Kris has a new phone. A new iPhone 5 to be precise and apparently it “can do everything”. I’m assuming that he doesn’t literally mean everything. At the very least he’s pleased that it can run more games than his old 3G could.
The game receiving the most stroking now he can actually play it has been Super Hexagon, thanks mainly to the Game Center leaderboards and the ‘friendly’ rivalries friend-populated leaderboards have a tendency to inspire.
Having worked his way to the top of said boards he made the fatal mistake of bragging about his achievement to “one of the guys at work” who promptly set about reclaiming his former top-spot. Kris is now busy attempting his own reclamation. And so the death spiral begins…
He’s also been playing Pudding Monsters which he says is something like a turn-based Cut The Rope which isn’t the easiest thing to imagine. He does note that it’s “probably more enjoyable” for being “less frantic” as it’s “nice to have time to think about the solution”.
Then there’s Scribblenauts Unlimited, which I actually thought was a little bit rubbish. The whole write what you want mechanic is fine, but the interface just isn’t particularly good. I often fumble placing elements in the world, which is removing the enjoyment a bit, replacing it with rage and frustration.
Peter’s also been iPhoning with “an odd little puzzle game” called Stickets. He did try and explain it but I couldn’t picture what he was on about. There’s a grid, coloured squares forming right angles and you have to make groups of coloured squares or something.
His explanation probably does make sense if you’ve not spent the day in eight hours of Powerpoint presentations like me, so it could very well be fun. He does admit to not being very good at it though. The PS Plus-provided Rayman Legends on his PS Vita has soothed his addled mind somewhat.
Reviewing Metro: Last Light kept Aran busy for a while and it scored a “worth playing” rating. He’s caught between trying to decide if Rayman Origins is this generation’s Ghouls’n’Ghosts or the “Demon’s Souls of 2D platformers”. Do you think he found it a bit tough and unforgiving?
He did complete it though. He’s also dipped his toe into Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning and is “enjoying it so far”, especially the fact that you can name your weapons. Presumably he’s coming up with names better than ‘Long’, ‘Short’ and ‘Spiky’.
DanToo (who may soon earn an upgrade if Dan[One] continues his absence from What We Played) has played “an hour or two” of Arcania: The Complete Tale. It’s had him cringing and laughing “for all the wrong reasons” not least the “terribly weak love story” that kicks things off.
He’s hoping it picks up soon as the few small bit of combat he’s played “have been enjoyable”. Velocity Ultra also saw some of its zones replayed and he reckons that somewhere around Zone 37 there’s a “4 TSA” message to be seen.
With his house move “happily settling down” Dom has managed to transfer his Monster Hunter save off of his Wii U and onto his 3DS and is busy “grinding [his] socks off trying to get parts for some armour”.
If he has to grind them off, I’d suggest his socks are sufficiently armoured already. Either that or he’s been wearing the same pair since before his house move having packed all the others in one of the many boxes. Ewww.
His house move can’t have been expensive enough as he’s splurged £15 on Assassin’s Creed 3 and £12 on NBA 2K13 “despite having loads of other games to play”. Maybe those other games are still lost in the same box as his other socks?
Dear old Tuffcub is still not enamoured of Dead Space 3 “which looks worse than Dead Space” so he’s mostly stuck to Killzone 3. Oh, and one other decidedly odd game.
For some reason I decided to purchase “The Sexy Seashore” from PlayStation Mobile. A very basic side scrolling shooter with a cat. The best bit – as you can see from the screenshots, is the brilliantly awful Engrish! “There are some ladies tanned so remarkably!”
See for yourselves:
How marvellously Japanese! Perhaps not one to put near the top of your wanted list though.
What did your wants lead you to play this week?