Retro Diary #82

Sunday, January 7th, 2018

On Monday, I played some matches of WWE 2K18 on the PS4 with my brother, we played 3 8-man matches, all of which he won, then we played 2 one-on-one matches, both of which I won!


On Tuesday, we played WWE 2K18 again, this time with another brother, too! We played 3 tripple threat elimination matches, all of which I was eliminated first, then we played a handicap match, me and my youngest brother versus he 1st brother, that ended in a draw, and the youngest brother left after that. Then we played 2 6-man ladder matches, both of which I also lost.


On Wednesday, I met up with a high-school friend at MEGAByted, and I played Supermn 64, and rage quit out of frustration, and then I played Bubsy 3D for the PS1, and got bored of that after 2 levels, but I saved the password for next time…

Then I played some pinball games. I’ve really been getting into pinball recently, it’s so much fun! And Trippy!

I then played the arcade game there (forget the title), with an old pound coin I had! So it was essentially a free game!

After that, we went home.


 

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2017 Year Review

Sunday, December 31st, 2017

Whew! Whit a year! Loads o things happened this year, no aw o thaim guid, misfortunately.

Stairtin wi ma personal life, A lost a load o freends, an scart awa the ainly lass A’v iver fancied. Been backstabbed bi loads o fowk, got nae freends left forby ane A niver see in real life onymair, haed tae muive tae a smawer hoose, gie awa wir dugs, A failt ma university course, an ma dreams are gittin haurder an haurder tae achieve, time is rinnin oot…

Thae are the negatives oot o the wey, ontae the positives: Forby ane, A’v actual mak oot ma 2017 new year’s resolutions! Maist fowk brak thaim bi 24 oor, but no iz!

A’ll gae ower thaim, acause naebody actual reads these posts… dae thay? Read the rest of this entry »

Retro Pick-Ups – Christmas 2017 edition

Monday, December 25th, 2017

Today, for Christmas, I got 3 games, and a Polaroid camera to take photos with!

2 games I expected, because I asked for them, but the 3rd, Sonic Forces, was a pleasant surprise!

I absolutely loved Sonic Generations, so seeing as this is a sequel, this troo should be a treat!

The middle game, AER, is surprisingly DRM-free, no Steam or anything required! Yas!

Dishonored 2, I only got because it was on sale at GAME. I don’t expect much from this, the disc itself supposedly only contains 5GB of data, and you need to download like 30GB to play it! Gaming is so screwed up these days…

My brother got Destiny 2 a download code for a Pac-Man game on PS4, and my other brother got WWE 2k18, also on the PS4. So not the worst Christmas ever! =)

I also got the special edition Titanfall 2 strategy guide… yay.

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UPDATE: I got back from a visit to my gran’s to meet with my cousins to do our yearly Secret Santa, and my cousin got me as a Secret Santa and got me some games!

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Retro Diary #81

Sunday, December 17th, 2017

Last Sunday, I finished FIFA 17’s Journey mode, now onto FIFA 18’s!


On Wednesday, I went to a meetup at the Geek Retreat, and there was a setup for a new card game called “Lightseekers”, and it was really fun! It was really simple to understand!

I was talking to this couple at the meetup, while watching someone play Prototype on PS3… I have no idea why I remember that…

We were talking about Anime, Manga and Video Games. It was good!


On Saturday, I went to a meetup with the same group as last week, but this time, it was to a bar called “Super Barios” and it was like a wet dream for me! They had authentic 90s arcades! They had some Neo Geo games, House of the Dead, Sega Rally and Ridge Racer! I played those a heck of a load of times!

I tried out a Simpons Pinball cabinet, and I was blown away! It was a lot of fun, and trippy with all the lights! I’ll definitely be playing more pinball games!

 

Retro Diary #80 – “Help me Superman, help me!!! …but first, kill all the bad guys!”

Sunday, December 10th, 2017

Last Sunday, I went to a meetup at a restaurant called the Geek Retreat… which ended up not happening… but I noticed that they had a Nintendo 64, so I decided to play whatever they had, and they had Wipeout 64, so I just played that for about an hour, then headed home.


On Monday, I met up with an old school friend at Geek Retreat, and we played some Nintendo 64 while chatting away, we played some Goldeneye, followed by Wipeout 64, and then WWF no mercy. It was nice playing them and meeting this old friend again!


On Saturday, I met up with this friend again and his group of friends at MEGABytes, I brought along Superman 64, and decided to play that, and we had a blast just laughing at it! It is such a bad game!

We came up with an alternate backstory for the game, Lois Lane is the real villan, and Lex Luthor is just a hostage! The idea came from when “rescuing” Lois Lane, she cried for help, but then said “Before you save me, take out all the bad guys.”, and she looked so casual and calm where she was… hmm… 😛

We also joked about how Superman would be traumatised after the game ends, and will be triggered if anyone mentions rings, and we came up with all sorts of scenarios where “ring” would be mentioned to him!

After our one hour session was finished, they offered to take it off our hands for free and throw it into the river clyde, which I politely declined! 😛


That’s it for this week’s retro diary, see youse whenever I do anything else worth of note…

I did it!

Sunday, November 5th, 2017

Hopefully the first of many Sololearn certificates!

My first impressions on Superman 64…

Saturday, September 23rd, 2017

So I was at the Scotland Comic-con today, and found a copy of Superman 64 for sale.

So I thought, what the heck? I’ve enjoyed some “shitty” games in the past, so maybe this will be the same. It’s a late 90s polygonal game, it’s right up my alley! I don’t mind going through rings so long as the rest is okay.

So I went home, set up my Nintendo 64 and stuck the game in.

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I expected the game to either be not as bad as people say, or so bad, it’s awesome! Every bad game I’ve played has fallen into one these categories.

This game, however, is neither… it is dreadful! One of the very few games I actually hate! Everything they say about the game… it’s true… very true…

The controls are fucking atrocious, it is too sensitive, you cannot change them, and there’s a lot of lag in them!

And every time you conplete the rings and fail the challenge, guess what? You have to go through the fucking rings all over again!

I’ve enjoyed some “awful” games in the past: Virtual Hydlyde, Diakatana, WWE All Stars on the PS2, WCW Backstage Assault, Robot Arena 1, Rise of the Robots, Bubsy 3D… BUBSY! FUCKING! THREE DEE! I ENJOYED BUBSY FUCKING 3D!

but this…. THIS! This is truly garbage! This deserves every crticism it recieves!

Although… it isn’t entirely Titus’ fault that this happened, WB were kind of dicks to them, being unecessarily strict with what Superman can and can’t do, and Titus even went as far as to reference Superman comics to prove them wrong on some occasions, such as the idea that Superman won’t fight or kill people in the real Metropolis, “requiring” a virtual one be made, or something. I would link to the video I heard this from, but my site blocker has blocked my sites for the night… damn offline commitment!

Titus aren’t entirely in the clear, after all, they have lied about their own game prior to release on a few occasions, but I guess this teaches us one important lesson… WB were horrible back then… and they’re horrible now! (See: Batman Arkham Origins, Batman Arkham Knight, Mad Max, Man of Steel, Batman v Superman, Suicide Squad and more…) Why do people, myself included, keep buying their products?

If they hadn’t had such massive IPs such as Looney Tunes, Anamaniacs and all the DC heroes they acquired when buying DC comics, they would have gone bankrupt long ago… long ago!

I never thought that I would ever say this… but please… don’t buy this game… save your money! Do something more useful with your money… like burn it… or flush it down the toilet… or buy shit on Amazon, I don’t know…

Will this stop me from attempting to play through the game? Probably not. I am kind of machochist when it comes to things like this, I guess, and also my conscience deminds I finish what I start, and I have started something I shouldn’t have… playing this game, that is… in case it wasn’t obvious…

My Thougts on The Room (Spoilers)

Tuesday, September 12th, 2017

T’was a masterpeice, Tommy Wisaeu is the human form of perfection! Aliens should watch the film as they enter our planet, before they enslave us for eternity!

In all seriousness, this film was… interesting, to say the least.

To say the film was awful I don’t think is quite accurate.

Yes, the acting was bad, awful, even. Yes, the writing was all over the place. Yes, it has Tommy Wiseau. Yes, the theme song was overused to the point that you can’t get it out of your head, and you end up constantly humming it and annoy the fuck out of everybody, losing all of your friends and alienating your family, leading to a lonely life, with only your thoughts to talk to, causing you to go insane and leads to your ultimiate demise, confined to a life in a mental institution.

But it was… enjoyable.

Seriously, me and my brother had an amazing time watching it! We wanted to watch the special features! Seriously, what other film can you name that you wanted to watch the special features of?!

The film does have qualities that I do unironically enjoy, for example, (oh yes, I forgot, SPOILERS!) When Johnny Wisaeu (YES I KNOW THAT ISN’T HIS NAME, BUT IT FITS!) goes insane and shoots himself in the ends, I felt his pain, we wanted to slap Lisa in the face for what she did! Or should I say… tear her apart?

Some of the actors were very good, like the man who threatened to kill a child over drug money, he was a genuinely good actor, it almost felt out of place…

Lisa’s mother, the one with breast cancer, was also pretty good, but not good enough to be out of this place in the film…

That’s all I can positively say unironically about the film.

Everything else was terrible, it was poorly directed, poorly written, poorly thrown-together, it was clearly made by an alien who has no idea how humans interact… either that or he’s actually from a foreign country whose culture differs greatly from countries that speak an Anglic language… yeah, that’s probably it.

However, it’s the perfect blend of bad, and it makes for an awesome experience!

Seriously, everyone needs to watch this! I am not saying this for a joke, it provides an experience unlike anything you’ve ever seen before! After all, they say that looking for experiences in life is the way to a happy life…

So what have we learned from this? Watching the room leads to happiness! Seriously, watch this! Don’t torrent or stream it, buy the DVD or Blu-Ray, you need this in your life!

Now that I’ve experienced The Room, time to listen to The Disaster Artist…

Retro Diary #79

Sunday, September 3rd, 2017

Last Sunday, I watched The Cat Returns, on which I have shared my thoughts here.

I have been watching a lot of videos about the rise of the Simpsons and how it’s become the zombie like state it is today, and it’s gotten me back into the series, and have decided to watch season 1-8 (Season 9 is said to be when it started to really go downhill), and I’m going to try and get the DVDs for each season when I can!


 

My thoughts on WATCH_DOGS 2

Friday, September 1st, 2017

I just finished WATCH_DOGS 2, so I decided, while it was fresh on my mind, to share my thoughts on the game and how it compares to the first game.

I want to get something off my chest first: Fuck you Ubisoft for making the PC version so difficult to find! The only way I could get this game physically on PC was if I bought the big San Francisco edition, which were hard to come by, and the prices kept fluctuating from expensive, to bank breaking!
I managed to get myself a copy in the end, though. Here is my copy!

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Also, for some strange reason, it’s on 4 discs, but only uses 3 of them when installing…

Anyway, how is the game itself? Well, to me, it’s the same gameplay as the first game, only the car physics are better (seeing that reflections worked on them, you’d hope so!) and it relies more heavily on RC devices such as drones, because they’re all the rage these days…

The story seems more bland and generic this time. Say what you want about Aiden Pearce, but at least his character has depth, he had another thing that is driving him forward, that is to revenge his neice’s death.

This new guy? He has nothing, just “Hey! Let’s hack CtOS!”, and the other characters are like “Yeah! Let’s!”, and that’s that.

All of the good guys seem to be there just to make sure that Ubisoft doesn’t offend anybody, and seemingly with the exception of one, doesn’t bother making them interesting characters with real backstories.

You have: Black man, White man, Woman, Black man with dreads, and Autistic.

The Autistic guy is the only one with a personal reason to do what he does, CtOS has been fucking around with his social support and whatnot.

So it’s for these reasons, I prefer the first game, I prefer there to be a real story. I have no reason to root for the good guys. They have no real motive to do what they do, other than to just do it for the sake of doing it!

However, from what I hear, this was the reason people prefer the second game, they wanted more focus on gameplay… fair enough I guess.

There are some really enjoyable missions in the game, others less so, and some side missions covering topics I find very disturbing.

Over time, though, they just started to feel a little samey, even the stealth sections, which is what I loved about the first game, eventually got boring for me. Only towards the end do you really get the interesting missions, but for the most part, the game’s missions and story are pretty forgettable in my opinion.

I’m also going to point out that the puzzle sections where you have to make sure there’s a connection from start to end, you know the ones, are ruined in the second game! Instead of simply rotating the camera in a otherwise empty area, you have to look for all the connections in the room you’re in, walking about and such, and it was just frustrating!

Overall, I enjoyed this game, but I don’t think I’d play the game again. I’d definitely play the first game, but not the second, I don’t think…

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