Do you play games for fun?
Ever since getting the achievement bug I always come across this conversation often among my friends who I talk to. I like to think that I do as I've always found playing the family games and the easier games monotonous and lacking in the fun that I feel when I play a highly polished game such as Bulletstorm or the indie darlings like Braid and Dungeons of Dredmor.
I've played my fair share of easy games and I own a large quantity as I like to collect games. However, I have far much more fun when I play an epic RPG such as Dragon Age: Origins or Skyrim. I think I enjoy the idea of immersion much more than playing Meet the Robinsons, which mechanically is a solid game but I somehow feel hollow whilst playing it.
Last week I managed to complete The Walking Dead, Chessmaster Live and Fifa 12 finally, just in time for the dlc... I also have been playing Trials Evolution, but for fun rather than the achievements as I've been trying to beat my friends list on most of the tracks. Unfortunately last night I hit a bit of a sticking point with the last 4 extreme tracks, they're seriously difficult and my patience was already wearing thin. Maybe another day.
Goal-wise I completed 2 of the 5 I set which is better than before. I could have done better but I was playing the Guild Wars 2 beta all weekend, and have been playing a rather spammy Facebook game called the Secret War for access for a beta to the Secret World. My goals for this week are to actually start The Witcher 2, to finish off Anomaly: Warzone Earth, to finish off Fez and if I have time, to finish off Rage to free up the space on my HDD.
To top things off I'd like to recommend Trials Evolution to everyone. It has a brilliant difficulty curve from seriously easy to ridiculously difficult and has plenty of techniques to master for the serious speed-run addict. The achievements range from being relatively easy to rather challenging but nothing to top the Marathon achievement on Trials HD.
Posted by Lc Moog
on 03 May 12 at 18:52
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