Monday, July 26, 2010

Completionist hardships



I try to beat all the games I pick up, especially the ones I like a lot. It is almost a compulsive thing with me. When I say beating a game this usually means beating the last boss and seeing the end credits. But with shmups it's not really that simple. Because of their arcade like nature they can often be beaten within an hour. If they come with unlimited continues which often is the case, it's all but guaranteed.

To say that I have beaten a shmup after simply having seen the ending credits feels very wrong to me. I have barely began mastering the game's mechanics.

So on how many continues would I have to beat the game to feel like I have really completed it? One seems to be the natural answer but to 1cc a shmup can be a real challenge. And on what difficulty? Normal is usually considered the standard difficulty. It's by this reasoning I have convinced myself that I have to 1cc on normal difficulty every shmup I start playing.

It took me a while to accomplish this goal with Espgaluda 2 but I finally did the other day. So now I can move on to the next space shooter. I have a few waiting for me in my pile of shame but I have a feeling it will probably be Dodonpachi Resurrection for iPhone if Cave just get around to releasing it sometime soon. They promised it would be out this summer...

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow, congrats. I'm terrible at that kind of game so for me that would be an exercise in utter masochism...

Edward said...

Neat blog!
It's really interesting to read about someone's self awareness of the 1CC jargon. And the fact that you 1CCed Espgaluda 2 is a feat to behold!
Congratulations, I hope you post more about your 1CC achievements.

mao qiuyun said...

lacoste outlet
chicago bears jerseys
louis vuitton handbags
air force one shoes
mont blanc pens
ray ban sunglasses
true religion canada, http://www.truereligionjeanscanada.com
juicy couture outlet
michael kors outlet
ralph lauren
cheap oakley sunglasses, http://www.oakleysunglasses-outlet.us.com
celine outlet
golden state warriors jerseys
philadelphia eagles jerseys
louis vuitton outlet store
koby bryant shoes
air force 1 shoes
christian louboutin outlet
thomas sabo
cheap mlb jerseys
oakley sunglasses
mont blanc outlet
new york knicks jersey
baltimore ravens jerseys
ghd hair straighteners
mcm handbags
michael kors uk
oakley sunglasses
oakley sunglasses outlet
air jordan shoes
ugg uk
dansko outlet
ugg boots, http://www.uggsoutlet.us.org
roshe run men
mlb jerseys
insanity workout
swarovski jewelry
0822maoqiuyun

chenlina said...

chenlina20160712
nike air jordan
coach outlet store online
longchamp outlet
ray ban sunglasses
coach outlet
burberry outlet
christian louboutin outlet
gucci outlet
ray ban sunglasses
nike outlet
supra shoes
nike outlet store
coach outlet
coach outlet
louis vuitton outlet
tory burch outlet online
michael kors handbags
louboutin pas cher
adidas ultra boost
replica watches
michael kors outlet
coach outlet online
coach outlet store online
ghd flat iron
michael kors handbags
jordan retro
louis vuitton outlet
cheap jordans
mont blanc fountain pens
coach factory outlet online
louis vuitton handbags
louis vuitton
gucci outlet
ray ban sunglasses
jordan 4
jeremy scott shoes
michael kors outlet
louis vuitton outlet stores
toms shoes
oakley sunglasses
as

Hua Cai said...

nike air force 1
futbol baratas
mulberry handbags
lacoste polo shirts
true religion jeans
michael kors outlet online
polo ralph lauren
nike free running
kobe bryants shoes
michael kors outlet
hermes bags
coach outlet
longchamp outlet
ugg outlet
true religion outlet
lacoste shirts
moncler coats
ugg outlet uk
ralph lauren polo
swarovski crystal
abercrombie outlet
ferragamo outlet
cheap mlb jerseys
cheap jordans
lululemon uk
tory burch outlet online
ray ban sunglasses
tory burch outlet online
michael kors uk
michael kors outlet
swarovski crystal
michael kors outlet online
ray-ban sunglasses
ugg outlet
adidas nmd
20160809caihuali

chenlina said...

louis vuitton outlet
mbt shoes
longchamp sac
coach outlet store online
uggs outlet
coach outlet
ugg outlet
adidas yeezy 350
michael kors outlet
louis vuitton outlet
replica watches
coach outlet store online
timberland boots
canada goose
louis vuitton uk
michael kors outlet
michael kors bags
ray ban sunglasses outlet
prada outlet
nike tn pas cher
supra sneakers
juicy couture
canada goose jackets
hollister outlet
kobe 11 shoes
ray ban sunglasses
oakley sunglasses
ugg outlet
michael kors handbags
north face outlet
moncler jackets
oakley sunglasses
coach factory outlet
canada goose outlet
gucci outlet
coach outlet
mont blanc pens
ugg boots
michael kors purses
gucci outlet
chenlina20160902

xumeiqing said...

20161027meiqing
polo ralph lauren outlet online
ralph lauren outlet
cheap uggs
ugg outlet
jerseys wholesale
louis vuitton bags
lebron james shoes
abercrombie and fitch outlet
louis vuitton outlet
adidas yeezy

raybanoutlet001 said...

armani exchange outletstationery
michael kors handbags outletsilly
michael kors handbagslinky
nike air huaracheit
ed hardyschedule
pandora charmsrandom
polo ralph laurenwith
fitflops sale clearancewas
nike blazerpost
the north faceof

chenmeinv0 said...

cheap adidas trainers
adidas shoes
longchamp bags
cheap oakley sunglasses
oakley vault
oakley sunglasses wholesale
nfl jerseys
adidas yeezy boost 350
levi's jeans
fitflops sale clearance
2017.3.9xukaimin