Re: Video Games My Master System still works. Very rusty at playing The Ninja. Gangster Town is as silly as ever. And of course, can't not play Sonic.
Back in the present day, months after release, I finally got F1 2018. Still same old crashers wasting people's time online. Got hugely pissed off, as there was this one guy who'd be deliberately slowing down in front of you, and the moment you pass, BAM! He sideswipes you, guffawing away, probably. But in one race, he caught me out and I was driving slowly trying to pass him, but just as I thought I'd cleared this troll, he swerves again, I slam on the brakes, and one of the guys who's been leading and was coming to lap us hits me and is out of the race. "Right, that's it, I'm kicking you!" I thought. Back in the lobby I join a few others in trying to vote to kick him out, but outrageously, when that fails, the guy who got taken out, tries to kick ME out for getting in his way! And when the clock starts running out I can hear him on his mike going "Please!" All that time this other guy was hitting people, and the one time you get taken out, suddenly I'M the unsporting BLEEP you plead with people to get rid of? What a selfish jerk!
So yeah, those 'ranking' safeguards were as useful as a chocolate radiator then.
Still, at least the main game's as polished as ever. Nice touch that one of the trophies is called "For Thomas!"
Named in honour of young Thomas, who had an unexpectedly good ending to his day at the real Spanish Grand Prix in 2017 after his favourite Raikkonen was taken out.
The trophy is achieved if you win in Spain as Raikkonen. Nice one.
Re: Video Games What idiot has time to bother other people like that? Well, I shouldn't ask because these things are tiny compared to things other internet jerks will do, but it all bugs me nonetheless!
Re: Lately I'm playing a bunch of retro games. Story of Thor is great (known as Beyond Oasis in the US) and for the Mega Drive (known as the Genesis in the US) and I'm also playing a bit of Micro Machines for the same platform. Additionally I'm playing through Pokémon Trading Card Game for the Game Boy. It was a childhood favourite for sure.
Re: Video Games It really is great, one of my best flea market finds in years. Not only it's a fun game, but I got it for 3€ while they still sell digital download for 20€ and the physical copy includes soundtrack CD, art book and poster!
I had never even heard of the game. Only complaint is that it's too easy, more of going through the motions than having to think much, but as it's reasonably long (at the moment I expect to finish at 25-30 hours) that's acceptable.
Re: Video Games That's kind of like Mario Odyssey then, as the game is rather easy (except for the mini-levels within the main worlds), but you have to play a lot to get all of the stars you need to reach the Darker Side.
Whiiiich I did on Saturday! Over a year since I got the game and I've finally collected my 500 moons My sister and I were very excited!
The Darker Side IS a difficult level - extremely difficult. I can't get the orange dinosaur(?) thing to the other side of that pit, though - I've tried to make the least of an angle possible, while still hitting the jets to blow me upward, but I keep failing.
But once you fail the later parts of the level enough, the first few areas become much easier. Although now they've actually become boring to me, and I get impatient and end-up losing a lot of lives at the start again because of it
Re: Video Games I "finished" Persona, after about month/60 hours.
The quotes because it turns out that unless you choose exactly right options in a conversation about 35 hours into game (the way I played it), you can only get the bad/short ending I now did. You need to pick right option of 32 possible combinations at that point of game (plus one of two near the end) to get the good/real ending.
So if I want to see the proper full end, I'll have to play the last 20 hours again, this time taking the right speech options (with FAQ/walkthrough).
I think I've seen something like this before. Many Japanese games have hidden/real ending that is lot harder to achieve than normally finishing game. Think of chaos emeralds in Sonic.
But usually (in JRPGs) these are things you can do all the way until entering final dungeon/battle, I don't remember when I last was stuck with bad ending or unable to finish due missing something in a game.
(I'll take that back a bit, last year I failed to finish Police Quest 4 kind of like that - but in old Sierra games that's to be expected.)