In this month’s edition of The Digest, Drew Toal joins me as we discuss the two juggernaut releases of May—Max Payne 3 and Diablo III—as well as a bit of a wild card, the PlayStation 3 downloadable game Datura. Drew is a freelance writer based in Brooklyn, and of course you know him as part of the Gameological team.
If I ever had an addiction to shooters, I think that Max Payne 3 would have cured me of it. But I never really had such an addiction, and my Max Payne 3 experience felt that much duller as a result. Drew, on the other hand, finds a lot to like in the game. Of course, how much does his Method acting technique—or maybe it’s “Method playing”—have to do with that? Drew took his game criticism seriously, getting into character with plenty of booze before he fired up the Xbox for this one.