10 december 2012: What video games did you play this weekend?
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Monday! Time to go back to the monotony or stress of work existence and fondly remember simpler times when you defended towers, battled monsters and had star power. Feel free to remember out loud and share..

What games did you play this week/end?

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1. Video Game: Baldur's Gate [Average Rating:8.05 Overall Rank:71]
Video Game: Baldur's Gate
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Why is there no special entry for EE? The fact that it is multi-platform and uses BG2 engine etc etc should qualify it for its own entry, or do I misunderstand the "unique entry" rules?

Anyway, I played a bit of the Black Pits, up until the Fire Giant. That was a bit too hard for my party.
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2. Video Game: Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory [Average Rating:7.77 Overall Rank:1051]
Video Game: Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory
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What do you want, I just love this game.
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3. Video Game: Mark of the Ninja [Average Rating:7.67 Overall Rank:354]
Video Game: Mark of the Ninja
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This is a very good cartoonish stealth game. I'm enjoying it except when I accidentally hit the wrong key and I get myself killed. I do that sort of thing a lot.
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4. Video Game: Deus Ex: Human Revolution [Average Rating:7.81 Overall Rank:150]
Video Game: Deus Ex: Human Revolution
I finally fired this up on Saturday afternoon. I'm really impressed. I was expecting to spend whatever game time I had this weekend playing either Assassin's Creed or Miner Wars. I do want to get back to Creed, but Miner's controls made me nauseous, my experience was terrible.

This game has its limitations that I think carried over from the level design style of the original game. I do feel a little overwhelmed with all of the information you take in by sneaking around and reading e-mails or boosting pocket secretaries - one minute you're investigating X, but then it turns out that Y is closer to the truth. However, I'm thoroughly enjoying this so far, the theme is right up my alley and I love the upgrade system. In games like this, I tend to build hacker gearheads who can kill people with style; stealth has never been my strong point. I never did finish the original...

[Fun Fact: I can remember the day I bought the original Deus Ex, a hot summer afternoon on a Friday, and I remember getting home and finding out it wouldn't run on Win 95. Guess it pays to read those box specs... I decided that weekend to switch to Win 98 and do some hardware upgrades on my first PC just to play.]
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5. Video Game: Dragon Quest III [Average Rating:7.16 Overall Rank:1504]
Video Game: Dragon Quest III
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The Dragon Warrior 3 quest continues. Found 5 of the orbs and need to head toward the phantom ship next. I might be able to finish this game before next year.
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6. Video Game: Civilization V [Average Rating:8.01 Overall Rank:69]
Video Game: Civilization V
I went back to one of my favourites and started up a Civ V game. I am trying something different in that I started a 4 player hotseat game on Marathon level and I am playing very hard on all 4 sides to win. No AI except me. (Although subconsciously I may be favouring the Eygptians slightly over the Babylonians and the Spanish )
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7. Video Game: Far Cry 3 [Average Rating:7.82 Overall Rank:213]
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Played a few hours of this. So far it's hit and miss. I don't think it lives up the quote of "Like Skyrim with guns" but it is still fun nonetheless.

It's more like an upgraded Just Cause 2 with a very dark story instead of a tongue in cheek one like JC2.
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8. Video Game: Call of Duty: Black Ops II [Average Rating:7.38 Overall Rank:776] [Average Rating:7.38 Unranked]
Video Game: Call of Duty: Black Ops II
Got caught up to my closest competitive black ops friend as far as total score, then he got back online and put some distance between us once more.

Had a guy join a game that I haven't gamed with in quite some time. We didn't have mics as it was early in the morning and we both have kids we dont want to wake up that early. Still, it was fun being "social" together through the gaming medium.

The theatre mode had been broken for over a week, but now it is fixed. My latest video upload though was problematic so I am not convinced they have all the bugs worked out.
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9. Video Game: Xenoblade Chronicles [Average Rating:8.36 Overall Rank:304]
Video Game: Xenoblade Chronicles
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I had a three-day weekend, and had finished a rough draft of my dissertation the weekend prior. So to celebrate, rather than being responsible and getting more work done, I devoted myself to some proper gaming - mainly in the form of some dedicated playing of this puppy. What a good game! I'm awfully close to finishing it up (maybe another 10-15 hours), and I'm both excited and disappointed to be done with it at the same time.
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10. Video Game: Code of Princess [Average Rating:6.70 Overall Rank:5556]
Video Game: Code of Princess
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Took a break from Paper Mario Sticker Star and picked up Code of Princess again. Finally got passed the ninja boss after unsucceffully pitting him against the first 3 playable characters multiple times. It's kind of funny that a combat avoiding elf bard was eventually able to defeat him.
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11. Video Game: Battle Garegga [Average Rating:8.73 Overall Rank:2790]
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After a loooong time of not understanding why shmup fans rate this so highly (it consistently ranks first on the shmups forum's yearly top 25 poll), I'm finally starting to get into it a bit.

It's definitely a bizarre game in a lot of regards, and because of the way scoring well is necessary for survival, can be a very frustrating experience at times, but the level design is amazing, with a lot of unusual scenarios that pressure the player in interesting ways. The importance of scoring turns out to be a double-edged sword in this case; sure, it is frequently utterly infuriating when you drop a high value medal, but a lot of the level design relies on those medals to force you to balance sitting in one spot to collect medals vs. speed killing dangerous enemies.

At the very least, it's certainly not a dull game- but some of that not-dullness has a tendency to translate into yelling obscenities at that one stray bullet that ruined an important scoring moment.
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12. Video Game: Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars [Average Rating:7.71 Overall Rank:2072]
Video Game: Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars
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Picked up a used copy of Tatsunoko vs. Capcom while I was waiting for them to bake my pizza next door. Spent a decent chunk of the weekend unlocking everything. Jun the Swan and Batsu are my favorites.

Played more Final Fantasy Tactics Advance as well. The core members of my clan are actually running out of abilities to learn so I've started building some of the fringe characters up. I am just now, for example, building a Hunter.
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13. Video Game: Buzz Aldrin's Race Into Space [Average Rating:8.05 Overall Rank:1583] [Average Rating:8.05 Unranked]
Video Game: Buzz Aldrin's Race Into Space
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No entry in the DB for this one, unfortunately.

I've been noodling around with 'Kerbal Space Program'. There's no 'game' as such, as it's more of an open sandbox simulator. Still, you can design your own rockets and spacecraft. I've yet to get a craft into orbit, but it's possible to construct an entire Apollo program.

I've also had some spectacular rocketry disasters. Imagine accidentally jettisoning your solid rocket boosters early, and having all three of them (still under power) arc up and inward, striking your command module simultaneously. Ouch!
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