Games of the Week for 11/1/2010: Swedish Halloween edition

This is a costume I would totally have rocked this past weekend.   

As for the past week, the editors of Destructoid played some of those videogames everyone is so keen about. If you read on, our staff will talk about the games they played. Afterwards, we encourage all of you to share the games you spent time on. Open dialogs like these are essential to a good relationship.

This is a costume I would totally have rocked this past weekend.   

As for the past week, the editors of Destructoid played some of those videogames everyone is so keen about. If you read on, our staff will talk about the games they played. Afterwards, we encourage all of you to share the games you spent time on. Open dialogs like these are essential to a good relationship.{{page_break}}  

Chester: A lot of Kinect games. I’m really, really sore. Full coverage coming on November 4 at 12:01 AM Eastern.

When I want to relax, I play Super Meat Boy. Yeah… “relax.” That’s the word I’m looking for.

Holmes: Got to play Bit.Trip Six for about 20 minutes. It’s not finished yet, but yeah, I played it. I really loved it. Also played Bit.Trip FATE, Super Meat Boy, and a few of the games that Super Meat Boy taught me about, including Flywrench and Mighty Jill Off. They are both awesome.

At events, I played The Fight: Lights Out with the PS Move, Sonic Free Riders with Kinect, and Super Mario Bros (in a speed run competition). Good times all around. Impressions to follow.   

Concelmo: Almost nothing but Super Meat Boy.   I finally (finally!) unlocked The Kid by beating the “I Wanna Be the Guy” warp zone stage.  

It was the most difficult thing I have ever done in my entire life. I am so satisfied.

Sterling: Mostly Fist of the North Star: Ken’s Rage which is great if you love absurdly muscular men screaming at each other. So yeah, pretty f’n great. Also played a bit of Folklore in anticipation for Majin and the Forsaken Kingdom. Pretty damn charming. Briefly gave Alundra a revisit too, thanks to Dale. It’s exactly how I remember it, which means I am enjoying it muchly. Seeing stuff I haven’t played in a thousand years is nice.  

Aziz: Finished Enslaved. It’s a great game, but after taking it all in, don’t really feel it’s a Game of the Year contender anymore. Combat gets too stale and repetitive half way through the game and what the hell is it with Ninja Theory babying you through the entire game? The game is always telling you exactly what needs to be done.

Other than that, played The Fight for the Move, the original Super Mario Bros. in a speed run competition Nintendo was hosting and some more Halo: Reach. The Fight wasn’t that great as far as being responsive to your movements go. Sadly lost the SMB speed run. Nintendo was giving away one of the new Nintendo Wiis if you got through world 1-1 the fastest!

PerLee: I’ve been a little light on games lately. Played a couple hours of Donkey Kong Country Returns and just started Dead Rising 2.  It’s cool.  

Zimmerman: Lots of Super Meat Boy. Finished two of the “Minus” levels, so I’m feeling pretty good about that. I keep trying to play Fallout: New Vegas but, every time I start it up, I fall asleep within twenty minutes. Controller in-hand — the whole nine — just unconscious. I think they may have laced it with some kind of drug or something because that thing be putting me out cold.

I’m also trying to finish up some games that I made it close to finishing but never did. Made some progress in Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time.

Devore: Mostly New Vegas and getting my ass kicked by Pro Keys in Rock Band 3. Thank goodness I took a break from the abusive Super Meat Boy this week. I can only take so much punishment.  

Tolentino: I think I’ve got a Fallout: New Vegas problem. But no! I’m not addicted! I can quit anytime I like…just not right now.   Also, the command console makes everything better. Everything. 

Conrad Zimmerman