Friday, July 22, 2011

Experience Points: No More Heroes, Prey, SSFIV: AE, Shattered Soldier

I've been into quite a few games's my latest progress:

No More Heroes - I started this game up again recently on Bitter Mode...after having played Shadows of the Damned recently with my housemate, I was reminded about how damn good Suda 51 makes his games. I set out to go through NMH and NMH2: Desperate Struggle on Bitter mode as a result, but have hit a roadblock recently. A difficulty roadblock? Nope. The roadblock involves the fact that my housemate that I went through SotD with also started a game of No More Heroes and had never played it before, so I don't want to play it whenever he's around and spoil all the wicked boss fights for him. Once he powers through the game though, I'll pick it up again and continue with the sequel.

In Defense: Aban Hawkins & the 1000 Spikes

I picked this game up maybe 6 months ago or so after seeing a thread about it in the forums over at SomethingAwful. Upon checking out the thread for some information about it and discovering that it was an 8-bit style, tooth-grindingly difficult side-scroller for the small price of only 80 Microsoft Points on the Indie Marketplace, I had already made my decision. Upon scrolling down and seeing one person comment that they'd love to see if there's someone out there that could manage their way through every level of the game...I also had a bit of a challenge to meet.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Profound Sadness: IGN on Boss Fights

Profound Sadness is a quote from Guy in Super Street Fighter 4 when he's depressed that he gets his ass kicked.

I've just now decided that it's also going to be the recurring theme of my opinions on articles that I strongly disagree with and think are stupid. Case in point, this following article from IGN.

Boss Fights: A Relic of a Bygone Era?