By lordofultima 9 Comments
So over the last week I've been playing a lot of games. I guess it's just my itch to as I've sort of been abstaining from them altogether for the last two months. I've purchased many an XBLA game, very exciting stuff. Just recently (about four hours ago) I went to the GameStop to trade in some games for store credit. I traded in Condemned 2, skate, Rainbow Six: Vegas 2, Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance, and Resistance: Fall of Man. What shocked me is that I got about $80 for the whole shindig. Fancy that.
So for the arcade games. Earlier this week I picked up N+ and Lumines Live. They are both fairly great games, that occupy completely different sections of my brain. The ninja game makes me want to kill myself, only because it's so damn hard. Chilling out and playing some Lumines afterwards is definitely time well-spent after the intensity of that other game. Oh yes, Ikaruga. Played that a bit with the EightBitWarrior. Anywho.
So I purchased a rather significant arcade game, beyond all those. That game is Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved². And what a doozy this is. I think I'm in love, I can't get enough of it. I didn't think I'd get this much enjoyment out of the game, but I honestly love all the game types. I've gotten all but three achievements out of it, and I'm pretty sure at the moment that two of those are out of my grasp. Not talking about "Wax Off" however, I smoked that early (since it's my favorite game mode). My best score right now is in Pacifism, being 13+ million or so. I urge other people to give it a shot, beyond the demo. Even if you think you don't like Geometry Wars, like I did. I'm addicted to beating high scores, even though I'm not particularly good at the game, anybody can score 1 million + in the gametypes with a little practice.
I'm going to either hold out for Bionic Commando Rearmed to spend the rest of my digital fortune, or splurge on two 400 point games, ideally that there marble game and a sequel to a great brawler. Let me know what you think.
P.S. I've been back into Burnout Paradise as you may or may not know, I need to do challenges with people, so if anyone actually owns the game you should hit me up and we'll play.