Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Persona

Persona 3 is like one of those gigant lolipops I once in a while got as a kid. A piece of candy so large that I just kept licking and licking at it, it never seemed to end. I would keep it for weeks and bring it out once in a while to resume my licking. In the end I always ended up throwing away the half finished lolipop after it had gotten too old.

Thats not something I plan on doing with Persona. I actiually picked it up again the other day and there doesnt seem to be that much left on this lolipop. Hopefully I will be able to finish it sometime soon.

Friday, September 4, 2009

More Megaman...

I have been kinda busy with school lately but Im been able to pick up my DS for some short bursts of gaming. The old Megaman games for the GameBoy seems to fit me play style perfectly right now. My last blog post was about me playing through Megaman IV, well I moved on to Megaman II which I beat last night and I just started Megaman III.

The last boss in II was especially enjoyable. His patterns were such that he appeared near impossible at first but once I figured out how he moved and how to avoid him I was sliding and jumping all over the place dodging his attacks feeling like a real pro. Thats how a good satisfying boss fight should be.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Thank you for playing

I have written before about the wonderful GameBoy emulator for DS; LameBoy and yes its everything but lame. Ever since I got it up and running on my lite I have been replaying the games of my childhood. One of my best friends had a copy of Megaman IV, not to be confused with Megaman 4 which is completely different alto I can see how people can make that mistake. You see for some reason 4 written with roman numerals changes everything but hey at least Capcom gave us some way of distinguishing the GB games from its cousins on the NES. Maybe with IV they mean Intravenous drip, you know those bags with liquid they hook you up with at the hospital. But somehow I doubt it since there is also a Megaman III and a Megaman V.

Anywho I was saying that my buddy had a copy of Megaman IV, I remember I used to borrow it from him all the time. So as Im reliving my childhood with a little help of a GameBoy emulator I eventually got around to playing Megaman IV.

It was much easier then I remembered it being. Nothing like the painfully hard Mega Man: Dr. Wily's Revenge (the first of the Megaman GB games) which I recently replayed. Maybe Capcom figured out that most GameBoy owners were 10 year olds or that it was impossible to see anything on that screen except under perfect light conditions so they better turn down the difficulty a notch. Not only is the levels and the Robot Masters easier there is also a much more generous checkpoint system and if you die a few times Dr. Light will offer to double the power of your Mega Buster (yes please). There is even a store now where you can pick up items that will replenish your health and refill you weapons.