What Are You Playing Wednesday

Lightning wearing a red dragon winged outfit while riding a white chocobo.

Lightning wearing a red dragon winged outfit while riding a white chocobo.

Happy Wednesday!

  • 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?

In a repeat of the last few weeks, all I have been playing is Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII. I just find this game to be a lot of fun.

What have you been playing?


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13 Responses to What Are You Playing Wednesday

  1. Llamaentity says:

    Bunch of games for me again.

    Demon’s Crest (SNES). Finished this action platformer with the “true ending.” Final boss was a challenge, but not terrible thanks to having potions!

    Icewind Dale (PC). Played a ton of this, which I hadn’t played in a long time. On chapter 4 now, with my party at around 350k experience. I love the Infinity Engine games T.T

    Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition (PC). Playing this cooperatively with my brother. We just arrived in Nashkel.

    Jeanne d’Arc (PSP). Jeanne is about level 30, about 16 hours in. Really fun strategy RPG!

    Professor Layton and the Unwound Future (DS). On chapter 6! Seems like I have quite a while left before it’s over, though.

    The Witcher (PC). Pretty far into chapter 3. Ran through the swamp a bunch, and pretty sure I’m going to have to keep going back to the swamps :c

    Alundra (PSone). 25 hours in… this game is longer than I would have guessed. The puzzles are mostly pretty good, though!

    Suikoden (PSone). About 14 hours in. Just won my second major battle! And then promptly lost the next~

    Tearaway (Vita). 40% completion. Ridiculously cute and fun 3D platformer. I like how it has you design things here and there to choose the way characters or other things appear in the game world.

    Dark Cloud (PS2). Played a few more hours of this, down to floor B6. My weapons lose durability too fast so I’m working on upgrading them.

    The Last of Us (PS3). Decided to resume playing this. 52% of the way through. Fun, aside from the combat (playing on Hard).

    Xenoblade Chronicles (Wii). Still on the Bionis’ leg. Just got my third party member, though! And I picked up a whole ton of side quests T.T

    Dragon’s Dogma (PS3). And for some reason I decided to play some of this. My character is a Magick Archer. It’s pretty fun, with a ton of stuff to do and places to explore. Only about 8 hours into it.

  2. Kimiko says:

    I’m still playing Mimana Iyar Chronicle (PSP). I’ve finished the game with the default ending, but I’m now replaying to get the other endings. If you know that sloooww walking virtually eliminates random battles, and dig up some dungeon maps online, the game gets a lot more bearable.

    I’m back to getting 3DS streetpasses at home, so I’m finally making some minor progress at those Mii games. Travelling by train would get me a lot more (over here, larger trainstations are NintendoZones), but I don’t do that very often.

  3. Chris says:

    Gosh, I haven’t updated here for ages. Been having a very busy and stressful life recently…

    Anyway, I’m also playing my way through FFXIII: Lightning Returns and generally having a lot of fun (especially once I hit the trick of pretty much spamming Chronostasis so that you don’t have too much danger of running out of time.) Mind you, there is one boss fight that I’m ignoring until I’ve increased Lightning’s stats on sidequest rather more. It’s tough!

    (I’m rather amused by some of the reviews that can basically be summarised as ‘the combats good, but it has a ridiculous story’. The ridiculous stories are why I play JRPGs!)

  4. Erika says:

    I’m playing The Simpsons: Tapped Out, which is a fun Farmville-style iPhone game if you like The Simpsons and tapping on things for no actual reason beyond having tapped on them. (But it has the Simpsons! No, I’m not really sure why I keep playing it either, but I love this game.)

    And Mass Effect, playing through for the first time starting with ME1. I’m about halfway through, from what I can tell, and loving it. Everything everyone said is true!

    Thanks for your “Show us your Shepards” feature from ages ago, by the way. Part of the reason I started playing Mass Effect was because I remembered that whole thing, and how it made me happy to hear about a video game that was inclusive and not sexist and gross.

    I’ve been gone from this site for a long while, but I’m returning to gaming in a big way, and sites like The Border House are important. I LOVE YOU.

  5. Lassarina says:

    Still neck-deep in Bravely Default – I’m in Florem, just after the festival (and so far that is the one portion of the game that is making me angry, though I like BD’s outcome a lot more than I liked the equivalent in Persona 4.) and chasing sidequests. I attempted to get a new summon and got wrecked before I even got to input commands, so, uh, that was a thing. I’ll come back later with more powerful jobs.

    That’s about all I’ve been playing – I keep meaning to play other games too, but everything is Bravely Default and much less interesting real-life things.

    • marco says:

      I haven’t hit that part yet, but my friend told me about it, and I’m looking forward to getting it over with. Florem as a whole is weird and interesting to me though because of some of the things that are going on – I’m not really sure what the game is trying to say about it all or what the message is with it.

      For your summons, you need a charm of the element equipped to someone (especially if they have some kind of element nullifying already) so they can withstand the attack. I think each of the charms should be in the temples? Well, I know ice and wind are, but I have thunder and I don’t remember where I got it. . .

  6. Doug S. says:

    Still playing Zelda Phantom Hourglass and IOS money/time sinks.

  7. Ten says:

    Still going strong in FFXIV:ARR.

    It’s currently the Little Ladies’ Day event (A Realm Reborn’s version of Hinamatsuri) and it hits all my sensitivities. Peach Blossoms, dango, and making young girls smile, hell yeah!

    I recently read someone’s great essay on how ARR manages to portray a sexist society as negative without being heavy-handed about it, and it makes me appreciate the game even more.

    • marco says:

      I want to start in time to enjoy Little Lady’s Day, but I doubt we’ll be able to. ;u;

      I’m very interested in that essay though. Do you mind linking to it?

      • Ten says:

        Here we go. (I hope the html worked.)

        Little Ladie’s Day goes till the 13th of March, and in order to do the quests for the doll, you need a level 15 character (which can take somewhere between a few hours and two day, but probably not longer).

    • Ms. Sunlight says:

      The storyline is adorable (and so is the princess doll minion!) I have minion roulette on my quickbars so I get a random minion summoned every time, some great minions in that game if you like collecting stuff. I have a bluebird I won from a treasure map too!

  8. marco says:

    I’ve been living on the 3DS. Bravely Default, Style Savvy and Weapon Shop are pretty much it (with a little bit of Flower Town thrown in). I’m excited about the update for Style Savvy and I really hope we get it here, though I still wish it’d give us the option to date in-game characters. Plenty of those characters are in relationships with each other, and it isn’t as though a few don’t show their interest in our character. :/

    Otherwise, still trying to watch some anime (Aikatsu! and Inari KonKon for now), and I’m considering starting a Korean or Japanese drama (I guess it’s just a matter of how depressed I want to be while watching).

  9. Ms. Sunlight says:

    Oh and by the way, character creators done right? The Elder Scrolls Online is pretty good. You can make your character look fat or thin or muscular or any combination, butch or femme, macho or pretty, old or young, and there are several great natural-looking afro hair options.

    Pre-ordered. I’m making myself an orc templar. She’s going to be big, green and all business, and she’s going to kick arse.

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