Weekend Gaming! 09.03.10

I finished New Super Mario Bros. Wii with my girlfriend last Friday, and I also managed to start and finish House of the Dead: Overkill for the Wii.  My girlfriend is going back to college, so I'm going to move her in on Sunday.  It is a long weekend for me though, so here's what I'll be playing:
 

  • Alan Wake (360):  Currently at the beginning of Episode 6, I feel like I'm coming close to wrapping up the story.  The story and atmosphere really suck me in every time I sit down to play it.  I wish the episodes were a bit shorter, but it's a minor complaint.
  • Madden 11 (360):  I'm 8-1 in my Patriots franchise season!  I only have about 4 Madden Moments left to wrap up, which I'll be attempting this weekend.  I played my first online game last weekend and after messing up my first PAT, I still managed to win 40-31.
  • Monday Night Combat (XBLA):  Again, I need to play more of this.  I wish there was some real progression in the game to drive me to want to play it more, and with a game like Alan Wake sitting in my disc drive, it's hard boot up MNC.
  • House of the Dead: Overkill (Wii):  I'm really enjoying this game for its mindless fun.  Sure, it's really short, but I bought it for $15 on Amazon and there's plenty of replayability to dive into over the weekend to unlocking all the weapons and weapon upgrades.  I'm also curious to find out what the mini-games are.
 
I've gone ahead and ordered Dead Space Extraction for $20 on Amazon since I've been enjoying HOTD: Overkill so much and I also picked up Guitar Hero 5 for $10 because it seemed like a decent deal and got me up over $25 to get free shipping.  Can't wait for the NFL season to start in 6 days!
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Posted by MGSolid86

I finished New Super Mario Bros. Wii with my girlfriend last Friday, and I also managed to start and finish House of the Dead: Overkill for the Wii.  My girlfriend is going back to college, so I'm going to move her in on Sunday.  It is a long weekend for me though, so here's what I'll be playing:
 

  • Alan Wake (360):  Currently at the beginning of Episode 6, I feel like I'm coming close to wrapping up the story.  The story and atmosphere really suck me in every time I sit down to play it.  I wish the episodes were a bit shorter, but it's a minor complaint.
  • Madden 11 (360):  I'm 8-1 in my Patriots franchise season!  I only have about 4 Madden Moments left to wrap up, which I'll be attempting this weekend.  I played my first online game last weekend and after messing up my first PAT, I still managed to win 40-31.
  • Monday Night Combat (XBLA):  Again, I need to play more of this.  I wish there was some real progression in the game to drive me to want to play it more, and with a game like Alan Wake sitting in my disc drive, it's hard boot up MNC.
  • House of the Dead: Overkill (Wii):  I'm really enjoying this game for its mindless fun.  Sure, it's really short, but I bought it for $15 on Amazon and there's plenty of replayability to dive into over the weekend to unlocking all the weapons and weapon upgrades.  I'm also curious to find out what the mini-games are.
 
I've gone ahead and ordered Dead Space Extraction for $20 on Amazon since I've been enjoying HOTD: Overkill so much and I also picked up Guitar Hero 5 for $10 because it seemed like a decent deal and got me up over $25 to get free shipping.  Can't wait for the NFL season to start in 6 days!
Posted by TomWhitbrook

I think Alan Wake really misused the episode concept. There are several points within each episode where there are clear breaks in the action or changes in location that would have made perfect points to end an episode, but each one just drags on overlong instead. 
Overkill is awesome. So... funky.