What Are You Playing Wednesday

Polka from Eternal Sonata

Polka from Eternal Sonata.

Happy Wednesday everyone.

  • 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?

My week is basically a redo of last week. I played Muramasa: Rebirth and Eternal Sonata.

What have you been playing?

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9 Responses to What Are You Playing Wednesday

  1. Doug S. says:

    I’m pretty close to the end of Final Fantasy Dimensions (iOS) and have also played a bit more of Flower, Sun, and Rain. The biggest problem with that game is that it’s a sequel and its story assumes that you’ve played “The Silver Case”, which never got an English language release.

    Amusing story: Xseed Games asked the Japanese developer of “Akiba’s Trip: Undead and Undressed”to provide them some extra content for the English release: fanservice portraits of the game’s male cast to match the ones of the female cast. Which they did.

    • marco says:

      Which I really appreciate and was even surprised about. But I can’t give them too much credit because their PR guy or whoever is really intent on being vocal about his appreciation of fanservice and the male gaze, and I feel like it starts to show in their line-up. Kinda depressing.

      • Doug S. says:

        Huh. I haven’t been reading “official” Xseed sources much, so I wouldn’t know. Could you link to an example of what’s bothering you?

        • marco says:

          I really don’t check their official stuff much anymore, but this article concerns it, and in the comments if you ctrl+f for wyrdwad, you’ll see the comments. Apparently, he’s their official PR guy or someone fairly high on their team.

          • Doug S. says:

            Indeed, “wyrdwad”says in the comments that he’s the “Tom Lipschultz, Localization Specialist” quoted several times in the interview and that he also runs the Xseed Twitter account.

  2. Llamaentity says:

    Just PC gaming for me again this past week.

    Antichamber. Wow, I completely fell in love with this first-person puzzle game. It’s reminiscent of Portal, but with more minimalistic graphics, a different sort of “puzzle gun,” and puzzles that are a lot more abstract. Lots of secrets to find and tons of logic-bending puzzles made this one irresistible for me. It was a super satisfying game to play through, and will easily go down as one of my favorite puzzle games.

    Fly’n. Super cute 2D platformer with lots of collectibles and snazzy graphics. Recommended if you like that kind of game!

    The Wolf Among Us. Ike and I finished this cinematic adventure game last night. We enjoyed it quite a bit overall. It went by fast, but never got boring at all. Has lots of potential triggers, though.

    Battleblock Theater. Playing this 2D puzzle/platformer cooperatively with Ike. It’s tons of fun! Seems very much made to be played with other people.

    Papers, Please. This simulation/adventure game is quite a lot of fun. It’s a rather interesting and unique game!

    Secrets of Rætikon. Played through this pretty short 2D exploration game. You are a bird and your general goal is to collect stuff and bring it back to the beginning area. Lots of backtracking and some annoying bird enemies, but beautiful graphics, lots of secrets and a short duration make up for it.

  3. Chris Hill says:

    Gunthera1, I’ll be interested in how you get on with Eternal Sonata. I’ve given it a couple of tries over the years but it didn’t quite work for me. Maybe crosses the border into Tweeland a little bit too much for me?

    Me, I’m still playing a mix of Skyrim and The Last of Us, mainly the latter the last few days. I’m mainly liking it a lot but, boy, it’s downbeat and brutal. Not something I’d want to replay I suspect. And even on ‘Easy’ difficultly it’s very tense, especially with the lack of ammo and my innate lack of ability to shoot straight!

    At least it has a feeling of progress, though. One of the things I find with Skyrim is that it’s very easy to just potter around and suddenly find 2 or 3 hours have passed by without achieving anything much. I haven’t touched the main mission for weeks! And while I find the visual bugs highly entertaining (pogo-ing goats are my current favourites) there are other design elements really frustrate me. For example, the fact that the game won’t allow you to climb gentle slopes that even I – out-of-shape and plantar fasciitis suffering though I am – would have no problem with.

  4. Kimiko says:

    In Sorcery Saga (Vita) I have 7 swords left to grind, then I can prepare an ultimate sword for the final (post-game) dungeon. Sloooowly getting there.

    In Streetpass Mii Plaza (3DS) I have finally completed all the N-American Puzzle Swap panels. For now at least. They add new ones now and then.

  5. Lassarina says:

    In the pursuit of staving off anxiety attacks, I’ve been playing a truly ludicrous amount of Final Fantasy XIV. I did the Titan fight and then stared in horror as the game punched me in the heart repeatedly immediately thereafter; i haven’t been able to bear to pick it up since, but I likely will this weekend.

    Still gently nudging at FF6 on iOS, and I started FFX HD for the Moogle University project. Damn, it’s stunningly gorgeous.

    I’ve been playing a Mac hidden object game called House of 1,000 Doors: Family Secrets and enjoying it. One of the things I like best about the HO genre is the plethora of female leads. Not that you see them often or that they get much personality, but they’re there, and they do stuff. It’s pretty great.

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