What Are You Playing Wednesday

Hermione, Hagrid, and Ron in LEGO Harry Potter Years 1-4

Hermione, Hagrid, and Ron in LEGO Harry Potter Years 1-4

It is Wednesday question time –>

  • 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 those games listed ones that you want to see covered on the site?

This last week I have been playing all LEGO games. I finished LEGO Harry Potter Years 1-4 and then started the sequel (which covers the last few books/movies).

So, what have you been playing?


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11 Responses to What Are You Playing Wednesday

  1. Timmy_Mac614 says:

    Over the holiday break, I slammed out a large chunk of GTA V. I only have 15 story missions left. I hope to finish that this weekend. In Heavenly Sword, I am stuck on the shooting chapter. I hope I break free soon. I really want to get back to playing as Nariko.

    I received Fallout: New Vegas, which probably means I should play Fallout 3. I also got Child of Eden on PS3 and Lumines on PS Vita. I am addicted to Lumines. It has distracted me from Assassin’s Creed 3: Liberation. Does anyone have any suggestions on move quickly in AC without getting guards attention. I find walking for long stretches boring as hell.

    • Llamaentity says:

      I loooooove the Lumines games. Really easy game to fall back on when you’re bored or don’t feel like starting up a new game. The visuals and music are awesome, and the gameplay is very well-refined as well

  2. Sarapen says:

    Late to the party, but I’m currently playing Game Dev Story. I had a modest success with Ilium, an action fantasy I imagined as being like God of War, which led to an action romance adaptation of True Romance that sold decently.

    Feeling confident, I put out a video game version of Takeshi Miike’s Audition, which was subsequently voted Worst Game of the Year. My followup game Guess Who also failed to deliver. Possibly audiences thought that the puzzle-dating game’s title was related to the children’s board game instead of actually being short for Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner. True art ever goes unappreciated in its own time.

  3. Llamaentity says:

    Just a few games for me this past week.

    Starbound (PC). Pretty good amount of this, co-op with family. So far still having fun exploring, crafting, and building.

    Professor Layton and the Unwound Future (DS). About eight hours in, loving every puzzle XD

    Don’t Starve (PS4). Got this free with my PS+ subscription. On day 6 or so and haven’t died yet. Still learning the ropes c:

    (And anime as usual~)

  4. Doug S. says:

    I finished up Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney Dual Destinies, including the DLC case. I’ve also been wasting my life on Marvel Puzzle Quest; I have all 30 existing characters in my roster, but I still need to get lots more “ISO” to level them up and more “covers” to strengthen their skills and raise their level caps.

    I’m thinking of saying “Heck with this” to beating all the DLC bosses of Final Fantasy 13-2, because, well, what’s the point? (Then again, once I start asking “what’s the point” about one thing and getting no answer, I soon transition to asking “what’s the point” about everything and end up miserable. So I don’t like to do that.)

  5. Lassarina says:

    I spent a weekend charging through levels on FF14 and decided that, no, I actually don’t want to get to level 45 in time for the Lightning Strikes event; there are no achievements involved and I’d have to spend all my spare time levelling, which interferes with my enjoyment of the actual game in which I want to explore and poke my nose in every corner and level up all the crafts haphazardly. So I’m back to doing that, instead, which is much more enjoyable. (I did go from level 25 to nearly level 30 in one weekend, which isn’t too bad considering I was doing mostly level-15 plot quests at the time since I had drastically outleveled the plot doing the aforementioned exploration.) I continue to be enchanted with just how nice everyone is in this game; every time I have done a dungeon run people have been very helpful and kind, even when I made every single n00b mistake it is possible to make and caused problems for them in the process.

    I’ve also been working on Blue Dragon, which is charming in the sheer degree of WTF-ery it has decided to employ. I’m half-convinced the dev cycle of this game was one long, ongoing acid trip. I’ve just gotten the DEVEE DANCE OF JOY for saving the village, and am on my way back home. It’s not really doing anything new or groundbreaking, but it’s fun, at least so far.

    Still working my way through the heartpunch that is replaying Final Fantasy Tactics: War of the Lions, and I continue to love it even as it makes me weep.

  6. Henson says:

    Just finished Sleeping Dogs this morning. Nice to live through Hong Kong, and yet really frustrating to have almost no input of my own. I’m not really playing, I’m following quest markers. Maybe this sandbox model just isn’t for me. Oh well, at least the combat is fun. Kung Fu punch!

    Also starting Skyrim for the first time. I don’t usually do this, but I’m playing with about 35 different mods running. Typically, I like to see a game as the designers made it, to judge their efforts and not the potential of their efforts, but with Skyrim, I guess I already knew what I would get: a Bethesda game. Really impressive in the beginning, wearing thin the further along it goes. Might as well go for broke on modification.

    Anyway, I’m glad to see many improvements over Oblivion, and the mods are really doing wonders in places. My Imperial is a jack-of-all-trades, but heavily concentrating on bows. Spent much of tonight racking up stealth kills from far distances.

  7. Kimiko says:

    I’m still playing Etrian Odyssey Untold. Normal mode turns out to be basically the same as the usual EO, except you get an extra chance when you die. I don’t need that, but Expert mode also increases monster levels a lot. So, Normal mode it’ll be. I’m not a big fan of the party setup in story mode, but there really are a lot of added details to the story of EO1, so it’s worth playing.

  8. Xenite16 says:

    Fallout 3 for me. Just started, has a nice Skyrim feel but I forgot what it feels like to be a lowley level 10.

  9. Merrypetal says:

    I beat Tomb Raider a few weeks ago after vowing never to play the game following the furor last year but decided to play it after reading comments here. Overall, I’m glad I did. The combat and shooting were excellent, the bow especially satisfying and the stormy environment beautifully portrayed. The mechanics of the game were superb. Some gripes, though. Is it just me, or was the voice acting and script not that great? I did not feel emotionally invested either, perhaps because of the contentious marketing. I did find it gory and lingered in one particular area about half way through the game, a welcome break from the horrors. Loved that shore and scoured every corner. It’s pretty linear, but it was satisfying to find remaining collectibles after beating the game … though some areas I could not bring myself to revisit! The tombs themselves were super fun, they seemed easy though and I could definitely have done with more. I played on normal and the game seemed to be very forgiving, if a tad easy.

    I am a few hours in to Lost Planet 3 after hearing some good things about it, and it’s been a startling wake up call after playing Tomb Raider challenge wise. So far, I’m enjoying it. You are a private contractor who lands on a planet of ice and lava (mostly ice … don’t eat the snow!) leaving you family behind on earth with your mech rig to mine and provide repairs on the various bases. I have never played any of the Lost Planet series and to be fair, it’s probably a little too early for me to comment, but if you are interested in a shooter with a good story and prepared to spend much time isolated in a giant mech on a hostile stormy planet fighting alien creatures with a sinister underlying story, I can recommend the game. Though nowhere near as tight mechanics and combat as Tomb Raider, it’s still very satisfying. I feel emotionally plugged in to the game, and the good acting and intriguing story that is building, helps. It’s no Mass Effect or Dead Space, but I’m having heck of a good time.

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