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This could be heaven or this could be hell; only after playing it will I tell. (Milkmaid of the Milky Way)


 
 
 

Plastic game cases don't count as packaging here, so I can't dispose of them in plastic recycling (what a limitation). In mixed waste they'd end up incinerated and adding more fossil carbon to the atmosphere. Not happy.

 
 
 

With 125h in Has-Been Heroes, a game I've been playing again intensively for the past couple of months, I think I can safely call it one of my favourite Switch game of 2017. And few of you would agree with me.

 
 
 

I heard video game-based movies can be good, so I bought Angry Birds 1+2 on bluray. I hadn't even heard 2 coming out until now. Did I like them? Well, they're in my backlog like everything else.

 
 
 

I really should've started playing hidden object games much earlier, since I've had better time with them than most more expensive games recently.

 
 
 

If the "main quest" of an open-world RPG today had the sole purpose of the PC becoming enlightened in all virtues, would that be considered too constrained?

 
 
 

My 'Nintendo Mini Classics': Super Mario Bros., Donkey Kong Jr., Mario's Cement Factory (Super Mario Maker 2 is just for scale. I think I prefer the two in the middle (in Game & Watch Gallery Advance on Wii U VC).


 
 
 

Beauty in simplicity: Switch'n'Shoot

I like "small" games. With them, every bit has to work perfectly, rather than hiding the shortcomings under all the bells and whistles. And Switch'n'Shoot (Matt Glanville) is definitely a "small" game... and a very pleasant surprise fo...

 
 
 
 

I've really enjoyed my time with Switch'n'Shoot on Switch. I need to wrap up my blog on why that is the case.



 
 
 

Fledgling retrodev: A ship built

Ever thought of building a ship in a bottle? I happened to take a look at the Wikipedia page for "impossible bottles", which include ships in a bottle. There seems to be two main ways to accomplish that: either actually build the ship ...

 
 
 
 

Finished "Agent A - A Puzzle in Disguise" earlier today. I liked it, but... why pay this little attention to punctuation? (Even the controls page had a typo...) And yes, I am annoyed by this.


 
 
 

My last purchase from Gamestop (clearance sale here): de Blob 2 (Switch). Other "loot" from elsewhere: Japansoft - An Oral History. (I already regret mentioning that book here...)

 
 
 

"Can't you guys read script?!" Seriously, though, how many of you aged 40 or above have trouble reading this font? It is heavily based on how I was taught to write in school, supposedly based on copperplate script.


 
 
 

The next time I create a script language for a game, it will have proper if-then-else structures. But at least I've finished adding the initially planned contents to the game. Now to finetune the UI and add more content...


 
 
 

That's Captain Toad bought on Wii U, 3DS and Switch. All physical. I really need to step up my transition to digital-only.

 
 
 

Managed to fix two bugs in the routine that displays actions for items yesterday evening. I'm still aiming for July completion/release (MSXdev'20 DL is 30.7.) The boring part (content creation) though bores me already and I'm nowhere near that stage yet.

 
 
 

I have spent far too much time (tens of hours, I imagine) to get to this point in my 8-bit game project. And all the "player" can do now is move the extra twitchy cursor up and down the list.


 
 
 

Reasonably happy that I had my Disqus account/comment history here deleted several months ago, and this time I won't start using it again.

 
 
 

When life gives me maple syrup, I dilute it with lemon juice and water before drinking it. Or maybe drink it as-is.

 
 
 

This week, I've mostly hated L3/R3 "buttons". I suppose this is how many feel about tacked-on motion controls.

 
 
 

Well, two weeks of coding and I still haven't got the location tiles rendered properly on screen. Coding in ASM really makes me appreciate higher-level languages.

 
 
 

2020 wishes -- each with 0.01% chance of mythic success, 0.1% chance of epic success, 24.89% chance of success, 74% chance of failure and 1% chance of critical miss.

 
 
 

And that's EDF Iron Rain finished on normal. Meh. And I really need to try writing a few quick "half a dozen cheap eShop games, yay or nay?" blogs.

 
 
 

Got myself EDF Iron Rain and I'm thinking about making Cats the first movie since Blade Runner 2049 that I watch in the theatre.

 
 
 

A year ago or so, I gifted a number of people on Discord old games on GOG I thought they might be interested in. Come to think of it, I still don't know if anyone played any of them, and maybe that's for the best.

 
 


About Flegmaone of us since 11:34 PM on 01.17.2015

Very much unprofessional writer, don't take anything I write without a truckload of salt.

On a hopefully long-term break from saying anything.
 
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