I’ve completed LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean up through the third movie, and as much as I know I should finish the game just for strategy guide review reasons…I need to take a break for a couple of reasons. For starters, I haven’t seen the fourth Pirates movie yet, and even though the LEGO Pirates game really doesn’t tell the movie stories very well, I still don’t want to see spoilers. Not to mention, knowing what is supposed to happen next makes playing the game a bit easier and the jokes mean more to you.
Secondly, I just need a break from the LEGO games. They’re a lot of fun, but I can only do the same things for so long and deal with the lack of talking for so long. I finished both LEGO Star Wars III games just a couple of weeks ago, started the LEGO Pirates game for the DS, and I’ve completed the console version about 75% (of the story). I’m worn out.
Since I’m about to start an insane amount of travel–more on that in another post–I figure it’s time to start clearing through my DS games. I’ve completed all of my PSP games, and since nothing is coming out for the handheld that tickles my fancy, it’s time to focus on the DS. I have a ton to play there: Professor Layton and the Unwound Future, Dragon Quest VI, Dragon Quest IX, Final Fantasy IV, Final Fantasy: Four Heroes of Light, and a bunch of other games I’ve started and I’m not sure I’m going to finish (LoZ: Spirit Tracks, Avalon Code, and Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days). Hopefully I can make a sizable dent in this subset of my stack of shame, because when I return, I’m going to have two massive games waiting for me: inFamous 2 and Dungeon Siege III. Plus, hopefully my strategy guide for Two Worlds II will come in, and BradyGames was nice enough to send me the strategy guide for LA Noire after I sent my review copy to another writer, so I’ll be picking up that game too.
My summer looks to be busy gaming wise, which is not a bad thing. I just hope I get everything I want finished before the insane fall gaming season hits.