bad Company 2 is the Battlefiend franchise's stab at a Call of Duty-style run-and-gun military shooter. I'm enjoying it immensely so far. The non-stop bickering between the NPCs in your squad is a hoot, and you can completely level almost any building you come across. I love the older Battlefield games for their large-scale online play, so hopefully this one holds up there too, as I've not had a chance to play multiplayer.
Finally, my beloved City of Heroes MMO announced a few weeks ago that they're moving to a free-to-play model, which is great news to me (I stopped playing a few years back because I just couldn't justify paying for it monthly).