On my PSone:
Hot Shots Golf
Just hooked my NES, N64, and Gamecube back up after having them sitting in a closet for years. Just got the itch I guess. So I'm going replay some of my personal favorites, complete some games I never finished, eventually burn out on games and end up right where I started. You know, the usual.
So right now I'm playing;
NES - Mega Man 4
N64 - Conker's Bad Fur Day
Wii - Super Mario Galaxy
Wii Virtual Console - The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
ZNES - Star Fox 2 (I don't know if this game is better then Star Fox or Star Fox 64, but gat DAMN is it intense. Curse the day it was never released. I gotta figure out how to get a Repo cart of this just to have)
L.A. Noire - PS3
Mega Man 10 - PS3
Mega Man & Bass - GBA
Lunar The Eternal Blue
Got is used recently on ebay while the disc isn't in mint shape it plays fine so far,not to mention i haven't played the sega-cd original in a long time.
Wii:3829 0612 0264 8907
Now that Resonance of Fate is done, I'm sort of in-between game commitments. I keep a list of a handful of games I'd like to play in the relatively near future, but just about all of them are long and/or fairly text-heavy, which is exactly what I'd like to avoid for a bit. Whenever I complete a really long RPG, I need a palate cleanser, so I'll play some short action games with very little text before I make my next big commitment. Probably just platformers. I used the online list randomizer that I like, and the first platformer listed from the top was Adventures for Tom Sawyer for NES. I didn't expect anything great from it, given my brief experience trying it out around a decade ago, but whatever, I read that it was easy and short at least. I popped it in tonight and I'm already done with it, so time to pick another game, haha. Anyway, it's not particularly bad, but definitely not good either. I'm glad that it was mostly side-scrolling platforming because the overhead, shmup-style raft stage killed my thumb. The controls are so damn sluggish for that part. Not that the controls are that great for any part. The cloud stage was definitely the most annoying and difficult, since the tiny enemies are so hard to hit given the trajectory of my attacks (regardless of if it's the default rock or the slingshot upgrade). My favorite part of the game would have to be the blatant Castlevania rip-off stage, haha. Definitely not fooling anybody, and on that subject, the rolling barrels in the first stage are pretty Donkey Kong-esque, for that matter.
NES: G.I. Joe
SNES: Mega Man 7 and Final Fight 2
Sega CD: Lords of Thunder
Console MVS: I play everything and anything drunk off my ass in celebration of owning one.
When I put my collection into the randomizer before, the second platformer listed, after Adventures of Tom Sawyer, was Sonic the Hedgehog, and while I've beaten that one before and am not really in the mood for a replay now, it's the only main series Sonic I've ever beaten (I have beaten spin-offs, like Sonic Spinball). I figured now was as good a time as any to give Sonic the Hedgehog 2 on Genesis a genuine try. I had a pretty long session with it last night, getting up to Metropolis Zone. I had more continues left, but it was getting really late and I wanted to get to bed. That's the one thing that turns me off to the oldest Sonic games, that they lack saves or passwords or anything. If it's anything like the first Sonic, I imagine it has a stage select code, but that kind of feels like cheating (but it didn't stop me from using it to save time as I was beating the first game). I've also never been big on feeling like I'm just fumbling through the stages and not getting a sense of their design, just because they're so big with so many different ways to go. I prefer have the feeling that I'm seeing everything a game has to offer. But either way, it's still a really fun game. The special stages are kicking my butt more than anything else. The farthest I got was the third stage of those. Like the first Sonic, I'll probably just beat the game without worrying about getting all of the emeralds, saving that task for another day when I feel like putting in the effort to master the game.
Still playing Sonic the Hedgehog 2 on Genesis. I got all the way up to the final boss on the last life of my last continue, only to die because I tried to hit him before he landed, which apparently is impossible and causes you to go through him and then get hit. >_< I was really annoyed that I didn't get at least one good try at beating him. Now that I've had some practice with the last couple stages, though, I should have a better run the next time I go through the game. I'm getting slightly better at the special stages. I managed to clear the third, but I wasn't able to clear the fourth. The last time I played, I did a Sonic-only game, since I heard some people do better at the special stages without Tails (and the ring requirements are lower, I heard). Can't say it helped me a lot. Even with Tails's delay, I still like that he can help me grab more rings than with Sonic alone.
Starting Super Ghouls 'N Ghosts on the SNES... got to level 3 today... and honestly thats a huge accomplishment in that game. I'm getting better and better every time I play so I should have it beat by... next year around this time I would guess
Ratchet & Clank
was Dreamcast a PlayStation?
I beat Sonic the Hedgehog 2 on Genesis, as I already posted in the Beaten in 2012 topic. In my winning run, I didn't even bother with the special stages for most of the time since keeping my rings helped me get more lives and continues, and I needed a fair bit of those to learn Robotnik's pattern. There was no way that I was going to get all the emeralds, anyway. May as well be consistent with the first game and not get them here either, haha. Whenever I replay the games, I guess I'll just start from the first game and work on getting good enough at the special stages to get the emeralds.
Since I had my Genesis plugged in, I figured I'd check to see if my copy of Sonic Spinball is the rare version with the different title screen music. No big surprise that it isn't, but I did play for a bit. Man, it's crazy to think that I was once really good at this game a few years back, haha. I stink now, and I was struggling just to clear the first stage. Eventually I made it to the second stage on my last life, and when I lost it, I quit there. Even though it's tough, it's still a really fun game and gets way too much flak.
I haven't really started up anything new just yet, but I did do some testing of my PlayStation since it was acting up the last time with Final Fantasy Anthology. I first played through some Bubble Bobble via Bubble Bobble also featuring Rainbow Islands to see if it would crash or have trouble with the opening FMV. It all went perfect. Then I proceeded to pop in a lot of different games heavy on the FMV to see if I'd get any stuttering. Nothing. Then I played through the tutorial dungeon of Mega Man Legends since that disc is in really rough shape. Just as it's always done, it stuttered on the dialogue a tiny bit, but otherwise works just fine. As best as I can tell, my PlayStation is working just as well as it always has, yet when I popped the discs for FFV and FFVI in again, it's the same difficulties loading at all and super-choppy FMV if it does. I tried out games that are in far worse shape than those yet work perfect or nearly so, so my only conclusion is that there has to be something up with Final Fantasy Anthology and it's probably not a matter of damage. I don't know if my copy is defective or if it's a widespread problem. Maybe the discs didn't get pressed well, or maybe there's some about how the games load or how the data is stored that's done poorly. From what I've looked into, it does seem like many people do have problems with crashing, glitching, etc., although with people playing on PS2 and PS3 systems, it's hard to tell if that's an incompatibility with those. It's a bummer, though, considering I bought it with the intent of playing FFV in the somewhat near future. I hope it'll work well enough to accomplish that. I can always skip the opening FMV, but I'm worried about in-game crashing.
I'm currently playing Dragon Quest VI (DS).
May 19, 1998
"Fever gone but itchy. Hungry and eat doggy food. Itchy. Itchy. Scott came. Ugly face so killed him. Tasty."
~ Keeper's Diary
i need to finish phantasy star universe
i play tekken 6, medal of honor, lost planet 1 & 2, street fighter ii and peace walker on most days if im not on crackle or netflix
also need a new copy of goldeneye reloaded (crack on the disc) really love that game