June 30th, 2009 — DS, Gaming, PC, PS2
Here we are once again. It’s a pretty short list this time around but here it is.
God of War II (PS2)
Having to walk into the living room to use the PS2 has proved difficult over the last couple of weeks as I’m not much further in God of War II then when I last wrote about it. If I don’t get back to it soon I’m going to have to add it to the unfinished pile.
The Witcher (PC)
I’ve spent most of the month working my way through The Witcher. I had started playing a while back but, when I moved everything over to my new computer I had some issues with my save games. Which was kind of annoying but, I was able to catch back up to where I was in no time. The recently announced update brought the game to the front of my unfinished games list. This is one that I’m sure I’ll be able to squeeze in enough time over the next week or so to finish it up. I’ve just begun chapter 3, out of a total of five, and am still really enjoying the game. I’m glad that I decided to get back into this – it’s a great game.
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor (DS)
Atlus US has just released it’s first Shin Megami Tensei game onto the DS. I’ve spent a little bit of time with it and so far it’s been pretty good. In the beginning it feels kind of like The World Ends With You but that passes pretty quickly once the game gets moving. I haven’t really played enough to pass judgment on it yet but, I can say I fused a Jack Frost yesterday. I have a feeling it’s going to turn into a major grind game but, I’m going to try and stick it out.
August 26th, 2008 — DS, Gaming, PC, PS2, PSX, Retro Gaming
Well,Â here it is only a few days before PAX – and due to my new job I won’t be able to attend.Â That sucks, I finally am on the west coast during PAX, it’s only about a three hour drive and I still can’t make it.Â Ever since moving I’ve been incredibly busy – it really cuts into the gaming time.Â Although, since the new job allows me to work out of my home office so, I’ve managed to get a bit more in.Â Of course I didn’t continue any one of the games I’m in the middle of now.Â Nope, I started replaying Parasite Eve.
Parasite Eve (PSX)
It’s been such a long time since I’ve played this,Â I can’t even remember if I ever beat it.Â Anyway, thanks to an incredibly slow work week I managed to play up to Day 5: Liberation.Â If this next week stays just as slow I’ll be able to finish it off.Â Parasite Eve is a great RPG one you should go back and revisit if you have the means.Â It’s such a massive departure from the Final Fantasy series, that’s probably what appeals to me the most.Â I think I’ll pick up a copy of Hideaki Sena’s novel, which from what I understand is fantastic.Â That reminds me I still have to pick up a copy of Birthday…
Company of Heros: Opposing Fronts (PC)
It’s been a while since I’ve played COH and I noticed this weekend that the expansion pack Opposing Fronts had finally dropped below $29.99 on Steam.Â So, I picked it up and immediately rejoined the fight.Â I really want to see Company Of Heros Online.Â I’m not sure it will see a US release, for now it looks as if it is only being release in Korea and China as free to play.Â Free to play and microtransaction games starting to gain a foot hold here in the US but, we still may not see a release here.Â Even if we don’t see see the Online game it is possible we will be seeing another expansion soon.
Team Fortress 2 (PC)
Heavy!Â Actually, I haven’t played Heavy since the update.Â I started to play last night and then noticed the Opposing Fronts price drop.Â But, I swear I’m devoting some time to it this afternoon.
Persona 3: FES (PS2)
I’ve only been able to squeeze in a little bit of time leveling since returning to work after my whole broken wrist saga.Â I didn’t play enough of Persona or any of Persona 2 but, it appears that all of the games are not connected – one of these days I need to seek out a Persona wiki and read up on what the hell is going on.
Final Fantasy IV (NDS)
Not too much to say about this – it’s a updated release of a classic game.Â I’m currently about half way through and not sure exactly when I’ll be finishing it since I don’t have to commute to work anymore.
May 25th, 2008 — Blog, DS, Gaming, Site News
Well, I’m starting to get settled in the new apartment – Comcast was here today and installed my cable and internet.Â So, things should be getting back to normal.Â Hopefully, I’ll be able to catch up on the gaming during my commute to work using Portland’s public transportation system.Â Thats one bus and then the MAX train – which should be perfect getting in some time with my DS.Â I’ve been bringing it along but haven’t actually played any games since, I’ve been using it as an MP3 player.Â I’ve got a few games to catch up on, including a fresh copy of Space Invaders Extreme from Play Asia.Â We’ll see what the coming week brings though.
May 15th, 2008 — DS, Gaming, PC, Site News
Finally, a free moment – moving across the USA is hard work it seems.Â That’s right no more New York for me, I’m now in city of Portland in the state of Oregon.Â It’s been a crazy time with the website going down just moments before I got on the plane.Â I wasn’t in a position to get it fixed quickly so, down it stayed.Â Of course, once that was fixed we released there were problems with all of the e-mail accounts…Â Anyway, it’s all fixed up and hopefully that won’t happen again.
So, what does all this have to do with gaming?Â Well, I may have been incredibly busy but I have managed to shoe horn in a bit of time playing.Â I spent almost the entire plane ride playing The World Ends With You.Â I’m currently on day 5 (out of 7).Â Of course I haven’t played since I landed at PDX – I’m hoping to get back into it once I move into my place this weekend.Â The game is strangely good.Â One of the better RPGs I’ve played recently.Â I’m (surprise) pressed for time so I won’t go into the entire story – check out Siliconera for that.
Aside from the DS, I’ve been lucky enough to clock some time in Steam playing a couple of games.Â I even got to sit down and play Team Fortress 2 in the same room with a couple of people I know out here.Â Working on the new achievements was tons of fun and Gold Rush is pretty fun.Â Just remember kids drinking and gaming isn’t always a good idea.Â My other Steam favorite has been Trackmania.Â If you haven’t checked it out and like arcade style racers then get going…Â Now, if only I can hold on until my main computer gets here – I’m dieing to play some Company of Heroes.