What are you playing this weekend?

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Definitely:

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Maybe some:

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And if there's time and inclination:

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What the hell is that first one and where can I get it?

Dirt 3 hopefully, so I can finally spend some quality time with my new wheel that I've yet to put through it's paces.

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Grenn wrote:

What the hell is that first one and where can I get it?

Space Pirates and Zombies. Steam it up, dude.

The waiting game . . .

Deus Ex isn't out yet.

(Hooray for Vanquish!)

Going to try and wrap-up my ME2 replay before Deus Ex drops. Other than that, yard work and site design and household chores, etc.

yay

I'll be playing:

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Unless I give into temptation and restart:

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Or skip ahead in my plans and play:

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I'll be honest that that last image is so awesome (and I don't even know what it is!) that I might play that one.

I finished the Witcher last week and since then I've been foundering helplessly trying to choose what to dig into next. I got some time in with Terraria, AI War and Dawn of War 2, but I am not sure what I'm going to settle on. I really want to play AI War but I don't feel like I have the time to devote to it.

I'll probably just end up in an L4D2 lobby again.

Star Trek Online is doing a double xp weekend, so I'll probably check that out.

Spiral Knights is also doing their give away free energy every hour on the hour weekend, so I'll have to try to pop in there a few times and see if I can win.

ClockworkHouse wrote:

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I'll be honest that that last image is so awesome (and I don't even know what it is!) that I might play that one.

That's Thanatos. Obviously. :rolleyes: Honestly, do they just give anyone on the street a GWJ membership nowadays?

For my part, it will likely look like
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Maybe some
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And possibly trying to better my Babel runs in
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If I start to get that itch again.

Minarchist, I've been meaning to ask: how's the combat in The Forgotten Sands? It was the horribly designed combat that killed The Sands of Time for me, but I could see that template being an enjoyable game if they improved that aspect of it (the platforming was at least decent).

ClockworkHouse wrote:

Minarchist, I've been meaning to ask: how's the combat in The Forgotten Sands? It was the horribly designed combat that killed The Sands of Time for me, but I could see that template being an enjoyable game if they improved that aspect of it (the platforming was at least decent).

Combat is "Press X to win!"

It...doesn't get in the way, which is all I've ever really asked from a Prince of Persia game. It's probably one of the reasons I liked the 2008 version so much, because there was almost no combat. In this case, there are a few things you can do (mostly involving jumping on the heads of enemies), but it's no Warrior Within as far as combat options. Which is fine, as fights are only really there to break up platform/puzzle sequences. The powers are marginally useful.

Overall it's been a solidly fun game. Not exemplary, and there are plenty of little quibbles I have with it, but by no means bad. Combat is much better than that atrocious nonsense in SoT.

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A whole TON of DCS A-10. Have mastered Mavericks, now to move onto Precision Guided Munitions.

My turn in the Minecraft Summer Succession Game, PAX Prep, and if I have any spare moments I might try to start Steal Princess again.

Or just plug in some Coltrane and play Bejeweled until the rest of the world get's it's sh*t together. We'll see.

I probably won't have much time for games this weekend, but what time I do find will likely be spent on:
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(if I decide to swap my Amazon pre-order for a Steam one)

and
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That last one may or may not be a game.

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Making ok progress with Deus Ex, but I'll really need to speed it up if I want to finish before Tuesday.

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Late night Dragon Nest.

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Maybe some TF2.

I'll be playing this...
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and maybe some of this if I finish the first

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Minarchist wrote:
ClockworkHouse wrote:

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I'll be honest that that last image is so awesome (and I don't even know what it is!) that I might play that one.

That's Thanatos. Obviously. :rolleyes: Honestly, do they just give anyone on the street a GWJ membership nowadays?

So that still didn't answer his question so I could understand it. Upon examining the background, I noticed the school desks and immediately one game came to mind, Persona (I've never played any of them). Google image search seems to agree.

Shadows Of The Damned when the kids are in bed. Tomorrow morning will be Super Mario Sunshine time with my daughter.

I'm really feeling the itch for an RPG to sink into, though. Dragon Age: Origins and Tales Of Vesperia are both in the pile, but I would need to restart whichever I went for.

mrtomaytohead wrote:

So that still didn't answer his question so I could understand it. Upon examining the background, I noticed the school desks and immediately one game came to mind, Persona (I've never played any of them). Google image search seems to agree.

Correct! That's from Persona 3. I have a copy of the game, but I haven't actually played it, so I don't know who or what Thanatos is. However, it's on my list to play next, after ilomilo, so I'll know soon enough.

mrtomaytohead wrote:

So that still didn't answer his question so I could understand it. Upon examining the background, I noticed the school desks and immediately one game came to mind, Persona (I've never played any of them). Google image search seems to agree.

Yeah, sorry, bit of an inside joke there. PAY NO ATTENTION TO THE MAN BEHIND THE CURTAIN

New Vegas. Same as last weekend. Same as the weekend before that. And every day in between.

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Finish the Ladder with Kung Lao & keep plugging away at the Story mode and Challenge Tower.

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Try to continue a local co-op playthrough. Fettel is pretty fun to use.

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Was finding this surprisingly boring. Want to give it another chance.

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Will try to rope a friend into playing analog version of RftG. Otherwise, it's more losing to Keldon's AI.

I'm working on ME1 and maybe some SC2 and Bastion.

Minarchist wrote:
ClockworkHouse wrote:

Minarchist, I've been meaning to ask: how's the combat in The Forgotten Sands? It was the horribly designed combat that killed The Sands of Time for me, but I could see that template being an enjoyable game if they improved that aspect of it (the platforming was at least decent).

Combat is "Press X to win!"

It...doesn't get in the way, which is all I've ever really asked from a Prince of Persia game. It's probably one of the reasons I liked the 2008 version so much, because there was almost no combat. In this case, there are a few things you can do (mostly involving jumping on the heads of enemies), but it's no Warrior Within as far as combat options. Which is fine, as fights are only really there to break up platform/puzzle sequences. The powers are marginally useful.

Overall it's been a solidly fun game. Not exemplary, and there are plenty of little quibbles I have with it, but by no means bad. Combat is much better than that atrocious nonsense in SoT.

I have really liked the last two Prince of Persia games and I didn't really care for any of the previous ones. The 2008 one won me over with its art and mythology and The Forgotten Sands was just a hell of a lot of fun. And as a bonus both games were easy and fun to get all the achievements for

2008 has been my favorite so far of all of them. It has a lot of haters, though.

I played and finished Forgotten Sands. I mostly enjoyed it, and thought the combat was pretty cool, my only gripe was that some of the jump puzzles, esp near the end of the game were just ridiculous. That meant a whole lot of do-overs, which was pretty frustrating. All in all, a good game though.

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For some reason, I fired it up again. I took quite a few screenshots so far, but failed to get them uploaded, and failed to even begin the write-up I thought I might come through on for my return to Dereth.

I might put in a few more hours into Dragon Quest IX

I might continue and perhaps finally finish Bioshock

I might even pick up and maybe finish I-Ninja; a game I played a good long way through as many as 7 years ago.

I might make a few more Prinnies die in Prinny 2: Dawn of Operation Panties, Dood!

...I might also just stare forlornly at my collection while having to do other things instead, just like I've done most of the last few weekends...