Now Playing: January 2014

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It’s time to take a small break from the gaming award ceremony to catch up on what I’ve been playing over this first month of 2014.

It started with the continuation of our PS1 Link Cable gaming. We (Usagi704 and I) played some deathmatch in Duke Nukem: Total Metaldown (a port of Duke Nukem 3D) and more of Mortal Kombat Trilogy. Usagi even recorded video of this session of fighting game madness. I suspect you’ll see it soon. Keep tabs on his Twitter account and personal blog for updates.

Bayonetta became my first game finished for 2014. It’s definitely as great as you’ve probably heard. I did pussy out a small amount by choosing to play on Easy difficulty, but I did disable the item used for automatic combos. And oh Luka. How can I forget about Luka. He’s the lovable goof who goes from wanting revenge on Bayonetta to appreciating her for no apparent reason, but he’s forgiven all the same.

I’m currently playing Pandemic Studios’ final game, The Saboteur from very late 2009. It’s an open world game based in occupied Paris, France during World War II. It’s big graphical gimmick is similar to Prince of Persia 2008. In that game once you conquered an area the colors brightened up in said location. In The Saboteur areas are in black and white until freed and then color is restored. It’s quite a interesting game in which I recommend looking into.

Thanks for reading!

THIS MONTH’S GAMING STATS:
* Bayonetta – 6h22m; 16/51 trophies
* The Saboteur – 13h3m; 47% missions; 16% targets; 14/46 trophies

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Sony Santa Monica Studio’s Rage Unleashed

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It’s all about the game purchases this time around. While I didn’t go two months without buying anything like I originally planned back in mid-January, I did at least go one month and six days. Seven games were acquired and here they are.

It’s a guarantee that you can guess what at least one of the games are and you’d be correct. It’s God of War III!

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I knew I was getting it day one, but I didn’t realize how little into the day I’d be before I had it. I decided to stop by the local Gamestop for the midnight launch of the game and Usagi704 joined me in the adventure. I actually didn’t plan on buying it at that moment until I stepped into the store. Then I figured I’m here now so let’s do this.

While we were there I captured some footage and pieced together a small video for your viewing.

The other six games I grabbed up are:
Shinobi (PS2)
Mortal Kombat 4 (PS)
Duke Nukem: Total Meltdown (PS)
Demon’s Crest (SNES)
Mega Man Zero (GBA)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (GBA)

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I’m curious to know who else got God of War III or is planning on getting it down the road. Also, I’d love to know what you thought of any of the other games I bought if you’ve played them before. I only played MK4 years ago out of them. It mostly feels like MK3 with 3D graphics to me.

Thanks for reading and have a great Spartan filled rest of the week! :)