Decided I’m gonna start a little (hopefully) regular post called “Weekend Playlist”. I thought it might be somewhat interesting to document week-by-week what I played over the weekend, since now, it’s really the only time I have to get some serious play time in. Interesting, I find it’s been occurring from the hours of 10:30PM-2:00AM. Friday night comes and I’m suddenly a night owl.
Anyway, let’s check out what was on the playlist this past weekend:
1) Street Fighter IV (PS3)
Good god, Street Fighter IV. And a friggin’ LOT of it. I must have played something like 100 online matches, and my battle points are still a crappy 700 points. I’m not the greatest player, but I’d say I win 50/50. (Is it just me or did they nerf Dhalsim?)
This game is just so damned beautiful, and I am finding the more I play it, the more I like it. The rich graphics, the tight gameplay, the charming character models and the fierce, fierce online competition just keeps me coming back for more. This is the closest to that sweet 1990’s arcade feeling I have come since, well, the 1990s. Good on you, Capcom. This game is just smashing,
2) Tatsunoko vs Capcom (Wii)
Good friend and blog contributor, Antonio, stopped by over the weekend to get some quality game time in at the Jason Residence. I gazed across my media shelf and saw my poor, lately untouched copy of TvC and decided to dust it off and get back into it. The only reason I stopped playing this was because of SFIV.
Holy crap-on-a-stick, that final boss is just a damned joke. How much hair do I have to tear out to unlock some weird character I’ve never heard of? Bejeebus, Capcom, relax with the bosses already. Fantasticly fun game, and a truely satisfyingly hard-core Wii game. Glad I got some time in on it.
3) International Karate (Wii, Virtual Console)
I was in the mood for some Commodore 64 fun. Realized I had no C64 games on my Wii yet, so gave this one a shot. Very interesting title, very similar to one of my fav old arcade games, Karate Champ. Love the complex control. Makes for a fascinating Karate sim, with surprisingly lovely animations and charming personality.
4) Geometry Wars (DS)
Great way to burn off the extra glucose in the brain before bed is to make your eyes bleed with a nice round of Geometry Wars. The DS version is a very competent and extremely fun and addicting port. Made me hope they make another.
And that’s about it! Check back next week to see what I’ve been up to, and leave your comments below to let me know what you’ve had your thumbs on over the weekend.