So now what?

I haven’t devoted as much time to games recently as I have to finishing Resident Evil 4. Before I started playing RE4, I wasn’t playing anything with any regularity. I played some Guild Wars when I got the chance, maybe a game of Mario Kart DS or Animal Crossing Wild World, but other than that, I wasn’t too commited to anything.

Finishing up RE4 has renewed my desire to game again and now I’m not sure what’s up next. Playing through RE4 has piqued my interest in the Resident Evil universe, so I may play some of the older RE games. I started playing the REmake of the first game for the Gamecube, but never really made it that far. I know most of the older games are flawed in their controls, so that may be hard to overcome, having been spoiled with the over-the-shoulder camera and controls of RE4. Nevertheless, I’d really like to see more of these character’s pasts and get more of the back story. I still say Capcom should capitalize on the success of RE4 and repackage all the Gamecube editions of the series in one mega-pack. Throw in a couple sweet collectibles and I’d be all over it.

I’ve also got “The Queue” to work on. I really should get back to Metroid Prime 2: Echoes and Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance. The list is long and I should give it some attention. But it’s probably not going to happen.

It’s not going to happen, because I’m strongly considering giving EVE-Online a try. The guys over at Kill Ten Rats, one of my daily reads, are always posting excellent EVE bits and pieces and I’m very intrigued. I almost bought EVE-Online last year when I was looking for a new MMORPG to play. I ended up with Neocron instead of EVE (which wasn’t necessarily a bad thing). Neocron was fun but eventually fizzled out. It didn’t exactly put Massive in MMORPG, which always bothered me. EVE looks much deeper (maybe it’s too deep) and a lot more vibrant. From the looks of it, the crafting system is complex and confusing. Just the way I like it. A good crafting system is one of my basic needs, so this may be the clincher. I loved Neocron’s crafting system (the best I’ve experienced) and EVE’s looks much better. So there’s a good possibility I may download the client and give the 14-day free trial a go. I will still have to grapple with the monthly fee, but that’s something that can be worked out.

You guys have any suggestions? Any experiences with EVE? Anything else I should try out?


  1. are you going to pick up guild wars: factions?

  2. If you haven’t played much on the PC yet, a first or second run through Half-Life 2 might be advised, with the new content coming out at the end of April. Sooo good…

  3. I have a strong dislike for the control schemes for the all the Resi games except for Resi4 (though I haven’t played Resi4 for long). Resi2 is a classic, and it was great fun to play it back in the day. I picked up the re-issue of it for the GC (having never bought the PS1 version), and I just got really impatient and frustrated with the controls. I wish Capcom had fixed this for Resi0. Anyway, if you haven’t played Resi2, then I say go for that if you have time.

    You know, I haven’t finished Metroid Prime 2: Echoes yet, either. 🙁 And I think I only have 3 more Sky Temple Keys to collect before I face the end boss, as well!

  4. bigwig – I’ll most likely pick up Factions. Guild Wars will always be there. I’m in no rush.

    Michael – Half-Life 1/2 are a couple games I’m ashamed to say I haven’t played. I’m not sure if my 3-year-old machine could handle it now. I’ve wanted to give it a try but never actually took the dive. Maybe I’ll give it a go on the Xbox, I’ve heard it’s a good port.

    Brin – I’ll give RE2 a look, for sure. I still can’t believe they’ve never come down in price. I started MP2 months ago and never went back, so I’ll probably start from the beginning. The first one was such a great game, I dont’ know what’s taken me so long.

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