Which game are you playing through for the first time?

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  1. LightyKD
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    Hey everyone,

    This week I find myself "seriously" playing two games for the first time. The reason I stated that sentence that way is because In the case of both I have played part of the first level but, only enough to "demo the game. This time I'm attempting a true play through. The two games are Manhunt 2 (Wii, unedited version) and Halo (PC version). I tend to be the type of person that plays the popular, non Nintendo related stuff years after the hype dies off. This is very evident with Halo. I have to say that I'm enjoying both games. Hell, Halo actually looks nice on my crappy ass laptop and plays very well with a wired 360 controller. I would love to find a Wii Remote/Nunchuck setup but that's something to be worked on at a later time :)

    Manhunt 2 is creepy as hell but I think that's awesome. It has been a while since I have felt true fear while playing a game. You truly do feel powerless against enemies that seem to have a great advantage. Now that I'm finished sharing my two current gaming ventures, are any of you forum goers playing a game for the first time? Why are you playing that game? Are you simply out of new stuff to play or, is it a game you always wanted to try but never had the chance till now?
     


  2. emigre

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    Shouldn't you be using a mouse to play Halo?
     
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    My problem is that I have too many games I'm interested with.
    So, like you, I play 30min to see how the game is, and try to complete my old ones instead of playing the new one.
    And all games are like that.

    Sometime I decide to "really play it now !", and it last one or two weeks until I miss time to complete it again.
    I'm trying to complete Star Ocean 4, but there's were Last story (complete), Pandora Tower (not completed), and now Kid Icarus in my way!
    I'm playing only Kid icarus, but I'm so slow.
    I bought it on released day, and I'm only at chapter 19.


    Good luck on your "real play" this time ;)
     
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    I'm on my first playthrough of diablo 3.


    As for games that I only started playing way after the hype was gone, I can only think of excitetruck and excitebots right now. Oh, wait...999 on DS as well.


    Perhaps one day I'll return to xenoblades. And if devolution actually CAN solve the streaming audio bug, I'll probably play through eternal darkness (yeah, I've picked up the original about a month back. I never got around to actually play it.
     
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    Well, due to studying my gaming time has been cut short but I am playing through The Dark Spire right now and I'm preparing to play Operation Raccoon City (guilty pleasure), Legend of Grimrock (old school is good school) and Diablo 3 (because Diablo).
     
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    Unlike most gamers these days I don't blow through my games. I think it's a total waste of money (or bandwidth if you're a pirate). I like to play my games for a few weeks or months and then go cold turkey for a while and then continue at a way later date. It helps to keep that "fresh" feeling with my games.
     
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    I'm currently well into Assassin's Creed: Revelations. I also have Uncharted 2 and 3 here so they'll be next.
     
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    I technically haven't finished a full playthrough of Skyrim and I'm farther in it on my current character than before. So there's that.

    Otherwise there's not much else I'm playing.
     
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    Diablo 3...but i'm not on my first playthrough anymore. I'm too addicted to this game...
     
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    Currently im casualy playing Silent Hill Origins on my PSP. Love the sound score with headphones in a dark room.. But the game, not that much. It is creepy and very well done but way too many enemies, easily avoided in the closed door location turning off the flashlight and almost impossible to avoid in the outside town.. Mixed bag to me, a little disapointment for now, just reached the theater.

    Also Dragon Quest Swords on Wii, i got pleasingly surprised with this one, though i didn't have any high expectations to begin with. Would have been cool to manage equiplment of the teammates and have a better control over them, only con so far.. Im on chapter 5 in this one iirc, the tower of mirrors.


    Have fun with Halo and Manhunt 2.. Got it on my PSP with the uncensored patch and it's sure a M rated game. Serial killer madness, very sick game lol.. Fun at short paces nonetheless. Went as far as the sort of
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
    and left it at that last time i played, long ago when i was still pirating games on my old ps2. Have yet to play it on PSP but great technics from first contact. Cool game!
     
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    I'm going through Mass Effect 3 again, but I haven't been able to play for quite a few weeks thanks to school (final exams, AP tests, regular tests, the works). Hopefully this Memorial Day weekend will give me some time to settle in with the game again.
     
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    Steins; Gate, right now. I'm 100+ hours in and have gotten most of the endings, I still have to get to more and the true ending, which I expect to take another 5 hours, at the very least.
     
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    Assassins Creed (first one): I'm not too far in it. It's certainly not exceptional from what I've played so far but it isn't bad.

    Hotel Dusk: Hence my avatar change. Loving the game so far. Story is quite interesting, soundtrack is okay and the puzzles are a nice touch.
     
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    im playing fire emblem

    seems like thie whole game is a tutorial???
     
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    Diablo 3. Thankfully I am not in school anymore or this would ruin my grades..
     
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    Rayman Origins (360) - Its the last game on my main backlog
    Kid Icarus Uprising - been tryinig 100% for awhilr noe
     
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    Iono, Halo is one of those games for me, that play better with an actual controller.

    I'm playing a bunch through for the first time, I've gotten so bad with gaming it's sad.

    Skyward Sword: I bought this like 2 months ago, and I got to the desert area, but then I got tired of the game. In a bad way too. It's too confusing, the dungeons are crap, and I don't like the upgrading of weapons. I just want my Hylian Shield :(

    Diablo 2: My friend has been bugging me for the longest time to play this, so last night I cracked and started playing the game with him, I'm pretty hooked now.

    Oblivion: First time playing through it, and I hate the game. It's too boring. The horse is too slow, the game doesn't do much to inform you how to play or what all the stats mean. And not to mention I spent way too long trying to mod the game that I don't even wanna touch it anymore. None of the mods worked with the Steam version, and I'm sorry, but I seriously think those mods would help me enjoy the game better.

    Rayman Origins: I love this game. I'll admit I'm not the biggest Rayman fan, but good lord Origins is amazing. It's seriously like watching a cartoon.
     
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    Xenoblade Chronicles. I've been playing this game for almost a month, perhaps longer. It's so friggin' long, I just get turned off from it every now and then because It takes a really long time to gather a bunch of things for a certain location, and I can never keep track of all of my sidequests. It's great fun though, I plan on finishing this game, if it's even possible to finish this game.
     
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    I recently started to play the Luminous Arc series on DS. Already finished the first one and really loved it. Now I'm taking a break before I start the second one (and probably at some time the third one when the translation is far enough to let me enjoy it).
     
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    Hello! Sorry you feel that way about Skyward, I really enjoyed it and so did my fiancee. The shield thing can be damned frustrating at times, though. :) About Oblivion, ME TOO. I took that thing back the next day. I found it so deadly dull, and yeah, a tutorial would have been nice. Rayman does rock. I've got the DS version and am liking that.


    Hey! Yeah, the first one and the second one are so night and day. The 2nd one is such an improvement in every way, that I never finished the first, just read the plot of it online and moved on to ACII, and I wouldn't change a thing. ACII is the only game on my PS3 I've got 100% on. :) Hotel Dusk was a cool little game, and one I'm glad you reminded me of, I don't think I finished it. I love puzzlers.

    Okay, I am proudly embracing my nerdy side and playing Pokemon SoulSilver for the first time. This is my first ever Pokemon game, and I am really liking it. (My Totodile was adorable. They evolve so fast. *tear*) That's the main one that I'm "seriously" devoting time to. For my PS3, I'm in various stages of Darksiders, L.A. Noire, Castlevania: Lord of Shadows, and Dragon Age: Origins. Ironically, with all these "newer" games to play, I've been killing Final Fantasy VII that I bought off PSN. It's my childhood in HD. *happiness*
     

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