Now Playing - September 2008

Well, it's the end of the month so it's that time again. I had a discussion a few days or so ago about how I'm playing way too many games. If I don't finish some of these up soon I'll never get anywhere in my huge pile of games. Shin Megami Tensei: Imagine Online (PC) Imagine Online The day Siliconera ran, what was at the time a rumor, about Imagine coming to the US by way of Aeriagames I decided it was time I finally checked out Imagine Online. After a bit of searching, I was able to track down a wiki page that had all the info needed to get up and running. I haven't put too much time into it since, it's a bit difficult to play since I can't read Japanese. I could just use a walk through but whats the fun in that. I probably will shelve this though and wait for the US release to come along. Persona 3: FES (PS2) I'm still working my way through the first part of Persona 3. I've been slowly grinding through the levels and finally got around to fusing my frist demons to get Jack Frost. I'm still really enjoying the game. I still have mountains of work left to do in the game and even after that, I still have the FES portion to do. Expect to see this here a few dozen more times. Max Payne (PC) All Rockstar games were on sale this weekend, over on Steam, so in a moment of weakness I decided to pick up the Max Payne collection. After all, I need to be ready for when the movie comes out (hah). I'm already on to into the second part of the story - although I can't remember how many where in it total. I figure with a couple of more sessions I'll have this beat. Star Wars: The Force Unleashed (360) A friend of mine picked this up the week it came out, went home to play it and just moments before taking control of Darth Vader was treated instead to the "Red Ring of Death". That's right I finally know someone who has encountered this problem. So, I managed to get my hands on the the game since, I wasn't about to actually buy it. Like most people I really enjoyed the demo when it came out. So, I was looking forward to the game. I've only played a couple of levels - starting as Vader was pretty awesome. There is nothing like force choking wookies and then throwing them off a bridge - I could have done that for hours. Unfortunately, there are a couple of little things that just don't feel right in the game. I found myself fighting with the camera a bit more then I feel I should have and the enemy AI is a bit spotty at times. My biggest gripe with the game - and it may be just a technical issue - but when Vader attacks a fern (or any number of objects) with a light saber that fern better take damage...