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The 9th Sage 04-23-2010 03:01 AM

What games are you playing lately?
 
I was thinking about this, and decided to ask you all what games you've been playing lately. I guess I'll list some stuff (I have way too much right now, have kind of an overload since my PC was messed up for a while and I couldn't play PC games well). Guess I just feel like talking about video games. :P

Lately for me, I've been playing Infinite Space on the DS (it's an RPG/Space Opera...ship battles are realtime, and you end up with a huge crew and up to at least 4 or 5 ships that you can customize quite a lot)

On the Wii I've got Fragile Dreams. Combat can be kind of slow, but if you want a really atmospheric story driven action RPG (one that actually has a damn good story and characters) then you should check it out. Also, I'm doing my best at playing Shiren the Wanderer, which is a rouge-like. I really liked the DS Shiren, and this seems to be more of the same awesomeness.

On the PC, I've got Beat Hazard (this is what Audiosurf would be if it were a shooter...it generates levels from your music) and Aquaria. Aquaria is excellent. It's a beautiful 2D action/adventure game that kind of reminds me of Zelda and Metroid smashed together, in a good way. And also, under the sea (you should check out the demo).

I've also been playing Tidalis, by Arcen Games. It's a really great puzzle game, again, check out the demo of it on their website. That would go a long way to describing it better than I would. There are different colored blocks, each with an arrow. When you click on a block, it sends out a 'stream' (like a spark) in the direction of the arrow. This stream ignores blocks of other colors, but when it hits a block of the same color, it goes in the direction of the arrow on it (it can travel up to 3 spaces without a block of it's color). You can change the arrow direction. If it hits up to at least 3 of it's color, you'll start a chain reaction...after a bit those blocks will disappear. When the block above the one that disappeared falls down the now empty space and hits the bottom, it'll send out a stream itself. This means that once you get good, you can keep on chaining these together and get a high score.

Anyway, it's really fun. :P Enough of me talking, I want to hear what you guys have been playing lately.

Maximum Potion 04-23-2010 03:27 AM

Well, right now I'm in the middle of Resident Evil 1 (GC), Dragon Warrior IV (NES) and Megaman Zero (GBA).

I have plans to play Dragon Quest V, and Fire Emblem 4 in the near future, and I will be playing Metroid: Other M as soon as it comes out.

Reaper man 04-23-2010 03:57 AM

Currently? Quake Live and Half Life 2: Episode 2

Also, sticky.

Burzy 04-23-2010 06:01 AM

Ashen Empires still when I have time (almost level 109 on my beefy con warrior :D), and I'm currently checking out the FFVI Last Hope: All*Stars patch. The game that's keeping me busiest of all? Finding a better job than the one I have now xD

Reaper man 04-23-2010 10:19 AM

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Originally Posted by Burzy (Post 98914)
The game that's keeping me busiest of all? Finding a better job than the one I have now xD

Well, can't blame you on that one. ;p

Burzy 04-23-2010 12:39 PM

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Originally Posted by Reaper man (Post 98917)
Well, can't blame you on that one. ;p

Actually Brad, I'm not doing CrApple stuff anymore. I'm working for something far far worse:

Covad.... *shudders* most innefficient crew i've ever worked for. I'd GLADLY go back to CrApple

The 9th Sage 04-23-2010 04:30 PM

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Originally Posted by Maximum Potion (Post 98912)
Well, right now I'm in the middle of Resident Evil 1 (GC), Dragon Warrior IV (NES) and Megaman Zero (GBA).

I have plans to play Dragon Quest V, and Fire Emblem 4 in the near future, and I will be playing Metroid: Other M as soon as it comes out.

Hm, how IS Megaman Zero anyway? It always looked kind of interesting, but I never played it.

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Originally Posted by Reaper man (Post 98913)
Currently? Quake Live and Half Life 2: Episode 2

Hm, you like to play a lot of shooters, don't you? Not that there's anything wrong with that.

Burzy 04-23-2010 04:43 PM

I personally thought megaman zero was pretty cool. The art style really threw me off at first, but It's a fun remodeling of the franchise while keeping core elements intact, with a refreshing amount of new schemes.

The 9th Sage 04-23-2010 06:16 PM

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Originally Posted by Burzy (Post 98927)
I personally thought megaman zero was pretty cool. The art style really threw me off at first, but It's a fun remodeling of the franchise while keeping core elements intact, with a refreshing amount of new schemes.

I hear some kind of DS collection of the games is going to come out, maybe I should keep an eye out for it.

Maximum Potion 04-23-2010 08:19 PM

I have only played Megaman Zero 1 and 4. 1 was a little different from traditional Megaman games (there aren't 8 mavericks on a screen to beat, but rather missions), but 4 has 8 areas each controlled by a maverick.

I Like the series. It takes all of the elements of MMX (which I love), and adds parts for upgrades, special powers from something called a cyber elf (I'm pretty sure I missed somehting on that one), and easy access of both buster and sabre. It is a slightly difficult game, but any MMX veteran will do just fine.

The story is much darker than the X series, and much of the world has been destroyed. 4 in particular has a semi post apocalyptic setting.


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