Today, I picked up Gunstar Heroes and Castlevania: Symphony of the Night through Xbox Live Arcade. Gunstar Heroes is an old favorite of mine, and on last week’s podcast, I even called that the game that first defined my gaming tastes. It is short and sweet with brilliant controls and a great stylized artstyle. I’ve already beaten the game, taking about 3 hours to do so this morning. After that, I began playing Symphony of hte Night, which I hadn’t played before, but I do enjoy the Castleroid style Castlevania games. Thus far, I’m digging it quite a bit. The lack of a manual is hurting, though, since I’m not fully sure what all of the buttons do, but it’s not nearly as hard to figure out as UFC 2009 was. I think I will end up enjoying this game.
I tried playing some inFAMOUS a few minutes ago, but I am simply not enjoying the game any more. I’m pretty frustrated with the world as is, and it certainly wasn’t helping. I just reached the Historic District, and the lack of a HUD indicator for enemy directions is driving me insane. I seem to constantly get shot from an enemy I can’t locate, and die confused more often than not. I don’t finish engagements feeling like I could’ve done anything to have saved myself – I just have no idea where the shooting is coming from.
I’ll go back to Psychonauts before the end of this three day weekend. I very much want to reach the Milkman level, as I’ve heard so much about it. I got to the lungfish, lost, and haven’t picked it back up since then. I do that a lot with boss fights. I’m just a little too unfocused to go through most games.