Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Weekend Gaming: Zelda Majoras Mask & Metroid Fusion

It has been a hectic couple of days around here, so I'm a little late with this update. Not a tremendous amount of game time to report due to said hecticness, but still some interesting tidbits. 

I raced agains the moon in Majora's Mask on the 3DS, and got all 2D Retro with Metroid Fusion on the Wii U. I guess it's a Nintendo kind of mood around these parts once again. Press A to start! 

I managed to make 'gold' on Club Nintendo before they closed the doors for good. As a parting gift, Nintendo offered up a list of free games to pick from. The obvious choice out of the pile for me was Metroid Fusion (GBA) for the Wii U Virtual Console.

I remember when this game came out in 2002. I was on vacation in Walt Disney World, and despite everything Mickey's Kingdom had to offer I just wanted to sit by the pool and plow through Fusion.

I blazed through the game during that trip, and I don't think I've ever revisited it since. It's great to see that despite being nearly 13 years old, the game holds up extremely well on the Wii U.

The graphics look decent enough, and controls are as tight and responsive as you would expect from a GBA title. 

I'm playing Fusion on the Wii U's gamepad, as it feels like a giant portable console. The Virtual Console enables save states which is much nicer that relying on the in-game save stations. 

If this was available on the 3DS I bet is be playing it right now. 

Ok, so round one of Majora's Mask has gone to the moon. I was knee deep in a dungeon when time ran out and everything went to hell. This has me a bit perplexed, as I when I restarted, all progress was lost and I was early on in my quest. 

I know I need to get into the rhythm of this game, and learn how to bend time to my will, but right now I need to regain my enthusiasm to retread all that I've lost. This time mechanic is going to take some getting used to. 

Before the game ended I was having a great time with it. Majora's Mask looks fantastic on the 3DS, and although there's a darker, ominous tone, it is still an illuminating adventure. 

Looking forward to playing more, just may need to do some reading up on how not to lose all progress again. 

Those are my "currently playing" stories. How about yours?

Monday, April 13, 2015

Weekend gaming: Persona Q, Code Name STEAM, Majora's Mask & Borderlands The Handsome Collection

Lots of gaming to discuss - mostly portable, and mostly good. After a lengthy run with Persona Q on the 3DS, I tried to get my steampunk on with Code Name STEAM only to abandon it for another Zelda adventure in Majora's Mask

On the Xbox One side of things I've been dual wielding Borderlands titles courtesy of The Handsome Collection. Good times!

Monday, April 6, 2015

Weekend Gaming: Borderlands: The Handsome Collection & Persona Q

Well whaddya know, I've got some damn fine gaming to chat about. I sunk time into two different Borderlands titles, and finally broke through the wall in Persona Q. Lets get on with it, shall we.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Weekend Gaming: Persona Q

Missed an update thanks to a crazy week, but I'm back and still at it with Persona Q.

Actually, I expected this to be my last update with Persona Q, but the game refuses to give up. I'm right there at the end, so another good push this week will hopefully put me over the top.

It's been a great, 100+ hour ride, but my endurance for labyrinths is nearly depleted. As Teddy would say, "I'm almost out of Persona juice".

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Weekend Gaming: Persona Q, OlliOlli2 & Code Name: S.T.E.A.M.

A little late with my update here, but plenty to talk about. I split my time across three handheld games and even tried to score some time with ye ol' Xbox One. It's been a while since I last fired it up though, so by the time it finished updating it was too late too play. Oh well, maybe I'll get to it next time.

Until then, I've got OlliOlli2, Code Name S.T.E.A.M, and Persona Q to keep me plenty busy. Read on to see what I'm talking about. 

Monday, March 9, 2015

Weekend gaming: OlliOlli2, Picross 3D & Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate

Mixing things up this week by giving Persona Q a much needed break and checking out some other games. The bulk of my time was spent with Roll7's OlliOlli2 on the Vita which brought me back to the fun, yet psychotically frantic combo days of early Tony Hawk Pro Skater Games.

I also spent some time with my old fallback, Picross 3D on the 3DS as well as dipped my feet in the water with Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate.

Hit the jump for the full scoop.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Weekend Gaming: Persona Q

I'm probably beginning to sound like a broken record here, but Persona Q is still king of my game time.  I fire up the game every chance I get, including my hour commute to and from work every day. Things are heating up in Persona Q as I push on deeper into the fourth and final labyrinth. Read on for the gritty bits.