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

Posted by Thomas Whitehead

It's back again, again (again)

Once upon a time we posted regular articles in which the Nintendo Life team shared its weekend gaming plans and the community would do the same; it was rather pleasant. Then the poorly organised features editor responsible for the series lost track, once forgot to publish the article when submissions had actually been made, and messed the whole thing up.

Bygones shall have to be bygones, as it's now back. It's the weekend, we're planning to play games, so there's no reason why we shouldn't all share those plans. This is also an opportunity to learn a little more about the tastes of some recent additions to the team, upon which they shall be mercilessly judged — we're joking, please don't do that.

There are a lot of team members to get through and a ton of games, so let's stop stalling and get on with it.


Tom Whitehead

I have one EMBARGOED thing to play a little bit, but will mainly be finishing off some overdue reviews and trying to indulge in some of my other games in sore need of attention. On 3DS I want to try and complete Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies, which I've really enjoyed over a fairly lengthy period of time. On Wii U I reckon I'll buy all three GBA titles, because I want them all — which is silly, because I've already got Metroid Fusion on my 3DS. My main focus will be Dark Souls II — I bought it two weeks ago and have played it for about 30 minutes because I've been a tad busy, but hope to set aside a few hours to finally get stuck into it. Apparently I should expect to die a lot, which'll cheer me up no end.

Jon Wahlgren

I've got family visiting from out of town so I don't suspect I'll get much spare time to sit on my keister and play games. If I do, though, it'll be a pirate's life for me as I continue my swashbucklin' ways in Assassin's Creed IV on Wii U. Those Spanish fleets aren't going to rob themselves.

Philip J Reed

I'm going to make some long-overdue progress in the story mode of Etrian Odyssey: Millennium Girl Untold. It's a great game and I was quite enjoying it, but I got sidetracked a while back and never finished it.

It's time to change that!

Or wander around in circles killing low-level monsters because I stink at RPGs!

One of those things!

And speaking of stinking at RPGs, the only thing I stink at more is sports games. Which is why it's kind of surprising that I'm loving Inazuma Eleven so much. It's one of those rare games that I'm deliberately taking as slowly as possible, because it just so much fun. It's been ages since I've played a game this charming and seductively cheery.

For the record, I'm keeping that weedy little Willy in my main rotation, no matter how many better players I pick up along the way. Has anyone else felt compelled to do that? It feels like a point of pride for me, though I couldn't exactly tell you why.

Ron DelVillano

Easily the most important thing that's happening this weekend is that I'm going to my first Tigers game of the season. Baseball is back and I couldn't be happier about it.

When I'm not watching baseball, I'll be spending some of my weekend playing it in the form of Rusty's Real Deal Baseball. I'll also be playing Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate - Deluxe Edition, a game with an absurdly long title, on my Wii U. The second of these two is for review, but I'm looking forward to both of them.

Finally, I promised Tom that I'd help him check out the multiplayer elements for his upcoming review of EMBARGOED. Should be fun!

Morgan Sleeper

I'm still working my way through Bravely Default, having a great time levelling up jobs and listening to Ringabel, but lately I've been totally and hopelessly addicted to another 3DS title: Yumi's Odd Odyssey. I've already run my 3DS's battery into the red by playing late into the night several times this week, and I fully plan on continuing that trend through the wee hours of the weekend — it's an amazing game! I've only got two exits left to find, and then it's onto serious backpack hunting; since this is one of the very few games that's ever given me the speedrunning bug, I'll be trying to work my way up the leaderboards as well — hope to see some of you there!

Provided I can manage to pull myself away from Yumi's addicting adventure for a bit, I'm also planning on playing some more Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze this weekend. I started it last week and have been completely blown away so far; it's such a gorgeous game, and the level design is wonderfully creative — I can't stop searching for secrets, and every one makes me smile! I'm only on the fourth world and I already don't want it to end — between Natsume and Nintendo I'm in platforming heaven!

Dave Letcavage

Well, I'm downloading Rusty's Real Deal Baseball as I'm typing this, so I suspect a good deal of my weekend will be spent hitting home runs and fielding ground balls. This will of course be accompanied by Tigers and Dodgers on the television thanks to the recent release of the MLB TV app on Xbox One.

When I'm not indulging in all things baseball, I'll be back at LEGO Marvel Super Heroes. There are so many characters to unlock and things to collect, that I'm finding it hard to not be consumed by the experience. And I mean that in a good way. I'm not usually a fan of Lego games, but with the amount of fan service on show, it's hard not to be charmed by such a marvellous package.

Lastly, I need to get back to Titanfall. I think I can confidently say that it's my favourite online shooter outside of the Halo series. I just find the high-energy Titan-on-Titan action to be irresistible.

Rory Cocker

After buying the last five Assassin's Creed games in a row at full price, and thinking they were all a bit pants, I promised myself I would never be sucked in to Ubisoft's pickpocket-and-sit-on-bench-'em-up world of minor historical inaccuracies again. But here I am, with a freshly wrapped copy of Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag raring to go.

As I'm a huge fan of the TV show, Mr. Kenway will be fighting for my time with the presumably fantastic South Park: The Stick of Truth. A bunch of 10-year-old kids in an all-out brawl with a Welsh pirate called Edward. Yep, that sounds like an episode of South Park.

Kerry Brunskill

I’ve been rather ill this week, which means I’ve fallen back on some simple and familiar gaming comfort food – the Resident Evil series. Playing through the series in order is far too sensible for my paracetamol-infused brain so I’ve flitted from Resi 5, to the “director’s cut” of the original, to Code: Veronica like some zombiefied butterfly. Reports that I’m now trying to justify spending £200+ on various limited edition Japanese collectors editions are not entirely unfounded.

Tim Latshaw

Sonic Lost World keeps staring expectantly at me, as if it thinks my purchase of it came with some stipulation that I would also play it. I suppose I should humour it sooner or later. Really, I've been meaning to get to it for a while now. I might also celebrate International Tabletop Day this Saturday with some Crimson Shroud (in addition to actual, physical, tabletop games, of course).

Lee Meyer

I will be spending the weekend enjoying a few PS3 games (thanks, PlayStation Plus!) that I am in the middle of: Borderlands 2, Tomb Raider and Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons. And yes, I know that there's no way to juggle all three successfully, so at some point I'll likely throw in the towel and try out Nintendo's bizarrely charming new free-to-play Rusty's Real Deal Baseball. Sigh... is Mario Kart 8 here yet?

Liam Doolan

This weekend I’ll be burning rubber on the track in the recent Wii U Virtual Console release, Super Mario Kart. I’ve managed to work my up to 150cc during the week, so I’ll be using the restore point system from here on out to champion my way to the finish line. This method might come across as a cheap tactic, but when you’ve got Donkey Kong Junior in your drift stream, there’s not much else you can do but use equally as dirty tactics to stop his never-ending flow of banana peels.

I’ll also be checking out Game Boy Advance titles on the Wii U. One I’m particularly looking forward to playing again is Advance Wars by Intelligence Systems. For those who somehow haven’t experienced it before, it’s pretty-much the video game equivalent of Chess – portable strategic warfare (just not so portable anymore). Not that chess was ever that playable on the go...unless you’ve got one of those magnetic boards, or it’s a digital form of Chess?! I’ll just stop now.

Samantha Sofka

To be quite honest I'll probably be diving back into Dark Souls 2 on the PS3. I'm probably a good twenty hours in with the end nowhere in sight. If (and probably when) I get tired of dying over and over, I'll probably grab a group of friends and play a little TowerFall Ascension on the PS4, or maybe (just maybe) dust off my copy of The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD. It's been haunting me since I picked it up on launch.

Andrew Karklins

This weekend, I will be continuing occupy my limited free time by playing Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft on my Surface Pro. This has been my game of choice over the past few weeks, playing matches while doing schoolwork or browsing the world wide web. On the Nintendo front, I will probably spend some time tinkering with Rusty’s Real Deal Baseball, a perfect companion to the first full weekend of the MLB.

Conor McMahon

Two very different games will be the focus of my weekend gaming this week, but both are equally capable of getting my pulse racing.
First, after a lucky eBay find, I'm aiming to finish off a title from a few years ago that deserves to be far more well known, Split/Second on Xbox 360. It's a racing game with an awesome twist, whereby every driver charges up the ability to trigger explosive events mid-race to take out opponents. This can range from something as simple as a burning truck rolling onto the track, to smashing an entire cruise ship into a dock, wrecking your rivals and providing a handy shortcut too. It's very frantic, very fun, and very Burnout 3 (the best non-kart racing game ever made).

The second title will be the ever-amazing Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, which I bought during the eShop sale on Wii U recently enough. Nintendo Life's own Martin Watts was a valuable mentor, and playing online with him made me the slightly capable hunter I am today! Looking forward to another session very soon.

Jowi Meli

The weather’s set to be pretty nice here on the US East Coast, so I think I’ll engage in one of my favourite outdoor pastimes: playing Nintendo portables! Seriously though, I think I’ll plop down in the park to play some Bravely Default on 3DS — though I’ve already finished the main story, the completionist in me hasn’t quite satisfied his urge to master every single job for every single character.

When night falls and it’s time to return home, I’ve got even more plans for weekend gaming action. Having experienced the wonders of flippin’ fantastic JRPG Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch on PS3 for the last couple of weeks, the next few nights will see me finishing up the main story and attempting to secure every trophy the game has to offer. It might take more than one weekend to snag 250 familiars, but I can try, right?

Jake Shapiro

I finally got around to Pikmin 3. Despite the cute exterior, it gives me quite the spanking. On the 3DS side of things, I just started Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies. Do you think it has a long enough title? It's my first Ace Attorney game! It's a bit too text-heavy for my tastes, but the dialogue is surprisingly well-written and the artwork is gorgeous. Once it actually gets around to the gameplay, there's nothing else quite like Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies: Apollo Justice - Turbo HD Remix.

Lewis Childs

After years of putting off the Mario & Luigi series, I recently promised myself I’d play through them all as soon as I found a mint boxed copy (being a collector I have trouble settling for ‘cartridge only’) of Superstar Saga. Unfortunately many listings have come and gone since then, which just happened to be a little out of my price range. However, fast forward a couple of months and those lovely people at Nintendo announce that Superstar Saga will be part of the GBA Virtual Console launch line-up. OK, it’s not a mint boxed copy I can display proudly on my mantelpiece, but for a little over £6 it means I have no excuse to put off the critically acclaimed series any longer. So yes, this weekend I’ll be working my way through the Beanbean Kingdom, for a change of scenery.

Marc Zablotny

So, I have a small confession to make. While a sizeable number of 3DS owners are still raging over the fact that GBA games have yet to come to its eShop, my 10 Ambassador titles have been sat there pretty much untouched since they were so generously gifted to me in 2011.

It was only recently that I booted up Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones. As a Fire Emblem newbie, I was not nearly as emotionally prepared as I should have been for the perma-death feature I've heard so much about. I've spent the last couple of weeks mourning over Lute, Vanessa and God only knows how many others my strategic incompetence got killed.

I need to be strong and move on, so I'll be returning to the continent of Magvel for another go this weekend. If it's too emotionally scarring however, I'll probably dust off Super Mario 3D Land to finish the last few special worlds with Luigi.


Phew, so those are the weekend gaming plans of various members of the Nintendo Life team. Let us know what you plan to play over the next few days in the comments below.

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MAB

#1

MAB said:

Wii U Assassins Creed 4 and Monster Hunter D4L versions... Lovin' these long time ;)

TruenoGT

#2

TruenoGT said:

Finally getting to Luigi's Mansion 2 and will dump some time into it this weekend... so far, so GREAT. Also plan on doing some iRacing this weekend if time allows.

Tasuki

#4

Tasuki said:

Since this is Wrestlemania weekend its going to be hard for me to find time to play games this weekend, but if I do find the time I am going to be playing Diablo III on the PC, I really got hooked into this game since the last patch. Also if I find time I will be checking out Mercenary Kings on the PS4

bizcuthammer

#7

bizcuthammer said:

I'll be playing Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze mostly. I know i'm late to that party, but i've just recently finished Xenoblade Chronicles and didnt want to start a new game until that one was finished.

rjejr

#10

rjejr said:

Advance Wars - how can something so simple and 13 years old be so fun and addictive? (probably helps that I'm in the middle of season 2 of Dragonball and I pretend I'm fighting the Red Ribbon Army.)

Xenoblade - only 4 hours in and it's lived up to the lofty high expectations and praise. Voice acting is so much better than Arc Rise Fantasia, another really good JRPG.

kendorage

#11

kendorage said:

its all old-school for me this wknd.

xbox360- will play or set up a few demos on ncaa march madness to simulate the final 4.
wii u- will be playing advance wars & metroid fusion for the 1st time after i buy an eshop card.
pc- maybe start another scenario on shogun total war(yeah, the old, original version)

dkxcalibur

#12

dkxcalibur said:

Wii U: Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze (I'm on level 6-3)
maybe Advanced Wars
3DS: Pokemon Y
maybe Rusty's

Beechbone

#13

Beechbone said:

Pandora's Tower and Mario & Luigi: Dream Team Bros on the go. Will probably play Super Metroid and Metroid Fusion on Wii U and if time will allow I might go and finish Assassin's Creed IV on XBO.

Guitardude7

#14

Guitardude7 said:

I just bought Superstar Saga off of the virtual console so I'll be playing that primarily this weekend but I also intend to work on completing Super Mario 3D world 100%. I'm in World Star with only 3 levels of Green stars and stamps left for that world :D

mystman12

#15

mystman12 said:

I'll probably be playing...

Animal Crossing: New Leaf - I just got back into this on April Fool's Day, I was watching a friend play and it reminded me that Blanca was coming for April Fool's, so I played that day and got re-addicted.

I am in the movie - I'll probably be making some more crazy videos! I'm constantly thinking up new ideas of what I can make with it. I really love this app!

WarioWare D.I.Y. - I've been working on microgames a lot lately, because I'm trying to make and share as many as possible before the Wi-Fi is shut down.

Pokemon Battle Trozei - This game is great! I was right about the "catch 'em all" aspect keeping my attention longer. The game actually has levels to complete, secret levels to find, there is just a lot to do, even after you beat the last level. (I haven't beat the last level yet, but there are still plenty of hidden pokemon and levels to unlock.)

Emblem

#16

Emblem said:

Age of Wonders 3 and Warlock 2 solo and likely Ghosts,Pikmin3 and Castle storm local co-op.

NbaJunkie

#17

NbaJunkie said:

with my game pad enroute to repair,I've been playing MH3U on 3ds. Such a rewarding time sink! I won't touch my wiiu without mygame pad. It's just not the same...

C-Olimar

#18

C-Olimar said:

Skyrim and Darksiders 2 on PS3 and Wii U! (Mainly the latter.)
On 3DS I'll be finishing Denpa Men 2 :)

Wanderhope

#19

Wanderhope said:

@Emblem: Ooo let me know how Age of Wonders is - sounds like we have similar taste in games.

I finally picked up Skyrim on PC - used to play it on 360 but sold the 360 - so I'll be playing that in between solving puzzles in Layton 6 and getting my butt handed to me in DKC: Tropical Freeze.

Vampire-Jekyll

#20

Vampire-Jekyll said:

I am going to be playing mostly Pokemon X. I will also be checking out Mario and Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story. I have had the game since launch and told myself I would play it as soon as I finished Partners in time. I never got around to finishing Partners in Time and I have already jumped into Dream Team, skipping Bowser's Inside Story. WIth all the Club Nintendo surveys expiring soon, I figure I better at least try it before submitting a post play survey.

RedYoshi999

#21

RedYoshi999 said:

Just began playing Superstar Saga, so I expect to continue playing it. The recent MK8 hype makes me want to play MK64 again though...

Dark-Link73

#23

Dark-Link73 said:

Ahhhh, so many games, so little time. I'll be playing AC:IV, Minecraft (creating Termina on the 360 version), StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm, Ghosts latest DLC, MK: Double Dash!! LAN Mode, AC:NL, and maybe LoZ:ALBW. :-)

ZB42

#24

ZB42 said:

@rjejr - It took me six hours to get out of Colony 9. I clocked in about 120 hours playing that game. Enjoy!

ZB42

#25

ZB42 said:

I will be burning the midnight oil with:

Mass Effect 3
Black Ops 2
Monster Hunter 3U
SMT4

There's not enough time in the day for my games and my family. Screw sleep, then.

Fingeldor

#26

Fingeldor said:

  • Bravely Default Demo
  • Weapon Shop de Omasse
  • Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze
  • Super Mario 3D World
  • Monster Hunter 3 (Wii U)
rjejr

#28

rjejr said:

@ZB42 - Yeah, I'm really looking forward to it, reminds me alot of DQ8 on PS2 (visually anyway), which took me just over 100 hours. FF12 as well, once I got the 40 hour story out of the way and just enjoyed myself for another 100 hours.

Klunk23

#29

Klunk23 said:

Both Mario and Luigi and Advanced Wars will be taking some time up. Advanced Wars is quite fun. The only thing that bothers me is that during the fights the COs are all happy and smiley, while those soldiers are out in the field getting themselves killed and watching their fellow soldiers die around them. It's a sad situation.

MJKOP

#30

MJKOP said:

I'm hoping to get back to DKC:TF, such a great game I don't want it to end, luckily with two kids and working full time I get to enjoy my games one at a time and stretch them out over a good few months. Have fun whatever you're playing this wkend

sketchturner

#31

sketchturner said:

Maximo:Ghosts to Glory
One of my favorite games ever. Beating it the first time was probably my greatest feeling of gaming accomplishment ever. I wish Capcom would reboot this series and bring it to WiiU.

Dinosaurs

#32

Dinosaurs said:

-GBA VC - All 3 new games!

-Secret of Mana

-Also playing the waiting game for Scram Kitty!

Sparx

#34

Sparx said:

I am hoping to finally finish Crimson Shroud and then some Rusty baseball and New Leaf

If I still have time then I'll go back to trying to get all the emblems in Sonic Adventure DX and probably crying in the corner as I fail the ruins again

PvtOttobot

#35

PvtOttobot said:

GRO, so much ghost recon online!! Oh, and playing Pokemon in the tournament this Sat!! :D

sinalefa

#37

sinalefa said:

I am playing Bayonetta every day since last weekend, so I will be doing so today, tomorrow and Sunday.

Besides that, Rusty will get some of my time while the rest will be for Yumi.

Action51

#38

Action51 said:

@rjejr - Yes, Xenoblade is pretty amazing, and with only 4 hours in, even if you are making a b-line from main objective to main objective without doing any side quests, grinding or getting side-tracked...you have just barely started. (I have close to 200 hours on my Xenoblade file, but...well no spoilers but I did something a little weird near the end not realizing there is a new game + mode)

Arc Rise Fantasia was really fun but...thankfully you get used to the horrible voice acting. Fortunately, the actors seem to get better as the story goes on. From what I heard, the localization voice actors were actually not native English speakers, but Japanese.

Now for me...I'll be playing some Donkey Kong Tropical Freeze, and trying to finish up a few games in my backlog. Primarily Shin Megami Tensei IV on 3DS...which I got distracted from thanks to Pokemon X, and maybe have another go at Zombi U despite some painful glitches that caused me to angrily quit recently.

Gerbwmu

#39

Gerbwmu said:

Heading out of town on a road trip for drinking and generally behaving as though I don't have kids.......I'll get back to Video Games next week

Darknyht

#40

Darknyht said:

Mass Effect 3 Multiplayer
Maybe 007 Legends to finish it up.
And possibly Advance Wars if I buy it

anders190

#42

anders190 said:

Mostly Battlefield 4 on PC. I will also try to play some Final Fantasy X on the Vita as well as Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, Super Mario 3D World, Advance Wars and/or Rayman Legends on the Wii U. Some Crysis 3, Batman: Akham City and Assassins Creed 4 on PC would also be nice but I think I have enough games going on at the moment. :)

Vriess

#44

Vriess said:

I've started the Mass Effect trilogy again 3 weeks ago. I'm at about 1/3rd into ME2.

outburst

#45

outburst said:

I will try to finish the mushroom world ? on SM3DW with my 4-year old kid then play Ghost Recon Online late at night.

Edit:
I wonder if it's still coming to the Wii U. It will be renamed to Ghost Recon Phantoms on April 10 launch.

MouldyK

#46

MouldyK said:

Xenoblade. 120 Hours Later and I still got like 50 sidequests to do. Loving it though, even if it is getting tedious.

Also, maybe get a GBA game.

nik1470

#47

nik1470 said:

After getting drunk and renewing my Xbox live membership so I could play halo like a boss. I will be playing halo like a boss this weekend.

SetupDisk

#48

SetupDisk said:

Main game will be between Dark Souls 1 and Donkey Kong but I got at least fifty games I have yet to playthrough, if not more.

FritzFrapp

#50

FritzFrapp said:

Probably not much spare time this weekend. Have elected to play at least one of Monster Max GameBoy, Tau Ceti ZX Spectrum (if it still loads), or Virtue's Last Reward 3DS.

ULTRA-64

#52

ULTRA-64 said:

I'm well and truly addicted to ac4:black flag so mostly that and pikmin 2 and 3 with the missus. Trying to get back into sm3dw aswell, got about 2/3 through and got a bit bored!! I must be mad, I normally can't put 3d Mario games down!!

Yasume

#53

Yasume said:

Mainly Saints Row the Third on Steam and Final Fantasy X on Vita. I might also make a start with Layton vs. Phoenix Wright.

mookysam

#55

mookysam said:

My main focus is Final Fantasy X on the Vita. It looks great and and runs very smoothly. I also like the music remixes! Excellent remaster and a perfect fit for the vita, too.

I'm also slowly progressing through my replay of BioShock 2, this time on hard (which is actually a piece of p***). I wanted to replay it before I play the Bioshock Infinite DLC.

Blue-Thunder

#56

Blue-Thunder said:

Mario Kart Wii (I forgot how much fun it was online), Super Mario Bros 3 (US Super Mario All-stars version that is running noticeably faster than the pal version I downloaded on Wii VC) and Gran Turismo 6 if I have time.

Falchion

#57

Falchion said:

@dkxcalibur thats exactly what i am gonna play! Only a few hours into pokemon y and DKC: TF but i am loving every second of it. Except those bonus K levels in DK, man they are hard. I do wanna try advanced wars too, I also currently have $60 on my wii u so y not?

TonLoco

#59

TonLoco said:

Darksiders 2 on the wii u and Project X Zone on the 3ds. PXZ has got me hooked now that I understand all the strategy elements that I can implement. Thinking about Advance wars but ill probably keep saving for DKTF or Mario 3d world instead. I need to finish fire emblem awakening first anyway.

OracleOfTruth

#60

OracleOfTruth said:

I'll be working on hard mode in Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze for starters. One heart is fine, but the lack of checkpoints is frightening!
I got myself unstuck in Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan so I'll be sure to play that. The exploration element in this game is very exciting.
I'm also still hooked on the insanity that is Team Fortress 2. I could play this for hours.
I guess I'm pretty much set this week. ;)

JaredJ

#61

JaredJ said:

I have never played the Uncharted series so I am playing Uncharted: Drakes Fortune. I will also be playing Mario & Luigi Superstar Saga.

ricklongo

#62

ricklongo said:

Yeah, I'll be finally finishing Tropical Freeze. I've been taking my sweet time with it, searching for every puzzle piece without Squawks and replaying stages I find particularly jaw-dropping (I think I must have played through Grassland Groove about ten times at this point). It's not always that I get to experience a brand new entry in one of my favorite series for the first time, so I gotta make it count. :)

Then, I'll begin hard mode and also start working on Darksiders II, which I recently got thanks to the e-Shop sale.

If at all possible, I'll sneak in some Bravely Default on the 3DS as well.

CliveWinston

#63

CliveWinston said:

DKC:TF, Wii sports club golf, and probably get into my recently purchased copy of Rayman Legends... those daily and weekly challenges are pretty cool...

rjejr

#64

rjejr said:

@Action51 - "making a b-line from main objective to main objective without doing any side quests"

No, I'm all about wandering and talking to people. I was excited like a little school girl that a JRPG had a jump button AND my character could swim, I've been all over doing everything and I haven't even been in the first mandatory cave yet. I need to level up and beat some evil rabbit aipom thing first.

Enjoy DK, I wish I could have. Well I did for 3 hours, the last 2 were just a repetitive dieing nightmare on 2-2. Oh well.

Mahe

#65

Mahe said:

Played some two-player Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze already, hunting those missing puzzle pieces. Other likely candidates include Mario & Luigi from Wii U Virtual Console, and 3DS games headed by the Streetpass Mii Plaza games.

robaLEX

#66

robaLEX said:

Wii U: Advance wars, Mario & Luigi, Metroid Fusion, Rayman Legends
3ds: Animal crossing, Mario kart 7, Yumi's odd odyssey, and rusty´s real deal.
Ps3: Lollipop Chainsaw.
Vita: Persona 4 golden.
just need more time!! haha

Jairo_MC

#67

Jairo_MC said:

I'm continuing my RPG streak as I'll be playing Bravely Default and Lightning Returns: FF XIII. Between sessions of those 2 big RPGs I'll be playing Donkey Kong: Tropical Freeze, which is quite fun.

kereke12

#68

kereke12 said:

I'll be playing Elders scrolls 4 & 5, Warface, Hitman, Bioshock, Assassin Creed:Liberation, Halo 3, Gears of War, Steel Diver, AC:NL :)

Xtremetdifan

#69

Xtremetdifan said:

@Tasuki and what better game thank wwe 14!
Along with that game I'll be playing Pokemon X all weekend and destroying all challengers on the forums here! :D

TreesenHauser

#71

TreesenHauser said:

On Wii U:
Wonderful 101, Metroid Fusion and maybe DKC Tropical Freeze if I feel like playing that.

On 3DS (technically a 2DS, lol):
Pokemon Y and Mario Kart 7

Kroisos

#72

Kroisos said:

At home I'm still working on Bayonetta on normal. On the go it's time to start getting serious about Bravely Default, but there will be a few moments I'll find to stock up my boutique in Style Savvy: Trendsetters, a guilty pleasure I don't in the least feel guilty about.

Bulbousaur

#73

Bulbousaur said:

This week I beat Infamous 2 in Hero mode, so I might start my Evil playthrough this week on the road to Platinum-ing it. Donkey Kong Tropical Freeze is also on my list, but trying to beat 2-K yesterday for an hour with no success has decreased my morale for it. I also really hope I finally get around to playing Persona 4 Golden this weekend, after a sinfully long time not playing it. DMC: Devil May Cry which I got on PS+ a while back is also a possibilty.

Clayfrd

#74

Clayfrd said:

Recently bought a PS3 and the R&C HD collection, so I've been playing Ratchet and Clank 2 lately. I'm also still not done with DKC:TF, and I've been meaning to get back to the new Strider to get the speed run achievement. Lots of good stuff!

ChuJelly

#75

ChuJelly said:

I've got some school work and drawing plans to cover over the weekend, so I'm honestly not sure how much playing I'll be able to do. If I have the time, though, I imagine I'll either be playing more Tropical Freeze, FE Awakening, finally starting Link Between Worlds, or maybe doing some training/catching/breeding in Pokèmon Y. So many games I want to play, yet so little time! :(

Giygas_95

#76

Giygas_95 said:

Wii U
Mario and Luigi Superstar Saga
Metroid Fusion (because, like @ThomasBW84, I already had it on 3DS, but so what?). The screen smoothing feature makes GBA games look so much better on the big screen. I may get Advance Wars at some point. And goodness knows I can't wait for Maximum Velocity on Wii U (even though I have it on 3DS as well! It's my favorite F-zero!).
Mega Man X and X2 and perhaps some Mega Man NES games in anticipation of Mega Man V, Xtreme, and Xtreme 2 next month.

3DS
Retro City Rampage
Splinter Cell 3D
Super Mario Advance 3: Yoshi's Island
Yoshi's New Island
(And maybe even Metroid Fusion on 3DS as well. Hah, I like it that much!)

@ProudasaPeacock You may not live very long then if you don't get up to eat, drink, or go to the bathroom!

BetweenTheTrees

#78

BetweenTheTrees said:

i'm gonna finish up infamous SS. play some titanfall and it's clan wars for ghosts so i'll be playing the devastation dlc like mad. and maybe get some minecraft in at a friends place seeing as I don't have a 360 anymore. the TU14 update is pretty great,

Gold

#80

Gold said:

Minecraft Xbox 360, BK Nuts & Bolts or Viva Pinata OG. On the Nintendo side of things, probably Rusty'sRDB and maybe some Retro City Rampage.

Tresov

#81

Tresov said:

I have 2 humongous tests this upcoming Tuesday so sadly I will not be playing anything until then....

On the bright side, I will come home after my last test to watch the new Nintendo Direct. And seeing as I just fully completed Pokemon Colosseum, I will start Halo 1 on Tuesday after the direct.

Dpishere

#83

Dpishere said:

I will be catching some ghosts in Luigi's Mansion Dark Moon, not sure what else I will play!

HawkeyeWii

#84

HawkeyeWii said:

I will be playing:
Super Metroid
DOOM,
and maybe Call of Duty Black Ops 2 with my brother.

Mewthree456

#86

Mewthree456 said:

LOL I will be playing FEZ and Littlebigplanet PS Vita. I have a 3DS and like it, but I am enjoying my Vita more. Hey, you asked what I am going to play this weekend.

plunkettmonster

#87

plunkettmonster said:

I will be knocking about with Samus in Metroid Fusion, finishing my free play sessions in the Lego Movie game and checking in all too frequently on my town in Animal Crossing New Leaf!

Excep7ional

#88

Excep7ional said:

I'm playing Ocarina of Time for the 3ds and loving every second of it.

@Mewthree456 I would be playing my Vita a lot more too if the games I wanted were released in the west. It sucks that I can't play Phantasy Star Online 2.

Icarus423

#89

Icarus423 said:

Working on Platinum trophy for Tales of Symphonia and probably get to playing some Advance Wars.

BearClaus

#90

BearClaus said:

I'll be playing the Genesis version of Strider on Virtual Console. If you can get past the subpar sound, sprite flicker, and stiff controls, it's still a mediocre game. But hey, I knew what I was getting into! (Okay, well to be honest I thought the graphics only looked wonky because I was watching a Youtube video at the time.) I'll also be playing Axelay on Virtual Console as well; I was originally planning to download it on Wii U VC, but by the time it gets there it may be gone from the Wii Shop!

I won't be playing much, though, 'cause I have work to do.

JaxonH

#91

JaxonH said:

Having binged on DKC Tropical Freeze for the last two months, and having just beaten Zelda Link Between Worlds and Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes two days ago, I will be playing the following games this weekend:

Wii U: Metroid Fusion.....Darksiders 2
3DS: Mario & Luigi Dream Team.....Yoshi's New Island
PS4: >finish up Infamous Second Son.....Stryder
Vita: Final Fantasy X.....Toukiden

Ya, big weekend for gaming...

midnafanboy

#92

midnafanboy said:

well im going to be playing pokemon X, castlestorm and donkey kong country tropical freeze on my wiiu. Oh and retro city rampage on my 3ds maybe i might play ZombiU again i have a lot of games to play this weekend.

Donutman

#93

Donutman said:

Wife out of town this weekend....I'm putting a dent in dark souls 2. But I'll play metroid fusion when I'm frustrated.

NImH

#94

NImH said:

I've been hooked on Retro Game Challenge this week, and I intend to finish it this weekend. @PhilipJReed reminded me that I need to get back into the labyrinth in Millennium Girl as well.I'll also checking out Blok Drop on Wii U.

Sneaker13

#95

Sneaker13 said:

Professor Layton versus Phoenix Wright and Pokémon Link Battle will dominate my handheld gaming this weekend. But I will probably spend most time with Bosch's Damnation, a new PC adventure game from MDNA games. Really looking forward to that one.

TheAdza

#97

TheAdza said:

After the Saturn article here at Nintendo Life, I've been playing some Fighters Megamix, Sega Rally, and Virtua Cop 2, plus some NiGHTS HD on the PS3. I've also been playing some NES Remix taking turns with my son. Also just to round it out after the announcement of a SSB Direct, I've been playing some Brawl, plus I downloaded Inazuma Eleven on my 3DS and started that. Not very far into it yet, but so far it's not too bad.

jjmesa16

#98

jjmesa16 said:

I might start over Paper Mario: Sticker Star or Luigi's Mansion 2. I keep playing Pokemon X as I might compete in the next tournament. If I have other time I'll probably play some Mario Kart 7. Definitley a 3DS time right now as the Wii U continues to go through a games drought (besides VC).

I might also pick up a Gameboy Advance game or 2 but my 3DS is keeping me pretty occupied at the moment.

yokokazuo

#99

yokokazuo said:

I recently purchased Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga so I will be playing that. I recently added ¥1000 on my Japanese Wii U so I will probably buy Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War. After that, I will just have Sword of Seals, Path of Radiance and Radiant Dawn to play(if you count remakes as the original games).

Link41x

#100

Link41x said:

007: Everything or Nothing (GCN) - Easily my favourite 007 game on this system
College Hoops 2K6 (360) - Wanted to play a hoops game

arrmixer

#101

arrmixer said:

@rjejr
yeah Xenoblade is a classic even in SD... I'm probably gonna play the game again in new game+ mode...and if I got time play Unepic....

Been playing Bravely Default. I loved the first four chapters but after that it got very monotonous for me which was a shame... this is after 70+ hours of work put in.... Either way I don't regret the purchase

I've put over 150hrs in Xenoblade and actually want to go back in.... Need RPGS for WiiU!!

rjejr

#104

rjejr said:

@arrmixer - "Need RPGS for WiiU!!"

X is coming. :-) Which is one reason why I finally decided it was time to go ahead and play Xeno. Kind of annoyed I even waited this long now, it's getting good. And I died, and there was no game over screen, just put me back a bit. I can not even begin to tell you how happy that made me after the week I had w/ DKCTF. :-)

Nintendo_Ninja

#105

Nintendo_Ninja said:

Beat Wind Waker HD finally, MK7 online, and maybe some Luigi's Mansion Dark Moon or Pikmin 3. Dabbling in the Bravely Default demo, but I'm not the greatest at it. I also am playing Paper Mario Sticker Star, so I'll probably play some of that.

SphericalCrusher

#106

SphericalCrusher said:

Just finished a 72 hour work week... back to 40 hours next week, so I'm going to try to relax this weekend and play some games. Bravely Default on 3DS and Assassin's Creed 4 on WiiU will be my two big focuses. I'll clean up my Animal Crossing town and talk to the neighbors, etc. Since I can't find my copy of Etrian Odyssey Untold around the house, I'll prob buy a new copy since I love this game... been playing Pokemon Battle Trozei off and on as well — addicting! If I end up playing anything else, I'll update it, but Bravely Default and Assassin's Creed 4 gonna be my two big ones!

MarkS27

#107

MarkS27 said:

3DS- Bravely Default, Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies and Pokemon Y
Wii U- I will probably play Nintendo Land and NSMBU while I wait for Rayman Legends to arrive.

allav866

#110

allav866 said:

I'm playing Metroid Prime: Trilogy. Currently, I'm on Metroid Prime 2: Echoes, which I haven't played for a long time since the GameCube.

Chronoguard

#111

Chronoguard said:

I'm slowly making my way through Mass Effect 3 and Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy. I'm loving both of them so far.

Razzle

#112

Razzle said:

AC Black Flag and the amazing Advance Wars, my weekend requires nothing more.

shonenjump86

#113

shonenjump86 said:

Tomb Raider Trilogy, AC New Leaf, maybe DOA 5 Ultimate and Super Street Fighter 4. I work the whole weekend. :(

Expa0

#114

Expa0 said:

Now that I got my American 3DS I'm playing Rune Factory 4 atm, though I'm far more excited for the SMT4 I ordered.

ToniK

#115

ToniK said:

Probably just AC4. It's awesome and so much better than AC3. Maybe also some agonizing pain that is getting better times in AiRace Speed. I love that game but god do I hate that game.

InsertTokenz

#116

InsertTokenz said:

I'm gonna try and finish up more of Bravely Default which I'm loving right now, and hopefully I can try out Rusty's Real Deal Baseball. Otherwise, I might play some more Steel Diver: Sub Wars, and play through a bunch of games I just got new Streetpass data for while on vacation.

It's looks to be a full 3DS weekend for me!

briwipdx

#117

briwipdx said:

Advance Wars VC on WiiU, Rustys Baseball has sucked me in already and im not evn a baseball fan. and i still cant beat champions road in 3DWorld!!!! so i'll try that level maybe a 100 more times. DKTF for KONGcoins as well. and then just sail and watch in WWHD, to relax.

YukiViolet

#118

YukiViolet said:

I haven't really played any games lately, I've wanted to but just hadn't felt like it. But this weekend, I have strong feelings against Super Mario 3D World, gonna start playing through the extra stages after the final boss. And with gf, it's gonna be extra fun. Might add New Super Mario Bros U into the mix, too. Some 2D and 3D platforming. x)

AyeHaley

#119

AyeHaley said:

Batman Arkham City Wii U (bl**dy fantastic game), Monument Valley (iOS, MC Escher-inspired adventure, incredible), Devious Dungeon (iOS, solid bite-size hack 'n slash RPG platformer), Pokemon XY, finish Tengami (iOS, supporting Wii U development) Pokemon Battle Link, Donkey Kong Country TF and maybe Metroid Fusion if I'm in a spending mood.

Anyone who hasn't played Batman AC on Wii U is missing out, the GamePad is very useful in that game (except the remote-controlled batarang but thats optional) I do recommend playing Asylum first but its not required.

I wish we got MK8 sooner...I haven't played a MK game in years. (MK7 was pretty but I prefer to play MK online on my TV.

Kinda off-topic: Do GBA games really look that crisp like they do on eShop screenshots? If so, I want them all.

Fandabidozi

#120

Fandabidozi said:

Building my first Pokemon doubles team and ... it's taking some time.
Between complicated EV spreads and obtaining another dusk and light stone it may be this time next week before I can unleash my team :)

MEGAMAN_D

#123

MEGAMAN_D said:

Well I've got the flu, and to cheer myself up I have got back into sonic lost world and DKC TF.

I finally got round to getting AC4 so I started that today, I'm really liking it so far and It's a lot better than AC3 even though I loved the story in AC3 I just found the game so boring.

I hope we get more AC titles on the Wii U

Dpullam

#124

Dpullam said:

Well, I was playing Hitman Absolution until it froze and corrupted my save file, but I am also playing Steel Diver: Sub Wars and a bunch of the newer StreetPass Mii Plaza games that I purchased recently. They are all quite excellent! Oh, and I'm playing Terrorist Hunt mode of Rainbow Six Vegas 2.

Sceptic

#125

Sceptic said:

Minecraft, where we're all building a huge family railroad network together (great times!) and Hawken once the kids are in bed. WiiU only gets used for watching YouTube videos these days.

FeedingTheWheel

#126

FeedingTheWheel said:

On Wii U I'll be finishing up Twilight Princess (thank you, backwards compatability). As for 3ds, I'll get some time in on Liberation Maiden and Pokemon X.

Mk_II

#129

Mk_II said:

Since my Wii U is still out of action, i'll be playing Zen Pinball and Steel Diver Sub Wars

King_Johobo

#130

King_Johobo said:

Helping my bf move house this week so not much game time this weekend but I might sneak in some proffesor Layton vs ace attorney before collapsing from moving furniture.

baba_944

#131

baba_944 said:

"Sonic Battle", "Sonic Advance" (when it gets here hopefully next Friday), and some more GBA goodies. I'm mad that I missed this fantastic handheld.

Pokefanmum82

#132

Pokefanmum82 said:

pokemon battle trozei (i'm stuck on level 7 stage 1) and playing the demo for conception 2. maybe play some bravely default and yoshi's new island.

AkinaChan

#134

AkinaChan said:

I'm currently playing Pokemon Battle Trozei, Tomodachi Collection and Rune Factory 4 X3 Though I've also been having sudden urges to partake in some online races in Mario Kart 7 with all the hype lol. Ive been playing Brawl a lot lately too from hype.

AkinaChan

#135

AkinaChan said:

@Fandabidozi I've been breeding and ev training a team for online battles recently :P It takes some time, but it's really worth it once they're all ready :D

Pahvi

#136

Pahvi said:

Super Puzzle Platformer Deluxe (PC) - great chiptune soundtrack, simple game design, short game rounds and plenty of challenge.
Rune Factory Frontier (Wii) - after having the game for several years, I finally got around to playing it and I'm loving it. Still only on the 21th of Spring of the first year, though.

Fandabidozi

#137

Fandabidozi said:

@AkinaChan
Thanks, got my team completed today and very happy with it. Had to go find a Thick Club and do some Battle Maison for an Assualt Vest, it's been hard work but fun :)
I found two shineys while training, Hoppip and Floatzel which brings my XY shiney total to 5.

AkinaChan

#138

AkinaChan said:

@Fandabidozi Congrats! :D I still got a litte ways to go on mine as I keep getting distracted playing Battle Trozei lol :3

Aww, lucky! The only shiny I've come across is Lombre :p

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