My Gaming Landscape [April 14, 2014]

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It’s back! My Gaming Landscape has returned onto my blog and in a more polished way. I’ll actually use bullet points and different headings to separate each game instead of this just being plain paragraphs of text! In case you don’t know, My Gaming Landscape is a weekly blog post where I talk about all the games I’ve been playing over the past week. Since I’m just bringing this back, the idea is I do this every Monday so be sure to check back here to see what I’ve been playing so you can comment below and tell me what you’ve been playing. So enough with the introductions! Lets get started!

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  • Guacamelee

This is the main game I’ve been playing ever since Thursday. I’ve had it sitting on my PS3’s hard drive since I bought it on sale sometime around Thanksgiving or Christmas, I forget which. I loaded it up for no real reason but I quickly fell in love with it. The combat is a lot of fun, while also being challenging, and takes a lot of skill to do things properly. The Metroid-style level structure is well done and lends itself well to secrets. I get addicted quick to wanting to uncover ever single portion of the map. I finished (not 100% completed) the game on Saturday so I’ll be writing a professional review on it soon but needless to say, I enjoyed my time with Guacamelee.

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  • Tekken

I bought the original Tekken on my PS3 two weeks ago and only bothered completing the game with one character. So I decided to get them all now. I had this game back in the day on my original PS1 and I really liked the game. Nowadays, it definitely shows its age but I still enjoy it. I got all the characters (except for Devil Kazuya, which I’ll probably never get) and then looked up some videos on playing Kazuya and beat the game on the hardest difficulty. I think I’m done with that game for now.

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  • Katamari Damacy

I bought this game around the same time I got Tekken. I’ve never finish this game and I’m currently on the fourth or fifth star. I tend to play this game in spurts and I remember being pretty bad at it but now I’m doing just fine and I’m really enjoying myself. Katamari Damacy is a weird game and it defies categorization. However, rolling stuff up in a ball is still crazy fun. I’ll be continuing to play this game this week, I’m sure!

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  • Oddworld: Munch’s Oddysee HD

Okay, so I have this game thanks to PlayStation Plus. I’m somewhat familiar with the Oddworld series, as I’ve played somewhat briefly the first game and have completed Stranger’s Wrath on the Xbox. I played a demo of the original Munch’s Oddysee in one of those kiosk things at Walmart. So I’ve played this game up to the point where Munch and Abe finally find each other and I have to say that the controls are terrible for this. The camera moves slowly, there’s a lack of control to when someone is running or swimming and this kind of delay when you want to interact. The game also feels unpolished with characters needing to align themselves with switches in order to activate them and a bunch of other issues like that. I’m going to continue playing for now because the premise of the game thus far seems intriguing but I don’t know for how long because I hate the controls!

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  • Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons

I tried twice to get into this game but quite frankly, it bores me. I’ve heard such great things about this game, include YouTuber Total Biscuit proclaiming it to be one of his favorite games ever. However, I don’t see it. The controls are confusing to use and I haven’t gotten used to them yet, the plot isn’t pulling me in and some of the interactions I feel work against the more serious parts of the plot. I think I’m going to put this down for now and play something else.

Finally, here’s a quick rundown of some other games I played either briefly or without much for me to say about them.

  • Goat Simulator: I’m a goat. I go around doing silly things, and glitching the game.
  • Tekken 2: Pretty much the same thing as the original one. Got all the characters, still like the game. I like Tekken 2 more but I didn’t spend as much time on T2 because it’s easier.
  • F-Zero: I played through a course on my Wii U while listening to a podcast. Fun but tough.
  • Assassin’s Creed II: Again while listening to a podcast. I’m basically just going around looking for feathers.
  • Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3: Popped it in for a bit for a fighting game fix on my 360 and that game is still insane and I still don’t understand it.
  • Jet Moto and FInal Fantasy IV: Played these two games for my YouTube channel. Go check them out!

That’s about everything. So what did you play this past week!?

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