Friday, February 8, 2013

Water, Water Everywhere. . .

It now happens to be that wonderful time of the year again.  Not a time that only comes once a year, but one that happens over and over and over again.  And this, happens to be one of those times.  It's the time between finishing a game and picking up a new one to play.  I just finished The World Ends With You and a "Full Review" is on it's way and now I'm trying to decide, not only which game to play, but which system to play this unchosen game on.  We'll list the top contenders:

Dead Space:  I've played about 30 minutes of this game about a month or so ago and I'd like to keep at it, but not because of the impending Dead Space 3 release on the horizon.

Penumbra: Black Plague:  Having finished the first game in this trilogy, I want to continue the story.

Anna:  A game that I picked up during Steam's Winter Holiday Christmas sale.  The trailer looked interesting and the game looked fun, despite some of the negative reviews.

I Am Alive:  Giving my like towards most things post-apocalyptic and that Steam had this game on sale, I did do the purchasing thing, but have yet to do the playing part.

Dragon Quest VI:  I finished DQV a while back and I really want to play this and then play Dragon Quest IX.

Scribblenauts Unlimited:  As mentioned in my previous post, I played SU for about 30 minutes just to get a feel for the game, and because I just bought it and it arrived in the mail.  I might be able to get away with playing this on the side and not devoting chunks of time as I normally would with another game.

Infinite Space:  A game released by SEGA that I'd been on the lookout for for a number of years and only recently acquired.  A game, as far as I understand, where you can build, outfit, modify your own spaceship that apparently has a pretty steep learning curve, which is always a fun/frustrating challenge.

Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box:  I've played the first game and thought it was as much fun as I'd heard.  Puzzles are awesome, except sliding box puzzles and how the game explained why you had to do puzzles at every step was pretty smart.  Part 2 is calling.

Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together:  I bought this game around December 2011, played it for an hour or so and then relinquished my PSP to Conklederp so she could play Final Fantasy Tactics: War of the Lions.  I really liked of what little I played and I really want to continue.

Silent Hill: Origins:  I started playing this game for an hour or two and I think I got myself stuck.  This was before I realized that I was supposed to kill every monster on screen and running away is a legitimate strategy.

God of War: Ghost of Sparta:  I really liked the first PSP game in the God of War series (although maybe I should try and defeat the final boss first).

Shin Megami Tensei: Persona:  I started this game about I don't know how many months back and got stuck/lost when I was supposed to go somewhere and I couldn't find out where the building was in which quadrant of the city.  I didn't look online as I thought it was too early to revert to using Gamefaqs, but I'd like to try again before deciding to abandon the game.

So as you can see, I have a problem, very much in the First World category.  I may also have a problem with buying games and not playing them fast enough.  Or, I just happen to like games that take a lot of time to complete in lieu of shorter games like Super Mario Bros. which I can (or at least used to) complete multiple times in about an hour.

Let the voting begin.

All In All, Chad's A Good Guy

1 comment:

  1. I'm glad to see you finished up The World Ends With You. I'm curious to hear what you think of it after having played it for a while.

    Question: Have you played the original Silent Hill? From fans of the game, I hear that one, and Silent Hill II are where the action is at. I played the original for about an hour or so, and I had to change my pants at least once.

    From your list, I see that you have some games that are more 'pick up and play' like prof. layton or god of war, and then others that are deeper. I'd recommend starting a DS game while taking a shit, and a PC game after work. One of these games is bound to hook you. You could also dig through the pile of Steam games from the Humble Bundles.

    Oh wait! I have a vote, and it's not on the list. A write-in vote, I guess. Play Cave Story! Play with original graphics. My vote. Which counts for all other votes + 1.