Here’s what I ended up doing these past days as far as games go: I played more Binding Of Isaac (damn it’s addictive!), played a little puzzle game called Cogs, and finished Megaman 2 and 3 yet again.
I like Binding of Isaac more and more. I still hate it for the first few floors or until I find a good upgrade, but then it gets thrilling.
I managed to finish the Womb and unlock all characters, and it feels pretty good. I hope this game comes to the 3DS with a better balance.
Cogs is an alright game.
It’s basically a game built around those puzzles where you have to push one block at a time to get them all in the right order. You know which ones I’m talking about:
The game makes it interesting by giving you several different objects and ways to interact with these puzzles. Some may require you to align some cogs and get a propeller moving, others require you to redirect steam by moving pipes on blocks, others may even have small hammers attached to the cogs and require you to hit multiple bells in a particular order (or at the same time).
The game rewards you for using as little time and as few moves as possible, and does get pretty damn clever real quick. There are also time and move challenges, which reward you highly for beating any given stage under a very limited amount of time or moves.
All in all, it’s quite fun, but unfortunately I’m not much a puzzle fan in general to stick with games like this for long, so I’m not even sure if and when I’ll play it again.
Mega Man 2 and Mega Man 3 are still pretty incredible games.
I didn’t play them again just because they are awesome, though; I needed to play them so I could talk about them in an upcoming Nintendo Enthusiast article in a series (you can read the first one here).
In general, my opinion of them is still the same as it’s always been: Megaman 2 has the most responsive mechanics (as long as you learn to deal with the stopping momentum that makes all the floors feel slippery) and tighter bosses, but Megaman 3 has better graphics, level design, length, and music. It doesn’t really matter, both games are still incredible.