Attack! Month to 500!

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Let’s spice things up a little! For the next month, I am planning to do a total of 101 new entries for the “Gran _-‘D” volume! I wish to cover various popular titles, series and alternative versions of games that I’ve already beaten. I will post daily updates on twitter, saying a thing or two regarding the entries I complete for the day! Meanwhile, I will also keep posting every now and then here, as I have prepared the material for the remaining few entries ’till the 400th mark! Once I’m done with this silly monthly experiment and I hit my 500th milestone, I’ll take a break for a while and focus on something I’ve been holding off for quite a while!

I have picked games of interest from various consoles, mainly the Game Boy. I am not entirely sure regarding their overall difficulty, but I think it’s balanced enough for me to be able to pull this off. After all, most of them are platformers and I eat those for breakfast!

If you wish to observe my progress and chit- chat, you are more than a welcome to join me on Discord. Why not stream it? I’ll be honest, I’m not a fan of streaming in general. I know that most people enjoy sitting on their asses and stare into the oblivion of boredom for hours, but I am a man who values original and quality content. If you haven’t figured that out by my posts in this blog and thought otherwise, I pity you, oh, rotten salmon of the moon lake on Neptune!

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…and then I was like, Man, this video game is GREAT! /moments

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I remember video games since the mid 90s, when the hot stuff in my country were the handheld “Tetris” devices, Famiclones and PC games. Due to the fact that they were a brand new experience, they all had a great and unique vibe within’. However, there were titles that managed to leave an incredible impressions on me, which still remain to this day.

I am going to list some of those in this post, state my opinion on them and share my past experiences.

“Jazz Jackrabbit 2”

This is a game that I played on my cousin’s PC in 1998. PC gaming as a whole was a brand new experience for me, so I had trouble working with the keyboard.I was mostly used to the Famiclone’s controller at that time. [Nowadays is the other way around…] I got hooked on the game and I don’t think it was because it was a new experience for me.I played many other PC games after and pretty much none were as fun as Jazz Jackrabbit 2. To this day, I still think it’s a solid platformer, with great music and neat level design. Quite buggy and glitchy, but still pretty fun. I played it with pretty much every one of my friends.They are not my friends anymore. PRO TIP: DON’T STOCK ON AND SPAM THE HEAT-SEEKING MISSILE WEAPON WHEN YOU PLAY AGAINST FRIENDS!

I’ve actually tried doing the game for the LR19’s vault, but gave up for a time being.Windows 7 doesn’t like the game, but I’ll get back to it eventually and fix the compatibility problem. It’s a TBD title!

“Street Fighter 2010: The Final Fight”

My uncle had lots of cash on him one day, so he let me pick one of the expensive Famicom cartridges at the local market. Street Fighter 2010: The Final Fight blew my mind right away. “I never knew NES games can look this good…” was one of my thoughts.I remember being 8 or 9 years old and I remember having hard time with the game. I played it a lot with my brother, but he was no good at it, mainly because he didn’t played it as much as I did. Eventually, I managed to beat it.I have to say, it’s one of those games that I felt good spending time on.

I cleared it again for one of the LR19 NES volumes.It got 12th place in the ranking list.

“Heroes of Might and Magic III”

I was introduced to the game by a friend at the local gaming club.Two weeks later I already learned everything about the game and I started building my own levels.What did I like about this game? Everything! RPG with variety, great music and FUN gameplay. Troglodytes! Magic! Turn based! Troglodytes! There is so much content in the game and the learning curve is pretty fast and easy.

I tried doing it for the LR19 vault.It went pretty well, but I need to get better at Impossible difficulty if I wanna super clear it…

“Oni”

One of my brother’s friends gave me over forty CDs with nothing but games on them. Oni was in one of the CDs! I remember playing it with a friend of mine who kept saying: “I really wanna fuck Konoko’s ass!” I also remember having lots of fun with the game, what with the fighting system and the huge levels that I really liked to explore fully. Bosses were fun. The plot was exciting. This is one of the games that I really wanted to see a sequel or at least a multiplayer option. Sadly, it never happen and I hope it stays that way. A new Oni game after so many years would just be… ugh, NO!

I kinda wanna do it for the vault by beating it on the highest difficulty.Just kinda.At least at the moment.

“Neverwinter Nights”

Another one from the forty-CDs pile that I got gifted. I remember playing it while i was really sick.I also remember playing it when I was supposed to go to school… and table tennis practice. I also played it a lot with my friends. The cinematics were really impressive.What was new for me was also the character customization. – Not only in terms of visuals, but gameplay as well. Hell, this is my favorite game of all time and Deekin is still as rad as he was back in the days!

I wanna do it badly at some point.Along with the many exciting modules…Everything! I LOVE NEVERWINTER NIGHTS! [The first only!]

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There are many other games that left me with the same feelings as these five.I would say though that these ones are the most memorable.Most.

LR19’s Halloween Marathon – High School Kusoge: Eat your egg!Become an egg!

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Last year for Halloween, I made a special event where I decided to pick a game that’s considered to be horrible in every aspect and play it all the way through. That game was “Bubsy 3D”. A terrible game indeed, with a fame that’s a bit … undeserved. From my experience, things could have been way, way worse.

AND NOW THEY WILL BE!

Instead of making a new special event this year, for Halloween, I’ve decided to put up a brand new volume! I’ll focus on playing not just one, but many, “shitty” video games, from  various generations and for various consoles! A running marathon starting from today ’till the end of October.Lab. Room 19 rules will still be intact, enhancing the whole experience even further! My overall goal is to clear as many titles as I can, capture as many end game screens and make the spookiest Halloween poster out of them!

I’ll still make posts about other games,perhaps not too many,as I would mainly focus on the marathon.

Onward! Until my brain becomes mashed eggs!

Updates and score for the titles will be posted on my twitter account.The final poster will be published both here and on twitter.

Tess – Cave Story meets Yume Nikki Gensou[?]

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That’s pretty much the first impression that you are bound to get from this game,if you’ve played any of PIXEL’s games beforehand.It uses good ol’,smelly Cave Story formula,starting from there and going towards the direction of weird,outerworld of “This reminds me of Yume Nikki Gensou somehow!”.

And you know what,I don’t think this is a good impression to have!I don’t think it even matters whatsoever!Because,despite the fact that the concept of this game is not original,the game itself is made really well.The formula here is used well,with a whole world and set of characters being built around it,wherein you can question the gender of the main character,who is SUPPOSED to be a girl!But lets not go too deep in this direction,I don’t want to deal with magical unicorns and popcorn dragons/DRAKES!

To me,it never really matters how a certain game was made or what concept is uses,as long as I am enjoying it and I’m having a good time.

The difficulty level of Tess is pretty low.The platforming is quite enjoyable and there are various secrets to be found as well.[They are quite obvious though!]Music is alright.You have the classic variety of enemies,starting from adorable jumping guys and you know,getting to rolling snowballs – the most classic of all late game enemies.The variety of levels is nice,I guess.It has a tint of an obscure feeling to it.The game itself is pretty short and easy,but it’s certanly worth playing.If anything,there are various achievments that you can go for if you are up for a worthy challenge…

Tess DONE!

Plot can be described as “Those days of your life where you feel awful about everything and you don’t want to go out of bed”.I think the cast of the characters is pretty alright.The whole game has a great flavor,but I don’t know…

It’s a well made-game,built around an unoriginal concept,with original cast and plot,but it just didn’t satisfy me as much as I wanted to.

Okay…I’ll give it a 7.3 out of 10 I guess…