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Old 03-03-2012, 05:39 AM   #2141
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Assassin's Creed: Revelations - Recently obtained the third Masyaf key and played Altair's memory, found all the Viewpoints, and collected all the treasures and Animus data fragments (not all of them though) that were on the map.

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - I've recently started the investigation of the fifth and final case. Question: why is it that now - in the last case - the option to 'thoroughly' examine items has become available? Y'know, being able to rotate items 360 degrees to find clues.

Professor Layton and the Curious Village - I think I'm at the end of Chapter 4 or the beginning of Chapter 5... I can't remember. Since getting stuck on a couple of puzzles I haven't played it for a week or so.

Pokemon Yellow Version: Special Pikachu Edition - I'm currently wandering through the Safari Zone trying to catch rare Pokemon I haven't got (and failing ) whilst making my way to the Wardens' house.

Gears of War 3 - No recent progress made toward getting medals/achievements. That will change when there's Events on and when the next DLC becomes available.
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Old 03-03-2012, 06:54 AM   #2142
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Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - I've recently started the investigation of the fifth and final case. Question: why is it that now - in the last case - the option to 'thoroughly' examine items has become available? Y'know, being able to rotate items 360 degrees to find clues.
I'm not sure if you're being sarcastic, but in case you're not, the reason is that the 5th case was added specifically for the DS version and introduced a few new things that were not present (or possible) with the original GBA game, including manipulating items.

Another thing that I remember felt jarring when first playing that case is that it requires you to present items to characters to get new conversation topics, which is something that you almost never did in the first four cases. That was not a technical innovation, just a gameplay mechanics that was used a lot in the second and especially third game, and that they used when making the new fifth case, even though players almost never had to use it in the first 4 cases of that game.
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Old 03-03-2012, 07:08 AM   #2143
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About 20 hours into Skyrim and loving it.

I marvel at how I can set out on a quest and come across something intersting on the way there and end up getting distracted. Before I know it I was at the opposite end of the map chasing a talking dog.

Currently at the top of a mountain getting my ass handed to me by the "beast in the forest".
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Old 03-03-2012, 08:20 AM   #2144
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I'm not sure if you're being sarcastic, but in case you're not, the reason is that the 5th case was added specifically for the DS version and introduced a few new things that were not present (or possible) with the original GBA game, including manipulating items.

Another thing that I remember felt jarring when first playing that case is that it requires you to present items to characters to get new conversation topics, which is something that you almost never did in the first four cases. That was not a technical innovation, just a gameplay mechanics that was used a lot in the second and especially third game, and that they used when making the new fifth case, even though players almost never had to use it in the first 4 cases of that game.
No, I wasn't being sarcastic, I genuinely wanted to know. But thanks for clearing it up. I was aware that it was a remake of the Game Boy Advance version, but I didn't know the fifth case was a bonus with additional gameplay mechanics. Well, I'm glad it's used in the sequels because I like thoroughly examining items and bringing them up in conversation. But your right, it does feel jarring when you didn't do anything like that in the previous cases.
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Old 03-04-2012, 07:42 AM   #2145
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Lets see:

Batman AC - STILL stuck being chased around the lab by Mr Freeze
Darkstar One - just finished the training missions. Quite a fun game, but not really what I expected
Return to Mysterious Island 2 - trying to find out how to help some frightened monkey thats stuck at the bottom of a volcano
The Witcher 2 - just waiting for it to excite me again. Got accused of killing the king, was arrested, escaped and now I'm in some village doing a quest to kill a sea monster? For some reason, it's not grabbing me like the first game did
Tomb Raider Underworld (on PS3) - I'm currently aboard the bad guys boat after escaping Nifleheim
Tales of Monkey Island:Launch of the Screaming Narwahl - Just spoke to the Voodoo lady in the forest and I'm off on a new piratey quest
And last but not least - Gemini Rue - trying to steal the gun from the training room in Centre 7
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Old 03-05-2012, 08:30 AM   #2146
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Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge
At the end of Act II. I've got all four map pieces and am currently on a small errand for Wally...
The game is still as difficult as I remembered it to be, but luckily I still know a few of the less logical puzzle solutions (like the "monkey wrench" puzzle at the waterfall).

Mass Effect 2 - DLC
Doing a few downloadable content missions, so my "Full ME1 + ME2 Paragon playthrough" will be complete before I start Mass Effect 3. Still have the Hammerhead missions to do, before I finish the main game (get the Reaper IFF, do Legion's loyalty quest and then the suicide mission). DLC mission "Arrival" will be done last, as it was meant to be an intro into ME3.

Flower, Sun and Rain
Chapter "R-13 - La fille aux cheveux de lin". The second of two chapters where you're not playing with your usual Sumio Mondo character. About three quarters into the game, I reckon.


My main focus is on completing MI2 first (so there's a big Mass Effect gap between my replays of Monkey Island 1&2 and 3&4 to avoid a Monkey Island 'overload'). Due to all the planning for my upcoming wedding, my game-time has lessened, though. So chances are it'll take several more weeks before I'll be able to start Mass Effect 3...
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Old 03-05-2012, 11:31 AM   #2147
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Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge
At the end of Act II. I've got all four map pieces and am currently on a small errand for Wally...
The game is still as difficult as I remembered it to be, but luckily I still know a few of the less logical puzzle solutions (like the "monkey wrench" puzzle at the waterfall).
I never know why that puzzle is not logical. A monkey wrench is a pretty popular tool.
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Old 03-05-2012, 04:42 PM   #2148
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right now? Hector: Badge of Carnage episode two. i am at the part where i am in the meat restaurant and i have to get information out of the old lady who owns the gun store/beauty shop. admittedly i keep having to go to the hint system.
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Old 03-06-2012, 10:45 PM   #2149
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Kotor II the sith lords: lame.

And i recently started The Blackwell Legacy: Seems pretty easy up to now, i just found out the name of the blonde girl's ghost in the park.
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Old 03-07-2012, 03:07 AM   #2150
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I never know why that puzzle is not logical. A monkey wrench is a pretty popular tool.
Using a monkey wrench for something like that isn't illogical, but using an actual monkey as a wrench IS. Especially if said monkey is 'acquired' by hypnotizing him by putting a banana on his piano metronome...
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Old 03-09-2012, 07:26 AM   #2151
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Mass Effect 3

Just finished up the Quarian/Geth recruitment efforts. I started with the first ME2 save I had with an ME1 Ashley survivor, and its a whole mess of bad decisions, which has made for a surprisingly good playthrough in ME3. Lots of regret and hard choices.

In this imported save, Tali was exiled to prevent making public her father's shame.

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Old 03-13-2012, 05:09 PM   #2152
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Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas - The mood took me to revisit San Andreas, after I'd put it on hold for a number of months - and work some more toward the 100% completion.

I've recently completed the Airport Graveyard mission strand and now have access to the jet-pack to use whenever I want. Using this I'll be able to obtain the remaining 5 Horseshoes I need that are awkward to get. I've pretty much completed all the side missions now, I just need to do the 7 Quarry Missions, once they're unlocked, and purchase some remaining property.

I'll soon be making a start on the casino mission strand in Las Venturas...

Oh, and I currently have about 82%-ish completed and I've spent a total of 70+ hours on the game so far.

Hotel Dusk: Room 215 - I, or rather, Kyle Hyde has received his package and the list and now I'm on the hunt for the two items that Ed wants.

Catherine - I'm split down the middle with this game. On the one hand, I like the game's anime styled graphics and characters, the way the game tells its story, which I'm keen to unravel; interacting with the other characters at the bar; the dark and mature themes it tackles; the moral system that determines the outcome of the story, which has a total of 8 endings; and just how bizarre it is overall. BUT. The core gameplay, the tower block puzzles, are frustratingly hard at times! The boss stages especially piss me off!

I'm glad I decided to rent this one too. Maybe when the price comes down really low in the future, I'll pick up a copy.

Either way, this game and its achievements are gonna take me aaaaages!
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Old 03-14-2012, 01:30 PM   #2153
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I'm playing "Darksiders", since "The Witcher" lost my attention for awhile.

It's an okay game, but some of the battles, even on easy, are too hard for me. I find myself to the point of frustration that it isn't fun for me any more.
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Old 03-24-2012, 06:59 AM   #2154
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Today I started playing Deus Ex: Human Revolution for the first time. Got as far as exiting the helicopter before I had to quit!

My *sweetie* decided NOT to sleep-in this Saturday … and has already disturbed me four times before my second cup of coffee!

Don't get me wrong, I LOVE my guy, … but I might have to use a tranq-dart on him this weekend.
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haha I feel like doing that to my fiance all the time, because he thinks I game too much, so always interrupts me while I'm gaming!
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Old 04-16-2012, 10:05 AM   #2156
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Hate to double post, but I really wanted to say something about the current game I'm playing.

I had heard a lot of bad stuff about Faery: Legends of Avalon, so I wasn't expecting to like it.

I really do like it, a lot actually. It's quirky. The controls take a long time to get used to, the plot isn't very good, but man. The characters are quirky. I love the upgrade of powers and abilities, change of weapon and clothing, the vast companions you can have. This guy can call a racoon to run over everyone! And I have a drake.

It's not Kings Bounty, but I do like it quite a lot.
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Old 04-21-2012, 04:55 PM   #2157
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I'm currently playing Mass Effect 1 on my first playthrough. Trying to finish all the sidequests, I think I'm nearly there.
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I'm a casual gamer...but because I'm often busy...the only time I get to play anything is when I'm laying in bed and I need something to calm me down and snooze. So, that's usually a portable or my iPad.

Sony PSP #2: Kurohyō: Ryū ga Gotoku Shinshō (About 5 hours in). This is "Yakuza" on portable featuring a newer character. Big fan of the "Yakuza" and "Shenmue" games...so happy to be playing this.

Sony PSP #1: Shin Megami Tensei Persona 2 (Halfway in the game I think).

PC: Runaway - Got the map to go down the tunnels of Douglasville.

Nintendo DSi XL: Time Hollow

Nintendo DS: Dragon Quest IV

GBA: I just started up the "Golden Sun" game...since I have had it and was so backlogged that now I'm playing it.

PS3: Finished LA Noir... Still deciding what to play next...but started messing around with Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions.

PS2: Ar Tonelico 2

XB360: Playing "Catherine".

XBOX: Grand Theft Auto 3

Nintendo Wii: Tatsunoku vs. Capcom

GameCube: Resident Evil Zero

iPad: Mystery Manor: Hidden Adventure
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Old 04-22-2012, 05:28 AM   #2159
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You call yourself a "casual" gamer, yet you're playing games on 13 different systems???

It almost looks like you have every console in existence...
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Skyrim. But I feel I'm unlikely ever to finish it. It looks great, it feels cool, but it ravenously eats up time. Can't seem to get to the place I chose, too - blocked by mountains, stuck in lakes and caves.



No more need be said. One of the reasons I'm not seeing so much of the other two.



Bioshock (the original) - left it lying around for years, originally due to hardware problems, but also got turned off by the emphasis on violence in most of the hype. Hasn't really sucked me in, so far. The background story is intriguing, but the adventure element is superficial.

Outcry - The Dawn. One I wouldn't have finished without a walkthrough. Do electrical engineers REALLY think that way?
Very so-and-so game. Give me Mysty, slightly depressing wanderings and steampunk contraptions anytime! I liked the oblique ending, though I'm not sure I fully half-understood it.

I just finally finished the "Final Visit" in Scratches, too, after playing once again through the main game (now that I finally have the hardware setup that can handle a 3D pan without stutter ). The means by which you get rid of the "cat" makes the top ten of my LAMEST Contrivances in Gaming. Seriously, Agustin Cordes - you couldn't have come up with --
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?! Tz, tz.

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