My Gaming Landscape [November 19th, 2013]

No, I didn’t get a PS4 so I didn’t play any of those games. Actually, I’ve been pretty lost this past week. I’ve been mostly passing by games, playing them for a few minutes then moving on because I didn’t know what I wanted to play. I did get into a N64 kick though this weekend so I passingly played Cruis’n USA, WWF Warzone, Killer Instinct Gold and WWF Wrestlemania 2000. Wrestlemania 2000 pissed me off actually because in the career mode, there’s a big spike in difficulty when you get to the first PPV event. I lost like nothing because my opponent kept blocking and countering everything. What made it worst is it was a character I had beaten like four times already!

I bought some N64 games after I realized I had beaten all my games for the system (except for WWF Wrestlemania 2000) so I bought and played a little of WCW/nWo Revenge, South Park, Turok 2, Pokemon Snap, Waverace 64, WWF Attitude, 1080 Snowboarding and Rayman 2. I focused a bit on Rayman 2, as I’ve never played it for very long. It’s fun but I don’t see what the big deal is in terms of level design. It’s basically like Crash Bandicoot but not as inventive. I also tried Beetle Adventure Racing via an emulator but that sucked.

I bought a 1 TB hard drive for my PS3 and for the weekend I was re-downloading all my digital games. It took a little over three days. In that time, I tried out some old demos I had downloaded first way back when the PS3 was first launched. Specifically, Lemmings, Grip Shift, NBA 07, and Genji Days of the Blade. They were all terrible. I also played a little Gran Turismo 5 because the installation for that game is so size and time consuming (almost 10 GB in a hour and a half), I had to play a little of it. I’m not good at it. I played a little bit of Yoshi’s Island for my YouTube series as well. Finally, I got two games sent to me from Gamefly, Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD Remix and Sonic Lost World on the 3DS. I got tired of Kingdom Hearts really quick. I remember really liking that game back in the day but it has not aged well. Sonic Lost World is not a great game either but I’m enjoying it. I’ll probably beat it and write a review for it.

That’s it for me. What have you been playing?

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