Finished Any Games Lately?

I also beat 10,000,000 last night, in a bout of insomnia - Android version.

Just finished off Heart of the Swarm too. Enjoyed it overall, standard Blizzard combination of superb production values but not much in the way of novelty. I did enjoy being able to mutate units into one of two variants, though. Superb cutscenes, solid if unremarkable story.

Sonicator wrote:

Just finished off Heart of the Swarm too. Enjoyed it overall, standard Blizzard combination of superb production values but not much in the way of novelty. I did enjoy being able to mutate units into one of two variants, though. Superb cutscenes, solid if unremarkable story.

Time for you to start 1v1 and enjoy the real game

Alright, so I kinda finished Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate. Credits are rolling. Now, MH is kind of an evergreen series, I've put about 90 hours into this one but will probably put in another 200 for multiplayer. But I've watched the final cinematic in the single-player campaign (awesome ending).

So that brings my total to SEVEN completions for March:

3/1 - ZombiU (Wii U)
3/3 - Crysis 3 (360)
3/10 - Tomb Raider (360)
3/11 - Gravity Rush (Vita)
3/12 - El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron (360)
3/17 - Rayman Origins (360)
3/31 - Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (Wii U)

I oughta head into those pile threads and show those guys what's up.

silentsod wrote:
Sonicator wrote:

Just finished off Heart of the Swarm too. Enjoyed it overall, standard Blizzard combination of superb production values but not much in the way of novelty. I did enjoy being able to mutate units into one of two variants, though. Superb cutscenes, solid if unremarkable story.

Time for you to start 1v1 and enjoy the real game ;)

Heh, did enough 1v1 and 2v2 with WoL to know that multiplayer SC2 isn't my game.

With a wee bit of shame I have to admit that I've only just beaten Portal. It's no April's Fools joke - it is really the first time I've played it. Holy crap, this game is AWESOME! Definitely one of the better, most innovative and mind-boggling game experiences. With a final boss fight that is memorable with reasonable difficulty level.

Final Fantasy XIII's main story is downed. Debating how long to play the achievement hunt.

Wrapped up Bioshock Infinite. I loaded up a new game immediately after, but now I'm thinking I want to go back to the previous two.

Wrapped up mark of the Ninja today. Worthy of all the praise I'd heard about it last year.

Finished Bad Piggies, would recommend it over Angry Birds for your trendy mainstream iOS gaming needs.

Just finished The Walking dead, I was done with the first two episodes a while back, then for some reason never went back to finished it. What a blast, going through the last 3 episodes made me wonder how come i stop playing them!!!! Boy was it a great game!!!

I might have to go back at it... in a rush at one point where you need to jump on the train with Omid... i made the choice to push him, i think i got caught up of guard, the time just went to fast and i didn't have time to really think of my answer... i guess being french didn't help!!! LOL Anyway, awesome game, liked it a lot!!!

Finished TSW main story line (up to current stuff anyway) and finally managed to finish The Void(!) which is basically the Darksouls of adventure games in terms of difficulty and being completely unforgiving to the slightest errors.

Spoiler:

I read through a walk through for the void first, I'm pretty sure I'd have simply given up again had I not done so. Even with the walk through I was often pushing my luck on some of the timers.

Finished Shank (didn't unlock everything, but I'm satisfied) and Mark of the Ninja (I did unlock everything--yay!).

Tanglebones wrote:

Final Fantasy XIII's main story is downed. Debating how long to play the achievement hunt.

I recommend at least playing long enough to max CP and take down a Adamantoise. 'Cause it just feels awesome.

Titan's trials are fun, too. But going for the final achievement (all weapons/items) is not worth it unless you're a serious achievement whore. Basically go through all the unique fights.

Minarchist wrote:
Tanglebones wrote:

Final Fantasy XIII's main story is downed. Debating how long to play the achievement hunt.

I recommend at least playing long enough to max CP and take down a Adamantoise. 'Cause it just feels awesome.

Titan's trials are fun, too. But going for the final achievement (all weapons/items) is not worth it unless you're a serious achievement whore. Basically go through all the unique fights.

I'm leaning towards moving onwards, actually. Not going to delete my save, but I think I'm done with it.

I think I'm at about 62-65 hours in on FFXIII. Played a bit today. Feel like I need to grind through to level up some of my weapons and accessories, though. So close! Congrats! How many hours did it take you?

silentsod wrote:

Alice: Madness Returns while the environments were beautiful and, in some cases, grotesque the gameplay elements didn't hold up. The camera and dodgy targeting made combat less a joy and more an exercise in frustration, while the difficulty in judging jumps leads to many, many deaths in platforming sections. By the time I got to the end of the game I was really forcing myself to get through it, and enjoying it less and less as the shiny environments wore off.

I'm going through it right now, and my feelings are similar. Do not understand the praise it had received. Do not understand the praise it had received. Do not understand the praise it had received.

Going through some "old" PS3 titles.

Just finished Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare. Much shorter than the main game, but pretty cool overall. Love the humour in it. I couldn't stop laughing when John was breaking the horses of the apocalypse ("You foul beast, I must be out of my mind!"). Didn't have the patience to do all the pre-requisites to get the unicorn, but getting a horse that poops rainbows is so damn irresistible.

tuffalobuffalo wrote:

I think I'm at about 62-65 hours in on FFXIII. Played a bit today. Feel like I need to grind through to level up some of my weapons and accessories, though. So close! Congrats! How many hours did it take you?

About 55, IIRC. This was my second time playing through - I stalled out on the PS3, just before the end of the game, and I had an FAQ open for most of this playthrough.

Bioshock Infinite is done, and I have a lot of thoughts on it. Looking forward to reading and posting in the spoiler thread!

I beat Disney's Guilty Party over the weekend.

Likely overlooked by many gamers for being a Disney game for the Wii with "Party" in the title, Guilty Party is a computerized board game that's a bit like a more fleshed-out version of Clue. Players have a set number of moves each turn with which to move around the board, interrogate suspects, collect clues, and make accusations. Working against the players is the computer-controlled Mr. Valentine who sets traps for the players, locks them out of areas, makes suspects run away, and otherwise interferes with the investigation.

The game does feature a number of mini-games that make use of the Wii's motion and pointer controls. Most of these are both novel and hilarious, as when you hold the Wiimote face-out and play it like a bad saxophone, wearing down your target with your poor jazz skills. Games where you have staring contests and thumb-wrestling bouts with suspects are also funny.

Helping all of that are the top-notch production values. Disney's classic animation touch shows in the characters who are well-designed, voice-acted, and animated. Some of those hilarious mini-games are hilarious in large part because of the characters' rubber-faced reactions and great sound clips. Likewise, the game's "boards" are diorama-like displays of a mansion, cruise ship, aquarium, and the like that are richly detailed and fit well with the animated movie-like feel of the game.

The only real issues I had were with the game's running time, which is on the short side, and the staggering leap in difficulty from Advanced to Expert. Thankfully, after the game's campaign is finished, there's a "party mode" that lets you solve randomized mysteries at a variety of difficulty levels on boards unlocked through campaign play. The mysteries in party mode aren't quite as engaging as in the campaign, but they're enjoyable enough.

All in all, a fun game for casual play, and a good deal for the $20 (and under) it goes for these days.

Tomb Raider down!

I adored the combat. Everything else was, I don't know... fine? Fantastic looking late-gen game though.

Finished a second playthrough of Dragon Age 2 (a few different choices, but I can never bring myself to back the Templars), with a break in the middle for a quick run at Portal, which I replay every couple of years. Portal is still fun even when I remember most of the puzzles.

Finished Metro 2033 recently. A shooter with, ironically, not the most solid shooting mechanics. The atmosphere of the game is really what kept me playing I think. It's a dark, mysterious, and intriguing world they have made. Pretty cool story too. Looking forward to getting the sequel at some point I think.

ClockworkHouse wrote:

I beat Disney's Guilty Party over the weekend.

I've been wanting to start this for over a year with the family. There's always a sports game on Sunday, and afterward everyone wants to play cards or Catch Phrase.

My most recent was finishing the first Mass Effect. Now, I'm taking some builder game break (Minecraft, Sim City, etc.) until I start the 2nd one.

Saints Row the Third.

Wow. I went into this thinking it was a GTA remake but no, it's a much looser, wheels off open world shooter. Love and it and look forward to the 4th!

Just finished The Room on android. Fun little puzzle game with gorgeous graphics. Very Hellraiser themed, in that the goal is to open an elaborate puzzle box.

Alice: Madness Returns while the environments were beautiful and, in some cases, grotesque the gameplay elements didn't hold up. The camera and dodgy targeting made combat less a joy and more an exercise in frustration, while the difficulty in judging jumps leads to many, many deaths in platforming sections. By the time I got to the end of the game I was really forcing myself to get through it, and enjoying it less and less as the shiny environments wore off.

Tropico 3 and I really thoroughly enjoyed it as a city builder and as something to watch the little citizens run around and live their lives. It can get quite out of hand, for me at least, trying to keep your little citizens happy and productive. Though once you get a serious cash flow going it's easy to rake in the dough. So maybe the balance was a little off. Otherwise it was very charming, had a reasonable amount of depth, and I look forward to more after taking a nice long break from the game (I'm unsure if I'm going to jump into Absolute Power and I heard Tropico 4 was a polish on 3 so I'm holding off purchasing that).

Ax7 wrote:

Finished Metro 2033 recently. A shooter with, ironically, not the most solid shooting mechanics. The atmosphere of the game is really what kept me playing I think. It's a dark, mysterious, and intriguing world they have made. Pretty cool story too. Looking forward to getting the sequel at some point I think.

The atmosphere is great, and I really loved some of the locations - particularly on or near the surface. Def looking forward to the sequel.