What Are You Playing This Weekend?

What Are You Playing This Weekend?

This weekend is going to be a special one for me. I’ve decided to dust off my 3DS and finally finish off Ocarina of Time, after abandoning it halfway through the Forest Temple. But what about you guys? What are you going to be playing this weekend?

To be perfectly honest, I had forgotten all about Ocarina of Time, until my brother arrived and started playing it on my 3DS. Instantly, like a spoiled brat who only wants what others have, I had a real urge to start playing it again. It’s going to be a struggle, since the both of us want to play, but I’m determined to try and finish the game before the end of the weekend.

My brother is ahead of me, just at the water temple — the most deviously unfair dungeon the Zelda franchise has ever seen — and that’s sparked a long dormant sibling rivalry that tracks all the way back to playing Secret of Mana on the SNES, when we’d have to take turns on our own games and race each other to the finish. If he manages to finish to before me, the 12-year-old inside me will be crushed.

Anyway, that’s my weekend. What are you guys up to?


  • I have to go to my sister’s parents for the weekend so probably will not have much time to play. But I’m bringing my 3DS with me and I too will be playing Ocarina of Time, I’m almost up to the Spirit Temple so a good 2, maybe 3 hours will see me to the end of the game. Hopefully I can find the time!

  • A bit of VANQUISHHHHHH. The best knee sliding slow motion explosion simulator action game with smoking ever.

    Also FFVII, got the buggy the other day after Golden Saucer so I was going around doing the extra stuff but I might keep moving on with the story this weekend.

    • Ooh, I got that a couple of weeks ago, and I reckon it might just hit the spot – it’s been too long since I played something that is full-on action.

      It will also nicely balance out the more sedate pace of Dragon Age, which I’m slowly getting into. Though I think I enjoyed the futuristic setting of Mass Effect more.

      I’m also going to try and sneak in some 3DS time with Resident Evil: Mercenaries and/or Dead or Alive.

    • Did someone say Final Fantasy VII? MY FAVOURITE GAME. However, WTF? People still play this game? It’s pretty dated.

  • OoT 3D for me as well. It’s my first time playing OoT, and I’ve gotten lost quite a few times already, although I’d manage to figure it out eventually…hrs later. At the Fire Temple right now.

  • I’ll be playing the amazing game of ‘work on the weekends’ where by you go to work on a Saturday and don’t get paid. If I get time I’ll pick up a 3DS from Dick Smith for $199 and get some OoT on for what, at last count, will be my 6th playthrough of the game.

    • Well I’ll need to call the police on you. Since you’re holding a party for mature adults that are playing a game that’s supposed to be tone-downed enough for little children that are mature enough to play.

  • Learning to keep my Leopard 2’s alive in Combat Mission. Struggling through a second run through of Dragon Age 2.

    Twitching at my desk waiting for Deus Ex Human Revolution.

    • The thought of new Deus Ex game gets me through the day. From the looks of it so far, I don’t think I will be dissapointed.

  • Here’s a dilemma I’m faced with, and some of you probably have been too. Would be interested in some feedback.

    Is it wrong to want to want separate from your partner (who is pregnant) and three kids because you don’t get enough time to yourself to play the games you want to play?
    Don’t get me wrong, I love my family. But I can never find any time to play my Xbox anymore 🙁

  • Football Manager has me by the balls again…i work in game store i have access to any game i want but damn it football manager wont let me leave… im like Bosnich with coke!

  • Im finally gonna make Darksiders my bitch this weekend. I only have to find the 7 pieces of the Armageddon Sword then the big showdown! (Im assuming lol)
    Im also up to disc 3 in LA Noire, just been disgraced & working for the Arson squad. Hopefully I can knock that over too, its been a fantastic experience.
    Any other time will go playing Mario Kart Wii, Halo Reach, & Tekken 6

  • I’m up to the final Ganon fight in OOT Master Quest, but I died and it made me restart at the top of the tower so I got annoyed and shut it down. Once I finish that off then it will be back to Link’s Awakening and then hopefully 20 free downloadable games soon enough. (I hope they keep me busy until RE:Revelations or Mario 3D Land comes out)

    As for this weekend I might finally try and finish off Demon’s Souls (in hot anticipation of Dark Souls). I can’t beat the Old King Allant boss but found a cheap method online I might try out.

  • I’ll be playing drinking this weekend 🙂

    Maybe a bit of oblivion as well, have been giving that another good thrashing, as I never finished it or played the DLC. Such an awesome game

  • Was hoping my copy of Catherine would show up today, but so far no luck. Think I might dust off Fallout 3 and finishing mopping up whatever remaining quests I can find there. Plus a bit of BC2 multiplayer and also starting to feel the need for another serving of GT5.

  • May pick up a 3DS this afternoon, in which case OoT will be played over the weekend. Otherwise I’ll be trying to get through the billion games I own on steam. Probably roll a dice or flip a coin or something to see which one I play. I started Assassin’s Creed almost two weeks ago and haven’t played it in over a week so… 🙁 I’m a little slack.

  • I’m keen to get back into Catherine. I couldn’t bear to play last weekend when my GF was hung over and hormonal. I’d had about all the girl drama I could take.

    Shadows of the Damned is giving me the shits with those ‘big boner’ levels, trying so hard not to let it linger on the pile of shame.

    Sunday night, as always, will require some Fallout while scotched on the couch.

    • The big boner levels (there’s only three and the second is the hardest) become a lot easier if you don’t bother for headshots. The enemies go down in three hits and they slow down when you hit them. If you can get headshots for an isntant kill, great, but I found that taking the time to line them up was my to my detriment more often than not.

  • I plan to be playing Read Dead Redemption. I started it on Wednesday and I’m enjoying it so far, though I have had some annoying setbacks such as my horse refusing to turn and walking off a cliff, taking me with it. Also, John seems to like switching to his knife for no reason when I’m about to enter a gunfight, which has gotten me killed.

    Realistically, I will probably play a small amount of Red Dead and a lot of time playing Minecraft.

  • The World Ends With You – came in the mail 3 days ago but held off playing it till after I finished all my trial HSC exams, yaaaaay!

    And probably some Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition, getting my butt kicked online =(

  • Well I finished my 2nd playthrough of Infamous 2, so will now be moving onto Red Faction Armageddon ($58 @ JB). I also picked up the 2nd Army of Two game to play co-op with a mate, so hopefully he’s available for that this w/e. Then there’s Minecraft, there’s always Minecraft 🙂

  • Dammit Mark. Now I have the sudden urge to play Secret of Mana 2 (or Seiken Densetsu 3? :p) on ZSnes. And I’m not home for the next 2 days, GREAT! 🙁

    I have a huge soft spot for that game, totally brilliant.

  • I have gone back to Trine the last couple of days so I will push on with that, plus I am at the Water Temple in my VC download version of Ocarina, so that might get a run as well. And then there’s Bastion, which I’m nearly finished. So options options.

    Oh, and despite promising myself I wouldn’t be tempted by a 3DS the Dick Smith $199 might be too hard to ignore…

  • I am playing a game. THE game.

    The one where you get your hopes up for that chance meeting with that girl who caught your eye that time and have been thinking about ever since, wanting something to happen but knowing in the back of your mind that even if things do look like they’re going well you’re obviously not going to do anything about it so in the end you’ll just have built yourself up for a fall and everything stays the same like it always does.

    I hate this game.

      • I almost beat it a couple of times before, but then someone came along and erased my save file 🙁 Took a while to get the will to start again, but now it feels like I don’t even remember how to play any more. But hey, I’ve got a pretty impressive resume. I pushed through enough to beat Battletoads, I hit the end of TTFAF on Expert. You’re right, I CAN do this. I *will* do this! …what are we talking about again?

        Braaains, I lol’d.

  • Well I’ve spent the last two nights rocking Crysis 2 (and it’s outstanding) my little brother might be up for some Team Instant Action.

    Also if I’m in the mood something more mellow then it will be Red Dead Redemption.

    I can understand why you quit at the forest temple, it’s one of the most frustrating levels, especially in those corridors that twist around, but then again I’m one of the few who really liked the Water Temple

    • I’m waiting on my copy of Crysis 2 to arrive in the post. Are people still playing the multiplayer? It looks really fun, and I’m totally sick of Black Ops, and well on my way to getting sick of Bad Company 2. Need an exciting new, avenue for pwnage.

  • Going home, leaving my PC behind for the weekend is pretty sad (even if Steam won’t startup behind the proxy at college) so I suppose I’ll be playing some PS3 if my little brother ever stops playing COD.

    Speaking of little brothers, I can empathise completely Mark – I used to ban my brother from playing games for all kinds of arbitrary reasons, the most recent being Red Steel because I decided (once he passed me in game) that it was ‘too violent’ for him and wouldn’t let him play it.

  • Finaly be getting into Two Worlds 2 and checking out From Dust, all the while thinking of Deus Ex: Human Revolution and Skyrim (3 months and counting…)

  • Dragon Age 2. After completing the first, DA2 is making MUCH more sense than my first aborted runthrough. Only hitch is that for some reason I failed to pick up Isabella in the first act and I could not be ARSED loading an earlier save 🙁 Ah, well… she’s a tramp, anyway.

    Also about 75% through Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet. Really, really good, but… well it ain’t no Dragon Age 2, really. Hopefully I get back into it before it goes the way of Outland (i.e. unfinished and clogging space on my hard drive).

  • Might spend some time online with SSFIV:AE or just chill out playing Darksiders.

    I’ll try hit up Mana Bar again on sunday so I’ll see how things go.

  • I’m going to try and start playing Fallout New Vegas again. finished it on 360 but i have it and all the expansions on PC now following the Steam summer sale.

  • Just got Prototype from Game Guys in the mail, I’m gonna give that a crack in between assignments is weekend. On a side note I really hate posting comments on the iPad. Every time I write my name in autocorrect suggests “Lu Kerry” instead of “Licketty”. Who the hell is Lu Kerry?

  • Picked up a plat copy of Oblivion with all the DLC so might get stuck into that….

    But in reality what will really happen…….SC2

  • FEAR 3 (PC) and if I get sick of that inFamous 2 2nd playthrough and Mortal Kombat, plus a small bit of Marvel vs Capcom 3 (all others PS3)

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