Oh hey, games I've been playing recently.

Here's a little-known fact about me.  I play video games.  I also talk about video games I play.  But... sometimes I get in this rut where I talk more about games than actually play them.  The amount of time I spend on Giant Bomb talking about video games started to cut into my actual time playing the games I like to talk about.  So I tried to keep a low profile the past two weeks just briefly checking out my game sources (Kotaku, GoNintendo, then Giant Bomb in that order) so I can experience some of the games I recently bought.  And here's what I discovered.

I am in a tight spot. I want to love Killer7, but it doesn't love me back.
Something is wrong with Killer7.


I've been itching to play this game for a few years now and last month I finally got a used copy from my local Gamestop.  Yeah, yeah I know... Gamestop.  I do have my own used game policy: if the game is several years old and I can't find a new copy anywhere, I buy used.  So back to Killer7, then.  I really, really wanted to enjoy it and I think at some point when the time is right I will, but it's such an awkward game to play that it becomes annoying.  I fully expect to play this game all the way through only because this is a Suda 51 production and No More Heroes (my first Suda 51 experience) was so crazy and awesome that it bears repeating.

No More Heroes was so crazy and awesome.

Killer7, however, is proving to be unenjoyable at this time.  I'm not totally surprised since this is a love/hate game in every way imaginable.  I will embrace its unorthodox style and controls someday.

Bits of core beats.


Bit.Trip Beat is a beautiful piece of art that deserves praise for its mix of old-school blips and pixels with new-school mechanics.  The only downsides to Bit.Trip Beat may be that it doesn't last long enough and that it's not really a true rhythm game.  As for BIt.Trip Core, it takes care of the latter by being very close to a pure rhythm game.  Core is yet another great game with a classic look, even better music than the first although Beat had some top-notch chiptunes, and that basic D-pad/2 button gameplay I totally dig.  Games that try to emulate the NES controller style gets an extra star in my book.  And I can't stress this enough: this game is HARD AS BALLS!

Hooray for the Caps Lock.

Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4.
My personal Endurance Run.


So I got a hold of my brother's PS2 for the time being and he's not missing it since it's main purpose now is to keep him occupied during those times when his 360 craps out on him.  That means lots of Persona 4 has been played.  I'm about 20 hours in and it's what I expected since I'm also watching the Endurance Run in my spare time which completely spoils so much of the game for me, but whatever.  I'm loving it.

Future in gaming.


Sunday comes Wii Sports Resort and I'm pumped for it more than ever now that I expect this to be much, much better than Wii Sports which I played the hell out of for a solid 3 months.  More Persona 4 obviously, gonna give Killer7 another shot, maybe browse my personal catalog.  Roller Coaster Tycoon was on my mind right after my day trip to Dorney Park, an amusement park which I recommend if you live within an hour of the park, love roller coasters, and hate shade (been molting for two days.)  maybe I'll break it out for the hell of it.

Happy gaming, folks and thanks for reading.

Note: just because I check out Kotaku and GoNintendo first doesn't mean anything.  I don't have accounts there or anything... it's just mainly for news.  Giant Bomb is always my main stop on the train they call the interwebs.

Play me off.

  

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Posted by Dalai

Here's a little-known fact about me.  I play video games.  I also talk about video games I play.  But... sometimes I get in this rut where I talk more about games than actually play them.  The amount of time I spend on Giant Bomb talking about video games started to cut into my actual time playing the games I like to talk about.  So I tried to keep a low profile the past two weeks just briefly checking out my game sources (Kotaku, GoNintendo, then Giant Bomb in that order) so I can experience some of the games I recently bought.  And here's what I discovered.

I am in a tight spot. I want to love Killer7, but it doesn't love me back.
Something is wrong with Killer7.


I've been itching to play this game for a few years now and last month I finally got a used copy from my local Gamestop.  Yeah, yeah I know... Gamestop.  I do have my own used game policy: if the game is several years old and I can't find a new copy anywhere, I buy used.  So back to Killer7, then.  I really, really wanted to enjoy it and I think at some point when the time is right I will, but it's such an awkward game to play that it becomes annoying.  I fully expect to play this game all the way through only because this is a Suda 51 production and No More Heroes (my first Suda 51 experience) was so crazy and awesome that it bears repeating.

No More Heroes was so crazy and awesome.

Killer7, however, is proving to be unenjoyable at this time.  I'm not totally surprised since this is a love/hate game in every way imaginable.  I will embrace its unorthodox style and controls someday.

Bits of core beats.


Bit.Trip Beat is a beautiful piece of art that deserves praise for its mix of old-school blips and pixels with new-school mechanics.  The only downsides to Bit.Trip Beat may be that it doesn't last long enough and that it's not really a true rhythm game.  As for BIt.Trip Core, it takes care of the latter by being very close to a pure rhythm game.  Core is yet another great game with a classic look, even better music than the first although Beat had some top-notch chiptunes, and that basic D-pad/2 button gameplay I totally dig.  Games that try to emulate the NES controller style gets an extra star in my book.  And I can't stress this enough: this game is HARD AS BALLS!

Hooray for the Caps Lock.

Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4.
My personal Endurance Run.


So I got a hold of my brother's PS2 for the time being and he's not missing it since it's main purpose now is to keep him occupied during those times when his 360 craps out on him.  That means lots of Persona 4 has been played.  I'm about 20 hours in and it's what I expected since I'm also watching the Endurance Run in my spare time which completely spoils so much of the game for me, but whatever.  I'm loving it.

Future in gaming.


Sunday comes Wii Sports Resort and I'm pumped for it more than ever now that I expect this to be much, much better than Wii Sports which I played the hell out of for a solid 3 months.  More Persona 4 obviously, gonna give Killer7 another shot, maybe browse my personal catalog.  Roller Coaster Tycoon was on my mind right after my day trip to Dorney Park, an amusement park which I recommend if you live within an hour of the park, love roller coasters, and hate shade (been molting for two days.)  maybe I'll break it out for the hell of it.

Happy gaming, folks and thanks for reading.

Note: just because I check out Kotaku and GoNintendo first doesn't mean anything.  I don't have accounts there or anything... it's just mainly for news.  Giant Bomb is always my main stop on the train they call the interwebs.

Play me off.

  

Posted by Claude

I never saw the extended version... now I know why, he's trying to hard. I wish Wii Sports Resort had some kind of online leaderboards... Oh well, I'll be picking it up this Sunday. I played Wii Sports last weekend. It's great with friends in the long run. I lasted for almost a year by myself.