Sunday, July 19, 2009

What Have You Played This Week?

Football Manager 09PC – Still playing, still going. It is my vice and will be for many years to come.

Gottlieb Pinball ClassicPSP – Another game I found cheap at my local Morrison's, £4, this pinball game maybe fairly old but it's still good. Load times are annoying, but gameplay is solid, there are plenty of camera angles on each of the tables, and each table is very different from the last. For pinball fans, there are plenty of facts and pinball games, and for the casual, there's plenty of different tables to play

Odin Sphere PS2 – The last game I found at Morrison's, for £5, this rare Atlus game shows well the power of the PS2. It is sprite based, and the sprites are huge and very detailed. The gameplay is hack and slash, but there are RPG elements which add some interesting gameplay mechanics. Moving around the map is a little tedious and requires some back tracking, but the stages are fairly small and can be quickly completed. I like this little gem but are no where near completing it.

Killzone 2 – PS3 – it ahs been a whilst since I last played this game, and initially started it to keep it updated, but it didn't take long to get back into the swing of things. Still fun, still loads of people playing it. I'm just annoyed I don't have enough money to buy the new maps.

Pokèmon Platinum – DS – finally decided upon my 6 Pokèmon, got 7 badges, and now working my way up Mt Coronet.

Ghostbusters – PS3 – I didn't know what to expect with this game. Reviews had been mixed and so had user reviews. Now i'm playing it I can understand why. I like the “Ghostbusterness” about it, the humour and characters. But it hasn't exactly gone well into a videogame. There is a chance this is purely down to the developers behind the game. The Ai isn't great, and have a tendency to go to great legnths to revive the player ignore the closer computer characters. There was a point where I was moving a key from a to b. only during that, when I had the key above me, a cutscene started, a battled ensued, and the key had gone missing when it was all over. The weapons are Ghostbusters all over, and look great. Its just a shame that the enemies can take too long to be killed. the load times, even after a faily large install, are long. and if you die alot, which is very possible, the music and lenght of the load can be quite annoying. i have been playing this game on normal difficulty. The story is good enough to get past the hard parts, the poor AI, the moments where you don't know where to go...but only just. I can't help that whilst this is good, it could've been soo much better.