I played some games over the weekend, as people who write about games tend to do, but I didn't play many (yes, trolls who post on blogs that don't interest them: I got outside and did some stuff too): a little bit of Diablo 3 co-op with a friend, a little bit of Super Meat Boy (thank you Humble Indie Bundle V) and tried to get Psychonauts playing nicely with Windows7 after it seems my PC has managed to drop a .dll file somewhere.
Looking at the state of my PC desk at home perhaps the AWOL .dll file is somewhere under the clutter of game boxes, printer paper and notepads. I'll try to track it down tonight.
While it's true that I've played most of the games in the Humble Indie Bundle V before on console, I just couldn't resist buying them for PC. The allure was just too great: I just had to have great games like Braid, Swords and Sworcery, Limbo and Psychonauts on PC as well. I'm using a controller sometimes, too, so I'm getting the best of both worlds: the familiarity of a controller but the better resolutions of a PC monitor. Win-win.
Also, I just love the soundtrack on Super Meat Boy. I found I just had to tap my foot to it as I played. It's got a catchy beat.
I'm starting to find Diablo 3 a bit of a grind with its constant "enter a dungeon/location, click-click-click on the left mouse button at enemies (I'm a barbarian), swallow a health potion because I'm hurt, click-click-click on enemies some more, win the battle, teleport back to home base to sell off some unwanted loot, teleport back to location, move forwards to the next location" gameplay.
And before the Diablo 3 grandmasters whale on me for oversimplifying things, yes, there is more to the game than that, but I'm sure you'll agree: the mouse buttons get a fair old workout in Diablo 3. I got told off by the family the other night while they were watching TV - all they could hear was the constant "click, click, click" of my mouse buttons. It must have been during a particularly frantic battle. I might take a break and come back to it in a few days. Taking breaks is good.
OK, that's been my gaming weekend. What have you been playing lately? More of the same or something completely different? Internet trolls who frequent gaming blogs just to post pointless comments: what have you been up to lately?
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