Weekly Gamer: So, What Are You Playing?

Until my PS3 broke I was still playing (and loving) Dragon Age, Uncharted 2, Modern Warfare 2, Borderlands, Buzz! and various other titles, but they’re all back on the shelf until further notice — I’m in touch with Sony about getting at least a loaner system for review purposes, but not sure yet…

Thankfully my DS, PSP and Wii are all functioning properly (knock on wood), so I’ve got some good stuff cooking away on those platforms, including the following (among others).

Pinball Heroes: A bit pricey at $16 for the whole set of tables, but each individual table is definitely worth $4. Excellent game of pinball so far with great table designs themed after popular Sony games like Uncharted and Hot Shots Golf.

C.O.P. – The Recruit: Ubisoft’s new 3D open-world DS game, a la GTA. Impressive from a technical perspective, but there are some definite control issues.

Jak & Daxter: The Lost Frontier: A fine addition to the Jak & Daxter franchise. Not sure I’m liking the flight combat too much so far, but everything else is really solid and I’m enjoying it.

Space Invaders Extreme 2: A properly-evolved sequel to one of the all-time best games on the DS. Doesn’t do anything that amazingly new, but did it really need to?

Rabbids Go Home: The Rabbids have broken away from the Rayman franchise, and after a couple hours with this one I’d say it was a smart move. This comedic action/adventure game is fairly simple-minded, but loads of fun to play.

World of Zoo: Enjoying this on both the DS and Wii. It’s a zoo simulation in which you get to raise and customize different animals kind of like Nintendogs. Very cute and relaxing, but I still need to see how it holds up over the long haul.

Marvel Super Hero Squad: Playing through this on three different platforms at the moment. So far the DS version is decent fun and tops the others. Camera woes and dull brawlin’ have the Wii and PSP versions in a distant second and third, respectively.

Half-Minute Hero: This is “sleeper hit of the year” material right here, folks. Loads of quirky JRPG fun with a very unique twist.

That’s some of what I’m playing. So, guys and gals, what games are you playing right now?

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