Welcome to Press Start! This is a weekly segment where we dive into what we at The Game Fanatics have been playing this past week.
I’m getting caught up on Xbox Live‘s “Games with Gold” titles. Beat Defense Grid (a real brain-hurter), just finished dominating Halo 3‘s campaign on Legendary (solo), and am almost done with Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes. I should probably be productive now.
Finished up Spec Ops. I get the hype but it didn’t live up to it for me. There’s some twists and stuff that are great but I think the writing and maybe the presentation (in terms of acting/animation) doesn’t live up to the plot. I’m continuing through Pokémon. What can I say? It’s Pokémon. I also finished up a Dead Space playthrough I started almost a year ago. It’s still a great game and now I can finally move on to the second one.
I’ve finally finished my Imperial Agent’s story in SWTOR. This means every single story arc has been completed! I think I might write up an editorial on this. Now it is time to get back to Grand Theft Auto Online and start up Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD.
I had never played an Assassin’s Creed game, but I finally gave the series a shot with ACII (it was free on Xbox Live a couple months ago). The game’s hybridization of action and semi open-world genres stays fresh after several hours. Games like this and the Batman Arkham series are benchmarks for next-gen experiences like Watch Dogs and The Division.
I gave in and purchased a 3DS and Pokemon X. As a long time Pokemon fan this is definitely a great change in the series and such a great time for long time fans to get back on. Trading with players and battling is easier than ever! Along with Pokemon X I have still been playing Guild Wars 2 and really learning the ropes of running dungeons. I have began playing NinoKuni on PS3 and am really enjoying it, the story, graphics, and gameplay are great!