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Monthly Musings: The Forgotten - THE GUARDIAN LEGEND


Well, it must be about that time to call over that weird German foreign exchange student that you know- because I can't understand a single damn bit of this shit. One mistake - and you're screwed.

Take a look at the above image. Does it look like English, Japanese, Dutch, German, or the ancient speak of demon folk in the 6th level of Hell? My money's on either the 4th or 5th option. Seriously, this password system is needlessly unforgiving on so many levels. Progress in a game shouldn't have to be fucking encrypted to this degree. I bet banks use this password system, especially Swiss banks. What sucked even more is screwing it up - then you've got to backtrack through thirty-two characters to see where you mistook an "o" for a capital "O" or a "0" (zero). Or, it may have been a lowercase "o," but it didn't have its all-important umlaut attached, so no dice for you, son. Start the fuck over.

Which is almost preferable to putting in the goddamn thing in the first place.

All in all, the game is completely worth playing, by any means necessary. I'd say to pick up the cart just for the sake of buying the actual game, but if you do decide to emulate it, I won't hate on you - the magic of savestates never met a game more deserving of its purpose, since its password system is an unabashed tool of the devil. Everything else, however - is divine. Play it at all costs. And hope that some developer/publisher has enough sense to remake this game, if it's done right, we could have a true genre breaker on our hands. It'd be something to remember, rather than forget...which is what I fear has happened to a game that deserved a fair share of the spotlight for trying to be everything to everyone - and actually pulling it off.
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About Everyday Legendone of us since 1:32 PM on 08.24.2009

I am the Everyday Legend, and I am a male, 31-year old Florida native and videogame fan of the most epicurean order. I'm also the father of a very precocious (almost) three-year-old daughter, and a newborn daughter as well!

My natural state: very, very tired.

I got into gaming when I was 5, and my Aunt and Uncle had an NES that they had bought because they thought it was the coolest thing ever. As a matter of fact, they weren't too far off of the mark. I was introduced to Super Mario Bros. and Duck Hunt (naturally), and soon followed up with the very first Zelda. I remember the very first game I beat by myself - Megaman 2, in 1989. I was six at the time.

Shortly after that, I played Street Fighter II for the first time in a local skating rink and was hooked. Bad. Like, smack-habit bad.

I remember playing against the college kids that would come in there to hang out and chill - there was a lounge connected to the place that you had to be 18 to get in - and a lot of these guys used to come in and spend a ton of time and money on playing SFII. I learned how to play from these guys, and within a year, I had become just as good as they were. I was hanging out with people almost twice my age, and conversing with them on their level about a mutual passion - and that's where I've been ever since.

Videogames don't make up my entire life: I cook, I write, I sing, I have a full-time career in IT and am still attending college for a degree in Computer Science, then moving into a Masters in Information Systems Management. Gotta have goals.

Nothing beats a good trip to a good bar where they serve good beer and have a good selection of good tunes. Also, chilled Junmai Ginjo (unfiltered) sake is the nectar of the gods, in case you weren't aware. Of course, those trips are very rare these days, because there is always another diaper to change, and leaving your kid at home in the crib is never an option if you want to be able to look at yourself in the mirror.

Oh, and I really, really love sushi. I can put away amounts of that stuff that some may label as borderline genocidal. I put species of fish on the endangered list singlehandedly. I'm not ashamed. It's their own fault for being born so damn delicious.

XBL (defunct): Everyday Legend
PSN: Everyday_Legend
STEAM: Everyday Legend
Skype: everydaylegend

Your eyes do not deceive you. There's a trend.

See you out there.

- EL
Xbox LIVE:Everyday Legend
PSN ID:Everyday_Legend


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