Claude's Candy Corner: Video Game Update

I've got a few games on my plate. Here they are and some thoughts about them.
 
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim: Xbox 360
 
I've slowed down after hitting the 125 hour mark with my level 45 Nord. I'll get back into it as soon as I finish some other games. I'm debating how I want to play more of the game. My main character finished the main quest and the College of Winterhold. But I did do a lot of smaller quests and general exploring. I haven't touched The Dark Brotherhood, Thieves Guild or the Civil War Quests. I've barely touched the Companions. This leaves me with a lot of options. I could create a new character to tackle these other quests since some of them don't match the style of my first character. I like having options, so I should be up for the challenge. Either way, Skyrim is still a great game in my book. A worthy purchase indeed.
 
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword: Wii
 
I've put 50 hours into this thing and still feel like I have a ways to go. Skyward Sword is easily the best Motion Plus game I've ever played. You can see all the tricks that were fun in Wii Sports Resort translated so well into this package. I did get a little fatigued, not with the motion controls, but with the game. Some users and reviewers complained about the amount of padding that has been incorporated into this game, and I have to agree to a certain degree. I will eventually finish Skyward Sword as I did the same thing when I played Twilight Princess, took a month off and finished it with a vengeance. 
 
Deus Ex: Human Revolution: Xbox 360
 
Love, love, love this game, can't stand the boss fights. It hits the atmosphere of the original Deus Ex very well. The stealth is fun and finding different avenues to complete missions never gets old. I'm close to finishing this game, but I made a bad choice and must fight a boss without any of my augmentations. Sucks to be me when you suck at boss fights. Fight...die, die, die, die, die, die... fuck it. I'll put it down for a while and come back to it one day. 
 
Just bought
 
Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City: Xbox 360
 
I had my issues with GTA IV, but I loved the city and always kicked myself in the butt for not playing the two wonderfully reviewed and commonly loved DLC packs. I finally bought the stand alone package. So, The Lost & Damned and The Ballad of Gay Tony, here I come. I'm really looking forward to going back to Liberty City. I haven't been there in almost 4 years. Damn, time flies when you're playing video games.
 
Fishing Resort: Wii
 
For some reason, I found myself looking up fishing games. Fishing Resort was released in November and a few reviews caught my eye. The cool thing about this game is that it's made by this company ( Prope Ltd.) founded by this guy ( Yuji Naka) the former head of Sonic Team. Fishing Resort is an open world fishing game with RPG elements. Fuck yeah, fishing, let's do this. I don't mind slow paced games. Hell, I absolutely adored Endless Ocean: Blue World and it doesn't get much slower than that.
 
Odds and ends:
 
I bought a wired Xbox 360 controller. My other controller was starting to act up, so I thought it was time. Plus, a wired controller can also be used with my PC.
 
Honorable Mention of games still playing on a regular basis.
 
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters: Xbox 360  - FORE!!!
Madden 10: Xbox 360 - In the mood for some American Football, cheap game as I just bought it.
MX vs ATV: Reflex: Xbox 360 - Slinging mud with the best of them.
 
Thanks for reading.
 

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Posted by Claude

I've got a few games on my plate. Here they are and some thoughts about them.
 
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim: Xbox 360
 
I've slowed down after hitting the 125 hour mark with my level 45 Nord. I'll get back into it as soon as I finish some other games. I'm debating how I want to play more of the game. My main character finished the main quest and the College of Winterhold. But I did do a lot of smaller quests and general exploring. I haven't touched The Dark Brotherhood, Thieves Guild or the Civil War Quests. I've barely touched the Companions. This leaves me with a lot of options. I could create a new character to tackle these other quests since some of them don't match the style of my first character. I like having options, so I should be up for the challenge. Either way, Skyrim is still a great game in my book. A worthy purchase indeed.
 
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword: Wii
 
I've put 50 hours into this thing and still feel like I have a ways to go. Skyward Sword is easily the best Motion Plus game I've ever played. You can see all the tricks that were fun in Wii Sports Resort translated so well into this package. I did get a little fatigued, not with the motion controls, but with the game. Some users and reviewers complained about the amount of padding that has been incorporated into this game, and I have to agree to a certain degree. I will eventually finish Skyward Sword as I did the same thing when I played Twilight Princess, took a month off and finished it with a vengeance. 
 
Deus Ex: Human Revolution: Xbox 360
 
Love, love, love this game, can't stand the boss fights. It hits the atmosphere of the original Deus Ex very well. The stealth is fun and finding different avenues to complete missions never gets old. I'm close to finishing this game, but I made a bad choice and must fight a boss without any of my augmentations. Sucks to be me when you suck at boss fights. Fight...die, die, die, die, die, die... fuck it. I'll put it down for a while and come back to it one day. 
 
Just bought
 
Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City: Xbox 360
 
I had my issues with GTA IV, but I loved the city and always kicked myself in the butt for not playing the two wonderfully reviewed and commonly loved DLC packs. I finally bought the stand alone package. So, The Lost & Damned and The Ballad of Gay Tony, here I come. I'm really looking forward to going back to Liberty City. I haven't been there in almost 4 years. Damn, time flies when you're playing video games.
 
Fishing Resort: Wii
 
For some reason, I found myself looking up fishing games. Fishing Resort was released in November and a few reviews caught my eye. The cool thing about this game is that it's made by this company ( Prope Ltd.) founded by this guy ( Yuji Naka) the former head of Sonic Team. Fishing Resort is an open world fishing game with RPG elements. Fuck yeah, fishing, let's do this. I don't mind slow paced games. Hell, I absolutely adored Endless Ocean: Blue World and it doesn't get much slower than that.
 
Odds and ends:
 
I bought a wired Xbox 360 controller. My other controller was starting to act up, so I thought it was time. Plus, a wired controller can also be used with my PC.
 
Honorable Mention of games still playing on a regular basis.
 
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters: Xbox 360  - FORE!!!
Madden 10: Xbox 360 - In the mood for some American Football, cheap game as I just bought it.
MX vs ATV: Reflex: Xbox 360 - Slinging mud with the best of them.
 
Thanks for reading.
 

Posted by Video_Game_King

Unfortunately, while Skyward Sword is the only game on this list that I've even touched, I can't discuss it yet, as I'm still sorting out my own thoughts on it. Choose one of these to respond to:

If you like it:

Yea, Skyward Sword is a pretty awesome game.

If you don't like it.

Fuck you; Skyward Sword's an awesome game.

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Posted by Claude
@Video_Game_King: I love Skyward Sword. I just needed a break from it. Weird how I did the same thing with Twilight Princess. I loved that game too.
Posted by Cloudenvy

@Video_Game_King: Skyward Sword is preeeeeetty damn awesome.

Edited by huntad

I've been wanting to play Skyward Sword. I don't have a Wii though. I'm eventually going to get one and get this game though. It seems fun.

EDIT: Oh and I want to try Xenoblade Chronicles.

Edited by Claude
@huntad said:

I've been wanting to play Skyward Sword. I don't have a Wii though. I'm eventually going to get one and get this game though. It seems fun.

EDIT: Oh and I want to try Xenoblade Chronicles.

Skyward Sword does not lack in the fun department. Just writing about it makes me want to jump back in and finish it. And Xenoblade Chronicles is on my list to buy games when it comes out in North America.
Posted by TurboMan

Ooo... A piece of candy

Posted by Claude
@TurboMan said:

Ooo... A piece of candy

You live right up the road Turbo. Come get you some.
Edited by Contrarian

@Claude said:

I've got a few games on my plate. Here they are and some thoughts about them.

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim: Xbox 360

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword: Wii

Deus Ex: Human Revolution: Xbox 360

Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City: Xbox 360

Fishing Resort: Wii

Have Skyrim (360)........ haven't played it. Watching others play it doesn't really inspire me to play it. I have 3 & 4 as well and could never get into them.

Have Zelda (Wii) ........ played about 25 hours, really enjoying it and need to get back to it.

Deus Ex I haven't got and can't get real interested in it.

Have GTA Episodes (360) ....... never played it. I tried GTA IV and found it ugly and tedious. No idea other than it being cheap why I got this. I should at least try it.

Fishing Resort I haven't got. Have they ever made a decent fishing game? I like the idea so I am interested to see what you think of it.

Keep on gaming Claude.

Posted by Claude
@Contrarian: I looked up a bunch of fishing games. I felt the need for some reason. Most of the better ones were on the PC, but Fishing Resort was floating around the top as well. Once I get my hands dirty, I'll be sure to write something. 
 
Now that I think about it, I remember writing how I missed the fishing in Twilight Princess. Playing Skyward Sword reminded me of it not being in there. I bet that's where I got the feeling to fish.
Posted by Tireyo

I like you talking about games! This is a first actually, so I like the new and improved uncle Claude! Good luck completing Skyward Sword! I still need to complete it too.

Posted by Claude
@Tireyo643: Hell no, new Claude same as the old Claude. I need to write a stupid as fuck blog quick. I've got a reputation to uphold.
Edited by ArbitraryWater

That is a slick VW hat you are rocking there Claude.

Oh. And Skyrim is pretty good I guess.

Posted by Tireyo

@Claude: BAHAHAHAHA!! Fine, fine. Got any ideas for a stupid blog? I don't think that stupid can ever really stop.

Posted by Claude
@ArbitraryWater: Got that hat when I bought my car in 2005. I told the salesman the car was free and the hat cost me $20,000.
 
 2005 Volkswagen GTI 1.8L Turbo
Posted by Sparky_Buzzsaw

A fishing game with RPG elements? I could get behind that. When you play it for a while, hit me up with your thoughts.

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Posted by Swoxx

Hey, I see you giving me the finger. Don't try and get away with that.

Edited by SlashDance

@Claude: Oh god I drive the same car ! Except it's way dirtier...

Also Human Revolution is the best game of 2011.

Posted by Claude
@Sparky_Buzzsaw:  Will do Sparky. I already told my fishing enthusiast brother to get the beer ready. We're going fishing! I hope it has local multiplayer. Haven't booted it up yet.
 
@Swoxx: Hehe, yeah, tried to slide that one in there.
 
@SlashDance:  That was right after I cleaned my car. You should see it now. Nasty. Human Revolution is pretty damn awesome. But this one boss fight is giving me fits.
Posted by xyzygy

Skyward Sword is hands down my GOTY of last year. No other game has affected me like it in quite some time. While there is some backtracking, it's not like you're exploring the exact same areas - new areas open up in the areas you've already been through and some areas are changed. I really think the backlash it got on that front is a quite over exaggerated.

Posted by SlashDance

Yeah the boss fights were shit. But you can save at any time so I brute forced my way through them by saving after every shot basically.

Posted by Claude
@SlashDance: I'll keep that strategy in mind. I felt I had him on the ropes a couple of times only to fuck up and die. Thanks.
Posted by 1337W422102

Enjoy them, Claude!

Posted by Claude
@xyzygy said:

Skyward Sword is hands down my GOTY of last year. No other game has affected me like it in quite some time. While there is some backtracking, it's not like you're exploring the exact same areas - new areas open up in the areas you've already been through and some areas are changed. I really think the backlash it got on that front is a quite over exaggerated.

Yeah, any problems I have with the game are so minor it takes nothing away from its greatness. Believe me, if Nintendo decides to make a Wii U remake in HD, I'm so there. Hell, they might incorporate the new controller control for those motion sick people.