The May edition of Now Playing for 2012 is now upon you.
This one’s going to be fairly short. I only played three games this whole month. PC and car problems will do that to ya. Well, okay, it did that to me at the very least.
From the end of last month I had finished up Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne. It gave me 17 total games finished so far for this year and stands as the current total. Since I beat it four weeks ago at this point, there’s not much extra I can say about the game that I didn’t already mention in Now Playing for April. One interesting note was that this version of Max Payne 2, the PS2 version, was released for download on PSN on the day I finished it.
The above game was the final one from the list of suggestions I got from some of you good friends when I asked at the beginning of the year. My planned reward was Yakuza 2 which I’m currently getting through at the moment, but very slowly I might add.
Despite being excited to start it, I’ve been less enthralled by the game over time. I’m not entirely sure why this is since I really liked the first game (sans annoyingly difficult boss fights). It might be that way because the game is mostly the same with additions or improvements where needed. I’m sure it’s also because of my lack of desire to have to deal with difficult boss fights again and this is why I chose to play on Easy over Normal. The main antagonist, Ryuji Goda, spends quite a bit of time outside of the story which I also found disappointing.
Regardless, I have still found it to be very enjoyable to have Kazuma’s fists meet the faces of many opponents. And sometimes a wall, bike, or pipe. The Heat moves are also fun. In Osaka next to the river hitting △ threw the guy in the water. Doing the same next to a glass display case had Kazuma pick up the guy and throw him into it smashing the stand into pieces. XD
Overall, it’s still a great game even though I sound a bit down on it.
Final game was once again Super Street Fighter II: Turbo Revival. I improved several of my times in the Survival and Time Attack modes when playing as Shin Akuma.
Thanks for reading. Peace!
THIS MONTH’S GAMING STATS:
* Yakuza 2 – Chapter 13; 15h52m
* Super Street Fighter II: Turbo Revival
Survival: vs. 5 – 7:55
vs. 10 – 21:35
vs. 30 – 2:55:45
vs. 50 – 5:15:98
vs. 100 – 11:41:92
Time Attack: Normal 8 – 1:18:90
4 Boss – 53:52
vs. Shin Akuma – 13:82
vs. Ryu, Ken, Shin Akuma – 46:89
vs. All – 4:41:62