Sunday, February 20

Game: Lost in Shadow (Wii) Click for more info

As an old man, I no longer have the time to play games like I used to. As such, my gamesplaying has become more focussed - I only give time to the "must-plays", the games I know I'll enjoy. That said, there are games which I randomly hear about about, and then for some reason need to play.

This rolling of the dice brings mixed results. Sometimes the games are actually quite unmissable and I'm glad I came across them. More often than not though, there's a reason why they don't make my gaming list in the usual way.

Lost in Shadow falls somewhere in between these categories. It's very much an Ico-a-like, and for that reason alone I'm glad I played it. Unlike the classic PS2 game though LIS seems to drag instead of getting better, ultimately sinning in the worse way a game can: becoming a backtracking collect-em-up.

As a game, it's not too bad. As a game for someone who doesn't have time to play, it's a bit of a chore to play, even though it's only ten hours or so long. In those terms it's a bit difficult to recommend, but I guess it's something to keep in mind if you ever find yourself at a loose end.