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Catching Up

July 7th, 2013 by Cat

Categories: 3DS, PC, Wii

Long time no post! I’ve been on and off on playing games lately. Here’s a round up of stuff I’ve played recently.

Smashmuck Champions
This is the MOBA game we tried at PAX East, and we still find this game fun, especially the 5v5 modes. They recently released custom games, which makes it even more enjoyable since you can make games without newbies. Unfortunately, its biggest weakness is the size of its player base. Sometimes less than 20 people are on, with maybe 5 of them queuing. Some nights, it’s actually impossible to get into a game.

Bioshock Infinite
Did you know one of our bloggers worked on the game? (Our About page makes it obvious as to who it is.) So, even more reason to play it! Honestly though, I enjoyed Infinite a lot, more than the first Bioshock actually. The environments are beautiful. The combat is fun with a mix of guns, vigors, skyhook, and tears. Oh, and Elizabeth is pretty awesome. You don’t have to worry about her, and she actually helps you throughout.

Zero Escape
I want to like this game, but it really doesn’t have the same appeal as 999. I find myself getting bored with it, and I think there’s too many differing paths. I also don’t like the “incomplete” endings, where I have to go back to them later.

Snapshot
This is a nifty idea, where you take photos of items, and then you can use the items later on. However, I gave up on this game early on. I was trying to figure out how to get a secret item, and the only way I could think of felt too hacky and was really annoying to do. I dismissed the idea, thinking there’s no way that was the “right” way to do it. Turns out, it was. Yeah… that’s a no from me.

Assassin’s Creed 3
I’m not even playing as Conner yet, and I’m already annoyed at this game. I’m annoyed that I’m often magically teleported to a location when I start a mission (instead of letting me go there and explore on the way). I’m annoyed that I feel like I have less control over combat than past games. I’m annoyed that I’ve already done a couple escort missions. I’m annoyed that optional objectives have to be done in one playthrough for full sync. I’m hoping things get better once Conner actually enters the story.

Mario Galaxy 2
I got all the normal stars but not the extra world… which I might not do. The difficulty increases a lot between the normal galaxies and the extra ones. Overall, a fun game if you’re in the mood for a platformer. The game is still a bit gimicky, with too many moves mapped to shaking the Wiimote, but it’s not that bad most of the time.

Anyway, I’m trying to get myself to play more console games, since our consoles have been neglected lately. I’m hoping to start LA Noire on XBox 360 and God of War 3 on PS3 soon.

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