Sure, it’s unseasonably hot across the country, but it’s still October and that means it’s historically a good month to spend inside playing videogames. There’s plenty to play this week, too. So draw those shades, ignore the sunshine, and get to it!
Medal of Honor (360, PC, PS3)
This is likely to be the biggest game of the week, and there’s no question about why. First Person Shooters are incredibly successful, and the ‘Medal of Honor’ franchise is one with a long and generally positive history. There’s been a bit of controversy with the newest game in the series, since it focuses on realism to the point of including the Taliban, though the reference has been removed in the multiplayer mode.
Super Scribblenauts (DS)
‘Super Scribblenauts’ is a game that every DS owner needs to pick up. It improves greatly over the original ‘Scribblenauts’ game by adding adjectives and letting you control movement with the D-pad rather than through screen taps. You can read more about it in my hands-on preview.
Lucha Libre AAA Heroes of the Ring (360, PS3, PSP, Wii)
I’ve always been a fan of the wrestling part of wrestling. I’m not into the gimmicks or the storylines, but more of a fan of the execution of the match. As such, I quickly drifted from the current offerings of the WWE and into Japanese and Mexican wrestling. This hotly anticipated title includes La Parka, Psicosis, Silver King and Konnan, as well as plenty of others.
Medal of Honor should be awesome! Always loved this series.
I am still playing last week’s releases, though! Enslaved is AWESOME! Think I downloaded the wrong one – my character is like 5 pixels tall, its a sidescroller, and I can see like the entire castle. I’ll check on the PS3.
Currently, I am stuck on a couple of older games. I am currently playing Final Fantasy 13, Final Fantasy 9, SimCity Societies, Zelda: The Windwaker, and Eternal Senatra. One of these days, I am going to start on Tales of Vesperia and Fable 2, and finish Fable 1 and Zelda: Twilight Princess. I am so behind the times. You know, I still haven’t gotten off of disc 1 of Final Fantasy 7? Sad Sad Sad
Hey, this came out a few weeks ago, but thought I would mention it. PC Gamers who love the old adventure games should check out http://www.tsl-game.com/ King’s Quest: The Silver Lining. Episode 2 just came out. Its a free download, and is a fan game based on King’s Quest 6. Its completely 3D rendered. I have been playing this, and got several friends hooked on it!
Sorry, did not proofread. That should read “I think I downloaded the wrong Castlevania”
Yeah, that Castlevania is a weird one! You can zoom in for a more standard look, but it’s definitely not the norm.
As far as Final Fantasy 7 goes, I’d honestly say it’s not worth worrying about at this point. There’s so much other great stuff out there and the games just so dated 🙁
How are you enjoying Eternal Sonata? I’ve been meaning to get to it, but it’s just sitting around without being played.
I finally found the right Castlevania, and started downloading it over lunch. Weird thing is, most of my games are for the 360, but I always download demos on my PS3, and was confused by the XBox interface. Granted, its not that confusing, I just wasn’t paying attention.
Eternal Sonata is awesome! It’s a classic RPG style, with NextGen graphics! It feels that need for RPGs that Final Fantasy hasn’t been able to fill in years (In my opinion, there hasn’t been a single good Final Fantasy game since 9). In fact, Eternal Sonata has a very similar look and feel to Final Fantasy 9. If you like it, or are a fan of the Tales series (Tales of Symphonia / Tales of Vesparia), Eternal Sonata will feel very familer to you.
I should give up on FF7. I bought it the day it came out for the PC. Problem with the PC back in 98 was that you had to reinstall Windows every couple of months, so kept loosing my saved games. Then upgraded my 3D card, and could no longer play the game, so got the PS version and started playing it in an emulator. Same issue, kept having to restart. Got a PS2 about six years ago, ALMOST got off the first disc, and my brother wiped out my saved game. Four years ago, got my PS3, and started playing it again. Then I bricked my PS3. Got an exchange, started playing again, a firmware update bricked that PS3. Started playing yet again after that, then out of the blue, memory card corruption. I started it one last time. If something happens this time, I give up. 13 years I have been trying to play this game, and I am just getting nowhere!
It’s an easy mistake to make, they did release two Castlevania games in quick succession after all.
I’ll definitely give Sonata a try. I love the concept and though I disagree with you on the Final Fantasy series (10 is one of my favorites!) I definitely find myself craving and old-school feeling RPG that still looks good on my 16:9 TV.