So I went to start this up on Vita last night... only I forgot that I had deleted a awhile ago to make some room on my memory card. And then I had to update the system to access the store. So I fell asleep before the game installed, but it's ready to go for tonight!
I remember when my dad first got a cd-rom for his PC, it came with a compilation of Lucas Arts games (Monkey Island, Loom, Indiana Jones etc.), which I loved, so the visual style of this game is quite nostalgic. I'm actually surprised I had never heard of it before now. I also don't remember haven't such a hard time with the puzzles in my youth, but I am sure my brain does not work the same as it once did, lol. I'm just past the part where you repair the lens and restore power (I again had to resort to a faq for this, and afterwards, I don't think I would have made it past here if i hadn't). So I'm early on and have had to resort to a guide twice already. Not great, but I'm okay with it.
With the exception of a few discounted pre-orders, I am avoiding any new game purchases this year and focusing on my backlog. I've made a list of about 20-25 games I want to try and finish, which is daunting as I haven't finished more than a handful of games in each of the past few years. I am sure I will once again get derailed once golf season starts up, but I seem to work better with goals and lists, so here goes. The Stanley Parable (PC) - 08/01/16Picross e6 (3DS) - 11/01/16
So I played this for a hour or so last night. I'll admit I haven't played one of these types of games in a long while, but I was stuck at a few points for awhile, and had to resort to a faq just to figure out what to do with the asteroid in the first place. I actually thought the story was interesting and the voice acting decent enough to keep going, although i may switch to Grim Fandango before returning to finish it up. I'm not sure if I can handle the frustration of playing 2 types of these games at the same time.
I have it and meant to get in on this. I was staring at my PC the other day and fired up and played through the Stanley Principle when I clearly should have given this a go. I am really focusing on my backlog of games and avoiding any new purchases so I am going to try and fire it up tonight if I find the time and energy. I'm totally in for Grim Fandango, though. I just finished up Picross e6 and need a new bedtime portable game.
I was pretty crazy about these things to start. I have all the ones up to the latest wave and I had all of those pre-ordered from an oversees site for about $10 more than retail, plus shipping. I kind of snapped out of the obsession the other day and asked myself WTF I was going to do with these things.
Long story short, I canceled the pre-order and I think I'm done with these, unless I see one in a store that I would like. I'm not going to go out of my way to collect these things. Honestly, it feels good to be free!
SMB3 - Orange Box is better value, but SMB3 is the better game.
MGS - I've already said I'm not a big fan of most FF games, but the original MGS is the one game in that series that I do like, so it wins by default.
SotN - LOVE both of these games, but I was still fresh to the Metroidvania formula when SotN came out and I've played it multiple times since. I havent't replayed SMG, but would not be upset if it won this one.
I've been listening to some old episodes and just came across the #1 phillips screwdriver debacle CJ had with his PS3. I've got nothing to add on this new episode, but I was still chuckling in my sleep over CJ's struggle's. Plyers... lol.
Sorry for the interuption, the title was a funny reminder for me.