After my previous post I went out and bought a couple new games. I figured that there will be times when I don’t want to play Aion and to not burn out I thought I’d try some other games. Here’s what I’ve been playing:
Aion: I’ve reached level 32 on my Cleric and have been enjoying many Fire Temple and Eracus Temple Cavern runs. I love PvE and instances so this method of leveling has me enjoying myself immensely. Definitely loving the game right now.
Eufloria: I found this game on Steam and tried out the demo. It’s addicting at first but as the levels go by they get longer and longer, not necessarily harder. It’s been a nice distraction though.
Torchlight: After hearing a lot about Torchlight I decided to snatch the demo off Steam and try it out. I played the Vanquisher and was having a blast. These types of games don’t usually grab me but Torchlight is something I’ll most likely be buying in the near future … if not today.
Uncharted 2: I’ve been watching Steve play through Uncharted 2 and I have to say I’m liking this game even more than the first one. I think we’re about halfway through so I’m looking forward to more great fun.
Champions Online: I’ve also purchased Champions Online. I wanted to give it another go seeing as I didn’t make it very far in the open beta. My first character made it to level seven but I didn’t like the feel of her. My second character I’m loving and have played her to level 11. The only down side to Champions (and it’s a pretty big one) is the stuttering and graphics issue I’m having. Now, I have a pretty good machine. I can run Aion smoothly and even WAR ran better (just slightly). But to play CO I have to turn off my second monitor, run Windows on default display, turn down the graphics, close iTunes, close Firefox, close Steam, and pretty much run nothing but CO fully maximized in order to stop the stuttering. It doesn’t make sense to me. I still have some looking around to do to find any possible fixes/explanations.
Hopefully these games keep me occupied since I won’t be buying any more until next year.