Weekend Playlist, 11/20/2009
Ryan Kuo: I'm staying away from Left 4 Dead 2 this week to meet some personal deadlines. I think. All bets are off Thanksgiving weekend.
I ditched Saints Row 2 last week, predictably, and am now working my way through Red Faction: Guerrilla. I really think I'm going to stick with this game. No, really. It brings out the little boy and the closest Marxist in me. Also, it looks pretty good on my crappy old tube.
I was considering downloading Gyromancer, after enjoying the demo, but there's already DLC for the game and it just came out Wednesday. So I'm a little wary.
Jason McMaster: Guerrilla is a great game! The sheer satisfaction of smashing through a wall to beat a dude with a giant sledgehammer is pretty awesome. For me, I'll be all over Left 4 Dead 2 on the PC and my preview build of Serious Sam HD. Oh yeah, and that Mario game!
Chris Buecheler: I'm deeply immersed in NaNoWriMo, at about 32k words into a story about a teenage girl who kills a werewolf and gets recruited by a school for monster hunters. You can read an excerpt right here!
When not pounding away on that, I think I'm going to "finish" Torchlight this weekend -- as in make my way through the main storyline. I've done so many secondary dungeons that I'm way overpowered and am whaling through the main dungeon with ease, but it's still pretty fun. I'm also going to be continuing my "Association" in NBA 2K10 (360), as well as taking occasional breaks to play a few minutes of the "My Player" mode, remember that it's frustrating as hell and poorly implemented, and then go back to the Association mode.
After that, I'm thinking about buying the original Left 4 Dead for PC now that it's come down to a price that makes sense for its meager single-player offerings. L4D2 at 50 bucks would be a crazy waste of my money when I'll likely never play the game online. Assassin's Creed II for the 360 is also appealing, as I enjoyed the first one and still think it has the best third-person control scheme that's yet been invented. Curious to see what they improved upon in the sequel.
William Abner: I'll be playing Left 4 Dead 2 tonight on the 360 in Versus mode and King's Bounty: Armored Princess this weekend as well as NCAA Basketball 10. Then there's this whole "Sgt. Pepper's" matter I need to resolve.
I will also watch Ohio State throttle Michigan Saturday afternoon. However, I don't know how I will ever find time to read "Going Rogue" over the weekend. Fingers crossed!!
Troy Goodfellow: As an ancient history nerd, the release of Slitherine's Field of Glory, a PC adaptation of a miniature ruleset, is the best thing to happen to me game-wise in months. The battle selection is pretty sparse (No Zama? What the hell?) but it has one of the best and easiest to use scenario editors I've seen in a long time.
So who wants to join me on the plains of Pharsalus for a BC throwdown?
Evan Narcisse: As we speak, I am in Scott Jones' Canadian HQ. There are consoles, carrot juice and cats. Obviously, I'm traveling. I'm in Vancouver to take a look at ModNation Racers, an upcoming PS3 release, and it looks pretty good so far. More on that soon. I only brought my iPhone and iPod with me and have just used Jones' speedy Canadian Wi-Fi to download Hook Champ. Along with coming to grips with that game, I will likely spend part of my travel continuing to obsess over GeoDefense Swarm.
David Thomas: I'm going to play that one game with zombies all the kids are talking about. You know, the one with the green cover. And then I am planning on playing that dragon game. You know, the one those Canadian doctors made.
Yup. That'll about do it.
Gus Mastrapa: Big surprise. I'll be playing lots of Left 4 Dead 2 (Xbox 360 -- message Phantom Mare for a game). Between rounds I'll be fooling around with Gyromancer, which feels like a better version of Puzzle Quest. In anticipation of all the year-end voting I finally went out and grabbed Uncharted 2: Among Thieves. I wasn't a huge fan of the first game. I'm hoping the new one is better. I would have grabbed Assassin's Creed II if the guy at my local GameStop weren't such a punk. He actually told a customer that she took too long to drive across town to pick up a game she asked them to hold.
Lastly, I'll be fooling around with the Battlefield: Bad Company 2 beta. Any other Crispy Gamer readers or writers plan on playing? Add me, Flynn, on PSN if you want to try to group.
Scott Jones: Hello.
This weekend I will be playing Wet even though there are a great many other far superior games to play. I am still in love with Rubi. If you see me looking all dreamy eyed and staring off into space, that's because I am busy imagining Rubi having a tickle fight with Juno Eclipse from Star Wars: The Force Unleashed.
I have been playing LEGO Rock Band lately here and there, so I'll probably get in a bit of that as well, mostly because it is fun, and I am hoping to get some Achievement points. (Question: Why are music games so stingy with the APs lately?) I will also be watching it rain here in Vancouver, and I'll be checking my body for the appearance of gills.
Oh and I will be elevating and icing my ankle after an unfortunate Tony Hawk RIDE incident. Sad face.
And I took Narcisse to a comic shop on Thursday, and he talked me into buying some comics, so no doubt I'll be reading some comics. "The Preacher" is pretty good so far.
That is all.
Elise Vogel: We've got a short work week coming up, and I'm hoping something will get its hooks in me in and not let go through Thanksgiving. It will either be Fallout 3: Broken Steel (I will definitely start it this weekend), Left 4 Dead 2 (I might buy it to play co-op with my family in Florida) or a yet-to-be-determined third game (after reading Tom Chick's review, this may be Assassin's Creed II). I'll keep you posted.
What's on your own playlist this weekend? Inquiring Game Trusters want to know. Leave a comment below.