Monday, May 07, 2007

Breathing room

OK, now that I have a little gil to work with, I'll be able to hop back on with more regularity.

This "hands-off" FFXI phase has actually been working out nicely over the past week. I log in periodically to do some fishing, craft up another RMT-pulverizing stock of product, keep the AH slots full, & log out. Quick, easy, and it frees me up to play a game that was recently released on Xbox arcade: Catan. It's a computerized version of the Settlers of Catan board game, which I've always wanted to play. Since my family and friends are still favoring Carcassonne and Ticket to Ride, this is the only way for me to get my Catan on, for now. And it's a blast.

If any of you are on the 360 and have 12 bucks to spare for a MS point pack, I highly recommend the game. Fairly simple rules, but very dynamic gameplay, with a bit of adverserial strategy thrown in, but not enough to really call this a "strategy" game. It's more along the lines of a development game (resource management, trading, etc).

Carcassonne will be released on the Xbox arcade as well, which will be interesting to try, although it is substantially simpler and more luck-based than I'd like. I hope both of these are successful, however, since I'd love to see an Xbox version of Puerto Rico, my absolute favorite board game.

P.S. I'll turn comment moderation off for now. I had a very persistent spammer and needed to turn moderation on since I wasn't tending my blog as closely for the past few weeks.


Moe said...

Now I want an Xbox 360 more...thanks XD

Feon said...

zomg play more so we can camp your Joysword

Darrett said...

Hrm...never heard of that game. Looked over the link. Seems interesting.