Does Cave Story hate the player even more than Limbo does?
Just finished Arkham City. Beat the main story mode, and all bar two (I think) side missions. Going to clean those up soon, although I think one may be bugged. Really enjoyed the game though, once you get past the feeling of being overwhelmed by constant stuff the game keeps throwing at you, (which is something I felt GTAIV was very guilty of)
Considering which of the backlog next to tackle...
I still have Zelda: Skyward Sword, which I've only just started.
There's also Space Marine which I'm halfway through, which is a lot less interesting, but a lot shorter thus better for backlog clearage.
Also still making the most of foot-to-ball-euro-fever by rinsing FIFA and the silly euro 2012 DLC. (Yes I'm a sucker)
That and the fact that this game has some of the heaviest bloom I have ever seen, and I could only play for about a half hour at a time before my eyes started to melt.
I haven't played it enough to judge it yet. So far, I did not enjoy attempting to control / flailing madly when flying the bird, but the swordfighting seems ok (which is the most important thing for me at any rate)Originally Posted by Kodeen
I've been playing Hitman: Contracts, and it's really a very good game. I know there was some critiscism because it has 4 remakes from the first game in it, but it's still an excellent stealth title, and not as easy as Blood Money either. The suspicion is really well balanced, much better than Hitman 2.
Sims 3. Noticed that Origin had a 50% sale on and snapped up Generations as it was one of the expansions that I'd passed over (plus 30% your next purchase). Rather than carry on with any of my existing worlds decided to start afresh just with generations and ambitions on (I'm saving WoA and Nightlife for later on when the family is grown up). I've generally stayed away from the family thing with Sims (doing the room mates thing on the whole), but have been trying it with a single mum with 3 young kids and it's proving to be quite entertaining given the extra activities that can be done. I did use some cheat codes to given a bit more money to the family as a starting point (and allow them to purchase a bigger house) and the first thing the mother did was decide that she'd like to send two of the kids off to Boarding school which was quite amusing. Interested to see how that plays out in terms of the dynamic between the siblings in the long term.
Venice declared war. I'd compliment them - a nation with a single province and port soley focussed on trade - on their temerity and the size of their balls if I wasn't laughing so hard.
Their fleet of 20 ships attacked my 8, however their one was produced by a trade port (brigs, sloops and, oddly, some trade ships) whereas mine was made up of 5th Rates, 6th Rates and headed by an admiral in a 2nd Rate. It did not go well for them. Surprisingly though I actually lost a ship: some dumbass 5th Rate got set on fire in a bad way and just fucking exploded. It was so cool I didn't mind losing the ship. That was it though, the rest of their fleet died and amusingly my 2nd Rate, which lead the fight, barely took a scratch.
Then their land forces split up to harrass my territory in Milan. They now have half the land forces they used to have an will be under siege very soon. A siege I'm happy to draw out until the end as damn the world hates me for expanding so much. Probably why Venice declared war in the first place. Hopefully my expansion diplomatic penalty will die off in the next few years as I plan to sit back and build for a while.
Mass Effect 2 again, in anticipation of finally picking up 3. I decided to play back through with the character with which I originally beat 2 (and which I imported from 1) to see how that worked and because I enjoyed playing her. I'm a little surprised that not only her skills and level, but also all her equipment transfers (even the stuff that makes no sense, like the collector beam). There's little enough "stuff" collection in ME2 as it is, I assume this means that for my second playthrough there will be none. Does that mean no new anything to find? Because that's half the fun.
, its the best D pad I've ever used, but its not as clicky as a genesis or snes or wii classic but its very precise and I only play arrow key platformers like spelunky or whatever with it.
amazon fightpad link, mostly the prices are terrible
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On the flip side, if I was in the mood, recovering from some poor decisions resulted in some glorious 20-30 minute battles against said bosses with satisfyingly smug smile on face. It really was such a good battle system. :)