I'm going to go ahead and add Call of Duty: Black Ops to the list of high profile military action games like Medal of Honor and Halo: Reach that I didn't play this year. It's not that I have some fundamental disagreement with Black Ops, though the idea of trudging through yet another CoD game is not a particularly pleasant one to me. I'm just not in the same shoot things in the face headspace that I've been in the past. Maybe that’s just me.
In fact, were some kind of weapon placed to my tender head, and I were forced to choose a game I want to pick up this week, it’s probably The Sly Collection. Sly Cooper games somehow fell into that category of games that I had always intended to get around to playing at some point but never did. The temptation of an under $40 collection of the three games is certainly powerful.
It would be simple enough, I suppose to slap up CoD: Black Ops as the game of the week, and perhaps it’s stubborn pigheadedness that prevents me from doing so, but the idea of aggrandizing yet another military shooter is distasteful for me, at least today. I'm sure at some point I will move to a different position on the matter. Instead, I think I will give the nod this week to Sly after all.