What games have you been playing lately?
Flying Omelette
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(12/17/02 11:31 pm)
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What games have you been playing lately?

Lately, I haven't been focusing too much on any one game, with the exception of Life Force, which I played nearly every day for a week before I reviewed it. Along with that, I've been playing some other NES games, mostly all ones I've completed and mastered in the past. Among them:

Gun.Smoke - I beat this game years ago, but never truly "mastered" it...in other words, never got to the point where I could beat it every time I played it. I think I've just about succeeded in mastering it, now. I think the final boss is pretty tough, though.

Legendary Wings - This game I have NOT beaten, yet...Um...it doesn't have any continues. What the heck?? But it seems like it could be a good shooter...Like Life Force, it has both horizontal and vertical stages. I like how you can run along the floor in the horizontal stages, a la, Section-Z. But I have not yet gotten past stage 2.

Power Blade - I just beat this on normal tonight...It's been years since I've played this game, and I beat it with very little effort in about 20 minutes. Obviously, this game is a bit too easy on normal. It's harder on the hard difficulty, though, but I'll try that later.

Contra/Super C - As Crawl mentioned in another topic, we beat these games together. I also beat both of them alone without continuing and without using the extra life codes.

Dragon Spirit (NES) - I still like this game a lot, despite not being anywhere near as hard as the arcade version.

Heavy Barrel - I think I may have gotten to the end boss once, but I didn't beat it. This game really is fun! It's like what Ikari Warriors would be like if Ikari Warriors didn't suck.


E.V.O. Search for Eden - This is the game I'm mainly focusing on right now, and might be the subject of my next review. I really do like this game. It really gives me a sense of wonder about being on the earth before there was man or civilization. I've reached the boss of chapter 2, the Queen Bee...When I first got this game, I couldn't beat that boss, and I finally gave up and put the game aside. But then I went back to it later, started over from the beginning, and then played it through to the end. I've been through it about 3 or 4 times now.




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(12/17/02 11:34 pm)
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Super Mario Sunshine - Just got this and the GameCube. Great game, if not a little frustrating. I don't remember how many shines I've collected so far.

Dynomite! - This is a great online game at popcap.com. A friend showed it to me last week, and it's really addicting.




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Metroid Prime & Fusion and the original when I buy that cable....I own a NES copy, but my NES is not hooked up and I dunno where the cartridge is. xD
Smackdown! FOUR (SHUT YOUR MOUTH)
FFX (Muawhahahaha!)
Kingdom Hearts....it has Jack Skellington, and Billy Zane has a major voice role.
Garou Mark of the Wolves......I'm always playing this....it is so near perfect....
I'm going to play Megaman X4 in a while.....mmmhmm.




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(12/18/02 12:01 am)
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I haven't been playing too much lately (for one thing, this is exam week) but I did get in some Gate of Thunder today. I've never played this game regularly, and I honestly couldn't remember if I ever even beat Hard difficulty before. Well, if i didn't before, I did today, without much trouble. I think back in April I posted a few complaints about the game, based on my impressions on Normal. Well, Hard is definitely better. The pacing is more consistent, there's more excitement, and so on. The end boss was anticlimactic for me - I used the earthquake weapon on it, and it killed it almost instantly. If I can continue to find time this week (or if I can stay interested without playing till next week), I may work on finishing this game off completely on Devil. I played it a few times like that so far.

When I first played this game, it reminded me a lot of Thunder Force III. Now, it's starting to remind me a little bit of Super C as well, in an abstract way.




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(12/18/02 12:03 am)
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MDK 2: Armageddon. on 8-C

Maximo: Just beat 2nd boss.

Devil May Cry: On the final boss of Dante Must Die! mode. Good grief. I used 20 continues and I haven't even managed to get his health bar halfway depleted.

Silpheed: Not a bad shooter for PS 2. It's worth the 14 bucks it costs now.

Zanac: On stage 4 as previously posted. I wish this game had a save feature.

Ikari Warriors: Yeah!!

Gun NAc: Not a whole lot of opinion.

Xenogears: (Before I left for home). I'm looking forward to resuming play. Like FF only better.




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(12/18/02 12:40 am)
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Meh.

Wrestlemania X8 (GCN)... One day only, though. They got a lot of it right, except for the controls. So I promptly returned it for the next game I'll list...

Eternal Darkness (GCN) - I like this a WHOLE LOT BETTER than Resident Evil. RE ain't got nothin' on this game! It's the only game in recent memory in which I liked the storyline, albeit it's only because I can decapitate 90% of my enemies without trying much. Yeah!

Wacky Races (DC) - This game is one step down from Mario Kart and a dozen steps up from Diddy Kong Racing. I am a bit biased, of course. Being able to control the Mean Machine is enough to make anybody go crazy!

Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine (Genesis) - Puzzle games. Go figure. I get hooked.

Animal Crossing (GCN) - Still trying to finish my "classic" collection... And trying to get the rest of the NES games on it.

That's about it.




BillofHarvestMoon
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(12/18/02 1:50 am)
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Aniaml Crossing-I play this a little bit e\/eryday. Almost ha\/e my collection of Kiddie Furniture complete. I'\/e got alot of fruit furniture too. I payed off my house, also.

Super Metroid-I played and beat SM twice and didn't get the good ending. I keep forgetting what to do in this one part....I don't know why I can't remember where to go next there. I'\/e played it se\/eral times...I'll try again soon, it's gotten me mad, now.

Metroid-I can't play Fusion and Prime, so I ha\/e to play the older ones. I would play M2 if I had it. I can't remember where I am. I keep re-doing alot of stuff cause, either (a) password doesn't work, or (b) someone bumps the NES and e\/erything messes up.

Resident E\/il-I'm playing Jill, I must went back to the mansion after exploring the court yard and stuff.




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(12/18/02 2:27 am)
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Rescue Rangers

The Three Stooges - I mastered most of the games now. I got $22,400 and the real real ending, (sometimes I see people post things like "omg omg I got $10,000 and the REAL ending!!).




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(12/18/02 2:59 am)
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Chrono Cross and Life Force. Mostly Chrono Cross.




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(12/18/02 9:00 am)
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You mean to tell me that $10,000 isn't the real ending in Three Stooges? Drat. And this whole time I thought I had beaten it. :|




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(12/18/02 11:44 am)
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Grand Theft Auto Vice City and Star Wars Rogue Leader.




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(12/18/02 4:02 pm)
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Since the last time I was here:

I beat ActRaiser on the Professional difficulty mode.

I beat Kid Icarus three times in a row. It took me forever the first time, but then it became easier because you keep most of your power-ups on consecutive loops. But I still have not gotten the ending where the angels fly around - only the "helmet" and "Pit grows up" endings.

I played Street Fighter 2010 and got as far as a stage where the ceiling rises and falls and there is a big eyeball in the middle that is your target. This game is pretty good, but the play control takes quite a bit of getting used to.

I've been playing Contra 3 and I beat it on Normal and Easy. It's pretty decent, but I'm not really sure if I like it any more than the earlier Contras or not yet. I'll have to play it on Hard difficulty, first.

Played some more Yoshi's Island, Ogre Battle 64, and Symphony of the Night, but didn't accomplish much in any of them. I'm thinking of picking up that game of Equinox I started awhile back, too. I think I left off at the Deeso dungeon.




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(12/18/02 4:18 pm)
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I LOVE FO!

I also played some more Contra: Hard Corps, and I'm digging it :)




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I beat Dante Must Die! mode of DMC last night. Good christ the last boss was hard. With normal attacks, you can't even see the final boss's lifebar go down. (When I say final boss, I mean his 2nd form, not the very last fight of the game in which you whoop up on him.)

I'm on level 9A of MDK 2 for PS2. I'm playing on Hard and it's still easier than the DC version. There is one higher diffuculty level available ("Jinkies"), so maybe I should try that.

As for differences, there's a few spots where there are less enemies. On Doc's second level (bomb defusing), the PS 2 version sends little "pulses" along the cord that is active, which effectively removes ALL the challenge for that part. The whole point of that part is to follow the cord from the bomb, but in the PS2 version, you can just stand by the buttons and watch the cords to see which button to press.

There are also the little "look here" targets on the PS2 version that aren't there in the DC game:
-On the snipable targets during Kurt's boss fights on stages 1 and 4.
-On the top box during the stage 6 boss fight.
Might be a few others, too.

The DC version also looks better and "feels" better. I can't really explain, but there are certain parts that just feel "smoother" on the DC version.

At least there's a controller configuration available like that of the DC. I remember that EBgames.com had the PS2 version for 4.99 at one point. At that price, even the PS2 version is worth it.

I wonder if the fight with Zizzy will be any diffrent.




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(12/18/02 7:29 pm)
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Legend of Mana and Secret of Mana. I've been on a Mana kick right now.




Shadow Villgust
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(12/19/02 6:53 am)
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Fire N' Ice (NES)
Castlevania : Dracula X (SNES)
Chronicle of Radia War (Famicom)
Record of Lodoss War (Super Famicom)
Bubblegum Crash! (Turbo Grafx 16)




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I played Three Stooges (NES) yesterday for the sake of getting the real $20000 ending, and I did. So... uhhh... yay.




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Quote: On Doc's second level (bomb defusing), the PS 2 version sends little "pulses" along the cord that is active, which effectively removes ALL the challenge for that part. The whole point of that part is to follow the cord from the bomb, but in the PS2 version, you can just stand by the buttons and watch the cords to see which button to press.



Do you know how did that part? At first I did follow the cord from the bomb. But for some of the later ones, I just stepped on one button at random. If it didn't cause an explosion, I'd make a note of it. Same thing for the next button, until I had made notes of the correct order of buttons by trial and error. I don't know if that seems like the "right" way to do it, but I eventually lost track of the wires while trying to actually follow them, and so decided to do it a way that would be guaranteed to work.




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Rushing Beat Asyura (Super Famicom version of Peace Keepers)... possibly the greatest side-scroller beat-em-up of all time. Two player, non-linear and fun as all heck.




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I beat StarFox Adventures a few days ago. Now I'm playing Super Mario Sunshine.




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I LOVE FO!

I've been working on exam stuff, but tonight I managed to unwind by playing through Zanac. I took one warp, just because I wanted to see if I could reach it (I played the games a lot of times before I discovered it)

I think this is one of the most exciting action games on the NES. Like I've said before, if it has a flaw, it might be that it's too easy to get extra lives: I had 34 (!!!) when I beat the final boss, before I even got extra lives from the boss bonus (which brought me up to something like 59, but you can't actually use those lives, as they're just converted to score at the end of the game). Of course, the first few times I beat this game, I didn't have nearly as many lives. Also, though I had a lot of lives, I played like I was on my last, never wanting to waste a life.

One thing I may not have mentioned before (I can't recall) is that I really like a lot of songs in Zanac (especially the ending theme, despite its shortness). It might be the best Compile soundtrack I've heard, though Guardian Legend has a lot of songs I really like, too.




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(12/20/02 4:15 am)
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Speaking of Zanac, I made it to Area 11 today. It's a good game; pretty exciting. Anyone complaining about "memory shooters" should play this.

In MDK 2, tried twice to beat Zizzy with Max. I didn't do it, but on the second try, I got him down to his last eyeball. It was either me or the eyeball. The eyeball won.

Crawl: I sort of did that on the bomb level. I tried following the cords, and if I stepped on a wrong button, I wrote it down. I have the last bomb mapped out somewhere.

Trying to get "S" rank on all Devil May Cry missions (on Normal). Have the first 13 so far.

Haven't even tried Shattered Soldier or Rygar.

Tried out some new NES games:
Silver Surfer: Sucks
Tetris 2: Good
Blaster Master: OK--I like the PSX Blaster Master better, though.
Excitebike: Good for a quick play
Kung Fu: Beat it on my third try.
Goonies 2: Seems fun. I don't like shadowgatey areas, though.
Gun Nac: Played through normal with no riccochet. I think I might like Zanac more now.




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I hope I don't get stuff thrown at me for saying this, but I've been playing a R0M of SNES Ogre Battle. (This game just seems impossible to find, otherwise, and it's too expensive on-line.) I think it's pretty good. I know FO doesn't like it, but I think the level of strategy and the endless party combinations are incredible! Some of the bosses are quite tough, too. I only hope it's not too late to get Ogre Battle 64.




Flying Omelette
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(12/21/02 11:30 pm)
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I beat E.V.O. tonight. This is probably about the fourth time I've finished this game, so I think I'm ready to review it now.




Flying Omelette
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(12/22/02 11:29 am)
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I played a little of Zoop on the SNES last night...

I heard this was one of the best games for the Jaguar. If that's so, then I feel sorry for anybody who bought a Jaguar full-priced. It's not that Zoop is really bad...it's just blah. I can't imagine this game being much fun for more than a half an hour at the most.

I then started playing Zombies Ate My Neighbors for SNES. Well, it's better than Zoop, but this game also feels sort of blah. Maybe I'll explain more later as I play more of it...




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I started playing some of the r0ms that I downloaded yesterday:

Ganbare Goemon (Famicom)
Holy Diver (Famicom)
Lupin The 3rd (Famicom)
Super Metroid (SNES)
Secret of Mana (SNES)




Flying Omelette
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I tried playing Zanac, but I couldn't get past Level 4. Unfortunately, I don't think I can play this game. My eyes just can't follow what's going on...there's way too much stuff on-screen, moving too fast, all at once, and all with similar colors. I can never tell what's going to hit me and it's too easy for me to lose sight of my ship amongst all the enemies, bullets, and other flying debris.. =/




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(12/23/02 5:43 am)
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I love Ogre Battle. It's a bit better for PSX (which is also nearly impossible to find) because you can save in the middle of a campaign/level. Sure, it doesn't seem like much in the first few levels, but wait until you get closer to the end. The awesomeness of it is the troop building and choosing your characters paths. Also, different things happen if you're able to find some of the hidden characters. A friend of mine gave me an Ogre Battle cart as payment for some artwork, so I'm REALLY lucky:)

Lately, I've been playing Rushing Beat Asyura, the Japanese (read: unmangled) version of Peace Keepers. The beat 'em ups from Jaleco were one series Rival Turf was Rushing Beat, Brawl Brothers (the one that got me hooked) was Rushing Beat Ran, and Peace Keepers/RBA was the 3rd. Despite the fact that all 3 were translated by the same company, they were translated with total disregard for continuity. How badly, you ask? So badly that the characters names change with every game. As much as I love the Final Fight characters, I think that Rushing Beat Ran and Asyura are much better (and a lot less cheap).

I remember renting Zombie ate my Neighbors and liking it a little. It's like Alien Syndrome with spunk and complex mazes.




Flying Omelette
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(12/23/02 7:05 pm)
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Well, I finally made it to AREA (or as the game puts it) ARER 6 in Zanac, today, and I think I made it to the final boss of that stage, but I decided I'm probably not going to continue with this game for now...


The main reason is because I figure that once I finish my review of EVO: Search for Eden, I'll probably want to review whatever game I finish next. And I have a feeling Crawl would rather review Zanac before I do. So I'm not sure if I'll go back to Zombies Ate My Neighbors or choose something else...




CRAWLand1000
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(12/23/02 7:10 pm)
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I LOVE FO!

Eh, for one thing, I don't care if you review a game before I do. For another, I don't plan to review Zanac for a long time. Have at it.




Flying Omelette
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(12/23/02 7:16 pm)
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I thought I remember one time saying you'd want to review some game before I did....I don't know...I thought since Zanac is one of your favorites, you'd like to review it first...You're probably the most qualified person I know of to review it...




CRAWLand1000
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(12/23/02 7:27 pm)
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I LOVE FO!

No, I think it'd be good for you to review it first. It might be fun to try to have us both review a game simultaneously, but I doubt I could get it done with any punctuality. So, anyway, you might as well go ahead with reviewing it first.




Flying Omelette
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(12/23/02 7:31 pm)
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Well, for one thing, I have to review EVO first. For another thing, it's not like I've come anywhere close to finishing Zanac, either. As terrible as I am at playing this game, that could be very far off...But I really don't know what I want to do yet...

I'm having a bit of writer's block with my EVO review as it is.
=(




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(12/24/02 5:47 am)
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Norrin Radd Spencer's Gifts

I've been thinking about writing a review of the Silver Surfer game to basically warn people about how bad it is.

For those who don't know who the Silver Surfer is, I'll just tell you what his power is: the Power Cosmic. This Power Cosmic is very powerful. It gives him the ability to unleash blasts of energy from his hands that make DBZ characters look like they're playing "Patty Cake, Patty Cake, Baker's Man." He can traverse the depths of space with no outer wear needed and never has to eat or sleep. He's practically invulnerable , even more than Superman.

Crawl, imagine how stupid you thought this game was, then think about it while realizing how powerful the Silver Surfer is. He can actually get killed by things that couldn't even make the Powerpuff girls wince. Let's not get into the fact that the final villain (or at least his portrait) is Mister Sinister, an X-Men exclusive villain that (at least during this era) had never left the planet, much less fought the Silver Surfer. It's only slightly better than Acclaim's X-Men for the NES. That's not sayin' much, though...




Flying Omelette
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(12/24/02 10:52 am)
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Isn't Mister Sinister that vampire-like guy? I can't even picture him being an outer space villain...




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I have Been playing Godzilla DAMM

get drunk and play it with 4 ppl


the fun never ends


until some one vomits

and DBZ Budakai- No matter what the critics say my custum Tien RULES ALL MWAHAHHAHA

until some one vomits


Chris Latta is the man




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(12/25/02 6:41 pm)
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If all goes according to plan, I should get Tactics Ogre: The Knight of Lodis tomorrow (I hope..)




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Ogre Battle is really good. I want to get the N64 game, as well as Tactics Ogre for PSX and GBA now, too.

I only got to play a little of Super Mario Sunshine yesterday, because I've been away at a relatives' house for Christmas. Hopefully, I'll get in some more gameplaying later today.




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Metroid Prime and Ikaruga. Sorry, but I don't really like reading game progress topics, so I don't have much else to say.




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So Many Games, So Little Time

Phantasy Star Online - I programmed a HUmar to look like that image of Jason in the back of the Blasting Again manual, and the game almost feels like BM:BA with the original character.

Golden Sun - I should have bought a GBA a long time ago.

Mega Man Zero - Was the original reason I wanted a GBA, then along came...

Phantasy Star Collection - Game Boy Advance, $70. Phantasy Star Collection cartridge, $30. Finally playing Phantasy Star, priceless.

Crystalis - It ate my mind, mommy!

And I have a bunch of games sitting around my room that I never finished such as Soul Blazer (somehow my file got erased...) that got thrown onto the backburner.

I have some games sitting around my room that I never even started, such as Shining Force and Castlevania Bloodlines.




outcastdeathspork
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(12/29/02 12:31 pm)
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My brother was here for Christmas, and last night he bought a platinum GCN and Super Monkey Ball 2. We've been doing nothing but playing Super Monkey Ball since he's been here (I haven't even been able to play Metroid Prime). As he was leaving, he gave part 2 to me. I let him borrow SMB1, but I'll probably just buy a new copy and let him keep it (he did buy both games for me).

My first impression of Super Monkey Ball 2 is that it's not nearly as good as the original. The concept of Super Monkey Ball is a simple one, and they just took it too far, trying to come up with extreme challenges without putting in the creative care that they seemed to with part 1.

So far there's a lot of stages in the main game that have inexact places, spots that rely partly on luck that you don't have a 100% chance of passing. This of course kills your chances of playing a perfect game. They also complicated things with VCR buttons in some stages (play, pause, fast forward..) and there's a lot of similarity from stage to stage.

The added story mode is something I thought would be cool, even fantasized about, but the dialogue is incredibly bad. The villian has no personality, and 3 of the monkeys may as well be the same person. At least when Baby speaks, it's funny, though.

It's fun to me, I'm all for more SMB stages, but I couldn't recommend to someone who hasn't played the original to start out with this one.

This game may make up for it in mini-games. Part 2 has 12 of them compared to SMB's 6. I tried two so far, Monkey Golf 2 and Monkey Target 2. The original Monkey Golf was like an awesome goofy golf simulator, but this new one tries to mimic real golf. You may as well be playing any of the 1200 other golf games. Target 2 (think hangglider from Pilotwings) seems to think it's cool because it has bonuses covering every metric inch of airspace, and astronomical points on the landing pads. I like the original better in this case too.




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(12/30/02 2:16 am)
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I've been playing Gaiares and Snatcher. Good Lahwd is Gaiares tough. I still can't get passed the second mission, although I've been having similar problems with parts of the first mission and I can almost clear the entire first mission with my eyes closed. Snatcher is, uh, too early to tell.




Shadow Villgust
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(12/31/02 12:36 am)
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I been playing a strange game called Go Go Ackman and, I been playing an anime movie based game called Appleseed for the Super Famicom.




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(12/31/02 12:42 am)
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I LOVE FO!

"although I've been having similar problems with parts of the first mission and I can almost clear the entire first mission with my eyes closed."

????????




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Gaming

I was wondering that myself. Maybe you should play with your eyes open? ;)

But I've been playing the same games.

Fiished DMC with all S ranks on Hard.

I rediscovered my unfinished Maximoe game. I started a new game, and finished with 100% Mastery and unlocked the gallery. I might post about the Maximoe experience if anyone's questioning getting the game.

Retro moment: When you finish the game with 100% Mastery, a new level opens up (which is just the first level with about 10 times as many enemies and rearranged chests and items). When you start the level, it says "The Story is Happy End." LOL. And during the closing credits, a little 2-D maximo runs through each world.




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I am playing many games b/c I got a lot of games for Christmas

1. WWE Smackdown! Shut Your Mouth - Can't put it down. For some reason, the season mode makes me want to keep playing.

2. Kingdom Hearts - I feel sorry for this games b/c SD! has been taking up all my gaming time. It's ok so far, I'm not expecting much, but I'm a big Disney fan.

3. Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past/Four Swords - While I haven't gotten around to playing the Four Swords part of the game, I have been playing the LTTP part. And I'm about to get the Master Sword. Ah, the good ol days.

4. Yoshi's Island: Super MArio Advance 3 - I got another remake! I never actually owned this one on SNES and I forget a lot of it. (Except "Touch Fuzzy, Get Dizzy," which is the best stage ever conceived). I'm only to the second world there.

5. Metroid Fusion - I actually got this a few weeks back. It's pretty fun so far, and I'm in the water stage, so.. joy.

6. Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land - I got this the week before Christmas. I think it's pretty fun. It's easy, but it's Kirby, so I wasn't expecting it to be hard.

..Ya, this is why i never leave my room.




Crawl and 1OOO
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(1/1/03 12:59 am)
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As I planned, I played Castlevania III tonight.

I decided to play it a way I usually don't. Since stage 2 is one of my favorite stages in the game, I almost always play through it, while almost always missing 3-0 [even if it is just one part of one stage]. Tonight I did the opposite. Also, 6-01 to 6-05 (Aquarius) is often overlooked by me, in favor of the other two stage 6's. So, tonight I played through that stage (and loved it: It's one of the most intense stages in any Castlevania game).

I also beat the Grim Reaper with a strategy/techinique I don't often use, and I beat the Doppleganger with a technique I've never, ever used before (and wasn't even planning on using until I actually used it)

After I beat the game, I played its second quest. I went the opposite way on the second quest, though: First through the clock tower, then to the pirate ship.

I was actually planning on talking about this game at greater length, but I know a lot of people don't like reading game progress topics, so I'll cut it short. =)




Flying Omelette
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(1/1/03 1:07 am)
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What do you mean "a lot of people"? Only DH has said that. Is she "a lot of people"?

Anyway, I'm pretty far into the Pennant Race in Extra Innings and I've only lost 4 games so far. As I expected, the Surfers are the closest to us in the race. I expected that would happen because I'd often lose to them the last time I played a Pennant Race.




gaimeguy
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(1/1/03 10:31 pm)
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I've been playing Tactics Ogre: The Knight of Lodis. Awesome game. :D But I hate how some of the character sprites look like those in OB 64 (Mangus looks like Alphonse [although I believe alphonse is supposed to be magnus' son] and that one knight you face... forgot his name.... you fight him 3 times, and kill him at the first castle battle in the attack on the front gate, anyways, he looks like Baldwin from OB64. )




Iron Ball of Destruction
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(1/2/03 2:28 am)
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What I meant by this statement:

"although I've been having similar problems with parts of the first mission and I can almost clear the entire first mission with my eyes closed."

Is that Gaiares isn't actually hard. Okay, who the hell am I kidding, but at first I found the first mission really hard, but after about a dozen tries it really eases up. Whenever getting to a new part of the game, it's usually really hard, but after you clear that part and you know how it's done, it doesn't seem so bad. Lotta games are like this, Gaiares especially.




Facilitypro
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(1/2/03 4:38 am)
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I finished the PS2 Rygar tonight. It was pretty short and easy. I beat the final boss on my second try. Actually, I beat almost all the bosses with only one or two tries. Beat it in under 9 hours. It would make a good rental, if anything. There's only one really challenging part, and that's a sidequest.




TWEETER911
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(1/2/03 5:55 pm)
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Forward A of Death.




ErniePants
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(1/3/03 1:20 pm)
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I've been playing the PSX Tactics Ogre. It's good, but I think I still like Final Fantasy Tactics more. But I might like TO more than the normal Ogre Battle games. I like having a bit more control over my party.




Shadow Villgust
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(1/3/03 11:25 pm)
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I been playing Shadowrun for the SNES.

I'm getting addicted to cyberpunk RPG's.




ACC KAIN
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(1/4/03 11:11 am)
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"Eternal Darkness (GCN) - I like this a WHOLE LOT BETTER than Resident Evil. RE ain't got nothin' on this game! It's the only game in recent memory in which I liked the storyline, albeit it's only because I can decapitate 90% of my enemies without trying much. Yeah!"


Yeah, I do, too! I never really liked games like Resident Evil because I can't stand the complicated control schemes, but ED seems a lot easier to get into and have fun with.

I've been trying to play R-Type Delta, but that game just kills me. I've also started a new game of Ocarina of Time...It's funny how this game seems better on replays, because the first time you play it, you don't know where everything is, and waste a lot of time running around doing nothing. But once you know what to do, you can go straight to the action, and the game seems a lot more fun. I also got Epona earlier this time, so traversing Hyrule Field is not as tedious as it was before I knew how to get Epona.




NESRoyalRanger
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(1/4/03 12:03 pm)
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I have been playing an awful lot of Metroid Prime lately. I really am having fun with this.

I have also been continuing with Super Mario Sunshine (I think I'm close to 50 shine sprites) and I rented Animal Crossing only to realize it's not the kind of game you should go and rent.




jupTheSecond
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(1/4/03 1:34 pm)
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Even though I've been playing a little of a whole lot of games lately, only Road Rash: Jailbreak and RPG Maker have been absorbing a lot of my gaming session time. (Work/TV/net & e-mail/sleep/driving/daily life stuff absorb the rest rather greedily.) Why, I've just upgraded my PS1 with the mobile monitor and a carry bag in order to take RPG Maker with me. (Just driving is getting too boring. :D ) I'm planning on picking up a couple of those PS1 battery packs, too. And, I have just bought a keyboard/Shark Port in preperation for the coming RPG Maker 2.

For awhile, I was playing Dragon Warrior 3 on the Game Boy Advance. But, trying to find to progress through some of the dungeons on 15 minute breaks tends to prove to be tough.




Crawl and 1OOO
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(1/5/03 12:56 am)
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Well, I got out the PS2 and tried a little of Contra: Shattered Soldier and Devil May Cry.

Contra:SS is weird for a Contra game. Your character doesn't seem to move nearly as fast as in the other Contra games.

I know DS didn't like some of the gross stuff from SotN. So I'd have to wonder what he'd think of the first boss (well, the first boss I saw) from SS. At first, it looks like the turtle boss from stage 1 of Contra 3, but then its head explodes... and it turns around to reveal that its butt is a giant, gross human (-like) head! But what's really gross is that one of its attacks is a "vomit attack".




Crawl and 1OOO
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(1/5/03 11:26 am)
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I forgot to mention that the first thing I did with the PS2 was play R-Type Delta on it, with texture smoothing on, to see what sort of effect it would have. The effect was pretty subtle. The game still looks like R-Type Delta. Some cases of pixellation were minimized or reduced, but it's nothing shocking. I'm still curious to play a few other PS1 games on it to see how they look (like Ray Storm)

As for Devil May Cry, I've only played it for 2 hours, but in that time I only cleared one mission. I guess I for some reason assumed it'd be mostly an action game. So far, all the action I've seen has been of the button-mashing kind.

What got me stuck in that first mission was the puzzles. The solution, in retrospect, was pretty simplistic.

I guess the way the game works is that, even though it's divided into missions, it all takes place within one contiguous mansion (I was able to return to the area the first mission took place in from the second). So, there were a lot of red herrings in the first misson that occupied some of my time trying to figure out what to do, but I imagine that a lot of those things could play parts in later missions.




Tails the Fox
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(1/5/03 2:44 pm)
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There's an even grosser miniboss later in Contra: SS that involves a meat grinder and yet more vomit. I'll just leave it at that.