August 12, 2010

Gamezilla: What I'm Playing, or Trying to Play

I've gone a bit crazy purchasing games lately. Here is a list of games I own and have not finished yet.

Minecraft: Admittedly, it's still only in Alpha, but I can play it and many people absolutely do. The game is about building forts and stuff. FORTS!

Splinter Cell: Conviction (Xbox 360): I got this game in a swap from someone at Ubisoft, so I only paid $20. It's not a game I would have purchased for $60, so it's low on the priority. But still..

Bioshock 2 (Xbox 360): Same thing as Splinter Cell. I didn't pay full price and really wasn't that excited about this, but still...

Monday Night Combat (Xbox 360): This is a $15 Xbox Live Arcade game that combines classed-based Team Fortress 2 with a Defense of the Ancients/League of Legends/Heroes of Newerth style minion management? Oh sweet Jesus yes! This one is at the top of the priority list. If that doesn't sell it, this trailer will. 

Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty (PC): I'm almost finished playing the 800 lb., 12 years in the making RTS game. I'm on mission 22 of 26 for the single player and I have no real interest in multiplayer. So, I'll be putting this one to rest in just a few more hours.

Red Dead Redemption (Xbox 360): I love this game and I've spent quite a bit of time with it. Alas, I'm only 30% complete, which means I have about 20 hours left. This is another high priority. I cannot resist a good western, or, as my gaming history shows, a bad one. 

IL-2 Sturmovik (Xbox 360): I bought this game for super cheap on the most excellent site Go Gamer during one of their 48 Hour Madness specials. It's a low priority but one I intend to get to. 

Ratchet and Clank: A Crack in Time (PS3): I've made significant progress on this game. It has flashes of brilliance, but I fear that after so many variations I'm tiring of the Ratchet and Clank formula. I guess I have only myself to blame as I've purchased every single one of them. I'll finish this shortly as I hate being this far into a game I haven't completed. 

Madden 2011 (PS3): I bought this because I buy a sports game every console generation. Odds are I never remove it from the shrink wrap but who knows?

EVE Online (PC): Oh yeah, I still play this regularly. That definitely bites into my gaming time elsewhere...I find myself optimizing my planetary manufacturing process, exploring wormholes, and learning more and more about PVP combat. There's so much variety in the game that I have a hard time backing away. 

Deathspank (PS3): I really enjoy Deathspank. It's light, silly, relaxing, and overall very solid. I'm probably a third through the experience and I intend to finish it. 

What's Next?
I've already pre-ordered LittleBigPlanet 2 (Collector's Edition no less!), Halo Reach, and I greatly desire Fable III. I already have a copy of Mafia 2 incoming and if H.A.W.X. 2 is anything like the previous entry, I will love it. And I really, really want the new Medal of Honor to be good.


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