I just can't help it. I'm a sucker for cheap games. I go to Gamestop and come out with 3 old PS2 games that I have no intention of playing anytime in the next year. I've actually been spending less time playing games, so I'm not finishing games as fast as I used to.
What this all means is that I just bought a new shelf to supplement the two others in my room devoted to holding video games. My collection of disc-based 360 games alone approaches 100. I decided to update my game collection list on Gamespot, and it tells me my total collection is over 300 games, which is saying something because I haven't finished updating yet.
I wonder if I need to take a look at the way I game and just say screw it to completion. Looking through my list, I see some games that I know I'll never be able to 100%. I'll never be able to 100% the solo in The Final Countdown to finish Lego Rock Band. I'll never finish the marathon without a fault in Trials HD. I don't know why I try for these achievements anymore, because they take away time that I could be spending actually advancing in another game.
Anyway, I have [re]started several new games (new for me, anyway), some of which I will elaborate on:
Mirror's Edge: Actually, I'm coming back to this. I used to play my roommate's copy, but since I no longer have access to that, I went out and picked up a new copy. And wow, I don't know why. This game is frustratingly difficult. You can't see where your feet are, making any sort of maneuver requires great timing on button presses and camera moving at the same time, and you'll clip with random pipes you can barely see protruding 2 inches out ofa wall. I gave up after coming 0.02 seconds away from a 2 star time in one of the Time Trials. Speaking of trials...
Trials HD: Bought it on the DotW, and I don't know why. The demo seemed fun enough, but now that I have the game and can play the expert levels, I regret the purchase. Those levels are ridiculously hard. Sure, with enough trial and error you'll eventually pass anything, but it's no fun to repeatedly die due to wacky physics. I also see no reason why falling from 5 feet high would bounce you 2 feet in the air.
Defense Grid: Enough about hard games. This was an easy 200/200. Fun, too. I'm not really a TD person, but this game seemed to do it for me. To be honest, I don't like some of the game mechanics. It bothers me that the game rewards you for earning resources and then not using them. A couple of the towers seem nearly useless (I'm looking at you, Laser and Tesla.). And I wish you could replay older levels with towers you unlock later in the game. But still, I had fun, even if your companion is creepily obsessed with raspberries.
The Saboteur: Fun! Damn, I played this and couldn't play anything else until I had 100%ed this game. It was so much fun running around France destroying Nazi installations, abusing the enemy AI, and generally exploding stuff. For some reason the little I heard about this game revolved around the topless dancers and nudity in the game, which is sad because it's not prevalent at all, it's in good context because it all happens in a burlesque club in the middle of Paris, and it's overshadowing what happens to be some damn good fun just blowing stuff up.
That's really about it for now. Feel free to call me a pathetic video game player who sucks, needs to get a life, noob, etc.