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What Are You Playing?

Posted by Gentlemen Death on Saturday, December 27, 2008

So, the topic explains it all folks. What are you playing right now? Right now, I just finished the new Call of Duty: World In Flames and it was good. It was nice going back to playing a WWII game after playing other FPS for the last couple of months. One of the things I did not like about the game was that it felt short. After finishing the final chapter and the creditcs came up, I sat there thinking," That's it.....?" And well, it was. Multiplayer is good but of course if anyone else has played CoD4 will know it gets very frustrating at times. Overall I would give it a 8/10

omicron
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Posted: 5 years 35 weeks ago

I have found myself playing COD4 online alot lately. I still play BF:Bad Company online occasionally. I have Fallout3 to finish. Then I can get back to Mass Effect, GTA4, Ace Combat 6, Halo3, and some other games I haven't played much since I got them

We were watching Al-Quaeda, and all this time our security services should have been keeping watch on Jakester's throbbing nutsack!-Dalton's chin dimple
Gentlemen Death
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Posted: 5 years 35 weeks ago

I know it gets distracting with all the great games that came out in '08, especially since a good majority of them came out at the same time.

I finished Gears of War2, Left for Dead and CoD: WIF all around the same time so know I can go back and finish up Fable2.

I was also thinking about checking out Saints Row2, I keep on hearing some good stuff about it......

I keep my standards low, that way im never dissapointed
leatherman
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Posted: 5 years 35 weeks ago

Mirror's Edge is fun with really crappy combat that I wish was either not there or greatly improved. The game is fun enough to me without the combat getting in the way.

Baelzar
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Posted: 5 years 35 weeks ago

Left 4 Dead (Versus mode).

Just can't get enough. L4D has so much upside potential - new maps, Infected, Survivors, weapons, multiplayer modes...

"INDEED!"
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Posted: 5 years 35 weeks ago

I'm finishing up Fable 2, which has been a rather disappointing venture overall. I picked up Prince of Persia while I was out shopping today, which I've heard mixed things about. I'm also playing through Uncharted for a second time here and there.

inhetet
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Posted: 5 years 35 weeks ago

Just finished my first Fallout 3 playthrough (although I missed tons of stuff, as the ending was more abrupt than I was expecting. Now bouncing back and forth between Prince of Persia and Mass Effect, which I'd been refusing to let myself play through again (this will be the fifth or sixth time) in hopes that Bioware will actually put out some more DLC.

Other than that, I've made it through one playthrough of most of the fall stuff...Fable 2, Mirror's Edge, etc. Still haven't done anything with Far Cry 2, which I'll probably get around to after PoP.

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Posted: 5 years 35 weeks ago

I know internet communities view the Wii differently than the general public so I'll just throw the guantlet down right now. I welcome any and all responses.

I'm still enjoying the hell out of... well... pretty much anything I play on my Wii. You know why? Because Nintendo focused their system design on gameplay rather than insane graphics or huge increases in system power to feed minor bumps in AI. Seriously, anyone who won't give the Wii the time of day had better just get used to the fact that they play on a system which is inferior in every way that Nintendo has ever been able to make other game and system producers look: gameplay, control scheme, learning curves. You can go mash your thumbs until you have callouses, I'll get back steering a car or tricycle. I'll get back to shaking a bottle of soda and drinking it. I'll get back to bowling, baseball and tennis. I'll get back to Super Mario Galaxy which makes great use of all the Wii control system's features.

If you can't enjoy a Wii, why are you still playing video games? It seems like the kid in you who started playing is gone.

inhetet
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Posted: 5 years 35 weeks ago

I don't own one, but theoretically have nothing but love for the Wii. But the reason I don't own one is because none of the things you just described would hold my attention for longer than five minutes. More power to the kid in you, but the kid in me would rather be saving the galaxy or exploring post-apocalyptic D.C. But I will definitely consider grabbing a Wii once I've got kids.

omicron
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Posted: 5 years 35 weeks ago

Wii's are definitely good for partys and social gatherings. We played Wii bowling last week after Xmas dinner. Still, I just don't see enough entertainment from the Nintendo library to get me interested.

We were watching Al-Quaeda, and all this time our security services should have been keeping watch on Jakester's throbbing nutsack!-Dalton's chin dimple
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Posted: 5 years 35 weeks ago

Life is immersive enough for me; I'm happy to play a simple video game that isn't bloated with actions and strategies and stuff I've gotta remember... or characters that I'm constantly trying to improve. Then again, when I was a kid, you could play Donkey Kong forEVER and it only cost 25c.

I've only gotten to play with my nephews' Wii when they brought it over last year. Just as well I don't have one; I wouldn't get much done. Besides bowling better than I ever have IRL, I got the sublime pleasure of beating the crap out of my wife in boxing. Now that's what I call therapy...

inhetet
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Posted: 5 years 35 weeks ago

Now there's a question...much has been made about kids playing Rock Band/Guitar Hero and learning the skill to play fake instruments, which doesn't necessarily transfer over into the skill to play real instruments. But I wonder if Wii Bowling will make me a better bowler? Also, does the Wii come with some sort of "cigarette smoke and shoe disinfectant" aerosol spray dispenser?

Gentlemen Death
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Posted: 5 years 34 weeks ago

The cool thing about Wii: The ability to interact with the games you play.
The bad thing about Wii: It's a Wii.....

I keep my standards low, that way im never dissapointed
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Posted: 5 years 34 weeks ago

There are plenty of Wii games that I like (and even a couple that I loved). The only problem is most of them didn't come out this year. I played quite a bit of Smash Bros Brawl earlier this year, but it wasn't nearly as much fun without the friends I played countless hours of Melee with. I also played Boom Blox, and it is a blast....with other people. Most of the good Wii games that came out this year were good to play with other people in the room (and virtually nothing came out for the second half of the year), but there weren't that many you could enjoy as much by yourself. I loved Metroid Prime 3 and Mario Galaxy....but they came out last year. I will say that World of Goo was awesome, and it is my pick for best Wii game this year.

And now back on topic...

I have been playing a bunch of the games that came out this fall. I really liked Mirror's Edge, and I loved Prince of Persia, despite being a fairly short game. Currently, I am playing a ton of Fable 2 since I just got it. Every once in a while I get in the mood to play a little CivRev as well.

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Posted: 5 years 34 weeks ago

I forgot to mention that I absolutely love playing Banjo Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts. Of course the fact that I spent countless hours playing with Legos as a kid probably had something to do with it.

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Gentlemen Death
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Posted: 5 years 34 weeks ago

I read your review of the game Strider and it was great. Very detailed and a good suggestion for a fun game to play.

Also, I was tired of shooting people so I went and checked out Mirror's Edge, great fucking game! I am amazed not only by the graphics but by how easy it is to manuever from one rooftop to another.

It takes one hell of a game to have guns in it and then makes you NOT want to use them. I believe I used a gun once and found I would rather kick them in the face or just avoid them all together.

Do yourself a favor, if you are tired of FPS or any other genre for that matter, give this game a chance, you will have a fun time with it.

I keep my standards low, that way im never dissapointed
leatherman
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Posted: 5 years 34 weeks ago

It really is a blast. I did get frustrated in the last few levels as the combat became more central and the exploring became less central.

I love the time trials for that reason. Find a path, perfect it, don't worry about stupid baddies shooting me when I can't really shoot back.

Strider
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Posted: 5 years 34 weeks ago

I really enjoyed Mirror's Edge as well (like I mentioned above). I have a love/hate relationship with the time trials though. I love trying to find the fastest route through the environment. I hate how hard it is to get 3-star times. Sometimes it's difficult to even get to a one-star time!

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Gentlemen Death
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Posted: 5 years 33 weeks ago

I just finished Mirror's Edge and this get my #1 game with the best music! I found myself listening to the music more then paying attention to what I was doing which caused for many, frustrating deaths.

I liked how after I beat the game there were a tons of extras that I unlocked, one of them being the ability to listen to the music from the game.

Yes, the fighting gets frustrating and you HAVE to have patience with this game otherwise you will drive yourself mad. I thought that next to the Half-Life series, that this was one of the most innovative games I had played in a long ass time.

Can't wait for a sequal... :)

I keep my standards low, that way im never dissapointed
Darth Snoopy
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Posted: 5 years 32 weeks ago

I'm a Halo junkie. But I've also gotten into COD: World at War a lot. I got bored with COD4 after a while, so I would anticipate the same for this. Also, Left 4 Dead is a BLAST!

No, I don't spellcheck.
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I finished all the demo levels on fantasticcontraption.com a while back.

I downloaded and played through the Crayon Physics demo a few weeks ago.

I tried my hand at iPod version of Pole Position Remix. The controls are terrible, but I've gotten pretty good at it. If anyone knows what is required to unlock the skins (so I can get my "classic" skin and not have to look at the new graphics), I would be grateful.

I used to walk to the local bar and play Ms. Pac-Man once or twice a day, but it has slowed to once or twice every two months, lately. The effect on my game has been pretty substantial. I used to score between 200,000 and 300,000 pretty routinely, but these days it's a struggle to get to 150,000. If you are unfamiliar with Ms. Pac-Man scores, it might help you to know that there is quite a bit of difference between a score of 150,000 and one of 200,000. Once the ghosts have ceased to turn (for the first time on the seventeenth board, and for the rest of the game on the nineteenth), the only points you stand to make are 2,400 per board you get for eating dots, plus whatever fruit you get.

Even at my peak, I could never hold a perfect game past the banana stage. I usually flub somewhere on either the pretzel or apple stage, anyway. (It's harder for me to corral ghosts in the second maze, for some reason.) A perfect score all the way though the banana stage is 120,760, but it's more often the case that I have just around 100,000 at that point. By stage 11 (the last time you will ever see blue on the ghosts, but not the last time you will see them turn), at which point I usually have somewhere between 120,000 and 140,000 points, things start to tough--mostly because fatigue has set in (I've played about 20 minutes at this point), I have lost a life or two (and confidence along with it), and I start gripping the joystick harder than I should be gripping it.

So, anyway, the point of the above is supposed to be that my Ms. Pac-Man game is slipping because I am playing it less often.

Here's where someone tells me to let the Big Boys talk about their Big Boy games.

Gentlemen Death
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Posted: 5 years 29 weeks ago

To me, it does not matter what kind of game you play; board game, video game, sex games....either way, your a gamer.

So, I decided I would try out Far Cry2. I had not played the first one but from what some of my friends told me, it had nothing to do with the first one anyways. I am only about an hour into it but I do have to say that it is pretty cool.

Here is a good way of explaining this game: If you have played the game Mercenaires then imagine that FarCry2 takes a more serious take on that field. You drive through the fields of Africa to do some dirty work. Upgrade your weapons, repair your car, earn diamonds not money.

I am only a little bit into it in terms of gameplay and so far, not to shabby. I do not think it is worth the $59 price tag but nonetheless, not to bad.

I keep my standards low, that way im never dissapointed
The Swollen Goi...
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Posted: 5 years 29 weeks ago

Dino Run is awesome.

I downloaded the Gens+ emulator, which plays Sega Master System, Genesis, Game Gear, Sega CD, and 32X games. I had never played Wonder Boy, the Master System port of the arcade game that ended up as Hudson's Adventure Island on the NES. It's pretty fun. The Master System's Psycho Fox, Alex Kidd, and the simplified Sonic are all worth playing, too.

Downloaded StarTropics for my NES emulator. It's been about fifteen years since the last time I played it.

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When it comes to games that don't require staring at a screen, there are a bunch I like, but only a few I get to play. I can't visit my home town without getting sucked into a game of canasta. I'm not much of a fan of it. I am a big fan of cribbage and chess, but it's hard to find someone willing to play either--especially chess, since I refuse to play with a clock and take a ridiculously long time to make moves. I play Scrabble on-line (well, Lexulous, which is what became of Scrabulous when the Delhi high court decided the game could not use any variation on the Scrabble name), but I often take a day between moves.

I'm a slow thinker.

Gentlemen Death
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Posted: 5 years 28 weeks ago

I was in a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles mood the other day so I sat down and had a marathon of two days of Turtles kicking ass. Watched the live action ones first then finished it with a very well done cgi movie of TMNT.

I still felt that itch though to kick ass and I decided to pick up the TMNT 360 game that came out around the time the CGI movie did. The game is easy but fun. It has been awhile since I was able to play a kid game and have fun with it. The game is more ninja then half of the games that TRY to be ninja....You know what I mean.

If your looking for some harmless fun with really good looking graphics, try this game. You have nothing to lose.

I keep my standards low, that way im never dissapointed
Strider
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Posted: 5 years 28 weeks ago

I like the Ninja Turtles, so I might have to check that out sometime.

I've been playing LEGO Star Wars Complete Saga recently. It's loads of fun, especially if you play co-op with somebody.

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Ricco Suave
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Posted: 5 years 28 weeks ago

I've been playing Saints Row 2 nonstop for Xbox 360 for the past few weeks. It's amazing and in my opinion way better than GTA IV in every way except maybe the physics and graphics. It's a little more fun seeing people ping off your car in GTA. SR2 has one of the best character editors ever and there's also tons of clothes to buy. I made my character look like the Joker.