Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Man, I Have Got To Finish Some Games

I'm holding off on purchasing anything new until Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, which I plan to cash in my completion tokens for next.  I really want Civ V too, though, so I need to be plowing through some shit right about now.

Unfortunately I'm deep in a couple more that I only recently began, FFT:WotL and Hitman: Blood Money.  I'm going to be a while finishing those, too.  I should really pop back to Bayonetta and polish her off before CV hits. That only makes sense.

It's awesome to be playing another Hitman game.  It's been about 4 years since I played about halfway into Contracts.  I love this series; it's so cool.  I love the hiding in plain sight by impersonating other people, and I love how each mission is like an intricate puzzle with a very simple solution just there for discovery.  You're free to go balls-out and kill every motherfucker in the level, of course, and that's good to work out some frustration issues from time to time, but the real joy is in observation of the AI, realizing that this faction of people have access to this part of the level, and that your target tends to wander from A to B to C and back in this pattern, etc.

And of course, FFT is legendarily good, and the new translation only makes it better.  I've yet to run across any serious slowdown on the PSP version, either.  Maybe having a PSP-3000 helps to alleviate that or something.


Greg said...

Radiant silvergun HD coming to XBLA!! Hell yeah.

Count Elmdor said...

You know, I know next to nothing about that game. Is that the one where you're the girl who changes red and blue like Ikaruga or something?

Greg said...

I honestly don't know much about it. I'm excited because it is probably Treasure's most famous game and I never got to try it as it was a JP only release for the Saturn. By the time I got a Saturn that could play imports, Silvergun was way beyond the price I would have been willing to pay.

Ikaruga is supposed to be pretty similar from what I have heard.

Tankzilla said...

How does Hitman Blood Money hold up?

Greg said...

You have to respect the people who go for these world records. I wonder if they are into any games this generation.

Count Elmdor said...

Blood Money is good if you can get past the console-to-PC-port aspects of it. Hopefully the PC version is a little better considered in the future, but with IO Interactive and Eidos now a part of Square Enix, I'm not going to hold my breath.

I've never felt whatever compels people to get as good as good at any game (or anything at all) as Steve Wiebe is at Donkey Kong. The most I'll ever do is reach some plateau of skill where it doesn't seem like I'm getting any better at whatever it is, and lose interest in that activity. I'm just not wired that way, I guess.