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Talking Point: What Games Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue Twenty Three

Posted by Thomas Whitehead

Hooray for holiday weekends

It's a holiday weekend in various parts of the world; whether you're observing Easter or just enjoying some time off work / school / other stuff, it's a chance to chill out and play some video games. Or go outside. Or, in a perfect world, both.

It's also time for another edition of WGAYPTW, an acronym that'll one day be as well known as NSA — always watching, don't forget — and WTF. For now it's just an obscure reference to articles where we, your humble Nintendo Life writers, give you a glimpse into our weekend lives by saying what games we'll be playing. You say what games you're playing in the comments, too, and we can all quietly judge one another's tastes.

That's enough of the worst pre-amble ever, let's get on with it.

Tom Whitehead

I need to play EMBARGOED for an EMBARGOED review, so there's that. When not doing that I intend to get stuck into Nintendo Pocket Football Club; my initial matches aren't going well, because I'm not the successor to Sir Alex Ferguson, apparently. I also plan to play Dark Souls II as I've failed to do so as yet, while I enjoy blasting through levels in Super Mario 3D World to beat all the levels as all the characters. Whether that makes me sad or cool, I leave that up to you.

Jon Wahlgren

I just slashed my way through The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds without consulting a guide or asking anyone about it and came out with maybe 85% completion. I apparently finished the dungeons in reverse order, too. Ideally I'll go back and clean up what I missed, but realistically I'll continue helping a digital dog get his life and family back together while haggling for cheap baseball minigames in Rusty's Real Deal Baseball. The games are simple fun with great hooks, and I find the writing to be really clever. Rusty for Smash!

Philip J Reed

Working my way through Tropical Freeze, and loving every moment of it. I was a big fan of Donkey Kong Country Returns (so much so that I bought it twice) and I couldn't imagine that Tropical Freeze could possibly be that much better.

I've never been so happy to be wrong.

Also working my leisurely way through Inazuma Eleven, and trying to get through Nelson Tethers: Puzzle Agent on the PC without resorting to hints. I...haven't made it very far.

Then we've got some Bit Boy!! ARCADE for review purposes. Will I love it? Nobunny knows. (There. An Easter joke. Happy now?)

Ron DelVillano

PLAY TIME IS OVER. I don't play games, I engage in the very serious consumption of interactive media.

Probably just Super Mario Bros. 3 for me though. Very glad to see it on the 3DS. I've got a pretty busy weekend ahead of me.

Martin Watts

This weekend I'm sadly being forced to exit the house in order to "get some fresh air" or something like that. When I'm not being dragged along some nature walk or forcing down a cream tea, I'm hoping to start another N64 games. I recently completed Body Harvest, and as a result am tempted to dive into another underrated classic: Rocket: Robot on Wheels.

Otherwise, I've developed a rather strong obsession lately for the Atari arcade classic Paperboy, which I've found is best experienced through Midway Arcade Treasures. It's a superb conversion, and although the game is pretty darn tough, it's a very unique experience, not to mention that there's just something very charming and endearing about its presentation.

Tim Latshaw

Time to finally play Kid Icarus: Uprising. I mean, I did start it sometime last spring and made it all the way through the tutorial before getting distracted by other things, so I should be absolutely golden just picking it up and diving in now. Yep, gonna go save Goddess Princess Puxatony! Seriously, though, it pains me to have something made by Sakurai on my backlog. I really need to get through it.

Samantha Sofka

In between celebrating Easter with my family and sifting through a mountain of required reading, I'll be taking on the Demons of Dark Souls II on the PS3. Once I'm done with that, I'll most likely switch gears to play Alan Wake on the Xbox 360. I'm a little late (okay way late) to the party on that one but couldn't help myself when I saw how cheap the title was earlier this week.

Liam Doolan

This weekend I’ll be out on the pitch training and devising tactics for my amateur – and mostly incompetent – football team, BlueForce FC.
I’m aware it’s a holiday period, but when you’re a football manager, sacrifices must be made. I’ve told the lads if they want to win games, they’ll have to put some faith in my overly aggressive play style which is comprised of a 4-4-2 formation, and includes strong pressing, passing, and a vicious counter-attack – at least that’s the way I would eventually like us to play. So far 70% of the team believe in my system.

To increase our chances, during the transfer window I signed a striker from rival club, Oakfield FC. The player goes by the name of Murphy and was a pretty cheap acquisition to be perfectly honest. We’ll see how he goes in training over the next few days, and if I don’t like him, he can become a full-time benchwarmer.

If I do get any free time away from my managerial duties in Nintendo Pocket Football Club, I’ll no doubt be spending it out on the open green in the demo for Mario Golf: World Tour.

Andrew Karklins

With Easter celebrations on the horizon, this weekend consists of one type of gaming: handheld. Visiting various family members, my 3DS will be my saving grace of long drawn-out conversations and those moments when you need a break from it all.

I have been playing a good amount of Animal Crossing: New Leaf in past few weeks, once again performing my mayoral duties in my quaint town. On a more retro tone, I recently embarked on a new journey in Hoenn on Pokémon Sapphire. One of my favourite GBA titles, the feeling of nostalgia while playing is unmatched by any other game on the system.

Lewis Childs

This Easter weekend I’ll be diving into DuckTales Remastered. Being a bit of a Scrooge McDuck myself, I finally picked it up while it was half price on the eShop. I used to play the original at my cousin’s house but I never managed to complete it, so I hope to change that this time around. I've yet to finish Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga too, which has turned about to be a far lengthier game than I expected, but I'm not complaining!

Dave Letcavage

If my buddy ends up being around this weekend, BattleBlock Theater is high priority. Thanks to last week's XBLA sale I finally cashed in on this game, and I've got to say, I almost hate myself for waiting so long. It's so inventive and brimming with personality...I love it. Any game that gives me tons of characters and weapons to unlock is usually one that I have a hard time pulling myself away from. When Castle Crashers released I disappeared for weeks!

I've also been trying to hunt down respectable-looking copies of Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions and Edge of Time, and if I get my hands on either, that will surely be my main time sink. I need to get myself prepared for the release of The Amazing Spider-Man 2, which I'm super-duper excited for. Beyond that I plan to battle with Ken Barnes on the Trials Fusion leaderboards. He doesn't stand a chance.

Marc Zablotny

My level of hype for Mario Kart 8 is currently at an all-time high, so I've been playing Mario Kart Super Circuit on the 3DS all week, thanks to my Ambassador copy. I have absolutely no idea how I managed to finish this game in my youth; it handles terribly! Anything beyond a light tap on the D-pad when it comes to a bend sends you careering into the wall/lava/abyss/water/cheesy dirt (delete as appropriate). I think I may go back to Mario Kart 7 for my Mario Kart fix from now on.

Beyond the Nintendo scene, I've been insanely addicted to Threes on iOS and will continue to be. It's the game that inspired that '2048' game everyone and their dog seems to be playing these days. Though I like 2048, I find Threes to be much more challenging and enjoyable. I also found out that the folks behind the weirdly enjoyable Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale had made a second game called Chantelise: A Tale of Two Sisters, so I might purchase that from Steam this weekend. Actually, I probably already own it after the infamous summer sale spending spree of '11, '12 or '13...

Those are some of our plans, wildly veering between systems and generations. Let us know what games you plan to play this weekend in the comments below.

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PanurgeJr said:

I'm still Bravely Defaulting. There's also Dragon's Crown. And I'll try to find time to head to the Buyer's Center in Style Savvy--I'm out of Pop shoes.



Falchion said:

Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze
Advance Wars
Pokemon Y
It should be a good time



Emaan said:

I'll be playing Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga and WarioWare on the GBA VC this weekend. Along with replaying through Rhythm Heaven Fever trying to get some more superbs and perfects, I love that game so much

I need to try to get through Wind Waker HD's wind temple this weekend too, as that's been hanging over me.

I still haven't finished Ni No Kuni and I've had it since this time last year
I'm basically trying to tie up some loose ends before Mario Kart 8 releases!



ferrers405 said:

I recently discovered Fire Emblem Awakening and i'm so into it, can't play another game!



XCWarrior said:

Probably will finish up Block Drop U, purposely doing it in 3 parts to make it last a bit longer. Slowly plowing through Dragon Quest IX. I need to get back to ZombiU, which so far has been a huge disappointment.

And then there's Monster Hunter Tri Ultimate on WiiU. This is an always.

2 weeks until Mario Golf, needs to get here ASAP!



Hunter-D said:

@ferrers405 An absolute treat! I plan on returning to it this weekend.

Going to play J-Stars Victory VS if it arrives, otherwise I'll start my Final Fantasy adventure on my Vita.

If I get the chance, then maybe some Soul Hackers (3DS).



epicdude12302 said:

I'm playing Lego Marvel Superheroes (Wii U) , Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D, and Pokémon X!



Gerbwmu said:

Plan on playing some more Advance Wars and if I find some extra time I may jump into Golden Sun. I'm sure I will play some Duck Tales, Lego City, and SMB3DW with my boys as well.



Tsurii said:

I know how you feel, Tom...100%ing 3D World is a pain in the butt, if you're doing it on your own :/



Peach64 said:

Metal Gear Solid 2 HD on PS3 and some Donkey Kong Country 2 on SNES. Might have a couple of chocolate eggs in there too



element187 said:

Bravely Default, Etrian Odyssey Millenium Girl, SM3DW (still taking it one level at a time to 100% completion), DKTF (still 100%ing this as well)...

I just picked up AC4/Black Flag and Splintercell Blacklist both for $20 new, not a bad deal at all, so I may crack those open sometime this weekend if I can find some time.



Doobie said:

I'm trying to complete Bravely Default but now that Golden Sun is out on Wii U Virtual Console I might have to dive into that game



Taceus said:

More BO2 while the bro-in-law is still in town. Then continuing ME3. Maybe some Streetpass games on the side, just to spend the coins.



NImH said:

I'll be haggling with Rusty and swatting Lightning Balls in Rusty's Real Deal Baseball, tending to my mayoral duties in AC: NL, and grinding away in EO: The Millennium Girl. I'll also be spending some quality family game time with my kids in 3D World.
@MAN1AC I love Radiant Historia. You've reminded me that I need to finish that... it's been so long though, I may need to restart. That storyline mechanic is brilliant.



FX29 said:

Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor Overclocked, Castlevania Portrait of Ruin, and I'm trying to inch my way closer to finishing Xenoblade.



MoonKnight7 said:

Dave, you're gonna have a blast playing Shattered Dimensions, it was definitely one of the better Spiderman games I've played.

I'm gonna get back into Shin Megami Tensei IV as I had to go on hiatus when Pokemon came out last year. If I have time, DK Tropical Freeze keeps staring at me, as I haven't started it yet. Sprinkle in some Animal Crossing and Monster Hunter, and I think I'll have a pretty busy weekend!



Nintenjoe64 said:

Wii U:
Will play Advance Wars if the weather turns bad. Maybe even some Mario Kart Wii, 64 and SNES. Just been reminded that I haven't completed Champion's Road on 3D World yet so might have to do that. Am fighting the urge to spend my last pennies on a bargain bin Wii U game.
I'm about to win my first game of Civ5:G&K on Prince difficulty (was a bit too easy) and am becoming a badass on GS:GO so Nintendo might play second fiddle to Steam again this weekend!



Jampie said:

Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Disney Magical World, Style Savvy: Trendsetters, Harvest Moon: The Tale of Two Towns on my new Peach Pink 2DS~ (Recently just bought all of these digitally, even though I own the physical copies @_@). Also, Advance Wars and MH3U on my Wii U.



Nintenjoe64 said:

@Peach64 DKC2 is absolutely killing me at the moment. The young gamer I used to be must look in disgust at the adult version of me struggling on world 2.



MeloMan said:

Fire Emblem Awakening and Mario and Luigi: Dream Team... and a spot of GoldenEye (Wii).



T7L3RB said:

A Link to the Past and Tropical Freeze while I wait for my 3DS XL to arrive in the mail. After it gets here I'll be playing A Link Between Worlds non-stop.



DRL said:

@MoonKnight7 Good to hear! One of my friends said he had a blast with it, as well. Did you play The Amazing Spider-Man? I really liked that one. Definitely has my hopes high for ASM2.



Agent721 said:

In the US, we get zero days off! None the less, it's Rayman Legends Wii U, Castle Crashers Wii U & FIFA World Cup 2014 on the PS3.



onlyonemello said:

I recently made a pact with myself to only play one game at a time and not jump around from title to title. This seemed like a good idea at the time, and I really enjoyed burning through Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon that way (with some occasional stops at Rusty's Real Deal Baseball along the way). But then I heard about Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft and became hopelessly addicted. Not a WOW fan at all, but this got me. I'll also be playing some Super Mario 3D World in addition to some tabletop games with family and friends!



unrandomsam said:

I should try and finish the first Castlevania before I start III.

Rogue Legacy. (I am almost at the end of it I think - surprisingly as I never usually progress at all in Rogue like games).

Tomb Raider GOTY (Or maybe not - might wait until I can have the max super sampling on.)

Lego Marvel Super Heroes. (Bought it dirt cheap so I should play it).

Still playing both the 3DS and Steam versions of Sonic Generations. (Only just got the 3DS one its going to be crazy short I know that but the price was fair - better than most eshop games at the same price).

Not touched Pilotwings Resort or Rhythm Thief which I only got because of the Argos price for them being not much different to a NES game in cost.

(Or about 25 DS games - Just got a brand new DSi XL because I don't like the way they look on the 3DS). Playing Megaman ZX and Retro Game Challenge (Got the second used for £20 which seemed better than £40 new and from a private seller).

Got 4 gba games as well but I am playing them on the train in the week. (Warioware Twisted / Mario vs Donkey Kong / Warioware (Original) / Gunstar Super Heroes). Nintendo waited too long so now I won't be bothering with GBA on 3DS. Dirt cheap used but in half decent condition DS Lite.



HawkeyeWii said:

Finishing up Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn for the first time!
Maybe download Zombie U over eShop.



Sakura said:

Finishing off the bonus levels on Pullblox and watching the Mysterious Cities of Gold cartoon series 2 as well as playing the game on Wii U. I really like the new cartoon. Some of the artwork is pretty spectacular. Also laying carpet on the stairs so no time for much else.



JonWahlgren said:

Oh man I totally forgot about Advance Wars! I've been chipping away at the sneaky tutorial for a few weeks and hope to get to the campaign proper this weekend.



Wonder_Ideal said:

I'll be working on my replay of Metroid Prime, as well as playing Team Fortress 2 and Animal Crossing: New Leaf.



dkxcalibur said:

Wii U:
I'm on world 6 with only the "K" level and the boss left, on DKCTF so I'm going to play those two levels before the weekend is done hopefully. We also picked up Rayman Legends so I might fire that up at some point. I too need to complete 3D World's Champion Road and last Mystery House.

I've been playing Pokemon Y a little bit every day so I'll most likely continue on with this. I also picked up Fire Emblem last Friday but I have yet to play it. I'm not sure I will until I finish the main quest in Pokemon.




Can't... Stop... Playing... Disney Magical World! The game is so addictive.



FullbringIchigo said:

you know what I think I'll have a Anime weekend so I don't really plan on playing anything

although I may have a little mess around on Pokemon X sometime



Gold said:

Nintendo :
Super Mario Galaxy 2 - I need to beat this game......
Xenoblade Chronicles - If I get a sudden RPG urge
The Wind Waker HD - At the end of the game, it's just been sitting there. I need 6 more Triforce pieces.
Super Mario Bros. 3 - Obviously need a little 2D Mario

Microsoft :
TESV: Skyrim - Got this game yesterday for Easter weekend. Already at Level 5. Enjoying so far. Looks beautiful on a 32'' TV.
BK: Nuts & Bolts - Might pop this in for some jiggy collecting.
Banjo Kazooie - At Treasure Trove Cove. I find myself exploring the game worlds rather than getting the jiggies themselves. Same goes with N&B.



Sparx said:

Gonna spend some time gardening in new leaf, then back to struggling through Crimson Shroud(finally managed to beat the mintaur that was giving me trouble) any spare time will go to Dillon's Rolling Western



sinalefa said:

I will be playing Yumi's Odd Odyssey. 8 hours in and I am halfway there. Very long and challenging, worth that $30 price tag.

I will also try to get my second badge in Pokémon X, and buying the final two games on Rusty, which would be Gear Games and Batmaster.

If I have time for Wii U, I will play Injustice and I will try to get some puzzle pieces I missed on Tropical Freeze. I also need to get Flowerworks.



Maelstrom said:

Hopefully downloading either Chrono trigger, earthbound, or golden sun. Whatever the choice is, it will be fun.



BestBuck15 said:

I am stuck in Metroid Prime 2 on Gamecube so hopefully I can get unstuck tonight and I might have a quick blast of Mario Kart Wii while it's still online.

I have a backlog of games to play the length of my arm and all I want to play is classic Nintendo games



GammaGames said:

I just got my Wii U yesterday, so this weekend I'm playing Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, Super Mario 3D Land, and (if I can get some friends to join in) NintendoLand! That's a huge IF though, since the friends that would play it with me went home for Easter Break, and the ones still here don't think the Wii U is any good (and also haven't tried one)



Buduski said:

Im going to divide my time between kid icarus uprising, a few quests of Monster Hunters 3 Ultimate (Wii U), a few matches of COD Ghosts (Wii U) and Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze, and I still gotta get back to Xenoblade Chronicles (still haven't finished it yet) :/



nintendorules said:

I will be playing new leaf as I always do for a hour or so each day then most of the weekend playing professor Layton vs phoenix wright



GloverMist said:

I'll probably carry on playing through Kid Icarus Uprising yet again (I can never get enough of that game!), and I'll try and make the most of Mario Kart Wii and Smash Bros. Brawl's online before it disappears forever!



mookysam said:

On the handheld front I'm still playing Final Fantasy X HD. Nearing the end of the story, but mainly doing side stuff - currently capturing monsters for the arena. I also started a replay of Ocarina of Time 3D which I play when my vita is charging.

Console wise I'm replaying BioShock Infinite on 1999 mode. The worst part so far was the very beginning because I hadn't yet got the shield or access to gear (clothing that grants various passive abilities), but other than that it's not giving me too much trouble.



FritzFrapp said:

Import mode this weekend with some top Jap retro puzzlers.
Onore no Shinzuru Michi wo Yuke PSP, Nonono Puzzle Chai-Rian GBA, and Slitherlink DS should all get an airing. Mmm...puzzles....



anders190 said:

Crysis 3 and Assassins Creed IV on PC and Final Fantasy X on the Vita. Nothing on my Nintendo consoles this week. Perhaps some SM3DW or Rayman Legends if I feel like it.



Tresov said:

I finished Pokemon Colosseum not to long ago so right now I switched to the xbox to run through Halo 1 on the Legendary difficulty. So that is what I am doing this weekend and possibly the following one as well.



Dezsi said:

I'll be finishing Metroid Prime 3: Corruption, and then I'll probably move onto Mario & Luigi: Dream Team Bros.. Yay!



Luigivaldo said:

I guess I'd play Animal Crossing NL (as daily basis), Bravely Default and Super Mario Bros. 3



InsertTokenz said:

I'm still playing through Bravely Default, with hopes of playing some Rusty's Real Deal Baseball and going through a bunch of streetpass data I acquired recently. Plus, I might get into playing a few PC rogue-lite/like titles I purchased.



Patchouli said:

I've been plowing through FFTA2 again. And I suppose I should keep going on my Emerald Nuzlocke.



Booboos35 said:

Mario Kart Wii Grand prix mode, Mario Kart 7 online, Super Mario Bros. 3 Wii U eShop, and a little bit of AC: New Leaf.



justinluey said:

My backlog is insane, so I'm going to try and play a bunch including Super Mario World 3D, Wind Waker HD, and Bravely Default. I'll also get my quick daily fix of Animal Crossing and Disney Magical World.



Pj1 said:

I like to have a look at Super Mario World 3D and the classic snes version as I am trying to complete it doing all 96 exits on the Wii-U game pad, also I am going to do 100cc on Mario kart and see how I do on 150cc. After that? I might do some F1 races on the (cough-cough) PS3 F1 2010



_exalt said:

Im going to be battling online in Pokemon X, playing Skyrim, getting back into Animal Crossing New Leaf and maybe try to make some progress in Wind Waker HD.



gatorboi352 said:

Running thru ZombiU for a second time, this time on Survival mode.

Also, probably some SMB3 with the wife and perhaps some Golden Sun thrown in the mix.



bizcuthammer said:

I'll be playing through DKCTF as i try to finish it up this weekend, but unlike most people, i don't get this weekend off. In fact, it's extra busy for me so i may not get to game at all.



JaxonH said:

Well, having finished my month long DKC Tropical Freeze binge, and having just beaten Zelda Link Between Worlds, MGSV GZ and Infamous Second Son, I'm now glued to Final Fantasy X on Vita, but I am jumping around from console to console and game to game, as I always do.

Wii U: Metroid Fusion.....Darksiders 2
PS4: Infamous DLC
3DS: Super Mario Bros 3.....Mario & Luigi Dream Team
Vita: Final Fantasy X HD.....Tactics Ogre
DS: Dragon Quest V
Wii: Super Smash Bros Brawl (Project M)
GC: Baten Kaitos Origins



ShadJV said:

This may be the most unmanly thing I've said in awhile (okay, maybe not), but I seriously want those Yoshi and Yoshi egg plushies in that picture.

Oh, my gaming plans? Busy weekend, between a bachelor party, Easter events, and more, but l would like to pick up Conception II if I get the chance.



YoshiTails said:

Guess I am continuing mixing it up between Pikmin 3, DK: Tropical Freeze, Wind Waker, Advance Wars, Yoshi's New Island (shudder), Ducktales and just bought Giana Sisters.... It's a tough job being a Wii U newbie.



shonenjump86 said:

Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate and King of Fighters 13 on 360. And of course, more Animal Crossing.



Lunapplebloom said:

For me it'll be a mix between Advance Wars, Golden Sun, Professor Layton: and the Azran Legacy, and Zelda: Link Between Worlds. I know it's a travesty that I haven't played the latest handheld Zelda yet, but I'll be fixing that soon... hopefully.



Xilef said:

I'll be at our summerhouse over the weekend and didn't bring alot of games. Will try to play Bravely Default, which despite really enoying don't play mych.



MJKOP said:

I am hoping to 100% SM3DW, just Champions Road left, I've beat every other level with every character, all stars, stamps and top of the Flagpole, but I cannot beat Champions Road!! Any tips anyone?



Giygas_95 said:

Super Mario Bros. 3 (on 3DS and Wii U), F-zero MV on Wii U, and Golden Sun! WHAT A WEEKEND!



RevolverLink said:

I bought Metal Gear Solid: The Legacy Collection earlier this week, so I'm planning to marathon my way through a solid chunk of the series this weekend. Or, at the very least, play Snake Eater again. Man, I love Snake Eater.



LunarHalo24 said:

I'm mainly gonna play Pokemon X, and I plan to battle a friend in Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Project M. I might even play some Pokemon Ruby and battle some other friends in Kid Icarus Uprising as well.



Excep7ional said:

@shonenjump86 Another fighting game fan. Nice.

As for me

PS3 - Tomb Raider, Metal Gear Rising.

3DS- Megaman Battle Network: Team Protoman, Kingdom Hearts: DDD and I might buy Metroid Prime off the Eshop.



Excep7ional said:

@RevolverLink Loved Metal Gear Solid 3. That Snake Eater theme song is beautiful.

@Tresov I ran through Halo 1 on Legendary pretty easily, except the last part with the Flood and the Covenant war...



TwilightAngel said:

@Lunapplebloom hmm where in the same situation i have not played a link between worlds in a very long time, well i have it i just forgot about it maybe i should return to it this weekend. May i just say again your avatar is awesome is it from the comic book.



TreesenHauser said:

I began playing Golden Sun yesterday, and I completely regret missing out on it so many years ago. It's a terrific RPG that'll probably keep me busy most of the weekend. Otherwise it'll be Super Mario RPG, Pokémon Y and Mario Kart 7.

Though I really should stop neglecting Wonderful 101...



Action51 said:

Advance Wars on VC and Shin Megami Tensei IV.

I will undoubtedly play some more Donkey Kong Tropical Freeze too.



JadedGamer said:

Monster hunting in style with my circle pad pro I can play mh3u on 2 game pads!..and filling in the gaps with professor Layton and the diabolical box..



GC-161 said:

@JaxonH - Wow, your days must be 48 hours long!

I'm going to finally finish FIRE EMBLEM AWAKENING this weekend. Yeah, I took my sweet time with this one. Spending only quality time with it and not trying to rush through it. That didn't happen often enough and that's why its taken me this long to beat it.

I'm also trying to get rid of some of my backlog. REMEMBER ME is almost done. I'm also trying to beat Metroid II in record time after I saw a speedrun on Youtube. Made my previous time look embarrassing in comparison. I can't have that. Gonna try to at least match that record.

Don't know if I'll have time for more gaming but we'll see.

Happy gaming people!



larry_koopa said:

Played lots of Forza 4 and Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit today. Tomorrow I plan to break into the 2012 reboot of Twisted Metal, which I just bought brand new yesterday. Finally, I'll likely throw some Tropical Freeze in there between everything else.

Happy holiday weekend and happy gaming to everybody!



Grumblevolcano said:

Been playing a lot of Mario Kart Double Dash today, All Cup Tour mode doesn't get boring for me due its random nature (outside of the first and last races being Luigi Circuit and Rainbow Road respectively). Sherbet Land and Dry Dry Desert being consecutive though is really not helping keep back the hype for 8 so I'll be playing mostly Mario Kart Wii for the weekend seeing as the servers are going offline in a month.



RoomB31 said:

Its a Zelda themed weekend for me, finally getting through A link between worlds, its awesome!, and Wind Waker HD, im impressed with the visuals, and love the swift sail!!



Sinister said:

I will play Planetside 2 the most. It is the one game i pretty much play on a daily basis right now.
In addition to that i will play some Nintendo Pocket Football Club. Season two has started and i won my first match in the new league. Hope many more will follow.



sketchturner said:

I just finished a 102% run of DKC2 in one sitting. The rest of the weekend will be TimeSplitters 2.



OorWullie said:

I've never really been a fan of any Kirby games I've played before but I picked up Return to Dreamland the other day and I'm really enjoying it.When not breezing through that I'll likely be playing 8 Ball Pool on my S4.



Aqueous said:

The Legend of Zelda A Link to the Past since I finally got to move it from Wii to Wii U.
I expect Bravely Default at some point. Maybe a little Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate or Pikmin 3.
Might dive back into Sub Wars or another 3DS title but we'll see.

@Lunapplebloom - Gasp! You haven't played one of the easiest Zelda games to date?!



Nintendo_Ninja said:

Super Mario World from Club Nintendo, Animal Crossing New Leaf, and Kid Icarus of Myths and Monster from Club Nintendo as well.



SphericalCrusher said:

Well, last night I finished The Wonderful 101 and the night before, I beat Bravely Default! So this weekend, the limited time I have to game, will be spent playing Batman Arkham Origins on WiiU, Yoshi's New Island on 3DS, and whatever else I will play with my kids, nieces, nephews, etc. We usually play some party-type games on WiiU, use Download Play for our and their 3DSs (Mario Kart 7, etc) among other things. I do plan on getting back on and doing some G-hunts in MH3U sometime, dunno if I will this weekend. Counting down the days for Kirby, Mario Golf, and Mario Kart 8!

On a different note, I love reading all of the comments from the huge diversity of gamers. From all platforms and games, it's so nice to see a variety to the games played. I lost my copy of Etrian Odyssey Untold, so once I buy it again, I will dive deep into that. (I was 4-6 hours in, prior)



MarkS27 said:

Wii U - Rayman Legends, Earthbound, Mega Man 2
3DS - Bravely Default, Animal Crossing New Leaf
PS3: Batman Arkham City GOTY, Lego Marvel Superheroes



AkinaChan said:

Donkey Kong Tropical Freeze, and Yoshis New Island :3 I wanna finish them up before Mario Golf comes out :3 I'm also playing a little bit of The 3DS Mario Party



BearClaus said:

I just beat Disney's Aladdin on Genesis for the third time this week, so I think it's time to move on. Onto Pitfall Pac-Man 2: The New Mayan Adventures, that is! Or maybe that was two separate games. I'll figure it out.

I'll be sure to check out and get pummeled by Chakan: The Forever Man as well.



mostro328 said:

Been playing a lot of nintendo lately looking like Wonderful 101 and luigis mansion this weekend with the possibility of skyward sword



Aerona said:

Playing Baten Kaitos for the first time in years. This game is so great. Everything but the voice acting is top notch, it even still looks pretty good with the component cables hooked up.



King_Johobo said:

NOTHING! I'm on holidays in tropical north Queensland =D though I should of brought my 3DS to check on my Animal Crossing village...



Mooj738 said:

Man I buy too many games this weekend is all about completing them!!

I have logo city, pirates black flag, zelda and mass effect!!

Lol at finishing even one of them today pretty far into zelda so maybe but that hero mode does make it harder.



gii said:

Nintendo Pocket Football, some WIi Party U with friends and relatives, ad, if possible, AC IV on WiiU



zool said:

I AM WAITING FOR NINTENDO LIFE'S REVIEW OF PUTTY SQUAD, if it's any good that's what I'll play.

Will we see the review today?



BassLostie said:

I'll be playing Xenoblade Chronicles (longest game ever? Doesn't seem to end... Awesome game though) and at nights playing a little Mario Kart 7 Online, to keep the hype for Mario Kart 8.

Also, sometimes I enter the GTS on Pokémon Y just to trade Pokémon.



FX102A said:

Currently juggling 3 games at the moment:

Ar Tonelico (PS2) - My current JRPG fix but it is getting a tad dull, the battle system is a bit too slow with little enemy variation.

Megaman X Collection (PS2) - Oh how I forgot how hard games were back in the day. Still need to finish the first one but Sigma keeps kicking my ass. Best go find those 2 other sub tanks.

Dynasty Warrior Gundam 3 (PS3) - Since none of the interesting / decent Gundam games are released here, this'll have to do. Also, how else will I control MS's like the Victory & F91?

As for Nintendo games, maybe I might start Last Story or maybe Continue something on DS or 3DS.



CharlieLoneWolf said:

Well, yesterday I finished up Sonic 3 & Knuckles, such a great game! I also started a new file on Metroid Prime so I'll play through that this weekend. Other than Prime, I may fire up the old 64 for some Mario Kart. Fun, fun, fun.



Graeme said:

Just finished DK tropical freeze

Zelda link between worlds
Assasins creed 3
Mario golf demo

And really want to play a game of quarterback club 99 on n64 but I just ain't got the time



TonIttou said:

I've actually just got stuck back into NFS Most Wanted on Wii U. Most of my records have been broken so I have quite a lot of stuff to do!



Pokefanmum82 said:

playing disney magical world this weekend. am thoroughly addicted to that game. already have 40 stickers. maybe play some yoshi's new island and bravely default too.



Knuckles said:

@RevolverLink I just bought Legacy Collection too! And Snake Eater is one of my top games of all time.
If you don't mind me asking, how much did you spend on your copy? The price skyrocketed recently, but I got mine relatively cheap compared to its new $100+ pricetag.



GougeMan said:

I forgot how much I hated the Wind Temple, so I'll be finishing WWHD with a little NES Remix thrown in. Also a little SSBB action with my son as we await the Wii U version....



LindsayPez said:

I have brought my GBA SP back to life and have been enjoying various Gameboy and Gameboy Color games! Looney Toons and Super Mario Bros. Deluxe for me this weekend. Plus Final Fantasy X HD on ps3. I need the platinum trophy!



RevolverLink said:

@Knuckles - After a solid month of trying and failing to find MGS: The Legacy Collection at a reasonable price, I managed to snag a brand new copy for $50 during the ~10 minutes Amazon actually had it in-stock last week. I couldn't believe my luck.

I'm not exaggerating that 10 minute timeframe, btw. I was on Amazon for the better part of that afternoon looking for games for my new PS3 and it really was there and then gone that fast.

(Though now that I check, Amazon currently does have it in-stock again for $50, so anyone else that's interested in it should pounce on that deal asap. It's almost comical how much the marketplace's prices spike up whenever Amazon runs out of copies.)



camerica1618 said:

I'm still working my way to 100% Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze. I've been clearing up my 3DS backlog too. Hopefully I can get more of that done.



Andremario said:

Hey guys! I'm back! Been a long time but that's another story for another time. Just wanted to let you all know that this weekend I will be finishing my first playthrough of Chrono trigger Ds. I am done with all the sidequests and I'm just about to start the BLACK OMEN! It's weird how epic this game is and what's even weirder is how I've been instantly hooked sinced the title screen. Moreover what's even more weird is how this game that I knew about has never been played by me until 19 years after the dang thing was released on SNES. Let me tell you up until now I've felt pretty mighty beating the snot out of everyone up to this point but now that I've reached the climax of this game I'm starting to feel inferiority complex majorly! Just Look at that damn thing! The black omen looks pretty intimidating...well to anyone who hasn't played this game PLEASE try it out it's magic on a card. It's epic( I know we all hate that term) but there's no other word to describe it. For a game to evoke these many emotions inside me(fear,Despair,loathing, joy, sadness, Self worth) In other words this is the adventure of all adventures! To all my fellow gamers keep gaming! Please wish me luck as i get my arse handed to me tomorrow by goes nothing!



Jaz007 said:

I've been playing inFamous: Second Son this weekend. I've played a little bit of Mount & Blade: Warband too.



Lunapplebloom said:

@midnafanboy Well, at least you have gotten to play it. I never laid a finger in that till today. Thank you once again though. It is indeed from the comics, the last issue in the main series released so far. 'Twas such a heartfelt moment, that I needed it as an avatar.

@Aqueous after playing a few hours, I can see what you mean. Everything seems to be a relative breeze to accomplish, given some work around. Still, I'm enjoying it, so that counts for something. Now, to find your Shadow Link...



Aqueous said:

@Lunapplebloom - Yeah, it made me sad after the challenge of the original.
Oh goody, maxed out character for you to face worth 999 ruppees is coming for you.



MadJay1664 said:

Been smashing out nintendo pocket football club it's brilliant I've been laughing, shouting and thrashing about like a little kid all weekend just watching my team battle it out online! Anyone want a match my Club ID is 2B4C67798 let's see what you got!



ToonLink795 said:

I’ve been playing Rune Factory 4 and Mario & Luigi Super Star Saga. Will most likely also play Yoshi’s New Island sometime today since its Easter.



SurferClock said:

Utilizing the StreetPasses I got for the Mii Plaza (18 total yesterday, I work at a spring break destination!), Super Mario Bros. 2 (US) and 3, AC:NL, and finally getting back to Pokemon Battle Trozei and Rusty's Real Deal Baseball.

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