Despite having completed Plants vs Zombies many times on many formats, the PlayStation Vita version helped me get through a prolonged wait of a couple of hours in Zurich airport at the end of last week. Dr Zomboss met his inevitable fate once more and Laura Shigihara’s pop-tastic credits tune rang out through my headphones.
Back in the UK last weekend, I celebrated my return home with a couple of hours of Mass Effect 3 online. Home’s just not home without it. Oh, and I wasn’t around to join in the comments for last week’s WWP but KeRaSh, the clue to where I was in Germany was in the subtitle.
A disappointing lack of local co-op has seen Blair and his flatmate sporadically controller-swapping as they play through Dead Space 3, a gaming pattern to be imminently repeated with God of War: Ascension.
He’s also been playing the “brilliant” Ridiculous Fishing. It’s well worth getting “even though it’s three times the price of the standard iOS game” which, let’s face it, is still cheap.
Tuffcub sent me a very Twitter-like response this week, simply saying “Killzone 3, Captain America Super Soldier, DmC, [Need for Speed] Most Wanted on Vita” which I guess does answer the “what have you played this week” question everyone has to tolerate appearing in their inboxes.
In another alternate way of answering the same question Alex’s reply began like an introduction at a Gamers Anonymous meeting:
Hello, my name is Alex.
I like playing Luigi’s Mansion 2.
That sounds like a perfectly reasonable way of spending your free time Alex, why don’t you tell us some more about it?
It’s not because it’s the best game in the world. Not because it’s the scariest. Or the prettiest. Or the funniest.
But because it’s a really, really good game. Solid. Dependable. Reliable.
It’s not perfect, it’s not particularly deep and it’s not going to change the world.
But it’s fun. Plays well. Engages you throughout and constantly rewards.
Best thing on 3DS for ages.
That all sounds great Alex but not a reason for joining today’s Gamers Anonymous meeting, so why are you really here?
I’ve also been playing a few totally shit iPhone games.
Now that does sound like a habit worth escaping. Thank you for sharing that with us Alex. Why don’t you retake your seat and let some of the others present introduce themselves and tell us about how they’ve been sating their gaming addictions this week…