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X-Com UFO Defense

Zelda 2

X-Men Mutant Apocalypse

Dragon Warrior III

Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse

Final Fantasy 3 (Final Fantasy VI)

Way of the Samurai

Nick Arcade

We Love Katamari

Ninja Gaiden

Toejam & Earl

River City Ransom

Mega Man X

Pokemon Red/Blue

Yakuza series

Operation Darkness

Emultion

X-Men 2: Clone Wars

Sweet Home

Legend of Dragoon

Clock Tower

Mystal Ninja/Ganabre Goemon series

Onimusha Warlords

Rockin' Kats

Karnov

Spawn games

God Hand

Blood Will Tell

Super Godzilla

Junction

Animal Platformers

Robot Alchemic Drive (R.A.D.)

Buck Rodgers Countdown to Doomsday

Darkwing Duck

Shin Megami Tensei games (Persona, Devil Summoner, Devil Survivor)

Jurassic Park 2

Disgaea & other Nippon Ichi Games (Phantom Brave, Makai Kingdom, La Pucelle Tactics, Soul Nomad)

Twisted Tales of Spike Mcfang

Resident Evil

Legend of Kage

Lost Vikings

Devil May Cry

Comix Zone

X- Men

Threads of Fate

Mutant League Football

Mega Man 7

Castlevania 2

Sonic 2

Dragon Warrior 2

Donkey Kong Country

Spider-man & X-Men Arcades revenge

Vectorman

Sonic

Actraiser

Splatterhouse 2

Elevator Action

Mega Man 6

Mega Man 5

Dig Dug

Mega Man 4

Mega Man 3

Mega Man 2

Rock Roll Racing

Castlevania

Mega Man

Beat Em Ups PART 6: Future

Beat Em Ups PART 5: Playstation 2/Xbox/Gamecube

Beat Em Ups PART 4: Playstation/Saturn

Beat Em Ups PART 3: Sega Genesis Super Nintendo

Beat Em Ups PART 2: Nintendo

Beat Em Ups PART 1: Arcade

Smash TV

Ghosts & Goblins

Paperboy

Werewolf Last Warrior

Battletoads

Dragon Warrior

Ducktales

Rolling Thunder

Splatterhouse 3

Doom Troopers

Demons Crest

Primal Rage

Zero Wing

Chakan

G. I. Joe

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Every month I write down what I played, then post it here the first
weekend of the next month. I do this on my iPod at work, where I don't
use any spell checker or any bullshit. I just write and publish this
thing, done. I'm sure somebody will read this, but I'm keeping it for
my own purposes. I forget what I've played sometimes or when, it's
helpful to keep this.

The formatting is dumb again this time, and I'm not going to fix it again this month. I write all this on my ipod, then email myself with it, then copy it over here and throw pictures into this thing so people don't say dumb things in the comments. Guarantee somebody says something dumb, you silly commenters.

Buck Rogers - Countdown to Doomsday - MS DOS

Long time readers of mine will remember me yelling about this for the
SEGA Genesis. There it was, this early and amazing RPG that captured
my imagination, when I finally figured out how to play it. Looking
back, it is a little easy and a shorter length than I recall.

But that wasn't the "real" game.

The real game, was an even more hardcore strategy game with lots of
skills to select from, first person controls for walking through space
ships, and strange design choices. For example, much of the text is
included in a logbook. Occasionally, and by occasionally I mean every
time you do anything of any substance, you're told you record a
conversation as a log book entry with a number. This confused the shit
out of me, as I didn't realize it until well into the game.

The strategy battles are just as fun to conquer as they were on the
Genesis. Early on, you're ripped to shreds by enemies that you can
barely scratch. By mid way through, I had explosive weapons that would
decimate legions of bad guys. I love that sense of progression,
something is very empowering about becoming so powerful that anything
in the game you can handle.

I'm much more against space ship combat on the pc. It just isn't as
fun here. Only the pilot can use the cannon and missile weapons, which
is dumb. You're forced to use lasers with everybody else, that just
don't have the power to get anything done. But, this is the only way
to really get amazing equipment. Blasting a ship and boarding them,
that is as awesome as it was twenty years ago. You can also ram the
enemy space ship, which appeals to me because of how mad such a tactic
is. Especially in outer space, ramming another ship is hilarious.

I love this game. By the time I first understood how to play the
Genesis version, it was ancient looking then. That was 1993, the same
year I first played Dragon Warrior, which had a similar feeling of
this fantastic adventure, but stuck looking like absolute butthole.

I dominated this game pretty harshly. At the start, I had nothing.
Just basic laser beams and space suits. By the end, I had gathered up
all sorts of interesting equipment several rocket launchers as missile
launchers and many battle armors. One of which I found had force
fields, making that guy nearly impossible to hit. The thac0 rules and
armor classes of old Dungeons and Dragons are still here, but luckily
their implemented in such a way that I could decipher them. If I can,
anybody can.

A really cool thing I found was a "clue book." instead of being a
strategy guide, this is a "clue book," with lots of maps and
information on where to go and what to do. I also have one for Matrix
Cubed, but I'm thinking I'll fly as solo as possible with that.

What else can I say? If you're looking for a not fantasy RPG, that is
heavily science fiction based, Buck Rogers is the game to play. With
tactical chess-like battles, I find it more enjoyable than the
majority of Japanese style RPGs. Also unlike those, Buck Rogers opens
up after the first two sections of gameplay, allowing you to travel
around the inner solar system any which way you want. By the end of
the game, you'll have saves from a genocide the Venusian lizard people
low landers, fought with crossebow wielding lion people on Mars, get
captured by pirates and escape from them, and you'll have fought off a
whole horror mission fighting alien like creatures and security
robots. I love this game, you should try it out.

Baldurs Gate  - PC

Having moved, I was told to set the computer up in another room, not
hooked to the tv liked I had it. Which sucked, until I realized that I
had this and that on a monitor, the game worked flawlessly. TV
couldn't handle it, but it works perfect here.

I started as a ranger. That seemed like a cool thing, but by the time
I had a group together no one could heal anything. So I started over
as a cleric, and I thought it would be fun to play as a lady. As I
like to do sometimes, because I don't hate women. I'm no misogynist. A
pretty blonde cleric is what I need, so that's what I made.

I'm about four chapter into the game. I've lost and gained several
party members. I hate the way death is handled, where I'm forced to go
find a temple to revive dead people. I'm thinking my cleric will heal
people at higher levels. I have one Mage lady, but she's worthless.
Her spells are garbage and she loves dying. Almost as much as all the
other characters, who also die often.

It wouldn't be such a pain if I didn't have to pick up all their gear
and reequip everything when revived. As dumb as can be, I hate that.

I've found that using ranged weapons is the best strategy. I love
that. Having swords that miss, but them not being what you really
should use. Any close combat weapon is used as a last resort, and even
then it seems ineffective.

I'm very fond of this game and how open it is. I can go anywhere, do
my own thing. I love that style when done this way, where I choose if
I'm good or evil right up front. The look of the game has aged, as
have all infinity engine games, but it has this claymation like
quality that adds a timeless quality to this. And like Fallout,
occasionally killing a bad guy and seeing them turn into wild gore
makes me giggle like nothing else! I love it!

But, my power has been out for days and I can't jump back into it. I'm
so pissed off. Really wished my power worked, between that and my time
to actually play something so restricted I'm furious. I feel like the
incredible hulk, Greg fitsimmons, and yosemite Sam , but three or four
times more pissed off than all of them combined plus hot sauce.

Champions of Krynn - DOS

The SSI games aren't popular be sued of Buck Rogers, they're popular
because of Advances Dungeons and Dragons adaptations. Pool of Radiance
was the first, I couldn't get it working, so I moved to the next
trilogy and got it working. I'm not sure if I like it.

The difficulty spiked up instantly, just like Buck Rogers. Which I
love. I love a game that will overwhelmingly kill you if you take a
left instead of a right, these games are awesome. I like trying the
odds and beating a bunch of bad guys I shouldn't be able to, just
because I'm smarter. Fighting eagle men and giants is pretty silly,
especially with these just barely over Atari level graphics.

Unfortunately, the game also uses the dumb old D&D magic system where
to write spells in a magic book to memorize them, but unless you're
rested you can't use them in a battle? I'm not sure. I think I figured
it out, but I don't feel like I have the right spells. Magic missile
just isn't doing it.

I only dabbled with this, but I still enjoyed it.

Lego Batman 2- PS3 Demo

I wanted to play this, until I played it. I get annoyed by puzzles and
these Lego games are nothing but puzzles. I love the sections where I
just I through an area fighting dudes, but throwing in suit switching
and flip switch puzzles bothers me. No thanks Batman!

Dead Rising 2 - Xbox 360

So I was playing around on Fallout new Vegas and decided how boring
that game was, that I had something instantly satisfying to play
somewhere here, Dead Rising 2 is that game. I started over on a new
profile so I could level up and kill everything all over again, and it
is a delight. Just a fantastic game that I love playing.

Where is Dead Rising 3? Where is it Capcom? You've dicked your other
franchises don't dick this one. And don't just rerelease the same shit
over again, like with off the record. Some shit don't fly between me
and man.

Skyrim - PS3

I'm just rougen it. I played this early on, but just cant hang. My
issues with it are numerous, but shooting a guy with an arrow and
watching him pinball down a tower is pretty awesome, even wrapped in
such a crappy wrapper.

Dawn guard came out, but I just can't give a fuck. Even with
werewolves and vampires, I don't care. I'm not hooked to play more,
with two things that should hook me. Plus, I'm on the PS3 version. A
steam sale where Skyrim and all of its DLC will happen, eventually.
I'll play it then, if at all.

I like playing this, but it feels like it wasn't ready when it first
released. More and more companies put out unreleased shit, I'm very
upset about that.  I haven't given up video games yet. The future of
gaming is dark.

Towers and Trolls - iOS

I got addicted to a tower defense game. I'm not fond of a lot of iPod
gaming, but I got hooked on how quickly I could play a light strategy
game and murder the crap out of trolls. I wasted so much time, with
something so dumb.

Flash browser nothing games are alive and flourishing, as iOS games.

Spec Ops the Line - PS3 demo

After a silly turret on a helicopter sequence, I walked through a
place looking for someone and got ambushed by bad guys. I shot some of
them, then decided I hated this game.

 It wasn't that it was bad, it's that it isn't good.

I want to play good games. This is I wish to avoid playing Spider-Man
games. They're terrible, but I love Spiderman so much I'll tolerate
bullshit like Spider-Man and Xmen in Arcades Revenge.

Star Control 2 - ms dos

In my checking up on dos games, one came to mind that everybody told
me about. Star Control 2 always gets mentioned by old PC gamers, but
no one ever discussed the mechanics or how the game actually played
before, that I've heard. It was this grand nostalgia for a
intergalactic space game, that I was unprepared for.

This game defines depth and computer gaming, real hardcore gaming is this game.

For two hours, I toured this section of the universe gathering
materials and upgrading my ship. Encountering aliens was always
interesting. The fights I had with them, are just some of the most
intense battles imaginable. In a fight, things play sort of like
asteroids where your ship can float in any direction, but depending on
your equipment and weapons how your ship controls drastically changes.
I had a laser beam that if, if I landed, obliterated enemies.

My combat experience was more in the vs option from the main menu. My
actual exploration was limited.  I barely did anything of substance in
the actual game. I became stuck on a planet, unsure how to leave. I
wasted time trying to talk to aliens. I had a great time. This game,
must be played.

X-Com - MS Dos

Again, this game must be played. I put many hours into this early on
this month. I'm so excited for that new one. I'm actually excited for
a video game. That just doesn't happen anymore. If they don't fuck up,
that new Xcom might work. I'm so hopeful for it. I really need to
reign myself in.

_____

Any questions about what I played?

Any suggestions for what I should play?

And remember, The Bonerquest book is still happening. I'm still
writing it, I want you guys to buy a copy and read it when I'm done.

That's it!


Buck Rogers - Countdown to Doomsday - MS DOS

Long time readers of mine will remember me yelling about this for the
SEGA Genesis. There it was, this early and amazing RPG that captured
my imagination, when I finally figured out how to play it. Looking
back, it is a little easy and a shorter length than I recall.

But that wasn't the "real" game.



The real game, was an even more hardcore strategy game with lots of
skills to select from, first person controls for walking through space
ships, and strange design choices. For example, much of the text is
included in a logbook. Occasionally, and by occasionally I mean every
time you do anything of any substance, you're told you record a
conversation as a log book entry with a number. This confused the shit
out of me, as I didn't realize it until well into the game.

The strategy battles are just as fun to conquer as they were on the
Genesis. Early on, you're ripped to shreds by enemies that you can
barely scratch. By mid way through, I had explosive weapons that would
decimate legions of bad guys. I love that sense of progression,
something is very empowering about becoming so powerful that anything
in the game you can handle.

I'm much more against space ship combat on the pc. It just isn't as
fun here. Only the pilot can use the cannon and missile weapons, which
is dumb. You're forced to use lasers with everybody else, that just
don't have the power to get anything done. But, this is the only way
to really get amazing equipment. Blasting a ship and boarding them,
that is as awesome as it was twenty years ago. You can also ram the
enemy space ship, which appeals to me because of how mad such a tactic
is. Especially in outer space, ramming another ship is hilarious.

I love this game. By the time I first understood how to play the
Genesis version, it was ancient looking then. That was 1993, the same
year I first played Dragon Warrior, which had a similar feeling of
this fantastic adventure, but stuck looking like absolute butthole.

I dominated this game pretty harshly. At the start, I had nothing.
Just basic laser beams and space suits. By the end, I had gathered up
all sorts of interesting equipment several rocket launchers as missile
launchers and many battle armors. One of which I found had force
fields, making that guy nearly impossible to hit. The thac0 rules and
armor classes of old Dungeons and Dragons are still here, but luckily
their implemented in such a way that I could decipher them. If I can,
anybody can.

A really cool thing I found was a "clue book." instead of being a
strategy guide, this is a "clue book," with lots of maps and
information on where to go and what to do. I also have one for Matrix
Cubed, but I'm thinking I'll fly as solo as possible with that.

What else can I say? If you're looking for a not fantasy RPG, that is
heavily science fiction based, Buck Rogers is the game to play. With
tactical chess-like battles, I find it more enjoyable than the
majority of Japanese style RPGs. Also unlike those, Buck Rogers opens
up after the first two sections of gameplay, allowing you to travel
around the inner solar system any which way you want. By the end of
the game, you'll have saves from a genocide the Venusian lizard people
low landers, fought with crossebow wielding lion people on Mars, get
captured by pirates and escape from them, and you'll have fought off a
whole horror mission fighting alien like creatures and security
robots. I love this game, you should try it out.

Baldurs Gate - PC

Having moved, I was told to set the computer up in another room, not
hooked to the tv liked I had it. Which sucked, until I realized that I
had this and that on a monitor, the game worked flawlessly. TV
couldn't handle it, but it works perfect here.

I started as a ranger. That seemed like a cool thing, but by the time
I had a group together no one could heal anything. So I started over
as a cleric, and I thought it would be fun to play as a lady. As I
like to do sometimes, because I don't hate women. I'm no misogynist. A
pretty blonde cleric is what I need, so that's what I made.

I'm about four chapter into the game. I've lost and gained several
party members. I hate the way death is handled, where I'm forced to go
find a temple to revive dead people. I'm thinking my cleric will heal
people at higher levels. I have one Mage lady, but she's worthless.
Her spells are garbage and she loves dying. Almost as much as all the
other characters, who also die often.

It wouldn't be such a pain if I didn't have to pick up all their gear
and reequip everything when revived. As dumb as can be, I hate that.

I've found that using ranged weapons is the best strategy. I love
that. Having swords that miss, but them not being what you really
should use. Any close combat weapon is used as a last resort, and even
then it seems ineffective.



I'm very fond of this game and how open it is. I can go anywhere, do
my own thing. I love that style when done this way, where I choose if
I'm good or evil right up front. The look of the game has aged, as
have all infinity engine games, but it has this claymation like
quality that adds a timeless quality to this. And like Fallout,
occasionally killing a bad guy and seeing them turn into wild gore
makes me giggle like nothing else! I love it!

But, my power has been out for days and I can't jump back into it. I'm
so pissed off. Really wished my power worked, between that and my time
to actually play something so restricted I'm furious. I feel like the
incredible hulk, Greg fitsimmons, and yosemite Sam , but three or four
times more pissed off than all of them combined plus hot sauce.

Champions of Krynn - DOS

The SSI games aren't popular be sued of Buck Rogers, they're popular
because of Advances Dungeons and Dragons adaptations. Pool of Radiance
was the first, I couldn't get it working, so I moved to the next
trilogy and got it working. I'm not sure if I like it.

The difficulty spiked up instantly, just like Buck Rogers. Which I
love. I love a game that will overwhelmingly kill you if you take a
left instead of a right, these games are awesome. I like trying the
odds and beating a bunch of bad guys I shouldn't be able to, just
because I'm smarter. Fighting eagle men and giants is pretty silly,
especially with these just barely over Atari level graphics.

Unfortunately, the game also uses the dumb old D&D magic system where
to write spells in a magic book to memorize them, but unless you're
rested you can't use them in a battle? I'm not sure. I think I figured
it out, but I don't feel like I have the right spells. Magic missile
just isn't doing it.

I only dabbled with this, but I still enjoyed it.

Lego Batman 2- PS3 Demo



I wanted to play this, until I played it. I get annoyed by puzzles and
these Lego games are nothing but puzzles. I love the sections where I
just I through an area fighting dudes, but throwing in suit switching
and flip switch puzzles bothers me. No thanks Batman!

Dead Rising 2 - Xbox 360

So I was playing around on Fallout new Vegas and decided how boring
that game was, that I had something instantly satisfying to play
somewhere here, Dead Rising 2 is that game. I started over on a new
profile so I could level up and kill everything all over again, and it
is a delight. Just a fantastic game that I love playing.

Where is Dead Rising 3? Where is it Capcom? You've dicked your other
franchises don't dick this one. And don't just rerelease the same shit
over again, like with off the record. Some shit don't fly between me
and man.

Skyrim - PS3



I'm just rougen it. I played this early on, but just cant hang. My
issues with it are numerous, but shooting a guy with an arrow and
watching him pinball down a tower is pretty awesome, even wrapped in
such a crappy wrapper.

Dawn guard came out, but I just can't give a fuck. Even with
werewolves and vampires, I don't care. I'm not hooked to play more,
with two things that should hook me. Plus, I'm on the PS3 version. A
steam sale where Skyrim and all of its DLC will happen, eventually.
I'll play it then, if at all.

I like playing this, but it feels like it wasn't ready when it first
released. More and more companies put out unreleased shit, I'm very
upset about that. I haven't given up video games yet. The future of
gaming is dark.

Towers and Trolls - iOS

I got addicted to a tower defense game. I'm not fond of a lot of iPod
gaming, but I got hooked on how quickly I could play a light strategy
game and murder the crap out of trolls. I wasted so much time, with
something so dumb.

Flash browser nothing games are alive and flourishing, as iOS games.

Spec Ops the Line - PS3 demo

After a silly turret on a helicopter sequence, I walked through a
place looking for someone and got ambushed by bad guys. I shot some of
them, then decided I hated this game.

It wasn't that it was bad, it's that it isn't good.

I want to play good games. This is I wish to avoid playing Spider-Man
games. They're terrible, but I love Spiderman so much I'll tolerate
bullshit like Spider-Man and Xmen in Arcades Revenge.

Star Control 2 - ms dos

In my checking up on dos games, one came to mind that everybody told
me about. Star Control 2 always gets mentioned by old PC gamers, but
no one ever discussed the mechanics or how the game actually played
before, that I've heard. It was this grand nostalgia for a
intergalactic space game, that I was unprepared for.

This game defines depth and computer gaming, real hardcore gaming is this game.



For two hours, I toured this section of the universe gathering
materials and upgrading my ship. Encountering aliens was always
interesting. The fights I had with them, are just some of the most
intense battles imaginable. In a fight, things play sort of like
asteroids where your ship can float in any direction, but depending on
your equipment and weapons how your ship controls drastically changes.
I had a laser beam that if, if I landed, obliterated enemies.

My combat experience was more in the vs option from the main menu. My
actual exploration was limited. I barely did anything of substance in
the actual game. I became stuck on a planet, unsure how to leave. I
wasted time trying to talk to aliens. I had a great time. This game,
must be played.

X-Com - MS Dos

Again, this game must be played. I put many hours into this early on
this month. I'm so excited for that new one. I'm actually excited for
a video game. That just doesn't happen anymore. If they don't fuck up,
that new Xcom might work. I'm so hopeful for it. I really need to
reign myself in.

_____

Any questions about what I played?

Any suggestions for what I should play?

And remember, The Bonerquest book is still happening. I'm still
writing it, I want you guys to buy a copy and read it when I'm done.

That's it!
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