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Metal Arms Finished and Mini-Review.

I haven't bought any new games since I last posted. I've mostly been focused on trying to beat the games I have, as I mentioned in my last blog.

I've beaten two games since then. Well, really one. I mistakenly put Super Mario 64 on the list of games I haven't beaten, when I didn't remember that I've actually beaten it. I had a save file on my cartridge saved on the last level, and I beat it again the other day. Although I haven't gotten all of the Stars. Chances are I never will get all of them, because some of them strike me as simply impossible.I've gotten about 86 on that save.

One game that I did beat, and that I was very proud to have beaten, was Metal Arms: Glitch in the System. I beat it on "Easy" difficulty, but that's rather misleading, because it wasn't easy at all. Hard game, and pretty long for an action game. It doesn't have a timer that counts how many hours you've been playing like other games do, but it does time you on each individuallevel, which doesn't really help because there's about50 levels.

Since I don't feel like busting out my calculator, I'll estimate that it took me somewhere between 20 and 30 hours to finish if you count replayinglevels after dying.

For those who haven't played it, it's very similar to Ratchet & Clank. Basically, the world is controlled by robots, and there's a war going on between the good robots, called the Droids, against the bad robots, the Mil Bots. You play as a robot named Glitch, who's kind of the last hope of the Droids. The character Glitch is a lot like if you took both Ratchet and Clank, and threw them in a blender together.

The game is full of a lot of funny dialog with bleeped-out swearing. It's mostly a shooter but has platforming elements as well. You can use a wide variety of weapons to kill your enemies, and the dead enemies drop washers, the equivalent to the bolts in Ratchet & Clank. There are also vehicles, which are a lot of fun.

The comparisons are undeniable, but Metal Arms is an amazing game in its own right. The camera perspective is pretty cool, it's like an over-the-shoulder view like Resident Evil 4. It's a lot of fun, and I'd strongly recommend it to fans of the genre.

So, I just scratched that off my list.Now, the question is, what to play next? I'd like some suggestions from that list of what to try to beat next!