Welcoming myself back, now with 35% extra Buddy Christ!
Wow. It's been ages since I've posted on here. In fact, let's see...MGSOnline? That's the last thing I've posted about? Christ, I've been out of the loop.
Ok, well, that's not TOTALLY true. I've been silently stalking Destructoid for years, and that pattern has held up until recently. Fact is, I've been busy with life. I've had a few relationships, held an awesome steady job and recently graduated with a Master's degree in rehab counseling. I'm not stopping there, though: I'm shooting for a Doctorate in Psychology in the next year or so.
Myself, in my spatial estate after I get that Doctorate in Evil and horrible, disfiguring scars.
I've been playing games on my downtime. A LOT. Maybe I'm making up for lost time, but I've been gaming like a fiend. Marvel vs Capcom 3 hasn't ejected from my PS3 since launch day, and I don't think it'll leave until Portal 2 comes out.
Normally, I'm one of those guys who gets a game, plays it intensely, and then puts it away when the newest thing comes out...and sometimes, that means I don't complete the games I HAD been playing. So I decided to challenge myself and complete the hell out of my backlog of games. On each system. Needless to say, with 3 consoles, 2 portables, and a decent laptop to work with, there are certain games that get played more than others anyway. Here are the games and a few quick thoughts on each title...
On the 360: Banjo-Kazooie Nuts n' Bolts
If we gaze into the abyss, it also gazes back at us...
Dammit, Rare. I WANT to like this game, I really do. I love the other B-K games...why did you have to screw it up by making a clunky, DIY-style game? Seriously, the parts that are straight platforming are great, it is just the other parts where you're DRIVING a vehicle that make it a pain in the ass. But I'll finish you, oh yes...yes I will...
On the Wii: Donkey Kong Country Returns
Dear Retro Studios,
MAKE MORE OF THIS SWEET, AWESOME GAME.
On the PS3: MVC3
This is generally the moment when people start cursing at me, only there's a Red Hulk there.
I don't know what it is, but I don't love this game. I LIKE this game, but I don't love it like I did other entries in the Vs. series. I can't quite put my finger on it, but some sort of amalgamation of the controls and the lack of gravity on some of the characters make it seem kinda airy. Still, I have a blast playing it and learning new combos, so no real complaints here.
On the DS: Dragon Quest IX
I imagine everyone in this picture saying "Huzzah!" And now, you will too from this point on.
Because I am a sad little man with no other friends, I play this one on my own with my own custom team. Seeing how as the game only explores the story of the main hero, I've had to come up with backstories on my own for my other two party members. Again, sad little man. Still, if you like classic-style Enix JRPGs (and I do), then you really can't go wrong with Dragon Warrior (BECAUSE I AM OLD SCHOOL).
On the PSP: Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep
Bonus round: show this to vidjya game players, and see how many froth at the mouth from joy/rage.
You pretentiously-named FUCK. You're lucky, y'know. Unlike the other portable KH titles, you actually PLAY like a console KH game. Were it not for this, I would have just gone "meh" and merely watched videos on youtube to fill me in for future titles. While your dialogue is awkward, your gameplay is fun, and the FFV-esque method of learning new abilities has me hooked. Well played, Square. Well played...
On the PC: Team Fortress 2
Dammit, I LOVE this game. I loved it on the PS3, and I love it more on the PC. I play it daily, sometimes for about 30 minutes, sometimes for hours on end. I cannot express how much I enjoy TF2, even if some servers' chats are just trading spam. Still, I've got a mic and a sexy man-voice, so you all should hop on and play with me sometime. That came out creepier than I had imagined...
Come now, I won't bite...hard.
So, yeah. I'm back, I'll try to post and comment more often, and viva Miyamoto.
Cocks and kisses,
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