I decided to finally continue my Legend of Zelda Challenge. Since I now have an Archos Gamepad, I can play it on the go (for the most part). Of course, this meant I had to set up N64 emulation on the Gamepad and, more importantly, set it up to make Ocarina of Time work with minimal issues. Nintendo 64 emulation leaves something to be desired even on PC, so I had some work before me. Thankfully, I managed to find the proper emulator and tweak the settings to the point where the game runs pretty well, works with few issues and looks pretty good.
Lately, I’ve been playing games on a one-off basis. I install a game and play through it within a couple of days at most, either because it’s short, or because I’ve given up on it. A journal entry would make very little sense in that case, so instead, there will be this one posting about the game in general and my playing through it specifically. I’ll start by saying that Fortix 2 falls in the first group – it’s short and I’ve played through it.
Might and Magic: World of Xeen is the worlds of Might and Magic IV and V combined. I’ve completed it in record time for a Might and Magic game (at least for me), so now I want to write about it. I write a lot of deep stuff that feels smart for me right now, but will end up cringe worthy at some point in the future, but no one really cares about that. Instead, I’ll explain how the game works and then run you through the very first quest with the default party. I will also be updating and possibly adding some pages to the blog.
My Galaxy Tab 3 has as of late been delegated to a comic book reader. It’s not a bad thing and it doesn’t mean I’ve stopped using it. Far from it. I’ve been using it more than ever and caught up on about two dozen of the New 52 books. I know the reboot has not been received extremely well in all areas, but as someone who has spent zero time reading Marvel or DC up to this point, I had no trouble enjoying it. Before this, my comic book experience was limited to Mickey Mouse, Alan Ford, Dylan Dog and Zagor. Now, it plays Angry Birds Epic.
There was a marathon during the past week and a half, so Might and Magic III: Isles of Terra is now officially on the completed list. I intend to make a set of quick and easy guides providing information I couldn’t find online when I was playing the game, but for now, I thought I’d make a sort of “looking back” report. It’s a big and lengthy game, so my impressions have changed, several times during my playing of it.
Isles of Terra is taking longer than I thought, in part due to distraction, but mostly due to my unwillingness to commit to it for some reason. Most of my sessions are large chunks of time, so I keep delaying and eventually end up procrastinating on Reddit instead of playing. It’s a ridiculous thing to say, because I’m avoiding playing a game instead of avoiding some actual work, but there it is. Anyways, here’s me playing through a dungeon – the Slithercult Stronghold.Continue reading
Another indie bundle was bought and another half a dozen games were added to my backlog. The good part? I actually managed to eliminate one quickly – Knights of Pen and Paper. I got it on Steam as well as for Android, so I decided to play it on my brand new Galaxy Tab 3. It’s a simple game. Instead of making up stories and logging my play, I’ll just give an overview, so the potential reader can know what it’s about and decide on buying it or not.Continue reading
Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow is the third and final Castlevania game on the GameBoy Advance. After playing through it for a while and even getting pretty close to gathering all the extras in a single game, my save slot is at 10 hours and 20 minutes, right before the final boss battle. That puts it between Circle of the Moon and Harmony of Dissonance on the length scale, probably slightly closer to Circle of the Moon, if you exclude the optional stuff. Why would you, though?Continue reading
Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance is a shorter game compared to Circle of the Moon, that’s for sure. Compared to 10 and a half hours on record and probably about 12 hours in total with Circle of the Moon, it took me 7 hours and 15 minutes on record to win Harmony of Dissonance. I also died less often, I think, so the total time was probably slightly over 8 hours. Is it better or worse, though?
Lately, there’s a tone in most of my postings. My tastes are moving away from story focused games into what I sometimes accidentally call “actual games”, even though every single game I’ve played is an “actual” game. Basically, I’m sort of being an ass about things, again. Recently, I started playing Batman: Arkham Asylum, and it’s getting a bit difficult to use the same brush I’ve been using lately. You know, the wide one.Continue reading