What Are You Playing Wednesday

Stealth elf - a dual blade wielding character from Skylanders

Stealth elf – a dual blade wielding character from Skylanders

It is Wednesday question time at Border House Blog –>

  • What games are you playing this week?
  • Would you recommend those games to other Border House readers?
  • What games have you ranting?
  • Are any of these games ones that you would want to see covered on the site?

I spent most of my free time with family and friends over the recent holiday, so the only game I played this week is Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure. This week I should have more time for video games.

What have you been playing?

 

6 thoughts on “What Are You Playing Wednesday”

  1. I beat Age of Oblivion on iOS. It feels like a “my first RPG Maker” attempt – I spent about 9 hours on it (only one game-crashing glitch, which caused me to re-do a boss fight that wasn’t too hard.) The writing was clunky and needed a good editor, and the plot was….trite, but it did some interesting things with gameplay (magic reduced armor, which made physical attacks more effective, for example.) For $2.99, though, not a bad investment.

    I’m still working slowly through my Moogle University replay Final Fantasy Tactics: War of the Lions – on my way to Fort Ziekden, and oops my face is leaking saltwater at Delita’s crisis of faith. The translation in this version is so amazing.

    I picked up Picross e3 on the 3DS eShop and, it’s a picross game. Thoroughly addictive.

    I played The Lake House: Children of Silence on the Mac; it’s a hidden object adventure game that’s thoroughly creepy and very atmospheric, and also very short.

  2. I just got back home from vacation yesterday (boo jetlag, but great trip!), so I didn’t get to play as much as I normally do. I did find some time to play things at night before bed, though!

    Mega Man: Maverick Hunter X (PSP game, played on Vita). Started and finished this. A solid Mega Man game, with lots of secrets to power you up, and fun weapons to obtain from each stage. Thin story, as to be expected (I prefer the stories of the Zero games), but there were a few anime cutscenes which were a nice treat.

    Soul Sacrifice (Vita). Got this free on PlayStation Plus! About 3 hours in. Some annoying plot elements early on, but the story presentation is actually really neat–it’s all voice acted and told through reading a journal with animated text, and some added commentary from the journal itself (it’s sentient).

    Henry Hatsworth and the Puzzling Adventure (DS). Slowly going through this 2D platformer mixed with match-3. Lots of fun!

    Lords of Waterdeep (iOS). Super fun and well-made multiplayer board game with a generally high fantasy-themed setting. Still learning how to win consistently, but I’ve already improved a lot and have been winning a good amount.

    Going to continue playing the above games, but now that I’m home, I’m going to finally start playing Ni no Kuni tomorrow! Also, I will resume playing Lunar: Silver Star Harmony, which I have missed (didn’t bring my PSP).

  3. This past weekend I finally had down time, I slammed through a huge portion of Dead Space 3. I am enjoying this final chapter in the series. I feel like Isaac Clarke is becoming what I had hoped Ellen Ripley would have been in Alien 3. I am trying to not overschedule this upcoming weekend, so I can try to finish the game.

    On a related note, have you ever been stuck in a part of a game for long periods of time and after a several week break complete the trouble spot on the first try. That happened to me this weekend playing Guacamelee! I am entering the final section of the game. I would highly recommend it.

    I also bought Rayman Legends on Vita. I look forward to playing through that game soon. I downloaded that, Uncharted Golden Abyss, Assassin’s Creed 3: Liberation, Kickbeat, and new Sound Shapes DLC.

  4. Last week I got Flower off the PSN. Yep, it’s been ported to Vita finally. The controls are quite finicky at times, and tilt controls aren’t a great idea anyway for a handheld system. The alternative is touchscreen controls though, and I hate smudges on my screens. Anyway, the game, if you hadn’t heard, is really pretty and just a lot of fun to play. Play like the wind! Whoosh! :D

    Flower isn’t a super long game though, so it only lasted me half a week. While I was looking up trophy info, I also found that that last trophy for Sunflowers (Vita) had finally been figured out. With that info it only took me a day to get it. Another game I can check off as (C)ompleted on Backloggery.

    This week’s highlight is of course the new Ys: Memories Of Celceta (also for Vita; this thing is getting quite the workout recently). It took my copy only a week to travel from Canada to the Netherlands, so I’m about as far in as other players now. It’s cool to see how several others are progressing just by the trophy popups on the Vita home screen.
    If you hadn’t checked it out yet, this is a pretty good 3D action-RPG. Much like Ys Seven (PSP), except prettier of course. If the screenshots I’ve seen weren’t fake it’s even possible to remove Adol from the party at some point. Nothing against him, he’s a nicer RPG protagonist than some others, but he’s kinda lacking in the personality department.
    Here’s hoping this Ys Celceta will last me longer than Ys Seven, but I’ve again slept only a few hours in two days, playing most of the time.. -_-

  5. Between Steam needing a newer version of glibc6 than I can safely install on this distro, Desura just plain not working, Darkplaces somehow losing the ability to support mouselook and Windows somehow not recognizing any input from my new keyboard, on top of RL work obligations, my non-zDoom gaming options will be severely limited for the foreseeable future.

    Then again, Knytt Underground and Snorms are both great games (the former more so than the latter).

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