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Holiday gaming

December 25th, 2010 by Cat

Categories: DS, N64, PC, Xbox 360

Merry Christmas! So… who got games as gifts this holiday season? XD I got Ace Attorney Investigations (DS) and Dragon Age: Origins (PC). I can’t wait to play them!

The holidays remind me of Perfect Dark on N64. My brother and I loved playing it when we were younger. Even when we were in college, we’d play it whenever we both were at my parents’ place, such as the holiday break.

I knew about the remake on Xbox Live Arcade, but it wasn’t until my brother came home for the holidays that I decided to get it. Some criticize it for being “outdated”, but it actually makes me really happy that it’s mostly the same but with improved graphics.

I do have a few complaints:

  1. It doesn’t remember which weapons I like in secondary mode. For example, when unarmed, I like to be on “disarm”. I have to set it every time.
  2. The game freezes for a few seconds every time I earn an achievement.
  3. Maybe I did something wrong, but it wouldn’t let me play combat simulator without a Gold account, even though I just wanted to play locally. I had to sign into Buckley’s account for that. (Since Gold doesn’t apply to all accounts on the same console, we just put it on his.)

The controls are of course different since it’s a different controller, but now it’s a closer match to how shooters normally are. You can set it to “Legacy” if you want, which mimics the N64 controls.

So far, we’ve just been doing the challenges. The game was fun back in 2000; it’s still fun now XD

Other than Perfect Dark, I’ve been playing a lot of Donkey Kong Country Returns. Hopefully I’ll finish the game soon. I’m on the last world!

5 Responses to “Holiday gaming”

  • Tara says:

    Wait. What. You haven’t played Miles Edgeworth game yet?! I thought you had! LOL.

    I command thee to play it now XD; Though, I should warn you, the third case might drive you nuts. It certainly did for me!

  • Cat says:

    Yeah, I have a few games I should finish first XD;; But, I’ll try to get to it soon!

  • Mars says:

    Donkey Kong Country Returns.
    I envy you. Well, a little…
    I got Fallout: New Vegas (gift) and Mario All Stars (Mario’s 25th Anniversary Edition, bought it myself).

    🙁 I want DKCR.

  • Cat says:

    @Mars I got that same Mario All Stars edition too, also bought for myself!

  • Mars says:

    @Cat Gotta love the packaging. Being a graphic designer myself, I have to say, Nintendo has outdone itself with this collection. I have the original cartridge of course (the one without Super Mario World). But the OST and the Super Mario History Booklet (and also the low price) made this a must have collectors piece.