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May 9 14 9:48 AM
Board PC Freak
So I, uh, bought a Wii U yesterday.
May 11 14 7:34 PM
Board Rabbit Hoarder
May 25 14 9:03 AM
Mine is "Cetega", the name I use on most things these days.
I'm really enjoying the system so far. When I bought it, I half had the thought in my head that I could be putting that money towards getting a PS4 at some point, but I don't regret it in the slightest. Having grown up with Mario games and Nintendo systems, I still have loads of fun with the newer games, even as cheesy as they are sometimes. The core gameplay I grew up loving is still there, with (mostly) interesting tweaks and additions added. Not to mention Mario looks pretty decent in HD finally. I still plan to get a PS4 at some point, but right now I honestly don't know what I'd do with it if I had it. There were many more reasons for me to get a Wii U currently.
The system itself is very nice as well. I'm liking the gamepad controller more than I expected to, and I can now see just how spiffy it could be if more developers take advantage of it. I'm using the Pro controller more often than not for most of my current games, but the tablet is nice for some things and I can see using it more with other games in the future. Off-screen play has also been kind of nice when I'm in bed unable to get to sleep, heh.
So far I have New Super Mario Bros U + New Super Luigi U that came bundled with the system, along with Super Mario 3D World, Assassin's Creed III (which I already have on PS3, but basically got it for free and wanted to try it for the novelty of it), NES Remix (concentrated childhood memories and awesomeness!) and Super Metroid (200 coins from Club Nintendo). I plan to grab Mario Kart 8 when that releases as well, which should also get me the free download of Zelda: Wind Waker HD. Hooray stuff.
My only notable complaints currently are that I wish you could completely shut off the gamepad when you aren't using it. It seems like a waste to have it running all the time when I'm using the Pro controller, especially when it has such short battery life to begin with. It's also a little annoying that certain menus in NES Remix (like questions about Miiverse stuff) can only be controlled with the touch screen, even when the Pro controller works fine for the rest of the game and menus. But otherwise I'm quite happy with it. Hopefully other developers support it decently with more stuff in the future.
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Jan 3 15 11:28 PM
I enjoyed Super Mario 3D Land quite a bit myself. It wasn't what I was expecting at first, but it grew on me. I liked the way it blends some of the 2D sidescroller elements with some of the 3D Mario 64/Galaxy style. 3D World on the Wii U was further improved with the bigger more open environments in some cases.
As for things on my end, I've acquired more gaming related stuff than was necessary in the months it's been since I've posted here. Most notably, an Xbox One, primarily for playing the Master Chief Collection (because that was a great idea that just worked out so well for me), a PS4, to play most everything else on when I want a new console that actually works, and most recently a PS Vita, because of Christmas gift cards and new year's sales.
The Vita is actually a lot of fun so far. I've been slowly building up a pile of games for it from PlayStation Plus on my PS3, so I have a decent amount of stuff to play. Remote Play with the PS4 actually works a lot better than I expected it to as well.
Been playing a lot of Destiny on the PS3 since that came out. Kind of took a break from it for a while, but now that I recently got a PS4 I'm finding myself getting back into it somewhat. Having the free upgrade from buying the PS3 version digitally was nice. The storyline in the game so far has been pretty disappointing compared to what I was expecting, but the gameplay itself is a lot of fun so I keep coming back to it.
Otherwise I've been playing the Master Chief Collection when it actually works, mostly having played through all the campaigns with some matchmaking here and there when it loads. Playing the old Halo CE stuff online again is certainly good times when it works. Brings back memories of playing the PC version, which was the first game I ever really played online. Also slowly working my way through Assassin's Creed Rogue (360) which I acquired cheaply. AC Unity came free with the Xbox One, but I haven't felt like even starting it up for some reason.
Boo, I have to leave for work. Not a fan of this 12:00am-8:30am nonsense once every four weeks. I'll come back and ramble into the void more later.
Jan 4 15 6:59 PM
Okay, that's not entirely true. I don't like the way it jacks up my sleep once every four weeks, but I certainly can't complain about seven hours of the department to myself with no customers around to ask why their new blu-ray player won't work on their CRT from 1979.
Anyway. Yes. Games. Finished all the Halo campaigns on the Chief Collection, playing Destiny off and on, and working on the AC Rogue campaign as my current single player game. Wound up with Hyrule Warriors and Ultimate NES Remix from Christmas, so I've been playing Hyrule Warriors on the Wii U gamepad screen during the long wait between Halo matches loading (if they do). I am kind of enjoying the Halo 5 beta, though. I've already played NES Remix 1 & 2 a fair amount on the Wii U, but the 3DS version is nice during breaks and lunches at work. Also nice that it left out most of the games I didn't like from the Wii U versions.
Probably going to take a break from that at work for now though since I just got the Vita. I've poked around a few different games on it so far (Uncharted, Velocity Ultra, Assassin's Creed III: Liberation, Thomas Was Alone), but I haven't quite settled on what I want to actually play through first. I never did get around to finishing Thomas Was Alone on the PS3, so I may go through that first for the heck of it. Then either Uncharted or ACIII:L. Uncharted would probably be the smart idea so I don't burn myself out on Assassin's Creed when I'm already playing Rogue, but it's hard to say. I guess it came bundled with Borderlands 2 as well, but I'm not ready for that one right now.
Once I finish Rogue, I have Shadow of Mordor (Xbox One) and Dragon Age: Inquisition (PS4) waiting to go, acquired from various cheap sales. Mordor is on the Xbox One because I didn't have the PS4 at the time that it was on sale for $29.99. Dragon Age I bought kind of on a whim because it was on sale and I had some PSN credit sitting around. I've never played the series myself, but people I work with have been flailing excitedly about it and stopping just short of running around waving little "game of the year" flags. Not sure which one I should start first. And then when I think about starting long games like that, I look up at my shelf and see Skyrim (PC) sitting there, reminding me that it's been there for years, with me very much wanting to start it, and yet always coming up with some excuse why it's too long to start now, or why I should play something else first. Meh. Guess I focus on Rogue for now and worry about the others later.
As usual that's more than enough rambling out of me for a while. Maybe I should post more often in smaller amounts, rather than walls of text once every six months, heh.
Jan 6 15 6:29 PM
Board Can Opener
Jan 9 15 2:25 PM
I grabbed Armored Core 3 and Silent Line for my PSP a while back, and have definitely enjoyed them so far. Well, I say "them", but I haven't actually gotten around to finishing AC3 yet, so I haven't moved on to Silent Line. But those two combined are pretty much my all time favorite in the series, so having them on a portable system is pretty awesome. The controls are admittedly a little awkward, but it's been worth it to have portable Armored Core. I copied them over to my Vita, but I haven't really done anything with them yet besides starting AC3 to confirm my game save transferred correctly and run around in the test area. Just having a real analog stick already improves the comfort level, but I haven't played around with mapping anything to the right side yet.
I never picked up Last Raven for PSP either because I still haven't gotten around to really playing the PS2 version. I still would like to, but I never seem to get around to it. 8 1/2 years that game has been sitting on my shelf. =|
I feel like I should be playing Vita games that I haven't been able to play before, but now you have me feeling like going back to Armored Core 3 again, heh. Although Velocity Ultra is actually quite a lot of fun in short bursts when I'm on breaks or lunch at work.
They really need to announce Armored Core 6. With each Armored Core game that comes out I'm always paranoid that it will be the last. While I've had a lot of fun with ACVD, and should really go back and play it some more, I definitely don't want that to be the end of things. They seem to like making Armored Core games with as many as they have put out, so maybe they'll come back to it again on the new systems soon. Although I imagine they are busy with Bloodborne right now.
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Feb 11 15 8:16 PM
Ah yes, backlogs... I decided to sit down and make a list of all the games that I want to either start or finish, partly out of curiosity, and partly with the thought that it would help to see progress with marking things off a list. Yeah. It got a bit ridiculous, but I'll save that for a new topic.
As for now, I've still been playing Destiny, but I think I'm finally mostly nearing the end of leveling up the certain items that I am inexplicably semi-obsessed with leveling up. I was almost going to start Shadow of Mordor after that, but when I was making that list I remembered that I never finished Castlevania Lords of Shadow 2, which I was enjoying, so I'm hopefully going to move on to that one next. We'll see, I suppose. I'll probably be picking up Majora's Mask 3D on Friday as well, since I never did quite finish that on the GameCube collection (and never owned the N64 original).
Oh, and Elysion conned me into getting Titanfall when it was on sale for $12.50 with all DLC. I never would have wanted to pay full price for it, but it's more fun that I was expecting. Worth the $12.50, at least.
Feb 16 15 12:30 PM
Feb 17 15 11:04 AM
I picked up Majora's Mask 3D for basically the same reason as well, but I haven't actually opened it yet. Part of the reason being I kind of got stupid and traded in an older 3DS I had for the $75 credit towards a New 3DS XL, which should be arriving tomorrow. I've been considering upgrading to an XL for a while, but couldn't quite convince myself to go for it, so I figured this was finally enough reason to make the move. Not that I should be spending the money, but yeah. Or rather, the credit card sitting over there saying "you'll be fine, I'm still interest free for five more months..." Meh. I still have my main original 3DS, but I figure I might as well wait for the new one and try the game out there.
In the mean time, I'm finally satisfied with where my characters are in Destiny right now, and actually put Castlevania Lords of Shadow 2 back in after being away from it for nearly a year. Which of course resulted in getting my face horribly stomped because I don't remember what I'm doing. I think I'm getting the hang of it again, though. I just want to finally finish the storyline anyway, so we'll see how it goes. I don't think I'm quite halfway through yet, but I'm not really sure. Story is still pretty good, at least. I still say Robert Carlyle was an excellent choice to voice the main character.
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