I gotta hand it to them — Amazon.com is truly amazing. There are four games that I need to get this year:
- LittleBigPlanet 2 — I picked it up Jan 21st. (It’s been on loan to my sister, and I just got it back. I should go back to playing it.)
- Batman Arkham City — Released October 18th, and I have it in my hands right now.
- Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception — Releases November 1st, and I wait with baited breath. I love that franchise.
- Star Wars: The Old Republic — Releases sometime around December 20th. This is for Josh and I to play together.
I wasn’t sure when I was going to pick up Batman Arkham City, but when some friends of mine mentioned yesterday that they too had preordered it, and expected it to arrive on release day (Tuesday, Oct 18th 2011), I was bummed. The early reviews were positively glowing. And Amazon is offering a preorder bonus — you get $10 credit to most future purchases.
Now this was just too much for me, so I preordered it late yesterday afternoon. The website was still promising to deliver it tomorrow, but I was still incredulous. Lo and behold, UPS shows up at my house less than 24 hours later, and drops this off.
I made a little time to play the game after I picked up the kids this evening. I played for maybe 30-45 mins. Wow, a great looking game. I hope I get some free time on Saturday to play some more.