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Nov
10
Started a host of annoying games this weekend..lolPermalink
Welp, with my never ending quest of the backlog I surely jumped into a huge pile of poopy games over the weekend! facepalm If I cared for my completion percent I'd be cringing right now *unclenches jaw* Heh.

I've always collected a pile of easy 1k games except I never got around to finishing them and over the years my interest in completing games dropped to an all time zero. I've waxed lyrically about that before so I won't bother with it.

One thing it has taught me is that when a game sucks (or not to my liking) I'm able to drop it like a hot potato and not look back...BUT...Something about dipping back into this backlog has made me question dropping the games. Don't worry I'll get over it in time SO I'm not going to put myself through endless frustration.

And here is the problem back then when I liked completing the soul crushing 1kers I was happy to waste my time with them BUT these days I don't like wasting my time on them. However, I feel kinda bad if I don't at least try them out (wasted money otherwise and I'd feel back).

I tried BEN 10 Ominiverse, Rio, Assassin's Creed Rogue, Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations.

BEN 10 Ominiverse
This one is probably the worst of the bunch. I'd gotten through the training stages which were pretty dull... I got to the end where I had to save or so THOUGHT I did. Anyways, I continued on and I get to this spot where the game was bugged. I couldn't get one of Ben's monsters to perform a trick so I thought I'd just reload my save and I would go on from there (smart idea, right). WELP, I lost everything and I had to go right back to the start as my save didn't save a frigging THING. I swore under my breath and turned the 360 off. I already didn't like the layout of the controls and I've no interest in Ben 10. The only "fun" thing about it was the fact it gave me a bunch of points very quickly.
Rio
I finished story mode which was a bunch of pretty dull mini games when playing alone. I'm not even sure these would be fun with others. I know I'm not the target audience for the game but still. So, finishing story mode was enough for me to call it quits on it and place it in the throw out pile.
Assassin's Creed Rogue
Now this game isn't bad but it's really jarring to go backwards after playing Odyssey. I haven't gotten that far into this game but it will be the next one on my hit list to complete the storyline of. Well, I'll see. I'm not big on the ship elements of these games and I skipped Black Flag because I hated how the ship mechanics worked so much..lol In the newer games, sure, I still didn't like it but it was more manageable.
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations
I was really looking forward to playing this until I realized they took away the OPEN WORLD aspect of the game cry It's now just a fighter which is okay if you wanna play that. I made my way through young Naruto's life but got to a certain boss battle where you were pit against an unfair boss even on easy. They know your moves the second you start to execute it. I don't believe on easy it should be THAT smart. A few times I came to beating the boss but I'd screw something up and end up dead. So, I've retired the game for now..I'm not completely over it.

This comes to my 3 piles...Finished/Maybe Later/NOPE: I really want most of my games to be sitting in the Finished pile. I've got a nice little bunch sitting in Maybe Later which I hope doesn't grow much larger. The NOPE only has two games sitting in it currently BEN 10 and Rio. The bigger stack is the FINISHED pile though so I am winning on that front.

Going back to older games has really made me appreciate how much games have come when it comes to graphics and mostly the controls. Things that wouldn't of bothered me before are making me pull my hair out now because back then I had nothing to compare it too.

Another cool thing is my backlog pile has done a decent shrink that there are now holes in the collection that I can moved the stacked ones into the holes and somehow it plays tricks on my brain that things are moving along quicker than I think which isn't all that true..lol

Hopefully when I report back next time I'll be able to say Rogue is finished OR near the end and I've set my sights on some other games to start.
Posted by takutoneko on 10 November 19 at 09:22 | Last edited on 10 November 19 at 09:28 | There are 2 comments on this blog post - Please log in to comment on this blog.
Nov
04
Into the darkness I go..Permalink
Alan Wake
Before I left in October for a week I left Alan Wake unfinished...I didn't actually realize I was about 20 to 30 mins from finishing the game!! laugh I only got around to finishing it today. I have the DLC to play but I'm not sure when I'll get around to it. I've never been huge on DLC but I've read this kinda explains more about the stroyline. So, it's on my back burner but not a complete must.

Overall the game wasn't bad but I certainly didn't love the game. Perhaps if I played it when it originally came out I might of enjoyed it more? Well, I know it wouldn't of scared me though. Actually, it made me pull my hair out at a few spots. Mostly because the controls are kinda meh that I'd muck up and nearly die or actually die over and over again..LOL

JUST CAUSE 2
So, I've now moved onto Just Cause 2...I haven't played any of the games in this series which means it's completely new to me. Apparently I started it back in 2010 for like 20 minutes laugh

I've got a problem with the game settings which won't allow me to alter the brightness. It tells me that I need to be able to see the text on both the black and white areas. I can kinda see it on the white but not the black. It really sucks because the blacks are SO black that I can't really see that well at all. If it bugs me too much I might stop the game and move onto another one.

What I've played so far I've enjoyed..It looks like a game that tries to be serious but isn't. The controls will take a little getting used, that's the other thing I noticed BUT that's like most games you just gotta get into the groove of things.

OTHER GAMES
While away I started Yazuka 5 and a JRPG. The interesting thing is I have time to game all day long without interruption. LIKE it's the perfect time to just game BUT I find I can't. I find it hard to sit there for longer than an hour to two hours or even 30 minutes some days. Actually, the place that I stay at does have some major problems that make gaming not completely enjoyable. I'll be back there later this month into December sooo I'll probably finish the games while I'm there. Or hopefully get them closer to finish. Yazkuza 5 is kinda boring which was odd but apparently that's how the game starts SUPER SLOW!!
The JRPG was way more fun right off the bat. I was kinda sad I started it so late in the week. I doubt I'll hook the ps3 up while I'm home especially since I want to finish more 360 games. I don't need the temptation.
Posted by takutoneko on 04 November 19 at 10:26 | There are 3 comments on this blog post - Please log in to comment on this blog.