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Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« on: March 31, 2018, 01:12:44 PM »
If you liked DKC, and want to try something more substantial and challenging then after Sonic 3 give Donkey Kong Country 2 a try. It's the best of the... bunch. :badbone:

Hehe, I plan on it. It's on...the list. :badbone:

Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« on: March 30, 2018, 02:12:02 PM »
I beat Donkey Kong Country earlier this week. I enjoyed it a lot, but it was shorter than I expected. I still remember the first time I played it as a kid. They had a kiosk set up at the local video game store (I miss those...) where you could play it before it came out. I remember how amazing the graphics were at the time, and I still think it holds up.

Next up: Sonic 3 & Knuckles on Steam! :ubik:

Creation Station / Re: Zurth's wondrous bag of many things
« on: March 28, 2018, 02:44:08 PM »
I like it! :ganishka:

Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« on: March 28, 2018, 01:57:28 PM »
Ah yes, the iconic PS3 title synonymous with the system: Sonic CD! I guess that says it all about the PS3. :guts:

Hey, it's on the PS3, ain't it? :ganishka:

Sonic 3 I have fond memories of though, even moreso than when you locked it on to Sonic & Knuckles (which ruined Knuckles music). Loved the save system (back when that was a big feature =) and pretty much all the levels are excellently crafted for speed and exploration, though it's relatively short, just six zones without the & Knuckles expansion, but it was quality over quantity and Sonic's last hurrah.

The version of Sonic 3 on Steam is the same as the locked-on version from the Genesis days. I'm looking forward to playing it, since I've heard it's the best of the series.

Time is of the essence as I only have a few weeks tops before my kid is born and I probably can't play Red Dead plus all The Witcher games before then!

Congratulations on the kid, Griff!

Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« on: March 27, 2018, 04:28:53 PM »
I finished playing Doom II, Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic the Hedgehog 2 and Sonic CD.

I loved Doom II, even if was just more of the same. I had a blast playing the Sonic games, too. I played the Game Gear Sonic games when I was a kid, but this was my first time through the Genesis (and Sega CD) games.

I was going to play Sonic 3 & Knuckles, but I'm waiting for my Logitech Gamepad to get here (I'm going to play it on Steam, and I don't intend to use the keyboard :void:), so in the meantime I'm playing Donkey Kong Country. DKC was a game I only had a chance to play at my friend's house growing up, so I'm really excited to try it on my own.

I'm also fielding PS3 recommendations if anyone has strong opinions on anything. I actually have a ton of second hand games for it but don't know which I should play besides RDR and Demon's Souls (I have the HD remasters of Ico/SotC in my Amazon cart, but haven't pulled the trigger... =).

I highly recommend the version of Sonic CD available on the Playstation Store. I finished it this weekend and it was a blast.

Current Episodes / Re: Episode 355
« on: March 21, 2018, 06:56:19 PM »
I felt truly crushed after reading the episode yesterday. The feeling stuck with me until I got home and showed my wife the Korean scans. Seeing it again and explaining what was going on based on Puella's translation, I felt much less sorrowful when I finished. This was inevitable, and while it was heartbreaking seeing what it might be like with Casca totally healed, only to have it ripped away again, it's necessary for her to experience the trauma she's avoided all these years.

I imagine the next episode will involve Guts rushing forward to comfort her with Danan, Farnese and Schierke intervening and telling Guts he needs to wait a little while longer. While it'll be tough on him, I imagine he'll consent and wander off to be alone (I can't see him going back to Roderick and Serpico, but maybe Puck will come find him?), leaving Casca in capable hands. I wonder if SK will make an appearance, like others have said, as well.

Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« on: March 08, 2018, 04:33:53 PM »
I finished System Shock yesterday. It was awesome. I was very surprised at how detailed and interesting it was, given almost all FPS in the early 90s were basically Doom clones. I had a lot of fun playing it and I can't wait to try out the sequel.

Now, it's on to Doom II! :badbone:

Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« on: February 25, 2018, 04:22:43 PM »
Both System Shocks are great, they're also remaking the first one in the near future !

Yeah, I'm really enjoying it. It's a bit rough around the edges, but it's pretty cool so far.

You should also try the Bioshock games if you haven't already, very recently finished the 3rd installment (Infinite) and it left a void in my life XD

I plan on it. :guts:

Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« on: February 19, 2018, 03:57:21 AM »
I finished Super Metroid on Friday. It might be one of the best games I've ever played, right up there with The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past.

Right now, I'm making my way through System Shock, which is great so far. I'd never even heard of it until I saw its sequel on IGN's Top 100 Games of All Time list.

Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« on: February 09, 2018, 11:50:54 PM »
You are plowing through these pretty fast, but what a backlog! I've pretty much given up on playing classics I missed from too long ago. No matter how transcendentally good they may be, it's just not a fair representation at a certain point. As in, there's no way for me to truly experience the impact on a gut level.

Thatís certainly true for the game I tried to play between Doom and Super Metroid: The Elder Scrolls: Arena. It was just too out-of-date to the point it wasnít fun to play. Iíve enjoyed almost all the games Iíve played so far, though, and Iím excited to keep going. Itís been so much fun. :serpico:

Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« on: February 09, 2018, 07:50:53 PM »
I bet, let us know what you think in 2041. :iva:

Man, I hope it doesn't take that long. :ganishka:

Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« on: February 08, 2018, 07:15:25 PM »
The modern one? Yeah, it was fun. It wasn't exactly what I was looking for in a Doom follow-up, but I had weird expectations for what it should actually be.

Cool. I'm planning on checking it out, but it's way down the list. :void:

Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« on: February 08, 2018, 03:21:10 PM »
Oh cool. Yeah, I actually play through Doom once every few years. It's pretty fantastic. The thought and care in level design and enemy placement still makes for a great game. Play through it in zDoom (enhanced graphics and mouseaim) and it's even better than the original.

I'll give that a try someday. :serpico:

Have you played the most recent version of Doom? If so, what did you think?

Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« on: February 08, 2018, 03:59:36 AM »
The modern Doom? What'd you think?

Nope, the original version from 1993. I played the crap out of Doom 64 when I was a teenager, but I never played the original. It was awesome!

Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« on: February 06, 2018, 03:13:29 AM »
I finished DOOM over the weekend and started playing Super Metroid today.

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: What are you reading?
« on: February 06, 2018, 03:12:26 AM »
I finished reading I Am Legend and The Hollow Man, and started reading The Dragonbone Chair.

Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« on: January 22, 2018, 11:18:38 PM »
I beat Secret of Mana yesterday. I was a little disappointed with it, mainly due to the poor translation and iffy controls (I played it on the iPhone, which was supposed to have a more accurate translation, but used the SNES translation for the most part). I found the gameplay a little repetitive and boring, too. Most bosses could be killed by spamming Popoiís magic. I didnít grow up playing Secret of Mana, so I didnít have any nostalgia attached to it, which probably helps when playing it today. Oh, well.

On to DOOM!

Shootin' the Breeze / Re: SECRET SCHNOZ 2017! Time for Presents!
« on: January 09, 2018, 04:39:55 PM »
Glad you and your wife are enjoying the gift, Rhombaad! Sorry again for the wait. Bad form for one of the hosts of this thing to end up with a late delivery, but problems do come up.  :judo: :farnese:

Thanks, Grail!

No worries! It's not your fault the post office is finicky.

Shootin' the Breeze / Re: SECRET SCHNOZ 2017! Time for Presents!
« on: January 08, 2018, 01:04:28 PM »

I received my gift a week ago, but I havenít had a chance to post about it until now. Thank you, Grail! My wife and I had a lot of fun watching Aladdin in glorious HD.

Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« on: January 02, 2018, 07:58:48 PM »
On New Years Eve we played a few games on a friend's SNES Classic - Street Fighter 2 Turbo, Mario Kart (gave me motion sickness cos I wasn't used to seeing pixels move that fast), Super Ghouls and Ghosts and Contra III.


Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« on: January 02, 2018, 01:02:18 PM »
I beat Adventures of Mana yesterday. It was a very well-made remake, though a bit on the easy side. Still a fun game to play. On to Secret of Mana!

Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« on: December 27, 2017, 06:58:53 PM »
I finished The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening on Christmas. It was a lot of fun playing it again. It was one of my favorites when I was growing up.

Now, it's on to Adventures of Mana! I played the Game Boy version (known as Final Fantasy Adventure) when I was a kid, but it's not available as a virtual console title, so the best way to play it now is the iOS remake. It's pretty good so far. Most of the original game is left intact, but the graphics and controls have been updated.

Shootin' the Breeze / Re: SECRET SCHNOZ 2017! Time for Presents!
« on: December 27, 2017, 08:44:48 AM »
I was gonna post this last night as i was driving home i got into a crash. Im good. Thanks Rhombaad , with this cold weather that mug is gonna get plenty of tea pours.
GRAIL! Thanks for the postcard too.

Youíre welcome! Iím sorry you got into a crash, but Iím glad youíre okay.

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: What are you reading?
« on: December 18, 2017, 07:23:06 PM »
I finished Carrie about a week ago and have been reading A Song for Lya. After that, I'm going to read I Am Legend.

Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« on: December 17, 2017, 03:34:47 PM »
That's a nice list you got there. Reminds me of my childhood. :guts:

Mine, too. :serpico:

Edit: I finished Super Castlevania IV yesterday, so next up is The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening!

I enjoyed Super Castlevania IV a lot more than its NES counterpart. Castlevania just got way too frustrating towards the end, to the point where I wasn't having fun playing it anymore. Not so with SCIV. :serpico:

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