Retro Game Weekend: Pilotwings (SNES 1991)

So, this weekend me and my boyfriend played Pilotwings. It is surprisingly fun for a flight simulator and a game well worth trying as it’s strangely addictive.

The point of the game is that you’re training to gain licenses to fly. You get a couple of objectives to do, and you’re expected to reach a certain score to continue. Each level of the licenses adds more difficulty and different obstacles to get past.

I have to say that the hang gliding and skydiving is the trickiest to master, and the rocketbelt is the most fun to do.

Besides the objectives, the game is rather open for experimentation. You can fly wherever for example, at least until your fuel runs out (which takes a little while). It’s fun to explore when you’ve mastered all levels already.

Overall, it’s a short game but a really fun one. It’s one of those games that you should try at least once.

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Am I the only one thinking of Dragon Age with the new ESO pre order?


So, just saw the new trailer for ESO: Morrowind and the pre content that you can get. A Warden costume for the new Warden class and a Dwarven War Dog, I mean really?

Couldn’t they come up with anything else? Like a druid for example? Who aren’t thinking of Dragon Age with the Wardens? Is it just me?

I’ll absolutely try it however cause, you know, Morrowind. But the creativity sure runs loooow nowadays.

Retro Game Weekend: F-Zero (SNES 1991)

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So, after a lot of trial and error, and maybe a few curse words, me and my boyfriend beat F-Zero. It is a damn intense game and one I really enjoyed. One thing that sticks out the most is the music, damn that’s catchy.

F-Zero is a racing game set in the future where bumper cars are racing above huge cities, while taking damage whenever they hit the edges, the other cars or other obstacles. The walls in particular are so annoying and can kill you in a heartbeat if you’re unlucky. Especially as you bump to oblivion and back once you hit something, like you’re in a pinball game.

Also, it’s a shame that it doesn’t have a two player mode. That would have made it all way more fun to play than it already is.

All in all, it is definitely a game to at least try once. I’ll absolutely play it again.

Retro Game Weekend: Punch-out!! (NES 1990)

220px-punch-out_mrdream_boxartSo, this weekend me and my boyfriend played Punch-out!! We thought we would see if we could be able to beat Mike Tyson. However, what we didn’t realized before we went up against the last opponent, was that the version we played didn’t have Tyson to begin with. We faced Mr. Dream, the sprite that they had edited in there instead of Tyson when the license to use him expired (and they didn’t wanna renew).

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So this is Mr. Dream, apparently…

The game is rather cool, with a nice difficulty (when you figure it out) and fun sprites. It really takes a little while to get the hang on how to beat each opponent, they all have their own little hints and kinks to take down. It’s just a matter of knock down or be knocked down. A few of the opponents gave us quite a challenge. Mr. Sandman and Bald Bull #2 must have been the hardest, though Mr. Sandman is the harder of the two. I should count Mike Tyson/Mr. Dream into this as well as we barely landed any hits, let alone took him down. We didn’t try for to long, but damn he was hard.

Overall it is a game worth playing and a perfect weekend challenge. If you haven’t tried it already, you really should.
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Grey’s Anatomy must be one of the worst games I’ve tried.

a012e2830574d257b5a5a39c950805d7c909f6a6So, in my hunt for romance I stumbled upon this game which is based on the TV series. I figured it would be bad, but as the series is full of triangle drama, romances and all that, it would at least give me something. It was just one of those casual afternoons, where I just want something casual, and so I thought: “It can’t be that bad, right?”

Oh, how wrong I was. This game is one of those really cheap games that just got pushed out for the money. The graphics are really bad, the characters barely even look like the cast and the gameplay is just mini game after mini game with no challenge what so ever. The romance parts in this are very few and to far apart. On top of that, they’re cheesy and random. Not that the series is that much deeper really, but still.

This game feels like it is only for kids or idiots (probably both) as each choice you make is a mini game with little or no point what so ever. You get to fold out paper, flick away bad thoughts or cut through photos. The other mini games are “surgeries” where you get to operate on brains, give shots and fix broken bones. Don’t be fooled. These flash games are the worst of the whole game.

After what felt like millions of surgeries, I couldn’t take it anymore. I could easily compare this to Dinner Date but even that is somewhat more interesting than this. Damn…

Whatever you do, so not play this game. Ever.

Tyranny – Where your inner, most dark kinks comes to life.

header“The second she steps in through the gates, the camp stops and fall completely silent. If it is her or the beastwoman following in her footsteps that they stare at, she don’t know for sure. But she assume it is both.
“Fatebinder!” A slender man calls out, as he walks to meet them. His glance shifts nervously to the beastwoman before looking back at the Fatebinder and clearing his throat. Though he never meet her gaze, not even once.
“Am I to assume that I wasn’t worthy enough to be met by the leader himself?” The Fatebinder crosses her arms over her chest with a not so amused look on her face.
“N-no… I…” The slender man bows deeply as he starts to excuse himself.
“No what? Speak properly or I’ll cut your throat right where you stand.” The beastwoman crouches down beside her, yet taller than her still.
“Gut him. If Alpha will not, Kills-Swiftly will. Gut-Gut-Fast.” The Fatebinder glances to the beastwoman, a curious smirk creeping across her face.
“Think you can rip him in two with just one attack?”
The eagerness shines in the crimson eyes of the beastwoman, and with a slight nod from the Fatebinder, the creature attacks. Her giant, razor sharp paws are lightning fast. Soon the man’s entrails decorate the ground, and the onlookers stare in fright while the beastwoman licks her claws.

“If your leader isn’t here soon, I’ll just have to torch your pathetic little village.” And with that, she casually moves her right hand, forming the symbol of fire. Within seconds, a small outhouse catches fire and people start to run around in panic.” – Written by me.

So, this morning I finished a RPG called Tyranny and I have to say that compared to many “RPGs” that float around nowadays, this one is truly worth playing. Though “Gather your party before venturing forth” is starting to get really old.

First of, the story. You play as the bad girl (or guy) for once and even in that regard, you can be merciful or you can be slaughtering anything and anyone. Mostly. Though, the story might not be the deepest, nor have the most impact, and it is rather short, but the fact that you have so many choices in every situation makes it really interesting.

You really just go through the game with a handful of quests, kill enemies and then finish it up while wondering: “Wait, is it already over? Huh.” At least the graphics are nice, but very similar to Pillars of Eternity. Neither of them really could capture the feel and mood from classics like Baldur’s Gate, but it’s still nice to look at.

Many times in games I wish I could do this, and that I could do that. Especially in games where you have choices but in the end, it all goes in one direction anyhow. With this game, I really feel as if I could do many more things and change more outcomes. Even change up the ending more. There were quite a few ending slides and I could have changed them all with a few other choices which is really cool. Despite all of these choices, there weren’t any romance but I suppose it would have been strange.

I played this as a mage, and as I was using some of my followers from time to time during battle, I quickly realized that it was really the best way to play it. The spells aren’t given to you, you need to mix up different symbols to make different ones. And you really need a high lore later on in the game to be able to mix the strongest ones.

One thing about playing as a mage was the fact that the game seemed to be more towards a “stronger” character as much of the choices to kill/threaten/hurt people often fell into the strength requirements aka the athletics skill, it goes up more and more depending on how much you climb, even though I would have wished that it could be different for those who aren’t playing that type of  character.

For example, my character had really poor strength though moderate athletic skill, but really high intelligence. Still, she took people by the throat and held them out towards cliff edges or pushed people. This is all fun and dandy, but I would have wished for a bit more things that would have included maybe magic, mind control, or more intelligent things instead of just brute force.

The characters in this game was rather fun to interact with, as you could gain both their loyalty and their fear. It reminded me a bit of my followers in KotOR, where I managed to get Zaalbar to kill Mission. Mohaha.
Though there were some strange moments as well. For example, Barik is one of those characters that were part of the Disfavored. A faction I screw over completely as I always sided with the Scarlet Chorus. Still he followed me, despite his remarks and all (I had barely no loyalty with him). However towards the end he got overly depressed and by just saying one line, he got so grateful and would follow me wherever, and he did. Feels rather random as I thought he’d leave me sooner rather than later.

In the end, the game is really enjoyable and I will probably replay it as all the choices really gives me a reason. If you haven’t tried it already, you really should.
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Pokémon GO, anyone still playing that nowadays?

I do play it, from time to time, and today was one of those fun days when two of my Pokémon finally got their CP over 1k. Yay me, right?

It might not be that special, and I might be way slower than everyone else who played it, but I find it funny. I try to keep it casual, and not obsess about it.

Are anyone still playing this or is it a dead thing already?