Gaming in the New Year

A two week vacation and the holidays gave me some extra time to do some serious gaming, and game I did. With the release of Gears of War, I broke down and bought an XBox 360. It was the killer app for the 360… for me, anyway. My other XBox 360 title is Quake 4, a game I couldn’t even buy for a Windows PC, since I don’t own one anymore. Toys-R-Us had it cheap for $19; a solid game, but no GoW. There was a time when I wouldn’t have imagined playing a FPS game with a console controller, but Gears really shines.

And of course, Twilight Princess for the Wii. I was able to finish it this weekend. Best Zelda game so far. Honestly. To be honest, I did tire of pointing my Wii remote around at the screen, so I switched the pointer off (using the joystick on the nunchuck to aim when necessary).

My other holiday game has been Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin— a superb 2-D Castlevania title.

Georgia wasn’t thrilled when I told her my one of my New-Year’s resolutions was to complete the games I already have and future games I buy. I think she’s afraid I’ll wear a hole through our couch.

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Geoff Taylor said:

I completely understand that resolution. I get sucked in by high rated reviews of games and keep buying and buying but I never finish most games because I just don't have the time. I need to make time for gaming. :)

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I'm about 16 hours into Twilight Princess. How long did it take you to complete it? I've heard 60+ hours on average. Close?

Oh and I'm actually playing the Gamecube version which is identical to the Wii version except that I get to use a sane controller ;-) I'm still undecided on the whole Wiimote thing.

Brad Author Profile Page said:

Kevin: I don't know exactly-- I certainly haven't completed all the quests, etc. Unfortunately, the game timer is left running when I had it paused, so I can't go by the play timer.

Yes, I heard the GameCube version was pretty much the same -- that's amazing frankly, but I guess it makes sense since it started out as a GameCube game after all. I do wonder though what the next Zelda game on the Wii will be like once they use the console to it's full potential. I do like the widescreen view for the Wii-- I understand the GC version is just 4:3.

Brad: Yes you're right, no widescreen for the GC version I'm afraid. Wow, that would be sweet actually.

I'm sure this is the last Zelda game that will grace the GC so if I want to continue my Zelda addiction I'm going to have to pony up for a Wii I suppose. That controller though. Hmm...

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