Me internets have strangely been doing alright, it's just the forums will suddenly have unexpected downtime...
Seems no one is happy with the HD collection. Read on Siliconera that many copies were being returned to Amazon like within a day or two of the game being delivered to the customers. That's bad... Konami dun goofed on that one.
How far have you gotten in European Extreme mode, btw? Is it slow-going, or are you making pretty decent time? I'm gonna do my best. Managed to be somewhat productive today: covered my windows up so it doesn't get too hot this summer. Hopefully it helps, because last year was awful. >< I really couldn't tell ya, but that is a ridiculous amount of miles... ^^;
I know. And to get on PSN so I could get some nice downloadable titles would be great too. Journey came out not too long ago, which is from the same developer behind the ever-so-lovely and oh-so-soothing Flower. I <3 Flower so much. ^^
Yeah, strong atmosphere in a game can make the experience so great. The journals and stuff sort of remind me of Bioshock, but I'm sure loads of other games have done it as well. We don't really have any castles....but there are old, abandoned insane asylums around the country that make for some pretty scary experiences. Urgh, some of the things that Daniel did are terrible... Have you gotten to the torture rooms yet? ><
Aww...internet problem, hun? Or just this forum>?
Haha, yeah. Your bro is smart but evil. xD
Yeah, there was no way the YouTube trolls weren't gonna come out from under the bridge to point that rubbish out. xD Yep, that is seriously supposed to be the HD/superior version of the game. ^^; Turns out you can get the PC version of SH2 to look gorgeous, so gonna give that a go instead of the HD collection. x3 Ahaha, sorry. I'll be quiet. Thank you. <3
Yeah, perfect stealth whilst in the hardest mode. They spot you a mile away if you don't keep a close watch on your camouflage. xD Aww...well, hopefully you'll find a motivator! Just keep thinking about the kind of body you want and how all you need to do it work out enough to get it. That should help. Now that you mention it...what the heck IS with that number!? Do you think it was actually a typo they made whilst programming the game? xD 1866 total miles seems like an awful lot to ask.
Ooo, I'd love to play a game of it with you. We talk about games so much. We have the some of the same systems. But we never played together. Niiii.
I'm LOVING Amnesia! It doesn't scare me, but it's really enjoyable anyway, anything with a strong atmosphere is pretty cool, huh? And the diaries/letters are great to find and read. Uhmmmm...I dunno if you get anything like it in America? But here there are lots of castle ruins and things. It reminds me of going through places like that, which is pretty cool. Daniel's voice even sounds like one of those weird displays they like to put in those types of places with the creepy model people. Daniel seems pretty silly though, I mean is it really worth going through all that crap to remember something you'd probably would be better off not remembering?
Urgh... Let's see if I can send this without TFF crashing on me...again.
Isn't it amazing how little it took to keep us occupied and/or entertained when we were younger? At least that was my case. I remember when my bro had his SNES, he's really only let me play it when he needed to level grind, and he put his kid sister on that job. I had a blast with it though. "Now" "Toe", that's a good way to remember it.
Haha... I like how all the comments point it out for him though. XDD That was pretty bad...and this is the HD collection? You were wise to skip out on purchasing it. "Annoying commentary" Oh hush, you. I bet you'll do a great job. ^^
Eesh, so you have to be perfectly stealth... I'm afraid I lack the patience for such an endeavor. I haven't really gotten back into my routine, no... ^^; I'm a terrible motivator, at least when it comes to motivating myself. Good to hear you're still working at it though. What kind of random number is 622 anyway? And there are several of 'em... Good luck to ya. I sweat just thinking about it. Haha.
I did not know, but now I do! That's super cute. :3 Still need to hook up me PS3 to the PSN so I can have friends to play with. :/
Aw yeah~ That game terrified me, but it was a LOT of fun to watch. :3 Hope you enjoy it. Tell me if there's any parts that do manage to creep you out or anything. You have the nerves of steel, so I dunno if it will, but maybe you'll enjoy it all the same!
Yeah. :| It's fine when you're a kid, but not so much at our age. It's a good thing the level grinding seems to be removed from modern games. Just think "now" "toe." Then you'll remember...maybe.
Haha, you're a kind soul. Especially liked the part near the end with is all screwed up graphically on the collection and he doesn't say a thing about it. xD Oh, speaking of which, my PC is all fixed up now so in theory I could stick my own annoying commentary on things now, yay.
Guess so? Not been shot yet. It gives you game over if you get spotted. Not sure about that, hehe. Still got those 622 miles ones to do, but I am halfway on one of those. Still no feeling buff I'm afraid. Have gained a little bit more muscles though, so that's something. I've not taken a proper break from the game, but kinda starting to like the routines again. Not sure why. xD How is your working out going? Did you get back into it?
Did you know about Little Big Planet Karting? Seems like one to getz! LittleBigPlanet Karting Announce Trailer - YouTube
Oh man, finally got Amnesia: the dark decent. Played it in the dark with headphones on last night like it suggests at the start. There are some creepy noises, but nothing scary yet. Still, it's a very good and involving game so far. Pretty darn impressed considering it's a cheap game off Steam. Did you say you'd played it, or did you watch it all?
Haha. Yeah. Grinding can be a reeeeaaaal chore. It's the double-edged sword of RPGs... On one hand, you can level grind to ridiculous levels so you don't have a problem with tough bosses later on, and on the other hand...all that time it takes to get to those levels. ^^; Oh yeah. That's the name. Wonder why I can never remember it? And yeah, it definitely was a while back. OH WELL. I'll play catch-up one of these days...among all the other things I have to play catch-up with. xD
Oh.. Well, at least he's trying, so he gets an A for effort from me. :3 Oh wow. So basically, if you get shot/hit once, you're down for the count? Better get dat stealth on! Too tough for me though. Nice one! You should get those other ones soon, right? Maybe that one won't glitch out on you anymore, and you can have yet another plat! How are you feeling? Buff enough? Are the routines still sort of monotonous for you?
Digital Devil seemed pretty tough going, so maybe. Got bored of leveling up on it, so maybe that is the one you're thinking of. :> Cheers, mate. Will need any luck/motivation I can get for those games. Nouto (spelt?). Man, think that was a good few weeks back now?
No-no, I mean he seems rather slow mentally. ^^; Started a go of Metal Gear 3 on European Extreme mode, you should see Snake's tiny wee health bar on it, it's just over one segment long. xD Oooh, and 90% of trophies obtained for EA Active 2 now! Just the stupid trophies left to get...
Ah yeah. I heard the Digital Devil Saga games were quite challenging. Or maybe it's Nocturne I'm thinking... Either one, good luck! And I dunno. I guess I'm just waiting for all the episodes to come out so I can just sit through 'em all and not have to wait a week or more in between new ones. I think the last one I saw was when the Detective Prince (forgot the name) was facing her Shadow self.
Hmm... Maybe he's doing it slow so the atmosphere can sink in for the viewers?
Haha, aww...it's, um, an extra good thing that you never had that experience then.
Was thinking more of Digital Devil Saga, but who knows! You just never know what will happen in the future, do you? Aw, really? Did you get sick of it or just kinda forget? There were a few dull episodes in a row so not surprised if you just drifted away from it.
You're welcome. I hope you enjoy it! :> The talking guy on the videos doesn't talk too much which makes a nice change, but he does seem a bit on the slow side unfortunately. Hopefully it'll still be worth the watch...he said he was a huge fan and played the games a ton but he didn't seem to know what he was doing at a lot of points. xD
Heh, I suppose they do anyway. Can't win for trying and all that. :/ Yeah, I thought he actually took it quite well, considering just how much happened to him and how old he was. If it were me, I'd have a mental breakdown and be sucking my thumb in a corner somewhere. ^^; Would not make a good Final Fantasy character. xD
Haha, I'll take what I can get! Maybe I'll get the motivation to finish up some of this backlog of mine. Ooo~ That would be fun. Gonna try finishing Persona 4? ^^ Speaking of which, I haven't caught up on the anime in a while... Whoops!
Oh nice! Thanks for the links! *adds to her To-Watch list* Heh, Paprika is still on that list too. I'll get to it though! I might start with 3 though, just because I don't know a lot about it.
Hm, don't they usually still get written off as whiners by a lot of people? xD People were definitely a bit hard on Hope, he was just a little kid that saw his mum die. :s
Oh right, good point. ^^; They seemed like something to do at work, but that's probably just for naughty people.
Sorry, think you might be out of range for my skills to rub off on you, will try beaming some over instead though. :> YEAH! Stupid Konami America. It is almost like playing it again for the first time anyway since everything has been upgraded since last time. Who knows what else I'll play next. Maybe even finish an Atlus game that isn't Catherine. *flex*
Dunno if you're interested, deary, but somebody has started posting a let's play of the HD version of Silent Hill 2. Would still recommend the old over the new, but maybe you wanna see it. I just don't know! Silent Hill 2 HD collection Part 1 "intro" gameplay New voices - YouTube Looks like they took the fog out then added it back in again, now it moves in a kinda laughable way. xD
The start of 3 is up too Silent hill 3 HD collection Part 1 "intro" Heather's NEW VOICE - YouTube graphically, the job done on 3 looks better, but the voice work is really cheap sounding. Definitely money saved.
I think so, and if not love, at least they're more empathetic for 'em instead of just writing 'em off as whiny brats.
I'm sure there are. That's why newspapers have Sudoku and crossword puzzles published inside. Either that, or for passing time at work.
Haha, no problem. Wish some of those skills would rub off on me. I'm more casual when it comes to games, I guess. And yay~ Hooray for rediscovering games! Especially with as much jerking around as those developers are doing for the collection. Save your monies for something you haven't played before. ^^
Hm, you saying people like tragic characters? Does seem to be the case at times now you mention it. :s
Yeah, it would seem kinda weird. Do you think there are people that get up and do puzzles first thing each morning? xD
Aw...thank you for having so much faith in my skills all the time, Dodie. <3 Oh my goodness, finally got around to starting a new go of Silent Hill 3 with my shiny component cables and it looks friggin' amazing! Really don't feel the need to get that silly collection now. :>
I think it'd make Hope's character in XIII more appealing to people if his mom really was the only parent he had left. Having lost one parent, then seeing his other die right in front of him (pretty much). Ah well.
I haven't tried it. I have both of my handheld systems put away for the time being, and booting up a console or my laptop when I first wake up is not something I wanna do. ^^;
You can do it. There's no trophy to hard or tedious that you can't manage to collect! But yeah, gotta get the drive to actually do it, so I understand if you feel you want to put it off for a while.
Oh, man, you're right! To be honest, I totally forgot that he was even in 13, I thought he died before Hope's mum for some reason. xD Guess he's alive, but you don't hear about him in 13-2, that I remember. ^^;
Puzzle games in the morning. What a thought..you ever tried that? Sounds like too much for the brain. :<
come to a total of 26 now, and thanks. :> Naw, still need MGS2, but working up the motivation to go through for all the dog tags again isn't gonna be easy so I'll probably not bother. Maybe one day since a set is always good and it is Metal Gear. <3 <3 <3
Yeah, I can't imagine an upbringing in a place like that to be very good for a child. Poor Wakka got the worst of it though, at least until character development kicked in. I'm pretty sure he was alive after the events of XIII...but maybe he died sometime during all the time skips in the sequel... That's kind of sad. At least he and Hope managed to patch things up if he did die.
I have a few: Phoenix Wright, Professor Layton, Tetris... I think that might be the extent of it though. ^^; I hear that puzzle games are good for a person when they first wake up in the morning though. Gets the brain functioning sooner with all dat stimulus.
Congrats~! I think I lost count on the amount of platties you have again. ^^; Have you gotten all the MGS plats now?