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Quick random gaming post

I thought I'd jot down some brief thoughts on a number of games I've played recently, since I have added some new stuff to my library as of late

Geometry Wars (PC, DS)
Holy crap this is addictive. It's basically Asteroids on crack, with score multipliers, upgradeable weapons, helper drones (in the DS version, anyway), different types of enemies and some pretty funky looking graphics. I could play this all day, except for the need to fulfil bodily functions and avoid getting fired.

The Simpsons Game (DS)
Basically, apart from the fact that it has Simpsons characters and dialogue in it (some of which is pretty funny)…it's a pretty basic platformer. The video game parodies are pretty clever, but I can't really justify putting too much more time into it.

Advance Wars: Days of Ruin (DS)
The art is by Hiroaki (of King of Fighters 2000 and King of Fighters XI fame), the turn-based strategy is pretty damn good and the music is pretty rockin'. The AI is ruthless, though, and the story is fairly predictable so far. I would have tried it online, but flipping my router back and forth between WPA and WEP is a pain in the ass.

Resident Evil 4 (Wii)
THANK GOD FOR POINTER AIMING. I can't really imagine playing this game any other way now (particularly since I've never actually played it before). Other than that, the presentation and atmosphere are great, but the dialogue is still pretty bad. I suppose it's a Resident Evil tradition to have third-rate voice actors. I should be glad Leon isn't talking about Ashley sandwiches, I guess.

Upcoming stuff on my gaming hit list:
Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened (PC)
Point and click adventure games forever! *raises fist*

Super Smash Brothers Brawl (Wii)
After that Sonic trailer, there could never be any doubt that I was going to get this game. :P

No More Heroes (Wii)
Impressions have been mostly positive, so I will get this.

NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams (Wii)
Only after it drops to $30 or less, because this title seems to follow the Sonic Team design principle of taking a game that's pretty good and adding extra tedious and/or crappy bits for “variety.”

Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney (DS)
If only to see how the localization turned out, since I've already played it.

Devil May Cry 4 (PC)
Yes, I know the 360 and PS3 versions are out this week… *grumble*

But truth be told, I should get off my arse and finish Devil May Cry 3 Special Edition and Psychonauts before I buy anything else. :P

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