Heavy is the head that wears the crown.
It may surprise you to learn that the Destructoid staff played games this week. Follow along as we tell you all about it.
Sterling: I’ve been replaying Dead Space on PC. It’s easier on the computer than it was on the 360 thanks to being able to better pinpoint my attacks, but it’s somehow a lot scarier, probably due to the intimacy you get with a PC. Having a lot more fun with it than I did when it first came out, in any case. Also replayed Red Faction: Guerrilla until my save file disappeared, so I stopped with that bullshit. I am replaying The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess as well. I still don’t get the hatred for that game, as I think it’s pretty baller.
That’s about it. It’s a slow review month so I am spending the time with old games that I’ve played before. It’s been a good review vacation!
Concelmo: I don’t know what took me so long, but I finally started Deadly Premonition. It is everything I would have hoped it would be. I have many thoughts on the game, er, masterpiece, but one thing is baffling me: Why is the hotel you are staying in so big?! I mean, it’s very odd how long the hallways and big the rooms are. And everything just feels so empty! Such an odd design choice. One of many, I guess.
Anyway, just my DP thought o’ the day.
Also, StarCraft II and Puzzle Quest 2. These are going to keep showing up on these for a long time.
Sterling: The hotel is so big because it needs to contain all of Agent York’s awesome.
Concelmo: Haha. Good point, Jim. 🙂
Holmes: After playing Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World: The Game. I was really struck by the fact that it’s probably over for the WiiWare and 3rd party games from big publishers. Even with the small file size and multiple Nintendo references. the game still didn’t get released on the Wii. Hell, unless it’s a game has a big name going for it (Mickey Mouse, James Bond, Call of Duty), I don’t think 3rd parties are going to touch the Wii at all from here on out. Looks like it’s all 3DS from here on out.
Knowing that it’s mostly over for 3rd party Wii games, I went back and played some of my favorite 3rd party Wii games from days gone by. Had a good time with MadWorld, especially the voice-overs. Picturing Jake from Adventure Time in the commentary booth worked to increase the comedy by about 75%. Also played Elebits, Dead Rising: Chop Till You Drop, Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition, A Boy and his Blob, No More Heroes 1&2, Fatal Frame 4, the Konami ReBirth games, and Mega Man 9&10.
Razak: I beat Batman! What a terribly, horribly, almost game ruining ending. When a game constructs a world that awesome and the characters work so well and then completely obliterates it with one grand swoop at the end, well, I’d call it BioShock. But this was even worse because they had already created and founded characters to work with.
Aside from the extreme disappointment of ending Arkham Assylum I continued on with Bowser’s Inside Story and, like Holmes, dug into an old third party Wii game: SpyBorgs. So far (three short levels) it has charm as a button masher, but very little else.
Zimmerman: I tried to warn you, Razak. I’m with you on SpyBorgs as well except that I didn’t find it particularly charming even for its button-mashing. The controls are so inaccurate that I can’t stomach it.
I started playing BioShock 2 again on a whim, though I don’t know that I’m going to go much farther than the first few hours. Started up Yakuza 3 as part of a grand experiment and got a little time in on Rune Factory: Frontier. And I played Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game with Jordan Devore this weekend.
Devore: I was traveling during most of the week, so I played an absurd amount of Pokémon HeartGold. I think I have 480-something Pokémon right now out of a possible 493. My addiction will soon come to an end.