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    Haven't had too much of an urge to post but I just cleaned around my (new to me) desk area in the basement so now I'll treat myself to some online. It's funny, I work in a concrete "cave" most of the time at work and now my leisure area is also in a concrete cave...at least in the basement I have windows!

    I had managed to pick up "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild" for the Wii U on disk again. I had some credit left at a store and I figured "why not". I brought my secondary Wii U into work and during a few lunch breaks, I hooked it up and played the game on the gamepad. No different than whipping out a handheld in my mind. Since this Wii U was freshly set up and my account is on my "main" Wii U, I started from scratch. After playing "Skyrim" for a while, I find my opinions on this game have changed. While "Skyrim" has a sense of depth and lots of beautiful locations, Nintendo really went the extra mile to make the graphics on "BOTW" stand out. While Bethesda's game has plants and environments that move with the wind and look fairly realistic, "BOTW" really seems to have amber waves of grain moving in literal waves. I also now appreciated the ability to climb pretty much everything, which is something I couldn't do in "Skyrim" (mainly rocks and such). I did just pop into "Skyrim" now to see if my memory was borked but I was right-there really is a difference and Zelda's environment seems more "organic" to me. I find I don't mind the cooking this time around either.

    I just got the paraglider and made my way down to the rest of Hyrule. I'm moving my way towards that forest village in the beginning. I'm going to really try and stick with this game.

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    Just beat Sonic. just in time for the blue rodent to turn 30 (next month I believe.) cant believe it took me 25+ to do this. I only got 4 of the Chaos emeralds so I didnt TRULY beat it but still saw the credits
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    Why not pump a little life back into this thread? :: starts moving the bellows ::

    I decided to give my PS Vita a spin. I bought a triad of games when the storefront was supposed to close. One of those titles was “Axiom Verge”. I knew it was a Metroid-a-like but from online recommendations it sounded solid. I gave it a whirl today and so far it’s decent. Can’t say “great” as of yet as it still feels very Metroid, even with the changes in weaponry and that “code changer” that fuddles up weak enemies or does weird things to certain objects.

    The weapons I have so far, minus the Axiom beam is the three way shot, that cluster bomber projectile and the short range burst of energy weapon. Metroid’s weapons have a feeling of purpose as each had its strength and gimmick. In this game, the weapons really just give you multiple ways to kill your foes. The cluster bomb so far is the only one that really is used for solving barrier puzzles (shoot bomb then detonate early so the explosion spreads and hits a switch). But I’m still early in so who knows what other situations I’ll run into.

    The control is tight-Metroid tight. That’s a heckuva feat to nail that level of platforming.

    Graphics are an homage to a bit of late NES MM5 and with a mix of Tg-16 graphic quality in my mind. Some of the graphics look muted and purposefully grainy but the couple bosses I encountered along with some locales ramped up the fidelity that works with the general aesthetic. Sound is great with a hypnotic techno tunes and well done sound effects.

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    Saturday I took a trip through the 3DS eShop to see if there was a demo for “Metroid: Samus Returns”. Of course there wasn’t but I was shown some other options. Two games came up: “Quarters, Please Vol 1 and Vol2”. They are compilations games containing pretty good clones of existing arcade titles like “Centipede”, “Defender”, “Bump n Jump”, “Missile Command”, “Dig Dug”, “Galaga” to name a few. Graphics, characters and names changed to protect the innocent.

    To play the games, you walk your pixelated avatar through a tiny three story arcade. You can listen to the chip tunes music and sound effects to get that “arcade” atmosphere or hop onto a machine. I picked up volume 2 for $5 as that seemed more up my alley.

    I gotta say, the games are pretty good. The overall vibe reminded me of playing clone games back on the Color Computer (though much better graphics and sound). The only seeming original game was sn endless runner karate game, which I enjoyed as well. When meandering around the arcade, I could pet a cat, change music on the jukebox, change time of day, watch a ping pong match (but not play) and shoot some hoops on the roof.

    I never really looked around the eShop, but I’m glad I took the plunge. Never know what gems you’ll find.

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    just beat Spyro for PS1 (120%). last time I did that was maybe 20 years ago. such an easy game but its so easy on the eyes and satisfying collecting jewels that it's easy to forgive the kindergarten level of difficulty
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