To add a bit more discussion to our weekends we’ve decided to start a new segment on the blog that will run every Saturday morning called Keen and Graev’s ‘Weekend of Gaming’. We’ll tell you what we’re playing or doing that’s gaming related. We hope that you’ll find it interesting, perhaps informative, and want to share what you’re playing with us.
This weekend is packed full of great games. My first priority is to finish up my StarCraft 2 Campaign. I’ve already begun to play some multiplayer matches and I can’t wait until I can start working on a solid win ratio to unlock some portraits. The campaign is full of replayability which only makes my desire to finish it stronger so that I can start again. There are parts in the campaign where you have to make choices about actions you take and these choices change how missions play. Great stuff.
I’ll also be playing Mount & Blade. This game has really taken me by surprise. I ended up playing for something like five hours yesterday. I love medieval combat (I’m one of those guys who would dress up like a Knight and go to renaissance fairs if I had the time) and being able to play out giant battles is something currently unavailable in any other game out there.
To round off a nice weekend of gaming I’ll be playing World of WarCraft. My Paladin is floating around 4900gs and I can get him a few easy upgrades. This week’s raid is Marrowgar, which is tough since that’s ICC. Our guild is going to try an ICC 10 alt run which should give me plenty of opportunity. If I can find any time at all to squeeze in a 25-ICC then I’ll take my druid for the badges and perhaps a few upgrades. Since the Lich King was slain by my guild there really isn’t this huge drive to get better gear. I just like having fun and enjoying the content.
I beat the campaign for StarCraft 2 already. I liked it a lot and decided to go back through and play again. I’m not playing on Hard Mode this time because I’m just going back through to get all the achievements. Once I get the achievements then I’ll move up.
I’ll also be playing some multiplayer as well.
Other than StarCraft 2 there’s Mount & Blade and Hydro Thunder Hurricane. Hydro Thunder is a game we mentioned in our Game Watch this month. It’s a kick back to the old Hydro Thunder arcade games and it’s really worth the value on XBLA.
This summer is turning out to be a great one. We’re already looking at a summer poised to be the first without a slump in three years and there’s still a few months of game releases ahead of us. Tell us what you’re playing this weekend or planning to play this summer.