What are you playing this weekend?

Demon's Souls which I have 60+ hours in. I haven't been serious about finishing because I don't wont to break the theme of my build. I also made some new characters, a mage that will not be putting any points in stg or end and also into a character I named Balance which has equal points in everything. The mage is pretty kickass taking down 3 bosses in about hour or so. Balance had a tougher time and has taken down only 1 boss in about the same amount of time. My main character The Baroness is a holy knight that is i think 2/3 completed with the game. Her main thing is regeneration with a combo from a shield, a mace, and a ring that all stack regeneration. She doesn't heal as fast as wolverine but it is pretty fast.

Dragon Quest IX = I just got serious about finishing this game. I put in 101+ hours so far but probably could have finished in 30 if I ignored the side quest and treasure quests. I wonder if my main character can solo the game now. He takes like between 1 to 10 damage when my other guys are taken 20-30. I'm in the realm of the almighty for the second time and I believe going toward the final boss. Might be a faint I don't know.

Dead Rising 2 = Started the game over because I hit a wall. You get to keep your levels so it isn't so bad. I'm not sure if it can be finished without restarting.

Things I'm considering
Hearts of Iron 3 = already put in 3 hours. Thought it was turned based instead of real time pausable. I know it isn't a big difference but I kind of think about these things in a different ways and turn based is more relaxing.

FarCry 2, Serious Sam HD, Just Cause 2, or something along those long. Something to play when you just want to blow #$#@ up.

Mase Effect = Been itching to play this one. Was going to start it after I finished with Fallout 3 but decided to go with demon souls since I thought the servers were going go down. I bet if I read the wiki I could finish demon souls pretty quickly but that just sounds like cheating. I got to die at least a few times before trying the wiki. I found a shortcut In one level that lets you get to the boss in in 3 minutes. Now if i read that in a wiki it wouldn't have been nearly as fun. Well actually I didn't find it the soul I was helping guided me there but it was still funner that reading it on the wiki.

Darksiders and Need for Speed Hot Pursuit for me. WoW takes a back seat for now!

I've been playing lots and lots of Borderlands.

Baron Of Hell wrote:

Dead Rising 2 = Started the game over because I hit a wall. You get to keep your levels so it isn't so bad. I'm not sure if it can be finished without restarting.

The game is definitely meant to be re-started, probably multiple times. Unless you're just very, very good, you'll want to be high level for the end of the game.

AC2, Fable 2, Super Meat Boy.

Probably more Demon's Souls. I'm up to 70+ hours played and still don't want to play much else.

Thief 2.

One thing that really stands out to me is how although the game is split into missions, they do a great job of drip feeding you plot, and information that makes the next mission make sense and a logical continuation. Most of this information is given to you as you're in control, through things you've gone over to read, or stuck around to eavesdrop on a conversation. The cut scenes are mostly mission briefings and plot development it would be hard to do right in-game.

I know there's a degree of rose tinted glasses going on, but it just seems like so many games are heavy handed with their stories and how they show it to the player. It really strikes me that besides the briefings Thief are the only times they take control away from the player, most other games feel they need to rub the player's face in the details and put it up in big lights or something didn't happen.

Bonus:

The other thing is that after completing the Life of the Party mission, the stats said I spent over 2 hours on it, and that's excluding reloads to mess around. I can't remember the last game I was just happy to mess around on a level instead of just going for completion.

Minecraft.

Last night, I finally finished up getting all of the flags in Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood and I bought and finished Limbo in one sitting (I was not really impressed).

For the rest of the weekend, I'll probably spend most of my game time playing Just Cause 2. I'm 5 hours in and I just unlocked the second story mission. I can see myself getting bored pretty quick if all I'm supposed to do in the "open" world is go village to village blowing up gas stations and barrels but It's been fun so far. I'll probably play a little more of Super Meat Boy to get the taste of Limbo out of my mouth. If I have more free time than I think I'll probably go back to Enslaved now that I've finally taken Brotherhood out of my Xbox.

Scratched wrote:

Thief 2.

One thing that really stands out to me is how although the game is split into missions, they do a great job of drip feeding you plot, and information that makes the next mission make sense and a logical continuation. Most of this information is given to you as you're in control, through things you've gone over to read, or stuck around to eavesdrop on a conversation. The cut scenes are mostly mission briefings and plot development it would be hard to do right in-game.

I know there's a degree of rose tinted glasses going on, but it just seems like so many games are heavy handed with their stories and how they show it to the player. It really strikes me that besides the briefings Thief are the only times they take control away from the player, most other games feel they need to rub the player's face in the details and put it up in big lights or something didn't happen.

That's not rose-tinted glasses, that's just exactly how excellent Thief is.

iaintgotnopants wrote:

Last night, I finally finished up getting all of the flags in Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood and I bought and finished Limbo in one sitting (I was not really impressed).

For the rest of the weekend, I'll probably spend most of my game time playing Just Cause 2. I'm 5 hours in and I just unlocked the second story mission. I can see myself getting bored pretty quick if all I'm supposed to do in the "open" world is go village to village blowing up gas stations and barrels but It's been fun so far. I'll probably play a little more of Super Meat Boy to get the taste of Limbo out of my mouth. If I have more free time than I think I'll probably go back to Enslaved now that I've finally taken Brotherhood out of my Xbox.

Couldn't agree more about Limbo. Nice art direction, but otherwise one of the most overrated, over-hyped games of the year. I didn't like it at all, and it was ridiculously short for a $15 game.

Dragon Age, now that the Civ 5 Competition Game 3 is done.

Dragon Age - Just got into Lothering. Definitely seeing the fun here now, and the huge journey ahead has me very excited.

Sunday Night TF2

Maybe some Super Meat Boy and Desktop Dungeons.

Dabble in more of my Steam sale purchases like Greed Corp and AI War.

I just started Bioshock, which I've never played. This game is freaky.

Still playing Fallout: New Vegas. Game is fantastic, and has definitely been well worth the $25 I dropped on it.

Bumpin' cause I felt like it.

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I'll be galloping through my recent Steam sale purchases: Zeno Clash, Just Cause 2, and Sam and Max season 1. So far digging all three.

Mixing up DiRT 3, Bastion, and Ms. 'Splosion Man.

Titan quest. Again.

Bastion & Runespell: Overture mainly.
Probably clock some more time into Torchlight again for no good reason other than because it's an easy game to kind of half pay attention to while watching something on the tv. click click click click potion click click click click send doggy back to sell junk click click click click

Lots of L4D2 VS since Dead Air is out now.

Started on AC: Brotherhood.
Have been finishing up Demons Souls as well. It is so good! And I'm so close on platinum and yet so far. 1 very rare crafting stone left - which I can't get myself to farm after. But oh boy do I want to.

League of Legends with my crew.

The Witcher 2 without my crew.

A side of Super meat Boy, King's Bounty, and Frozen Synapse.

CptGlanton wrote:

Bumpin' cause I felt like it.

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That wouldn't happen to be on 360, would it?

I'll probably play some Bastion, NCAA 12 and Shadows of the Damned, although I'm not quite sure how much time I'll have for gaming. Summer weekend sure fill up fast.

duckilama wrote:

Lots of L4D2 VS since Dead Air is out now.

Yes it was quite fun today.

CptGlanton wrote:

Bumpin' cause I felt like it.

Thanks! I had totally forgotten this thread even existed.

For me ... I've been gettin' crazy with Borderlands again. Also, Spectromancer (drafts, just finished the campaign), Bejeweled 3, Civ 5, and Singularity.

I have to pound out some homework, but I see a lot of alt-tabbing into Terraria in my weekend plans.

@ PlainGrey. Yup, on 360.

I just finished up Kirby's Epic Yarn on Wii with my kids this morning. Later, I'll be batting on with Bastion, EDF: Insect Armageddon on 360 and Darksiders on PS3. Hopefully, I might also get an hour on Kinect with Child of Eden. My sister just took the kids for the night!

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The kid will be coming back, just like he thought he would.

Also, he'll be playing NCAA 12 at some point and starting AC Brotherhood when not hammering gasbags.

CptGlanton wrote:

@ PlainGrey. Yup, on 360.

Cool, let me know if your up for some co-op. I've a temple guardian at lv 50 gold and probably a few other silver characters knocking about