A few things strike me as I start writing about Portal 2. For one, how has it taken me until nine years after release to write about this game again? And for two, it’s strange to look back at Ben’s review from 2011 and to think that was one of the early Verdict’s following the relaunch of the site in April of that year. So much time has past, and yet with regards to Valve’s singleplayer games, it’s only now that…
Take a pinch of the multitudinous number of activities found in Burnout Paradise, a slice of story (a rarity for driving games) like Driver: San Francisco and a dollop of open-world antics from Fuel. Mix those elements all together and finish off with a topping of Test Drive Unlimited and classic Ubisoft open-world traits and you are left with The Crew.
This episode of Clearing the Backlog is coming quite a bit later than planned as I finished off Infamous: Second Son over Easter. The reboot of the superpower infused series for the PlayStation 4 came out in March last year, and I picked up a pre-owned copy from GAME at some point towards the end of last summer. I started it then, but only really got into it when starting this journey and quest to clear up my pile of shame.
It is hard to believe that back last summer when I first wrote about The Last of Us, I did so without having played the Left Behind DLC. As part of my quest to clear my gaming backlog, I realised that I had to correct this wrong, and so, I reinstalled the game on my PlayStation and got to work.