Talking Point: What Games Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue Nine
Posted by Thomas Whitehead
Play games and forget your worries
The weekend is here, which for most surely means relaxation and happy times; oh, and video games. No matter what the speculation or news getting the video game industry into a funk, we can always settle back into our favourite hobby to have a good time.
As always, some of your humble Nintendo Life writers are sharing their weekend gaming plans - it's only polite that you do the same, right?
Batman: Arkham City Armoured Edition — I've enjoyed Arkham Asylum on the PC previously, and previously flirted with this sequel in a Steam sale — when I saw this Wii U version at a discount last week I couldn't resist. I'm really enjoying the open-world environment and wandering off on side-quests, while I also look forward to carrying on with the included DLC when the main story is done.
Paper Mario: Sticker Star — This one seems to be divisive, but I'm in the "love it" camp, mainly because of its surprising moments of quirky humour.
Fractured Soul — After some tips on the forums, I'll try to get past a pesky impossible jump again.
Luigi's Mansion — I've sat this one out for far too long now and with the sequel incoming I felt now was the perfect time to spook it up with the greenie wienie. Having seen the mansion in so many other Nintendo games over these years it's all oddly familiar. I tracked down a copy for probably too much money and have busted a few ghouls so far. Feels good, man.
Fire Emblem: Awakening — Still totally addicted to this one. There's a really great chance that it'll occupy all my game time.
Assassin's Creed III — I picked up that single-player DLC and hope to crank through it, if I can tear myself away from these other jokers.
I've been desperately trying to make a start on Paper Mario: Sticker Star and Assassin's Creed III since Christmas but it hasn't happened yet. I'll make an effort to play one of them this weekend but I'll most likely be too busy and end up settling for a case on Ace Attorney: Justice For All.
This weekend I've jumped back onto The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D. It's my all time favourite game, and after receiving my copy of Hyrule Historia, I was tempted into picking it up again. I plan on collecting all the Skulltulas and Heart Pieces, which doesn't seem to be an easy task. I'm currently in the Fire Temple, which is almost completed, so I hope to make a bit of a splash in the Water Temple before the weekend is out.
I've also been falling behind in Pokémon White 2, I hoped to have it completed by February, but it's been hard to find time lately to get some quality game time in. By Sunday I'm aiming to have my 6th gym badge, and plan on levelling up my Charmander to a Charizard. That's it from me, what about you?
Philip J Reed
Mega Man 2 Mega Man 2. Mega Man 2! Mega Man 2, Mega Man 2, Mega Man 2; Mega Man 2? Mega Man 2.
If anyone who owns a 3DS says they're playing something that isn't Fire Emblem: Awakening or Mega Man II, I'm pretty sure they're lying. [Unless they're in Europe and still waiting for Fire Emblem: Awakening! Ed]
Our friends over at Push Square will be happy to know that I recently picked up a Vita, so I'm planning on getting acquainted with the new arrival this weekend via Gravity Rush and Persona 4 Golden! My trusty 3DS always has a spot in my pocket though — I'm really excited to try out the Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan demo, and I'll be hitting the mental gym with Brain Age: Concentration Training for our review!
LA Noire (PS3) — I recently bought this cheap and I'm really enjoying the change of pace it offers. Who knew solving crimes could be so much fun? It's a shame I keep getting the questions wrong however...
Paper Mario: Sticker Star — Yes, I'm still going with this mammoth game! Finally made it to World 4, and I'm still really enjoying the charming gameplay!
So that's what some of us are playing this weekend, let us know what gaming shenanigans you'll be up to in the comments below.