Winter Session Gaming
By Antic 01-14-2009 12:03 AM
Let me first start off with a little about me since this is my first post on CAG. I'm a college student in MA going into my final semester for my Bachelor's (in Political Science). Music is kind of a big thing in my life. I have over 900's easily, which is nice too because I have a weekly radio show in my town that I use them in. My game collection is pretty big as well, but lately I've been contemplating cutting down on it (which I will probably re-visit here later). But anyways to what I meant to write about...
Since vacation has started I've made it my priority to try and tackle my backlog. It's huge because of CAG deals and Goozex. I think I'm in the 90's for the number of games in my backlog sadly. Games in the works/conquered so far since Christmas...
Castlevania: Circle of the Moon - Great game. The first Castlevania game I've played. Thing is I have Dracula X Chronicles and Symphony of the Night in my backlog as well. I can't wait to play the others.
Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow - Great as well, but not even close to CotM to me. I started it will I was in Long Island visiting family and I beat it in one sitting (4 hours later)
Luminous Arc - first game I bought with my DS, but I never got around to finishing it. I bought the second one and decided to just sit down and beat the last 7 chapters I had left with this. The game was easy until the end. The last boss fight was hard though. That's okay too, but I had some serious deja vu because it reminded me of the Wiegraf battle in FFT the first time through when I was under the appropriate level. I sat there for an hour at least with Ramza as a Squire/Chemist moving back and forth raising my speed and healing with X-potions every turn until I had 5 moves over his one. I rose my attack up as well so each single handed weapon I had did the max damage when I attacked. While now I could look online and find that out, I had to figure it out on my own when I played through when it was first released. Lol, then I had to show my friends and help them.
Fallout 3 (360) - Loved the game (coming from someone who enjoyed the original Fallouts on the PC and Bethesda's projects such as Elder Scrolls)
Prince of Persia (360) - Wasn't a fan when Sands of Time came out and avoided WW and TT because of it. I liked the art style of this one though so I gave it a try. It wasn't that bad to me, but I went in with little expectations.
Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway (360) - first Brothers in Arms game for me, but I really enjoyed it a lot. I really don't understand why so many people bitched and moaned about this game when it was under the $20 range on CAG.
Dark Sector (360) - Not really too enjoyable. It got better once you got the cloak and deflect powers. Then it was kind of like I was playing Metal Gear Solid except for instead of sneaking up on someone and choking them out (or using CQC), I would stealth/deflect and then do a finisher.
King Kong - Sure it was easy points, but really not that enjoyable to me.
Naruto: Rise of the Ninja - Loved it even though I've never watched the series. I could have easily beat the game in 4-5 hours, but I spent longer because I really enjoyed the ramen delivery, hide and seek, and other side quest sort of things. Although I heard Broken Bond isn't as great, I'm looking forward to playing it.
In the works
Gears of War - didn't really like the controls at first, but now I love the game.
Bullet Witch - hate the game but I'm one level away from completing it. Even though I paid very little for it, I still am a little sour about it.
Resistance: Fall of Man - halfway through with a friend and I'm really not understanding what is too great about it. I haven't played the multiplayer, but campaign-wise it's nothing too special to me. I want to like it as much as people preach it up to me, but I just feel a little bored with it. Why bother to compare it to Gears of War as well? They shouldn't be, but if I had to choose Gears easily beats Resistance. It has nothing to do with console wars or anything either, because I own them all.
GTA4 - I like it, but I've developed a bad habit of not finishing GTA games since GTA3.
Izuna - love the game, but it's sidelined for now due to me trying to beat console games while I have the time at home.
Dead Space - Slowly going through it. Awesome game though.
Let me know what you think. Thanks for taking the time to read as well.
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|SeanNOLA - 01-14-2009, 11:15 AM|
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