GamePlay Blog Week 4, October 3-9
This week, I had the opportunity to play a few newer games, as well as some that I have already played. The games I played were:
-Two Dots (iPhone app)
-Just Dance Now (computer game)
-Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon (3DS)
-PilotWings Resort (3DS)
Duration for the week: 4 hours
Of course I played Two Dots this week. Nothing out of the ordinary, I played it for several sessions varying from 3 minutes to 20 minutes long. I was usually in a happy mood while playing, although I was stuck on a tricky level for a couple days which increased my concentration and made me feel lightly frustrated. I played it while at the bus stop, in my home, and while waiting for class to start. As well, sometimes while I was on the bus. I really want to beat all the levels up to what’s currently been released. I think it will give me more free time.
-Just Dance Now
Duration for the week: 40 minutes
I played Just Dance Now in the comfort of my own room for one session this week that was about 40 minutes. A lot of the time it was configuring the game and understanding the whole computer/iPhone concept. I am still very accustomed to playing it on the Wii. Even though I was playing Just Dance Now alone, I was still feeling fairly embarrassed to be playing this game, alone in my room. Me, a 19 year old. Maybe it was the fear my housemates would hear me, or just fearing someone finding out somehow. I don’t know. I had fun though, and liked dancing to some new songs that I hadn’t tried yet. Playing this is partly what inspired my TKQ proposal.
-Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon
Duration for the week: 1.5 hours
This was an interesting experience. It was my first time playing this game, and it was difficult for me to pick up and enjoy. The gameplay is challenging, and I think it is more directed at players that have played the first Luigi’s Mansion game. I have not played that game. Most of the time playing I was feeling frustrated and angry for not understand how to play it for most of the time. There’s not a lot of instruction in the game so it was hard to learn. This did not make me want to play more, and I was reluctant to look up how-to’s because that’s effort and time and I don’t have much these days. I played this game in the comfort of my own home.
Duration for the week: 2 hours
This game was suggested I play by my boyfriend after my increasing frustration with the other 3DS game. It was exactly what I needed- I felt so relaxed and happy while playing this! I played several twenty and thirty minute sessions in my home during the weekend. It was lots of fun, and this game does have a few missions, but for the most part I just free-played and flew around Wuhu Island. It was awesome.