Games Time

I missed my Thursday deadline of my Game Journal again!
Let’s see. I bought Sonic Unleashed and have been playing that some. I’m still only a couple hours into it. The levels are pretty long. It’s been very enjoyable so far. The biggest improvement is that it’s no longer buggy. Sure, you clip through stuff sometimes after falling to your death, but the clipping no longer causes the death. Falling off a cliff and seeing Sonic clip through a tree isn’t game breaking like clipping through the ground was in Sonic 2006. The day levels are wonderful. They’re all about speed. The night levels remind me of Devil May Cry, complete with devil trigger “unleash” meter.
On the subject of Sonic, I started playing Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood. I have to say, I’m very impressed. The art is very cool, the sound and music is great, and the battle system is fun. For the most part, it’s a menu driven battle system like classic Eastern RPGs. However, in order to block certain attacks or to perform POW moves (special moves), you have to tap repeatedly, hit certain spots in a certain order, or drag circles across the screen. This make the gameplay similar to Elite Beat Agents. What I really enjoy about this game though is the dialog and references to other Sonic material. I fought Swat Bots! I want to say I like the story, but so far the overarching story has been pretty simple. I just like meeting with G.U.N., not trusting Rouge, and seeing Tails act a little more independent.
I’ve been spending quite a bit of time in World of Warcraft. I’ve got a lot of achievements and did some old instances for achievement and gear for William. We’re 49 now and have stopped to PVP, but I already have all the PVP gear for my bracket and some 58 pieces too.
Titan Quest was on sale on Steam so I picked that up. It’s pretty fun. The game’s basically a Diablo 2 clone. The story isn’t as exciting, but the graphics are better, and (so far at least) it’s set in ancient Greece. Knowing the mythology makes it cooler.
I’m still working on the heavy weapons in Team Fortress 2. I got the first one! Two more to go! I also played Left 4 Dead a little, but only a level or two.
Animal Crossing: City Folk is still getting play. I missed one piece of the Harvest set =/ Now I’ll have to wait for Thanksgiving!
Speaking of Thanksgiving, on Thanksgiving day I played through Castle Crashers with my brother and cousin. It was a lot of fun! I played the heck out of it when it first came out and wasn’t sure I’d be able to go back to it so soon, but it was an awesome time. I think Castle Crashers has to be one of the best coop games I’ve ever played.