Got Game? April '06 Feature - The Next Level

Got Game? April '06

Find out what we've been playing this Spring.

Article by TNL Staff (Email)
April 19th 2006, 07:05AM

Candice Shane

This month has been way chaotic. Besides the fact I've been dealing with many problems with The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, I've been trying to wade through the ever constant sea of titles that I've recieved. I'm sure some of you have had a ton of patching problems with Oblivion, as have I. I've had to play the 360 version just to get a little bit of work done on it and I'm sure you'll like what I have to say. So, better late than never -- you'll be reading it soon.

As well as the current PC titles, I've been getting into other games like Suikoden V and Guitar Hero. Again, I'm usually late to the game and sometimes I wait for big uproar before I'll invest in something like a game with it's own specialized control. I'm not the bandwagon person, by any stretch of the imagination so when I actually put forth the time and money for Guitar Hero, I was quite pleased with the results. I had an awesome time trying to figure out the button combinations and the timing, however for someone who doesn't ever play a guitar -- I had a rough time trying to get my hand back to normal. Rocking can definitely flare up a person's carpal tunnel.

Suikoden V came along at the perfect time, especially with the lull because of our wait for Kingdom Hearts II and Final Fantasy XII. We're all anxiously awaiting the next big thing, but when it comes to a series like Suikoden, a lot of people hold onto it with heavy hearts. The sprite graphics from the first two games were legendary and done with an almost flawless touch, so you can imagine everyone's shock when the game went into the new millenium with 3D graphics and a crazy system that deviated completely from what we had all come to know. THANKFULLY, Konami heard our sobs over the third game and even the fourth game and this time triumphed and gave us a fantastically clean update in five.

I would've had a lot more to say about all this, but haven't you guys ever gone to play your games first thing in the morning and found the dreaded message: "Save file not found"? I did. It was hideous. My save files for MGS3: Snake Eater, Radiata Stories, Guitar Hero, Karaoke Revolution, Suikoden V and Atelier Iris were all gone! Absolutely washed away and deleted as if nobody cared in the world what levels I had gotten to or just how long I spent building up my characters.

I had even found every secret in Metal Gear Solid 3. Did this masked bandit not care about this? As it turns out, it was all due to the horror of someone saving and in the middle of saving, taking the disc out. It washed away all my memories. This person? This masked bandit? My eight-year-old brother who I keenly let play my PS2. Smooth move, Candice. I hit myself daily ever since that point.

So now, I'm back to the drawing board, so keep tuning in to see my Suikoden V review and the review I've got coming up for Midway Arcade Treasures Deluxe Edition!

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