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Which games are you currently playing?

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basically name a game or more that you are currently playing (or have been recently) and say what you think of it.

Prince of Persia (newest): It is OK, not as good as the last 3, the removal of death as a deterrent is irritating, I wish they had not done it, it seems like a way to appeal to "casuals". I think the combat is dry and repetitive also.

Smash Bros:brawl: Overall an excellent game, however a lot of the mechanics from melee worked better in my opinion

Halo Wars: the best RTS I have played on a console, over simplified compared to PC ones, although that is to be expected. It is a pity Ensemble don't exist anymore

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  • Metal Gear Solid 3 HD edition.

  • @GuruGuru214 said: I wouldn't say so.

    You wouldn't say... that the second game is worth playing either; the first game is worth watching an LP of it; the series is worth playing at all; or that the first game isn't still worth playing at least once?

  • @Chyron8472 said: You wouldn't say... that the second game is worth playing either; the first game is worth watching an LP of it; the series is worth playing at all; or that the first game isn't still worth playing at least once?


    I believe he was trying to say that each game is worth playing through once.

  • Yep. A let's play of the first game would probably be boring, and I do feel that there's some value in playing it. I've played it twice, but then I know how little weight that carries when we're talking about me.

    By the way, if/when you do play the first game, most of the optional achievements aren't really worth going for, but make sure you talk to Lucy every time you leave the Animus, as much as you can. Not only do you get an achievement for going through all of her dialogue, but you get a ton of backstory that has a huge impact on the other games.

  • Usually my take on playing or not playing certain games is:

    If I really want to play a game - play the game before watching an LP

    If I want to play a game but can't because I haven't met the game's requirement (exscluive console title only, not enough cash for it, outdated hardware/videocard, etc.): This really depends on the game and the probability of you meeting the requirment for you to play be able to play the game. If it's a game that's a sequel that has a complex story that could spoil the game; I'll usually try and resist watching the Lps. If it's a more simpler title like a platformer, then a view gameplay videos couldn't hurt.

    If I don't know anything about the game: Find and watch and watch a little bit of an LP of it to see if it's a game I want to try.

    If I don't want to play a decent game: Look up some info on it and skip around through LPs until I eventually skip to the ending, get bored and stop, or watch the whole thing through.

    If I don't want to play a bad game: Look up LPs and reviews about how pissed-off people are at the game for amusement; or just not bother with it.

  • In between getting footage for my latest review I've been playing through the first AssCreed, and my opinion is that it's not as good as later games in the series, but it's still great fun at times.

    I don't care who you are, pulling off a successful assassination is always a satisfying moment, four times so when it's against one of the big bads, and twenty-four times so when you've had to try it a half-dozen times because madmen kept pushing you into walls and blowing your cover. Grr.

    But yes, the combat can get repetitive even with the counter move, travelling between cities is a bit of a chore (though as GuruGuru pointed out, skip-able later on), the flags aspect is only for people with OCD (like me :(), the controls and taking cover aspect do take a bit of getting used to (though areas you can take cover at do appear on the minimap when you're in trouble, so bear that in mind), and as for the drunks and madmen...

    Well, you're supposed to be an Assassin, and one of your core tenants is to never harm an innocent. Also, you're trying to pass yourself off as a religious man half the time (you blend in with monks or whatever they are). Holy men don't go around punching those less fortunate then they are. That said, you can still grab & throw those beggar women asking you for money (in fact, there's an achievement for doing it a bunch of times), which is always satisfying, if a little morally dubious.

    The plot's not really all that worth writing home about, I'll admit. Altair is a bit of a blank slate really, just following orders and occasionally throwing up concerns that don't really make him seem that much more interesting until the end game, where he actually does become a more interesting character.

    The Desmond stuff is more interesting, but they're only at brief breaks in the game, so you have to really work for your exposition. Talking to Lucy does get you a whole bunch of background information, as does stealing both their USB pens (you HAVE to grab Viddic's during Memory Block 4 while he's looking out the window, or you miss your chance, and Lucy's is left on the table at the end of the same chapter), but yeah, you really need to put the effort in to get all the modern Assassin/Templar backstory.

    That said, if you're gonna play through the rest of the series (especially Revelations), then you really do need to play through the original game to know the story of Altair, the pieces of Eden, and so on. Oddly enough Altair is much more fleshed out by the rest of the series - AsCreed 2 and Revelations do a particularly good job of this - and watching a Let's Play might get you the information you need, but it's never really the preferred option unless the game in question is really, really bad.

    And it's not a bad game. Far from it. It's just not as advanced as the later games.

    Oh, and yes Gman, the original game came as an extra on the PS3 version of Revelations. It's a shame it still doesn't have trophies, but it's still a nice little extra and nice of Ubisoft to have done it at all.

  • Currently I'm playing the Broken Sword 1 & 2 "Remastered" editions (being otherwise starved for a good 2D adventure game in this day and age), the Runaway series (which has a tendency to crash randomly on recent graphics cards), and eagerly waiting for the next episode of Starcraft II.

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    O_O Ghost Trick is in the iOS app store? Capcom, I think I love you.

    If you have a soul, even a shred of one, and you have an iPhone or iPad, go get yourself this game. It's amazing.

    Also, the first two chapters are free- it's 10$ for the rest of the game. Considering it's 30 for the DS version- and I paid that gladly- this is totally worth it.

  • Just finished GHOST TRICK, and really loved it.
    Now I can't wait for Phoenix Wright 2 and 3 to come to iOS. Come on, Capcom!

  • I want to get Ghost Trick for my 3GS.

    But I don't have a firmware new enough to support it. :(
    (I can't upgrade to the latest one since the latest one horribly affects the 3GS' performance and battery life, and the process for installing anything under iOS 5 is complicated)

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