The Clock is Ticking, is the Pile Shrinking?

Comic Jumper is done. It had funny moments, but not many fun moments.

Zelda 2 is probably my second-favorite Zelda game, but damn, it's hard. I'm making my way through the Hidden Palace now (the penultimate palace), and I'm at seventy-odd deaths and counting. Yeesh.

ClockworkHouse wrote:

Zelda 2 is probably my second-favorite Zelda game, but damn, it's hard. I'm making my way through the Hidden Palace now (the penultimate palace), and I'm at seventy-odd deaths and counting. Yeesh.

Ahhh, yes. Link. That game took me about 2 years or so to beat back in the late 80's. I went back to it about 5 years ago and managed to beat it after about a week of dusting off the old 8-bit reflexes.

The music of it is forever burned into my brain in joyous, dopamine releasing fashion!

I have just seven puzzles left in Tinker. Thank God it's almost finished.

Just about all pile progress stopped last week for me for the foreseeable future. I still see Burnout Paradise as not crossed out, though. I finished that one.

Weird. I thought I posted this already, but it looks like the internet ate it. Anyway, Sam & Max 105 is done.

DA2 is done.

Eh.

Not sure what to play next.

The last palace in Zelda 2 is absolutely brutal. Hell, just getting there is brutal. Even at max level, the path to the Great Palace can be a real challenge to survive, much less get through with enough lives to be able to meaningfully attempt to reach the final boss.

Stele wrote:

DA2 is done.

Eh.

Not sure what to play next.

So is it worth pushing through to the end since that game is on my to do list?

At any rate, now that I'm a few turns from being declared shogun, I'd like to put Shogun 2 down for this month. And before that sounds like cheating, I've been told by Total War vets that I can still lose the game if I get hit by a major naval invasion before I can finally secure the capital.

At 62% in Far Cry 2. Man, Act 2 enemies were decently tougher to take down until I bought some upgraded weaponry. Now that I'm back to one-shotting most of them, I'm hoping to push forward faster. Really want to wrap this up so I can crack open Deus Ex: Human Revolution.

jdzappa wrote:
Stele wrote:

DA2 is done.

Eh.

Not sure what to play next.

So is it worth pushing through to the end since that game is on my to do list?

It's really up to the player - I thoroughly enjoyed it, but I've seen a lot of mixed opinions.

trueheart78 wrote:

At 62% in Far Cry 2. Man, Act 2 enemies were decently tougher to take down until I bought some upgraded weaponry. Now that I'm back to one-shotting most of them, I'm hoping to push forward faster.

Since you're looking to finish it, the last 20% zip by after a point of no return the game tells you about. I felt the game should have had a few more segments like that where you moved story stuff forward quickly and didn't have to go from one end of the world to the other to get something done.

mrtomaytohead wrote:
trueheart78 wrote:

At 62% in Far Cry 2. Man, Act 2 enemies were decently tougher to take down until I bought some upgraded weaponry. Now that I'm back to one-shotting most of them, I'm hoping to push forward faster.

Since you're looking to finish it, the last 20% zip by after a point of no return the game tells you about. I felt the game should have had a few more segments like that where you moved story stuff forward quickly and didn't have to go from one end of the world to the other to get something done.

It's not so bad when you get to the point where you can just do story-focused missions, but the free-roam feature has worn thinner than I expected. I still really enjoy it, but when you up my enemies difficulty without giving me anything other than more firepower, I start wondering how they got away without providing a rudimentary armor upgrade.

jdzappa wrote:
Stele wrote:

DA2 is done.

Eh.

Not sure what to play next.

So is it worth pushing through to the end since that game is on my to do list?

I had fun with the gameplay itself. The combat, inventory, crafting, all improved. The interactions with teammates, the cutscenes, graphics were nice, and so on.

The story... eh. The journey was ok, but the destination was pointless. Basically a big sign to buy DA3.

Tinker is done.

Don't play this game. Don't even start it. Start it and you'll die. It is awful, more awful than you can believe. Don't download it. Don't install it. And don't play this game.

ClockworkHouse wrote:

Tinker is done.

Don't play this game. Don't even start it. Start it and you'll die. It is awful, more awful than you can believe. Don't download it. Don't install it. And don't play this game.

Truly, I am impressed. Someday I hope to achieve the same thing; but my therapist tells me such lofty goals don't help my self-esteem.

ClockworkHouse wrote:

Tinker is done.

Don't play this game. Don't even start it. Start it and you'll die. It is awful, more awful than you can believe. Don't download it. Don't install it. And don't play this game.

You filthy enabler, you!

I knocked out Smackdown v Raw 2007 on 360. I'm sticking with the N64 for my wrestling game fix.

honeycut1 wrote:

I knocked out Smackdown v Raw 2007 on 360. I'm sticking with the N64 for my wrestling game fix.

And nobody will blame you. I really need to pick up WCW vs NWO for my 64.

The floodgates have opened. I'm about halfway through Crysis 2, Vanquish hasn't hit the disc tray and Gears 3 is out. It's not looking good.

So I'm at 73% in FarCry 2 and hoping to make the final push tonight or tomorrow, barring pet fights.

Sent back Terminator (without finishing it) this morning, and cleared the Queue. Used the coupon towards Assassin's Creed Brotherhood which I had borrowed from a friend and was therefore already on the pile. Going to wait a few days for Terminator to get back to GF, and ACB to get to me, then cancel the account.

I also played a bit of Sam & Max 106 last night. I've said it before that the writing is good, but I just cannot get into the gameplay of those games. Too many moments where I am stuck and either use a hint, or just look it up, and the solution is something I would never have thought of, because it is so absurd. I hope they get better, because I have like 10 more of them.

Finished up Radiant Historia. Easily the best JRPG that I've played in a log time. The story was great (and, dare I say, mature), the time-hopping was a blast, but most of all combat was engaging and interesting.

Unlike many (most?) games in the genre you are forced to use your abilities to succeed instead of just mashing "attack", especially after the midpoint of the game, but it's really rewarding. The combination of having to move enemies around the battlefield (to attack multiple foes at the same time) and build up combos (to deal extra damage) never got old.

I'm looking at ME 2 and keep wondering if I will realistically beat it before the month is through... It's starting to look more and more like it will slip into October.

Whoa - productive two days for me.... just finished off Nier. Despite being a flawed game for a number of reasons (repeated environments, crappy optional fetch quests), the plot, music, and voice acting take this one over the top and have me strongly considering a second play through in light of the really neat twists as the game wound down.

Superman Returns on 360 is finished. I feel absolutley filthy and happy my wife didn't see me playing that game.

brokenclavicle wrote:

I'm looking at ME 2 and keep wondering if I will realistically beat it before the month is through... It's starting to look more and more like it will slip into October.

I'm in a similar situation. I've been clearing out the pile of garbage games and I don't want rush through Mass Effect 2.

Put the nail in the coffin on Far Cry 2. Another one bites the dust, and it helps being a game that I never thought I would get around to finishing.

Strike Shogun 2 off the list for me please.

I beat my Oda campaign tonight. I am now ruler of Japan and master of funny purple hats!

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I never knew Nobunaga had a lazy eye.... Live and learn.

AndrewA wrote:

Finished up Radiant Historia. Easily the best JRPG that I've played in a log time. The story was great (and, dare I say, mature), the time-hopping was a blast, but most of all combat was engaging and interesting.

Unlike many (most?) games in the genre you are forced to use your abilities to succeed instead of just mashing "attack", especially after the midpoint of the game, but it's really rewarding. The combination of having to move enemies around the battlefield (to attack multiple foes at the same time) and build up combos (to deal extra damage) never got old.

This one is near the top of the pile and I'm really looking forward to picking it up soon.