What We’re Playing This Week – President’s Day Edition

 

star of trek

Ben Fitzgerald – Star Trek: 25th Anniversary, Star Trek: Starfleet Command II – Empires At War, Star Trek: Armada, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine – Dominion Wars (PC) – You guessed it: I’m on a serious Star Trek kick. I’ve played 25th Anniversary too many times to count, and I’ve divulged quite a few hours into Armada as well; the other two are new additions. I splurged this weekend and got just about every PC Star Trek title that I didn’t already have, but now that means I’ve got a lot of playing to do.

I’m contrasting the differences between SFCII and its predecessor, and I’m also enjoying working through the Federation/Klingon campaign of Dominion Wars, after which I will tackle the Dominion/Cardassian side of the war. I only have the energy for so many campaigns, so I’m just playing the skirmish mode on Armada while I tackle Dominion Wars – I’m pretty familiar with the game anyway, so it’s more for fun than anything. I’m in for a very nerdy week.

walker dead

Marshall Garvey – TellTale Walking Dead, Season One (Mac) – Oh lordy, does it feel good to be able to type that! So for months my MacBook was on the fritz with a failing hard drive, during which I had to alternate between new and old family laptops. Even though I could access Steam on either of those, I didn’t feel like hassling as the Mac is my “Steam computer.” (Granted, given Mac’s notoriously limited capabilities as a gaming computer, that sentence doesn’t make sense.) All the same, my saved games were on the Mac, so I didn’t really feel like digging into Steam again until it was fixed. Now that it’s running again, I perused my library for something to play in-between a busy day of writing and research. Since I don’t have the disposable cash at the moment for Layers of Fear, I decided to dive back into TellTale Games’ supreme first season of The Walking Dead.

Unfortunately, my saves from my last playthrough were lost for whatever reason, but that does give me a chance to experience everything fresh from the start. And this is definitely one of those games where every little thing is just perfect. The dimensional characters, the taut, poignant story, the uncompromising challenge of knowing even your littlest decision has far-reaching implications, the Southern Gothic atmosphere that saturates every frame, and so on. Much like the comics and television show, it carves out an indelible presence in perhaps the most overcrowded genre in popular entertainment. During the time I’ve played and meditated on this modern classic, its induction into the Last Token Gaming Hall of Fame has been at the forefront of my mind a lot more. Whether I induct it, or LTG’s resident TellTale experts Terry and Jake have the honors, that induction is truly only a matter of time.

Fire Emblem Fates

Terry Randolph – Five Night’s at Freddy’s 2 (Steam/PC), Gears of War: Ultimate Edition (Xbox One), Fire Emblem: Fates (3DS), Super Smash Bros. (Wii U), FallOut 4 (Xbox One)

I have high hopes I can actually finish two of these games within the week now that my workload has lowered after passing my work exam. I’m hoping if I have time through the week I can play Danganronpa as well. However, I’m excited for Fire Emblem: Fates and for finishing up the three articles I have planned to continue this week. I really want to finish Five Nights at Freddy’s 2 and continue on for Five Nights at Freddy’s 3. Also really hoping to play Undertale sometime within the month.

SMITE

Jordan Nelson – Smite (PC), Blade and Soul (PC), Sid Meier’s Civilizations V (PC)

Getting some more free time in this week. Trying to get better at Blade and Soul, hopefully be able to work my way up the ladder. Same goes for Smite. Civilizations is more of just a game for fun that I can play while waiting for the ques to pop on Smite. Who doesn’t love a good game of all out war though?

pokemon pinball

Jake Rushing – Super Smash Bros (Wii U), Pokemon Pinball(Gameboy), Pokemon Red(Gameboy) – Pokemon Pinball was among many games that I was able to obtain this past weekend for the sake of completing the collection that I once had in my youth. So I’ll play that game this week along with playing through Pokemon Red campaign. My objective is to complete my Gameboy backlog at some point before I go through my N64 backlog, where I’d transfer the Pokemon from either Red or Yellow to Pokemon Stadium.

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