On a friend's PS3:
Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown
360: Battlefield 3
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The Legend of Zelda (NES)
I started with the rather lofty goal of getting through the entire second quest in one sitting. I realistically made it to level 4 before I decided to save and quit. Some of the dungeons are hard to navigate even with the assistance of Nintendo Power! I got the fourth piece of the Triforce, but neglected to get the raft because I was out of bombs and that was the only way to fight the creatures in the room leading to it! I decided I could always go back another time and get it before I ventured forward to level 5.
PS3: Demon's Souls. Second playthrough. Going for all the trophies. ^^
The Legend of Zelda (NES)
I picked up where I left off from yesterday. My first order of business was to get the raft that I left behind in level 4. I do not like the maps with the pathways you have to take to get to certain spots. I found myself getting lost at first until I studied the map in the NES Game Atlas to get a better idea of what I was doing. Levels 5 and 6 were not too hard to navigate and I got through them without much trouble. I did not have enough rupees in level 7 and had to sacrifice one of my hearts to continue. The dungeon had a few twists I had to get through but otherwise was okay. Level 8 gave me fits. Even with as many hearts as possible (minus one from level 7) and the magical sword I was going insane. Those red bubbles would touch me and I would not be able to use my sword unless I found a blue bubble to get my sword back. I gave up on the atlas and looked at a more detailed map online to find the magical wand. At least then I wasn't defenseless! I was looking for the magical key but (ironically) I ran out of keys much needed to access the area to get to the magical key. I fought my way to the triforce piece and restarted the dungeon using the online map. I was finally able to find the magical key and got out of there. The only level left to tackle is level 9! I may try to play through some more tonight or I may wait. Depends on the mood...
Update: I was in the mood....I managed to get lost in level 9 but finally managed to persevere....I beat it!
I just played the Batman: Arkham City demo. Beyond that I'm still playing thru Uncharted on PS3 and Battlefield 3 on 360.
ALL HAIL THE 1 2 P
Originally Posted by THE 1 2 P
Frogger Returns (Wii)
Space Armada (Intellivision)
Raiden IV (360)
I finally overcame Viriax yesterday. That dang stomach level was killing me for a while, but once I was able to step back and remember to plan my jumps carefully, I was able to get through it and the remaining levels were a breeze. I don't know if anyone else here plays Locomalito's games (http://www.locomalito.com/) but I highly recommend them to retro-gamers because they're of high quality and they're FREE (he'll accept donations, if you like).
Mega Man X4 with Zero (PS1) - I just beat the spider and the walrus..
X-Com: UFO Defense - veteran difficulty - (PS1) -- I am at the point where the tide is turning in my favor. I make my pts. quota just by downing supply ships heading to alien bases. I really need a sectoid leader now, so I can get the psi-lab. I want to test the theory that Russia never signs a pact with the aliens, as all the other countries eventually do (no matter how well you are doing). It is basically confirmed on the PC version that Russia never defects, but no one has answered this question for the PS1 version, that I have found.
Wounderboy in Monster World
Keio Flying squadron
Wii:3829 0612 0264 8907
Dead Island.. 3 days in probably a days worth of hours already half way through the game....
Gonna give you guys a review on it when i am done. This game sadly has alot i am gonna rant about so be ready for the punches.
I'm still digging through the games I got with the Humble Indie Bundle.
Super Meat Boy is quite good, although the "greasy" controls can be very frustrating at times and the crass, nostalgic humor often leaves me cold.
Braid is a pretty interesting game so far. Some of that prose in between the levels, though, is painful to read and I mean that in a "this is just poorly written" kind of way, not in the "my soul cries out" way that was intended.
Tried it out a bit and it's a pretty solid motocross game, well worth the buck I paid for my copy. Not much else to say here.
GTA: Vice City
Mostly drove around, re-exploring the city and listening to all of my favorite radio stations. Here's the most unique vehicle I have parked in a garage: a Taxi that spawned without its roof light. During my first playthrough several years ago, I was fooling around in the downtown area and a group of Taxis stopped at a red light. The others had their roof lights. I instantly stole this taxi and parked it in the nearest garage (and I'm glad to say that doing so didn't mess up my game, and nothing weird has happened while driving it around, either). I've heard that this glitch can actually be somewhat common, but I've played through the game twice and have yet to see another one.
Spent a little more time with GTA: Vice City on my PS2.
Here's a car you can only get at Sunshine Autos (after completing the first list for the import garage) - the Deluxo.
Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (NES)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Arcade Game (NES)
When I had beaten The Legend of Zelda, I mentioned I may start playing the second NES title in my quest to play/beat all the Legend of Zelda games. I grabbed my NES Game Atlas and popped the cartridge in my NES. I had played before and was not too impressed, but decided to give it a second chance. The NES Game Atlas directed me to some patch of woods (labeled as the second location after the palace you start at) where I was hit by a bat and lost my ability to shoot from my sword. I frantically stabbed at him but kept missing and eventually died. I tried to traverse the landscape and even made it to the closest town, but lost interest soon after. I don't dislike the game because it is a departure from the first NES title. I think the reason I dislike it is for the mix of adventure and RPG elements. I was not a big fan of RPGs growing up. I played Final Fantasy (NES) to death but mainly because I had the guide to it and Dragon Warrior came free with my subscription renewal to Nintendo Power. (The only time I got upset about the game was when a friend accidentally deleted the save I had that took me FOREVER to get to wherever I was!)
I popped in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Arcade Game (NES) and enjoyed beating up on the Foot Clan soldiers (at least until I got to Bebop and lost my last life) and marveled at the fact I loved Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles so much when the first movie came out (and of course the arcade game) that I made the game a must buy. I rented the first one not realizing at the time it had NOTHING to do with the arcade game until Nintendo Power revealed the sequel! I still enjoy the diversion it creates from time to time.
On my GBA SP:
Wario Land 4
Wario Land 4 was one of my recent thrift finds, and it was nice to get it off of the want list. I have to say that this is one of the best GBA games I've played.
I'm still playing X-com: UFO Defense on PS1. I think I might be getting a little screen burn-in from it though.. Or maybe I'm just paranoid and those vertical black stripes are all in my head!
I'm down to 6 of 16 funding countries left, trying to test the theory that Russia never signs a deal with the aliens.
Been playing the hell out of Diablo III. Our little 3-man team worked our way through Normal difficulty finally. Currently back to playing WoW since there's a holiday event going on. Picked up Lego Batman 2 (DS) and Pokemon Conquest (DS) and will give them a whirl sooner or later.
"Ai Oboete Imasu Ka?"
M.U.L.E. on PlanetMule.com
I am interning with a video game company who is working on bringing M.U.L.E. to 3D across several devices and OS's. I'm still learning the mechanics of the game but I enjoy it.
wrathofawesomeness if you play or want to join and play!
I've been playing the following:
I've been spending a lot of time grinding to unlock all of Chomp's forms. The only problem I've found is that the DS shoulder buttons are not that ergonomic. My fingers cramp up after a while, particularly if I'm spamming Chomp's moves to build up the combo counter.
Tales of Hearts
I quit doing sidequests and continued with the main story line. However, it's been so long since I played it, that I forgot what exactly I had to do. i quick check of an online walkthrough solved that problem.
It's funny though. I've played through 75% of the game, and only recently did I realize that the map has an icon showing you where you have to go! That would have been handy to know from the start, but none of guides I've read mentioned this fact. (At least I don't think they do.)
Oof, I've really had my hands full lately, so I feel like I haven't touched a game in weeks. I finally got in a tiny bit of gaming, but it barely counts since I was just testing a couple recent purchases. First I tried out Bakushou Jinsei 64: Mezase! Resort Ou for Nintendo 64. Nothing too exciting, just a Monopoly-style board game. Then I tried Final Fantasy Anthology on my original PlayStation. It's kind of frustrating, though, because my PlayStation is acting up or something. It was stuttering on both Final Fantasy V and Final Fantasy VI, in particular during the opening FMVs, and it even crashed on Final Fantasy V when loading the third or so battle in the game. At first I thought it was maybe Final Fantasy V, since it does have some very light markings. It doesn't look like enough to cause a problem, though, and there definitely shouldn't be anything wrong with Final Fantasy VI since the disc looks pretty much flawless. Very strange. This PlayStation was brought brand new by myself back in 1999, I've treated it like gold, and it's always been perfect to me, except with discs that were significantly scratched, but I knew those problems were because of the disc and had nothing to do with the system. I don't know what could've happened since the last time I used it, although it probably has been several months since the last time. It just sits doing nothing in my entertainment center, so it couldn't have gotten damaged. It'll be really sad if it's dying on me all of the sudden.
Luckily, you can find another PS1 for like a dollar..
I actually already have two other PlayStations, and that's not even counting the PS2. :P It's more a matter of sentimental value than anything else. Plus, of the PlayStation systems I own (and have owned, since I've sold off quite a few in the past through the process of buying lots and selling off what I already have), this was always the best performing model (that is, this one could handle scratched up games better than the others). Strange that it would be having these issues before the others. If it does go belly up, I think I'd probably buy one of those replacement laser units, just to keep this one going in some fashion. The other two don't do me a lot of good, anyway, since one is on the other side of the country, and the other is one of those launch models that heat up like crazy and wouldn't trust for serious playing (I keep it around more as a collectible since it's CIB).
Anyway, as for my playing, I'm finally doing some real gaming. After putting it off for a long, long time, I finally started Resonance of Fate on Xbox 360. Man, people aren't joking around when they talk about it having a notorious learning curve and a near useless tutorial. I'm about 7 or 8 hours into the game, on Chapter 2, and I still feel pretty iffy on my grasp of the battle system. Battles are either no sweat, or turn bad very, very fast for me. So far I'm having reasonable fun. Nothing is really grabbing me, but nothing is turning me off either. I see shades of Valkyrie Profile 2 here (literally and figuratively, as the nothing-but-greys-and-browns palette makes a return), and I also see some Infinite Undiscovery concepts done in a much better fashion. I'll just have to keep playing to see how I'll really like it when all is said and done.
I also played a little bit of Wetrix on Nintendo 64 when a friend came over earlier.
Kirby's Epic Yarn (Wii)
I wanted to play something different....something I had not playing in a while. (I think the discovery of more details on Kirby's 20th Anniversary Dreamland Collection may have helped my decision a bit.) I was nearly finished the game (still had some unlockables, but was most concerned with beating the main game) and was on Space Land. I only had a couple stages left and the boss. I thought for sure that was the end, but then it was revealed...I still had to rescue Dream Land! Dream Land was fun to play with music reminiscent of the older games and a yarn interpretation of the Whispy Woods! I made it to Yin Yarn and beat the game! Surprisingly, Yin Yarn wasn't as hard to beat as some of the earlier bosses. The end of the story was presented, the credits rolled, and I was satisfied to finally beat the game. My girlfriend got me the game for my anniversary in March 2011, making it a year and three months since I got it and a year and eight months since it was released to beat it.