Whereas Sir Gaulian is content to just get stuck into his sports games nowadays, I’ve been getting more and more into the gaming scene recently. Over the past six months I’ve bought an unprecedented four games (X-COM, ZombiU, New Super Mario Bros. and Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate) on day one at full price, which is something I haven’t done since the days of the Dreamcast. Yes, the gaming bug has firmly gotten a hold of me again.
The thing is though, back in those halcyon Dreamcast days I had all the time in the world to play my new purchases in between the odd lecture and a bit of student boozing. Now university is a dim and distant memory, and most of my spare time is taken up by, you know, responsible adult things. And I have to go to WORK! I know, rubbish isn’t it?
Still, it’s the Easter weekend now (hurrah!), so what better way to relax than by loading up Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate for the first time and hacking at a few dinosaur things for an afternoon? It’s my first foray into the Monster Hunter world, but from what I’ve seen of it, it looks very similar to Phantasy Star Online on the Dreamcast. I loved PSO, and that game also marked the first and last time I played an online RPG. It’ll be interesting to see who the online RPG has changed over the past ten or so years…
Anyway, if you’re at a loose end and feel like laying the smack down on a few fantasy monsters together, look me up: my Wii U username is Merriweather and my Monster Hunter guild name is Lucius.
Happy Easter everyone!