Friday, September 28, 2007

Minish Cap: 4 hours 16 minutes




What? haven't had to make a wish lately.

Yeah. So?



...I'm... I'm lonely... fer craps sake...

This game is bugging me in that "where the frack do I go now" way. I really despise that of this series. But, having played almost all the games, I am used to it and have a better idea of where to look for things.

So far I have 9 hearts, 2 elements, and I JUST got the Pegasus Boots. I have also been enjoying the figurine collection... although I don't like gettign to the place to do it as it takes a lot of time.

Into the swamps I go!

Ok. So where do I get the bow?

... You're... you're making a wish?

What? Yes.

Go to Castor Wilds, Go north, climb some vines.


No problem. It's good to be back, eh?

Yeah. It's good to be back.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Minish Cap: 1 hour 35 minutes

So far so good... but I am a little concerned. This game is fun, but many parts of it seem dumbed-down. It's actually a bit distracting in that sense.

As for the gameplay, the superior GBA graphics are like a warm breeze to this handheld game. I enjoy looking at it... which means a lot. Some of the finding out "where to go" is hard to determine, but I figured the first one out.

The only sad sad sad thing is that I think I have gotten so used to 'Ocarina', 'Majora's Mask', and 'Wind Waker' viewpoint and gameplay... that the 2/3 view is... old. NO! I must not think that way! 2/3 view FOREVER!!!.... maybe.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007


For the month of October I am going to make Tuesday nights my "FRIGHT NIGHT".

So each week I am going to play a video game alone in the dark and see how I fare. I am not going to play all the way through the game, just for a few hours.

The (suggested) itinerary is:
* October 2nd: Sweet Home for the Famicom.
- This was the first ever horror video game to come out for any gaming system. It was so unique that it inspired the people who made the next game on my list...

* October 9th: Clock Tower for the Super Famicom or for the PS1
- This game series started in Japan and didn't come over until its second game was released on the PS1. I am sorely interested in playing the first one but think I might get more scare-effect from the PS1 game (if I can find it).

* October 16th: Resident Evil: Code Veronica for the PS2.
- I haven't played the game nor seen the movies. In a kind-of backwards way I am actually going to view the movie on October 4th and then play the game two weeks after.

* October 23rd: Silent Hill 2 for the PS1
- Another horror game that I have not seen the movie nor played the game. So on October 25th I will watch the movie but after I play the game (unlike Resident Evil) since it is closer to the actual game... and I don't want spoilers.

* October 30th: Fatal Frame for the X-Box.
-I have been duly warned about playing this game in the dark. I'm gonna do it anyway.

If you think I should play something else, then let me know!

Monday, September 24, 2007

Really Fun Game

And it is done. I figured out the pattern and finally defeated Gannon. Total time: 42 hours and 16 minutes!
Spoilers abound.

For all that I received from the game in gameplay, storyline, adventure, and what-not... I was a bit disappointed in the ending. But That aside, it is a spectacular game in my view.

The ocean sequences were long and drawn out but, in retrospect, they really needed to be. To have treasures hidden all over the oceans and to have the islands diverse enough, they really needed to be THAT far apart. Getting the cyclone power helped immensely.

The side quests were extremely enjoyable even though I wasn't able to finish them all. I want to go back to my copied-save (before I went into Gannon's Tower) and try to get all them completed on my own.

I loved Ocarina Of Time, but this had a different feel. I don't know if it was because of the character styles, the non-linear gameplay or what... but I like Wind Waker just as much as Ocarina but for different reasons. To me, Wind Waker FELT like a Zelda game.

All in all when I sat down to play I knew I was going to have a fun time.

So for giving me such a great game in a way I was not expecting I give "The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker" 5 Zombie Warios.

Now wait a sec... it looks like this has my highest rating!?!

Onwards and upwards.

I am skipping (for now) Four Swords as I feel that even though it is a Zelda game that it was meant for 4 people. So I shall call it what I did the BS Zelda game: "Bonus Game".

The last Zelda title for the GBA: The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap. I don't know what to expect from this game but I have high hopes. I have three wishes again for this one so.. let's-a begin.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Wind Waker: 37 hours 1 minute

Almost there. I am fighting Gannon right now. But I'm doing very well for not having used any wishes! Well, those were mostly used up from having the Nintendo Power map (I suppose).

I have done quite a bit but have not finished all the side adventures. But...

This makes me feel good. I have almost everything... although I don't know what is the missing item in this spot.

I copied the game before I started fighting Gannon so that I can try to complete more later on. This game is really worth it.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Wind Waker: 5 hours 47 minutes

This game is really fun. The graphics are enjoyable and it's quite the challenge.

Let me re-phrase that...

It's FRIGGIN' TOUGH! This is NOT a game for beginners to the series. I just got the floating leaf and entered the second cave... six hours later! But I do like how the game gives you a few minutes and then gives you a hint if you seem to be stuck. THAT'S well needed!

But I can see taking the time to really dive into this game. I will say that I will avoid doing any of the side-ocean games/tasks until I get a bigger rupee-holding sack. Pulling treasure from the ocean and then not getting it because your purse is already full SUCKS.

I am taking away one of my "wishes" because not only do I have the Nintendo Power map but I have the GBA hook-up to talk to Tingle.

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Seasons: 26 hours 34 minutes FINISHED!//Wind Waker: 2 hours 13 minutes

Man, has it really been THAT long? Well, I made it through "Oracle of Seasons" and forgot to take the screen image. I'll try from my save area and take one later on... but onward I venture to "Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker

As for "Seasons", it was a pretty good game. Being on the GB AND the GBA was a neat twist as certain things were available in the GBA version that weren't in the other.

All in all nothing really surprised me though. The seasons were fun to work through and finding ways to get to areas unavailable in 3 of the 4 seasons was quite the challenge.

The story was lacking greatly though, in my opinion. From Ocarina and Majora's deep and entertaining storylines to go back to a 1 dimensional pattern was very disappointing.

But my love of the 2/3 view of the original will never waver, I feel, and it was great to have another game that harkened to the one that started it all... although the difficulty was not very difficult at all and that was a bit of a disappointment.

So, for all its retro fun and all its faults, I give Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons one snowball Wario and one spring Wario... for the seasons of winter and spring. A good game if you can find it, but don't expect much out of it.

Now, my journey is drawing closer to the Wii... but first, I have two more games to complete. The first of these is the Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker for the Game Cube.

I will be playing this game on the Game Cube as I have been attempting to play all the games I get on the actual systems.

Already a few hours into it, I love the cel-shaded look of the game and the fun storyline. It's gonna be easy to get back to being used to a joystick instead of a D-pad.