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Title: King (2.0)'s Games Log
Post by: King (2.0) on 09 January 2022, 14:49:50
Current games I'm playing:
R-Type Final is pretty hard and I'm playing it on Human (i.e Normal) difficulty. So far, I've only made it up to Stage 4. Stage 1 is reasonable, Stage 2 is bullshit in terms of difficulty, though it's weather gimmick makes it worth replaying, Stage 3 is easier than Stage 2 but dear god can the projectiles get overwhelming sometimes.
Unlocking new ships is fun, and it does give you incentive to play with different ships.

Looney Tunes: Cartoon Conductor's graphics aren't too shabby and the gameplay is similar to Osu. I'm playing in on Conductor (Normal) difficulty and thankfully the game isn't too punishing when it comes to mistakes. I think Duck Amuck was better but I'll give this one a chance and see it through.

I'm also considering playing Lunar Knights but we'll see.
Title: Re: King (2.0)'s Games Log
Post by: Charlie on 09 January 2022, 22:09:46
Ugh. You reminded me of a game I can't play... because for whatever reason the terrain doesn't load for me. So I'm running around on the void, as it were. :p

But if Golden Sun - Dark Dawn could have its sound issues on the emulator repaired, then I'm sure Lunar Knights can have its issues fixed on the emulator too.

I did better on the Aeonian Night Windows 7 PC (got to the second boss in 2016) though. Now? Not even near a first boss, haha.

LK was fun, but then, it's probably the cat's doing. :3
Title: Re: King (2.0)'s Games Log
Post by: King (2.0) on 10 January 2022, 13:12:58
Ugh. You reminded me of a game I can't play... because for whatever reason the terrain doesn't load for me. So I'm running around on the void, as it were. :p

But if Golden Sun - Dark Dawn could have its sound issues on the emulator repaired, then I'm sure Lunar Knights can have its issues fixed on the emulator too.

I did better on the Aeonian Night Windows 7 PC (got to the second boss in 2016) though. Now? Not even near a first boss, haha.

LK was fun, but then, it's probably the cat's doing. :3
That reminds of when I was a kid, it was possible for me to occasionally fall into the multicoloured void in Spongebob Squarepants: The Movie Game. That said, I've got all the Golden Sun games on my silver R4 so I may get to those in the future.

I have Lunar Knights on my original R4 cartridge and I didn't even have to patch it. Haven't played it yet.

Games Progress:
I've completed every level in Looney Tunes: Cartoon Conductor except Can Can (remix). Can Can and it's remix versions have a lot going on, so losing track of the notes means that you'll lose quickly. Some of the remixes are actually easier than their original versions (one of them, I got A rank. I told myself that I'd laugh if I got perfect rank and while I didn't, it was close enough that it got a laugh out of me anyway).
Title: Re: King (2.0)'s Games Log
Post by: King (2.0) on 11 January 2022, 19:18:41
Games Progress:
Completed Can Can't (remix) in Looney Tunes: Cartoon Conductor on Conductor difficulty. I might consider going back and completing all levels on Maestro difficulty but I don't feel like it at the moment. Watching the credits, all the qoutes are funny outside of them but never have I felt this insulted before. (I'm not even mad, it's actually kinda amusing looking back).

Also decided to play The Rub Rabbits. The menu names are weird but the minigames are good and the music is great. The game's antagonist looks like Rei Ayanami but with a lavender dress and grey hair. I'll be downloading Feel the Magic: XY-XX as well on my silver R4.
Title: Re: King (2.0)'s Games Log
Post by: King (2.0) on 14 January 2022, 14:55:35
Games Progress:
Completed Rub Rabbits which unlocks the Sound Test, Hard difficulty and Another Story which is played from the antagonist's side. I might consider completing all missions on Hard mode but there are other games on my silver R4 and my original one that I want to play sometime.

There are a few games I'm going to add to my silver R4 (okay, it's actually grey but silver sounds better). I'll probably have to patch them because some of the games I want to play are JP only and I'm kinda scared of patching JP only games because it's a step forward in the world of modding and romhacking etc.
Title: Re: King (2.0)'s Games Log
Post by: Charlie on 14 January 2022, 19:39:45
Take a chance and step forward with pride! Face that fear (or whatev you wanna call it)! You! Can! Do it!

Gimme a K-I-N-G! Version, two-point-zero! Goooooo, King!

* throws a Poke Ball, sending out a Beldum named "King (2.0)" *

... Sorry, force of habit, haha :s

Silly question, does Rub Rabbits have rabbits, or bunny girls, or neither?
Title: Re: King (2.0)'s Games Log
Post by: King (2.0) on 15 January 2022, 15:08:36
Take a chance and step forward with pride! Face that fear (or whatev you wanna call it)! You! Can! Do it!

Gimme a K-I-N-G! Version, two-point-zero! Goooooo, King!

* throws a Poke Ball, sending out a Beldum named "King (2.0)" *

... Sorry, force of habit, haha :s

Silly question, does Rub Rabbits have rabbits, or bunny girls, or neither?
Rub Rabbits does have rabbit girls but only in the game's intro. Also the main character is called Rabbit (which kinda does sound like Rub it, a phrase associated with the game and both him and the girlfriend do have rabbit ears in the game's ending.

Also thanks for the encouragement. If I can patch some of the roms I downloaded, then there's more games I could play.
Title: Re: King (2.0)'s Games Log
Post by: King (2.0) on 16 January 2022, 15:18:34
Games Progress
None. Been trying to patch Boktai 3 and SaGa 2 DS. Kinda upset that I've had no success so I'm trying to see if it's the ROM or the patch that isn't working. Or if I've been patching it all wrong.
Title: Re: King (2.0)'s Games Log
Post by: King (2.0) on 21 January 2022, 15:40:04
Games Progress:
Started Bangai O Spirits then deleted it off the silver R4 because I didn't like it. Played Little Red Riding Hood's Zombie BBQ which is kinda mediocre to be honest. Sadly the rest of the soundtrack wasn't as awesome as the intro theme and the levels are repetitive. The boss fights are the main reason to continue at this point.

Played R-Type Final. Got so sick of the last section of Stage 2 that I decided to use the in-game cheat codes to make myself invincible and fully power my weapons. As it turns out, while the game is easy because I'm invincible, it's also fun as hell to destroy my enemies by running into them while also appreciating the effort that went into the game's graphics. Also noticed that the game sometimes loves to use cheap shots by having enemies come behind you.
In regards to that game, I'm just going to focus on unlocking the different ships and might consider doing all stages without invincibility once I start unlocking higher tier ships.
Title: Re: King (2.0)'s Games Log
Post by: King (2.0) on 23 January 2022, 13:02:57
Games Progress
While trying to delete Little Red Riding Hood's Zombie BBQ off my silver R4, I found out that I can access cheats for all my games. So I returned to a childhood favourite of mine, Dragon Quest Monsters Joker. I used some cheats to spawn any monster I wanted and to increase the amount of skill points and EXP. I acquired  the components to create a second Grandpa Slime. Then got 2 Gold Golems and fused them. Fused my two Grandpa Slimes together and my two Gold Golems before fusing them into a Gem Slime.

Fused the Gem Slime with an Albast Dragon to create a Great Dragon. Fused Captain Crow with an Albast Dragon to create a Tortured Soul. Fused the Great Dragon and Tortured Soul to create Dragonlord.
I will be training Dragonlord up before fusing it with my Rhapthorne 2 to create a Dragovian Lord.

I'm planning my new team. Wildcard, Dragovian Lord and maybe Dr Snapped?

Next Up:
Title: Re: King (2.0)'s Games Log
Post by: King (2.0) on 02 February 2022, 11:50:55
Under the mistaken assumption that I'd be doing my online training yesterday, I took the time to return to a childhood favourite.

Games Progress
Title: Re: King (2.0)'s Games Log
Post by: King (2.0) on 12 February 2022, 12:28:43
Games Progress
Went back to Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker and fooled around a bit until I managed to create a Yabby. Fused that with my Diamagon Ace to get Wulfspade Ace. After a slight mishap involving both the Incarnus and Empyrea, I got things sorted out then fused the Incarnus and a different Empyrea to obtain Wildcard. Obtained a Beetlebully and a Psaro, fused those to get Estark (though Estark's skills were lacking because the monsters used to fuse it were obtained via cheats).

Trained a bit before going to Xeroph Isle and taking on it's monster tournament. (Couldn't use Wildcard so Orgodemir took it's place) Chumps. All of them. Not a single one stood a chance against my team. After that, I put Wildcard back in my team and took on Solitaire's team. More of a challenge but I still won.

I also have an Empyrea from obtaining all monsters.

Title: Re: King (2.0)'s Games Log
Post by: King (2.0) on 16 February 2022, 17:14:38
Games Progress
Finally got around to playing Lunar Knights. Lucian is handsome and I love how much of a sourpuss he is. The first boss wasn't too tough (even the Antlion put up more of a fight). Made it to Chapter 3 now.
Bought Rachet and Clank: Locked and Loaded, Jak and Daxter and Jet Ion GP today from Cex, so I'll be sure to play those at some point.
Title: Re: King (2.0)'s Games Log
Post by: King (2.0) on 18 February 2022, 13:56:34
Games Progress
Completed Chapter 3 of Lunar Knights. The Poe siblings put up more of a fight than Rymer did, even got a few game overs. Much prefer playing as Lucian over Aaron. Makes up for me being unable to access the PS2 which I was upset about. The TV signal is weak. Also took out both the back wires in the PS2 and plugged them back in so the problem seems to be solved.
Title: Re: King (2.0)'s Games Log
Post by: King (2.0) on 19 February 2022, 14:21:32
Games Progress
Completed Chapter 4. Long. Baron Stoker was also far more challenging and actually requires use of both characters to finish the fight. Also played Jet Ion GP's Grand Prix mode. Completed Standard and unlocked Expert B. Got second place on Expert B. Soundtrack is good though the game does suffer from slowdown.
Title: Re: King (2.0)'s Games Log
Post by: Charlie on 19 February 2022, 15:23:09
Games Progress
Completed Chapter 4. Long. Baron Stoker was also far more challenging and actually requires use of both characters to finish the fight. Also played Jet Ion GP's Grand Prix mode. Completed Standard and unlocked Expert B. Got second place on Expert B. Soundtrack is good though the game does suffer from slowdown.
Yeah, slowdown's kinda a pain and three-quarters. (That's more than a pain and a half. :p )
On occasion, The Movies would just freeze while my people are busy with a film. Just temporarily, at least, but still. Kinda gets super annoying after a while. -_-

Also, flower dragon. :3
I'm glad you've made it farther in Lunar Knights than I have. :)
(Then again, you are a Lunar Tierce Knight. :p )
Title: Re: King (2.0)'s Games Log
Post by: King (2.0) on 20 February 2022, 14:17:29
Yeah, slowdown's kinda a pain and three-quarters. (That's more than a pain and a half. :p )
On occasion, The Movies would just freeze while my people are busy with a film. Just temporarily, at least, but still. Kinda gets super annoying after a while. -_-

Also, flower dragon. :3
I'm glad you've made it farther in Lunar Knights than I have. :)
(Then again, you are a Lunar Tierce Knight. :p )
It really is. In case of Jet Ion GP, it's kinda annoying but not unplayable. Final Fantasy X's FMV cutscenes were far worse when it came to lag.

Aw thanks. Speaking of which...

Games Progress
Still on Chapter 5 of Lunar Knights. Decided to revisit a bunch of areas to obtain weapons for both characters and new equipment. Haven't unlocked any sidequests so I'll see if I can do that before I go off to New Culican.
Also on Jet Ion GP, I've completed Expert-B and Expert-A (which is just Expert-B but 6 laps instead of 3). Now I've unlocked Master-B.
Title: Re: King (2.0)'s Games Log
Post by: King (2.0) on 24 February 2022, 12:48:39
Games Progress
Played Jet Ion GP. Completed Master-B using the Weimar because while the Gust has high acceleration, it handles like ****. The Weimar has high acceleration and handled far better. Master-A is just Master-B with 6 laps, so I'll do the same thing I did in Master-A.

The ship I unlocked Velvet Works only seems to do well on straight courses despite the higher stats. I gave up using it because it's handling on courses such as the second one was godawful.
Title: Re: King (2.0)'s Games Log
Post by: King (2.0) on 25 February 2022, 17:38:33
Games Progress
Jet Ion GP: Completed Master-B. Pretty much the same as Master-A. The remixed themes at least keep things interesting. As I predicted, Master-S has 9 laps for each track. Also I can face a Time Trial ghost to unlock a new ship.

Lunar Knights: Completed New Castille. Really need to level grind due to all the damage I took. Unlocked Dark Castle Auguste though as I as said, I need to level grind. Completed a sidequest as well.
Title: Re: King (2.0)'s Games Log
Post by: Charlie on 25 February 2022, 18:36:55
* takes a grinder *
* grinds several levels apart *

Oh, you meant "level grind" as in "gain more experience", not "destroy the level with a grinder". My bad.
Title: Re: King (2.0)'s Games Log
Post by: King (2.0) on 26 February 2022, 13:09:15
* takes a grinder *
* grinds several levels apart *

Oh, you meant "level grind" as in "gain more experience", not "destroy the level with a grinder". My bad.
Destroying the level with a grinder would totally be fun though.

Games Progress
Jet Ion GP: Completed Master-S with the Sanctuary I unlocked after beating Caladrius and then Primetime. Unlocked the Night Trap stages for VS Mode which were boring but have their own unique stage theme.
Title: Re: King (2.0)'s Games Log
Post by: Charlie on 26 February 2022, 13:59:20
Even more fun than chasing a trollnado? :p
Title: Re: King (2.0)'s Games Log
Post by: King (2.0) on 26 February 2022, 14:00:08
Even more fun than chasing a trollnado? :p
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Title: Re: King (2.0)'s Games Log
Post by: King (2.0) on 27 February 2022, 15:28:15
Games Progress
Lunar Knights: Gained two levels for both characters. Went to Dark Castle Auguste and wow, it really does feel like a final dungeon. Elemental gimmicks that require you to change the weather for Floor 1, elemental fusions for Floor 2 and having Aaron/Lucian split up for Floor 3 also with Chimera minibosses in between.

The fight with Dumas is also pretty tough, though it makes sense. I stayed up to near 1am just to complete this area though I've yet to defeat the boss himself. I'll go gain a few levels then try again.
Title: Re: King (2.0)'s Games Log
Post by: King (2.0) on 28 February 2022, 12:59:44
Games Progress
Lunar Knights: Gained a level for both characters. Turned out that and a full Trance meter for both characters was just the thing I needed to put the Duke in his place. Duke Dumas is down for the count and Chapter 5 is finally over. Need to do some level grinding for Chapter 6. As it turns out, I can't get past the second room because those goddamn elemental wolves deal so much damage.
Title: Re: King (2.0)'s Games Log
Post by: Charlie on 28 February 2022, 15:38:41
Games Progress
Lunar Knights: Gained a level for both characters. Turned out that and a full Trance meter for both characters was just the thing I needed to put the Duke in his place. Duke Dumas is down for the count and Chapter 5 is finally over. Need to do some level grinding for Chapter 6. As it turns out, I can't get past the second room because those goddamn elemental wolves deal so much damage.
* cut to Duke Dumas getting back up again and complaining that he's not being paid enough for this *

Those elemental wolves deal a lot of damage, huh? I never even got that far but it sounds kinda frustrating. ;-;
Title: Re: King (2.0)'s Games Log
Post by: King (2.0) on 01 March 2022, 12:43:16
* cut to Duke Dumas getting back up again and complaining that he's not being paid enough for this *

Those elemental wolves deal a lot of damage, huh? I never even got that far but it sounds kinda frustrating. ;-;
Damn right they do. And the final level makes you deal with several green and purple ones in a room with skeleton archers. This room has several walls around that also limit your freedom of movement This is the second room by the way.

Then again, I suppose that's what I get for rushing into battle instead of taking it slow and steady.
Title: Re: King (2.0)'s Games Log
Post by: Charlie on 01 March 2022, 14:39:41
Well, I usually rush into battle too. I guess I'm a "Leeroy Jenkins" sort of person? :s
Title: Re: King (2.0)'s Games Log
Post by: King (2.0) on 02 March 2022, 11:55:44
Well, I usually rush into battle too. I guess I'm a "Leeroy Jenkins" sort of person? :s
I suppose. I do just because I have an aggressive playstyle. That of course would explain why I prefer playing as Specter Knight over Shovel Knight for instance.
Title: Re: King (2.0)'s Games Log
Post by: Charlie on 02 March 2022, 14:29:49
I suppose. I do just because I have an aggressive playstyle. That of course would explain why I prefer playing as Specter Knight over Shovel Knight for instance.
* attacks *
* attacks *
* attacks *
* attacks *
* attacks *
* attacks *
* attacks, causing the dagger's blade to break off *

Uhhh…

* gets eaten by a flower dragon *

Yeah. I've got an aggressive playstyle for the most part, too.
Though I try to be more careful in difficult games like La-Mulana 2 - especially what with the Tower of Oannes and its diabolical puzzling traps. :p

Wait--
Specter Knight can be unlocked in Shovel Knight?!
Title: Re: King (2.0)'s Games Log
Post by: King (2.0) on 03 March 2022, 12:30:12
* attacks *
* attacks *
* attacks *
* attacks *
* attacks *
* attacks *
* attacks, causing the dagger's blade to break off *

Uhhh…

* gets eaten by a flower dragon *

Yeah. I've got an aggressive playstyle for the most part, too.
Though I try to be more careful in difficult games like La-Mulana 2 - especially what with the Tower of Oannes and its diabolical puzzling traps. :p

Wait--
Specter Knight can be unlocked in Shovel Knight?!
In Shovel Knight, you can play as Shovel Knight, Plague Knight, Specter Knight and King Knight. Each character has their own campaign and play style.

Games Progress
Completed Lunar Knights. I went back to Dark Castle Auguste, did some level grinding so both characters gained a level or so. I then returned to Planet Eater Byron and tried again. Second room was easier this time because I could deal more damage.

The next few rooms had their challenges but were easier. I also learnt that if you play as Aaron and you shoot at the Lizardman enemies while their iron ball is red, your shots will be deflected and you take damage from them. That rooms with the Pork Cannons and several Lizardmen also took a bit but thankfully you can heal afterward.

The final boss himself is no slouch. Polidori is Lv: 40 and has a wide variety of attacks.  Took me several tries to take him down, though after a few I decided to use my status points to boost my attack for both characters. His attacks deal a lot of damage (and it's pretty much a 1HKO if his vampire copies attack you) but there's a lot of variety to keep the fight interesting. My main strategy was to use Aaron to shoot at him and use Lucian if Aaron was KO'd or if I needed to avoid the vampire copies.

Polidori's battle theme is also far cooler than expected; it has these kickass guitar riffs mixed in with the ominous overtones.
The second part of the fight with the Laplace isn't too tough. I just used Ursula's missiles to destroy the eyes and deal damage to his head. Whenever he uses his sound waves, he can still be attacked and it also slows them down as well. Whenever he used his portals to summon rocks, I'd just use Alexander to avoid taking damage.

The ending cutscene uses this gorgeous watercolour art style and it's definitely better than the generic style used for the character portraits (though the anime cutscenes are pretty damn good though).
All in all, I've beaten the game so I'm considering trying my hand at clearing the Vambury Tower.
Title: Re: King (2.0)'s Games Log
Post by: King (2.0) on 05 March 2022, 14:21:42
Games Progress
Decided to play Lunar Knights on Hard difficulty and kept my levels. It's a shame you can't skip the first two chapters (Bravely Second's New Game + let you pick which chapter to start from) though I'm on Chapter 3.

Vambury Tower basically has you fight enemies with a boss every 10 floors. The first 10 floors were easy. I've also learnt if you fall off the tower and you pay Sol, you have to start the whole thing over. The Beginner's Boots double EXP but disable Sol gain. I don't think I'll need those until I reach Dark Castle Auguste again.
Title: Re: King (2.0)'s Games Log
Post by: Charlie on 05 March 2022, 15:02:02
Games Progress
Decided to play Lunar Knights on Hard difficulty and kept my levels. It's a shame you can't skip the first two chapters (Bravely Second's New Game + let you pick which chapter to start from) though I'm on Chapter 3.

Vambury Tower basically has you fight enemies with a boss every 10 floors. The first 10 floors were easy. I've also learnt if you fall off the tower and you pay Sol, you have to start the whole thing over. The Beginner's Boots double EXP but disable Sol gain. I don't think I'll need those until I reach Dark Castle Auguste again.
… there's a Hard difficulty?! (And I've had trouble with the starting difficulty.)

Well, at least you don't have to pay EXP to start the tower all over again.
Title: Re: King (2.0)'s Games Log
Post by: King (2.0) on 05 March 2022, 15:11:41
… there's a Hard difficulty?! (And I've had trouble with the starting difficulty.)

Well, at least you don't have to pay EXP to start the tower all over again.
From my own experience, the game isn't too tough until you reach Armed Train Irving. That said, you do unlock Hard difficulty by beating the game once. Beating the game on Hard Mode unlocks Nightmare Mode.. As for the Boss Rush, all boss refights are Lv: 50 so I'm definitely not strong enough to take them on yet.

Thank goodness for that. I'll definitely need to level grind eventually once I reach the higher levels of Vambury Tower.
Title: Re: King (2.0)'s Games Log
Post by: King (2.0) on 07 March 2022, 16:26:17
Games Progress
Already completed F11-20 in the Vambery Tower a few days back. I've tried and failed to complete F21-30 though both Lucian and Aaron are gaining more levels and a lot of money so maybe Vambery will be useful for level grinding on Hard/Nightmare difficulty.

I swear if Vambery Tower had an advertisement, it'd be a lot like Big Bill's Hell.
Title: Re: King (2.0)'s Games Log
Post by: King (2.0) on 12 March 2022, 14:11:36
Games Progress
A few days ago, I finally decided to make the time to play Jak and Daxter. I don't care for the game's humour though the game is quite fun, kinda like Super Mario 64. Perhaps I'd enjoy that game if I ever tried it?

I continued with it yesterday. Completed Forbidden Jungle, Fire Mountain and Precursor Basin. Currently in the Lost Precursor City.
Title: Re: King (2.0)'s Games Log
Post by: King (2.0) on 14 March 2022, 15:11:15
Games Progress
In regards to Jak and Daxter, the only areas I need to get Power Cells from are the Spider Cave, the Volcanic Crater and the final level. After this, I'll be playing Ratchet and Clank.
Title: Re: King (2.0)'s Games Log
Post by: King (2.0) on 20 March 2022, 13:54:12
Games Progress
A few days back, I did a few more attempts at completing Floors 21-30 of Vambury Tower. Once I actually made it to the boss, I use the Trance mode and mistakenly end up using Ezra's Burst attack instead. I expected for me to screw up and get my ass handed to me by the boss there. Instead, the game just sends me to the next room. The prize there (Cursed Boots) are utterly useless.

Also completed Chapter 3 which was a cinch with my superior end-game power.
Title: Re: King (2.0)'s Games Log
Post by: King (2.0) on 04 April 2022, 12:15:23
Games Progress
Lunar Knights (Vambery Tower): N/A
Blue Dragon Awakened Shadow: Downloaded a second copy onto my Silver R4 for the purpose of allowing my main copy to access the multiplayer mode (where you can refight all the game's bosses). After a few attempts to get past the opening (due to the game not loading due to some cheats I had on to speed the process up), I made. Unfortunately the lab isn't unlocked immediately so I have to play through a bit to unlock it. Unlike my first playthrough, I'll be using cheats to speed things up so I unlock what I need faster.
Title: Re: King (2.0)'s Games Log
Post by: King (2.0) on 06 April 2022, 11:38:39
Games Progress
Blue Dragon: Awakened Shadow: Completed the first quest, though I had to do it without cheats. Using the level up cheat got myself and the party from Level 1 to 7 though unfortuantely I wasn't allowed to cheat because after defeating the rat enemies, the game goes to the "can't read data" screen, forcing me to turn the game (and cheats) off and do it again.

At least the lab is now available though I'll need to find a way to set up Nintendo Wi-Fi because it went down years ago.
Might also see if the EXP cheats work when a dungeon doesn't have story cutscenes going on. The game doesn't seem to play nice with cheats on during story events.
Title: Re: King (2.0)'s Games Log
Post by: King (2.0) on 03 May 2022, 18:26:24
Games Progress
Decided to play Feel the Magic XY/XX and made it to Scene 14. The minigame system is different in that you need to fill the heart meter to 100 points before moving onto the next scene. Which unlike the sequel means you can skip the minigames you find frustrating in favour of the ones that aren't.
Title: Re: King (2.0)'s Games Log
Post by: King (2.0) on 04 May 2022, 10:38:50
Games Progress
Completed Feel the Magic XY/XX on Normal difficulty so Hard Mode is unlocked. Nightmare is a boss rush level in the story mode yet the bosses are separate mini-games. The game is also shorter than Rub Rabbits, which I consider to be better than this game.
Title: Re: King (2.0)'s Games Log
Post by: King (2.0) on 06 May 2022, 21:33:54
Games Progress
Tried to play Ratchet and Clank 2 but the intro took a while and it wasn't loading past the opening cutscene. Tried to clean it with toothpaste and warm water. For the most part, it worked because the intro didn't take as long but I still couldn't get past the opening cutscene. Deleted the save data for Sonic Advance 3 and completed Route 99.

I'm going to try and clean Ratchet and Clank 2 again. Hopefully the disc will work this time.
Title: Re: King (2.0)'s Games Log
Post by: King (2.0) on 07 May 2022, 10:22:26
Games Progress
Decided to clean Ratchet and Clank 2 with toothpaste and left it overnight before cleaning it. The pre-title logo now loads much faster, taking only a few seconds. Still can't get past the opening cutscene.
Title: Re: King (2.0)'s Games Log
Post by: King (2.0) on 08 May 2022, 13:56:41
Games Progress
Still no actual progress. Decided to clean Rachet and Clank 2 with deodorant and pulling out one of the wires on the back of the PS2 and putting it back in. Managed to get past the black screen only after the intro cutscene only to make it to an infinitely looping loading screen. God **** damnit.
Title: Re: King (2.0)'s Games Log
Post by: King (2.0) on 13 May 2022, 17:59:21
Games Progress
Cleaned Ratchet and Clank 2 with deodorant and a cloth. Made it as far as the loading screen which seems to loop infinitely. Played Sonic Advance 3 and made it to Twinkle Snow Zone.
Title: Re: King (2.0)'s Games Log
Post by: King (2.0) on 15 May 2022, 11:39:13
Games Progress
So I was on TV Tropes and found a Steven Universe fangame called Flawed Crystal, a text based RPG made in the Another RPG engine. As it turned out, it was quite relaxing and it's a fun AU with good writing.
Title: Re: King (2.0)'s Games Log
Post by: Charlie on 15 May 2022, 13:30:10
King has hereby been disqualified from the match for stepping out of the ring.
The winner is Flower Dragon :3

Games Progress
Still no actual progress. Decided to clean Rachet and Clank 2 with deodorant and pulling out one of the wires on the back of the PS2 and putting it back in. Managed to get past the black screen only after the intro cutscene only to make it to an infinitely looping loading screen. God **** damnit.
Games Progress
Cleaned Ratchet and Clank 2 with deodorant and a cloth. Made it as far as the loading screen which seems to loop infinitely.
Is it just that game, or other PS2 games too?

Played Sonic Advance 3 and made it to Twinkle Snow Zone.
I like the music for Twinkle Snow Zone. :3

Games Progress
So I was on TV Tropes and found a Steven Universe fangame called Flawed Crystal, a text based RPG made in the Another RPG engine. As it turned out, it was quite relaxing and it's a fun AU with good writing.
If it exists, chances are it has a fan-game.
Though a text-based RPG is not something I expected - I didn't even know those exist (other than tabletop games). :o
Title: Re: King (2.0)'s Games Log
Post by: King (2.0) on 16 May 2022, 11:56:44
King has hereby been disqualified from the match for stepping out of the ring.
The winner is Flower Dragon :3
Is it just that game, or other PS2 games too?
I like the music for Twinkle Snow Zone. :3
If it exists, chances are it has a fan-game.
Though a text-based RPG is not something I expected - I didn't even know those exist (other than tabletop games). :o
It seems to be just that game, though I might consider testing a bunch of other PS2 games to see if it applies to them too.
Title: Re: King (2.0)'s Games Log
Post by: Charlie on 16 May 2022, 17:21:37
It seems to be just that game, though I might consider testing a bunch of other PS2 games to see if it applies to them too.
Might be the PS2 game scanning device thing (IDK what it's called) that's busted, or something, at a wild guess.
Title: Re: King (2.0)'s Games Log
Post by: King (2.0) on 17 May 2022, 11:55:17
Might be the PS2 game scanning device thing (IDK what it's called) that's busted, or something, at a wild guess.
It's strange. I tested this out with several other PS2 games and they load up and play just fine so the Rachet and Clank 2 disc is still the main element here. I could see if cleaning the PS2 disc scanner and the disc will change anything.
Title: Re: King (2.0)'s Games Log
Post by: King (2.0) on 19 May 2022, 12:53:48
Games Progress
Finished Twinkle Snow's boss a few days ago while trying to get Rachet and Clank 2 working. I might need to use a disc cleaner for that one. Also Twinkle Zone's boss is the worst fight in the entire game because the whole takes place over a bottomless pit; however getting a gold rank on it is guaranteed due to the way the fight is designed.

Went back to Faded Crystals. Completed the Strawberry Battlefield and uncorrupted Ruby and Sapphire, which means that I now have Garnet in my party. Time to go back to The Great Desert, get payback on Son of Sun before taking on Pearl.
Title: Re: King (2.0)'s Games Log
Post by: King (2.0) on 30 May 2022, 17:41:04
Games Progress
Completed Sonic Advance 3 with the normal ending. Need to unlock Amy and obtain all remaining Chao. Got all Chao in Route 99. As for Flawed Crystals, I defeated and uncorrupted Bismuth. Just need to level grind and complete the Alpha Kindergarten.
Title: Re: King (2.0)'s Games Log
Post by: Charlie on 30 May 2022, 18:11:17
Games Progress
Completed Sonic Advance 3 with the normal ending. Need to unlock Amy.
That'll be easy, I think? You'll need Sonic in the lead, IIRC.
Title: Re: King (2.0)'s Games Log
Post by: King (2.0) on 31 May 2022, 12:57:13
That'll be easy, I think? You'll need Sonic in the lead, IIRC.
Oh yeah, because I completed Toy Kingdom Act 3 with Tails and Knuckles, I think? Aside from that, I've got Chao hunting to do, then I have get these accursed keys just to play a Special Stage and if I mess up, I have to go back to any of the 3 acts to get the key again.
Title: Re: King (2.0)'s Games Log
Post by: Charlie on 31 May 2022, 15:31:16
Oh yeah, because I completed Toy Kingdom Act 3 with Tails and Knuckles, I think? Aside from that, I've got Chao hunting to do, then I have get these accursed keys just to play a Special Stage and if I mess up, I have to go back to any of the 3 acts to get the key again.
Yeah, can get annoying ,but I just cheat :p

The Special Stage music is kinda fun though--
Title: Re: King (2.0)'s Games Log
Post by: King (2.0) on 01 June 2022, 14:10:35
Yeah, can get annoying ,but I just cheat :p

The Special Stage music is kinda fun though--
I'm considering using a cheat if I ever play Sonic Advance 2 because I've heard a lot about how Chao Hunting is a pain in the arse in that game.

Games Progress
Made some more progress in the Alpha Kindergarten and I've been gaining more levels. I'll probably be max level before I hit the final dungeon due to Lv: 35 being the max level in Flawed Crystals.
Title: Re: King (2.0)'s Games Log
Post by: King (2.0) on 06 June 2022, 11:32:19
Game Progress
Still in the Alpha Kindergarten. All my party members are Lv: 35 (i.e max level) though unfortunately every keystone except the green one is lost. I've tried going back to all the areas but I cannot re-obtain them. I did find a save editor online so I might see if that works.
Title: Re: King (2.0)'s Games Log
Post by: King (2.0) on 07 June 2022, 14:48:51
Games Progress
Got the first Chaos Emerald then got the remaining Chao in Sunset Hill. The first one in Sunset Hill Act was a pain in the arse to get and took me many attempts to obtain. Getting the second one took me only 1 try while the first one took several.

Played Super Mario World on my 3DS. Finally completed Tubular (via the Blue Yoshi method rather than as intended), then Way Cool, Groovy and Awesome. Currently on Mondo and haven't unlocked the last two levels in the Special Zone.
Title: Re: King (2.0)'s Games Log
Post by: King (2.0) on 08 June 2022, 16:18:19
Games Progress
Stayed up 'till 11:00pm just to finish the final dungeon of Flawed Crystals. So I took down The Wretched (Corrupted Amethyst) first, then The Lost (Corrupted Pearl) and then The Bound (Corrupted Garnet). I then took a detour to fight the game's superboss The Perfect Crystal which I completed on the first try, though I used up all my healing and revival items (posted a related image in the Gallery). After that I took down The Shattered (Corrupted Bismuth), The Derelict (Corrupted Bismuth) and The Drowned (Corrupted Lapis Lazuli).

After that, the final boss. I really enjoyed the writing and end was very heartwarming. Totally worth staying up late just to complete it. After getting the best ending, I decided to tell Garnet I wanted to go to Homeworld which leads to another ending.
Title: Re: King (2.0)'s Games Log
Post by: King (2.0) on 25 July 2022, 14:15:25
So it has come to this. Due to the current apathy and misery in my life, I've grown bored of the real world. And after going p-orn free for 119 days before relapsing, I've fallen and it feels difficult to break away from the mental slavery and brainwashing it's imposed upon me even though it's so easy to walk away from it all.
However, now my subconscious recommends Katawa Shoujo and after another p-orn relapse yesterday, I decided I had nothing to lose and decided to download the game.

The only plan so far is that due to my disdain for romantic relationships, I'll reject them all and take Kenji up on his offer for a manly picnic. Hanako's route will be done last because she's my favourite of the young women you can date.
Title: Re: King (2.0)'s Games Log
Post by: Charlie on 25 July 2022, 14:54:54
So it has come to this. Due to the current apathy and misery in my life, I've grown bored of the real world. And after going p-orn free for 119 days before relapsing, I've fallen and it feels difficult to break away from the mental slavery and brainwashing it's imposed upon me even though it's so easy to walk away from it all.
However, now my subconscious recommends Katawa Shoujo and after another p-orn relapse yesterday, I decided I had nothing to lose and decided to download the game.
D:
* hugs a lot *

King (2.0) formerly of despair! (Can't exactly go full name ultimatum here. ^^; )
You can fight it. Believe in the me that believes in you that believes in me! (Or something like that. Might be misquoting.)

* hugs a lot, again *

The only plan so far is that due to my disdain for romantic relationships, I'll reject them all and take Kenji up on his offer for a manly picnic. Hanako's route will be done last because she's my favourite of the young women you can date.
I like Hanako just as much~
I just wanna hug her and hug her some more and, uhhh, what else… oh yeah, hug her even more :3
Title: Re: King (2.0)'s Games Log
Post by: King (2.0) on 25 July 2022, 15:54:45
D:
* hugs a lot *

King (2.0) formerly of despair! (Can't exactly go full name ultimatum here. ^^; )
You can fight it. Believe in the me that believes in you that believes in me! (Or something like that. Might be misquoting.)

* hugs a lot, again *
I like Hanako just as much~
I just wanna hug her and hug her some more and, uhhh, what else… oh yeah, hug her even more :3
I can't exactly take the [title] of Despair name since you appeared to have borrowed it in a different forum. I want to try again to quit using p-orn. Reading the Easy Peasy Method (https://easypeasymethod.org/) is something I decided to do again because it's right about a lot of things.
Thank you for your support, Charlie.

I also like Hanako because of her appearance (her scars just add to her beauty) and her personality though I also wanna give her a hug right about now.
Title: Re: King (2.0)'s Games Log
Post by: King (2.0) on 26 July 2022, 19:31:17
So I bought a memory stick so that I could begin learning how to mod my PS2. So far, I'm trying to install Free McBoot and OPL. Once I've gotten it installed, I'm going to download as many PS2 games as I can. Besides, most of them are either impossible to obtain, are sold online for bullshit prices or it's dealing with CeX's overpriced games.

Rachet and Clank 2 didn't work out and I ended up throwing the disc out so that failure has now driven me to learn PS2 modding.
Title: Re: King (2.0)'s Games Log
Post by: King (2.0) on 08 August 2022, 14:09:39
Games Progress
Katawa Shoujo. My goal is to try and get the Kenji route. So far, I've grown to like Misha and Shizune, and it's a shame that Misha doesn't have a route of her own because she seems like someone I'd want to hang out with. The music is great and Hisao's descriptions of things are interesting though most of it feels like cutscene after cutscene.

Maybe I'm missing the point of visual novels and should try and give the genre a chance. I already enjoyed Ace Attorney though it was vastly different to this game.
Title: Re: King (2.0)'s Games Log
Post by: Charlie on 08 August 2022, 15:04:25
Games Progress
Katawa Shoujo. My goal is to try and get the Kenji route. So far, I've grown to like Misha and Shizune, and it's a shame that Misha doesn't have a route of her own because she seems like someone I'd want to hang out with. The music is great and Hisao's descriptions of things are interesting though most of it feels like cutscene after cutscene.

Maybe I'm missing the point of visual novels and should try and give the genre a chance. I already enjoyed Ace Attorney though it was vastly different to this game.
Yeah, some visual novels have their own styles (as with Ace Attorney).
But there's a reason they're called "visual novels" :p
Title: Re: King (2.0)'s Games Log
Post by: King (2.0) on 09 August 2022, 15:06:31
Game Progress
More Katawa Shoujo. I assume that Act 1 feels slow paced, though I'd chalk that down to the possibility that the routes split off at Act 2. I'm trying to get Kenji's ending so which means the game ends at Act 1. From my impressions, Shizune seems to have a crush on Hisao and my lord does Lily give off a first impression. Hanako aside, Lily is easily the most beautiful of the girls whose routes you can pick.

Considering we're off to the library, I'm sure we'll be meeting Hanako next. Also this game has a jukebox and I appreciate that.
Title: Re: King (2.0)'s Games Log
Post by: King (2.0) on 11 August 2022, 15:36:41
Katawa Shoujo
We make it to the library and oh my god, she really is the best. Hanako looks so cute and the lighting on her is just magical, espically when she blushes. I try to introduce myself but she flees. I make it back to the dorm. Running for my life, it's Kenji Labeouf, brandishing a knife it's Kenji Labeouf... no but seriously Kenji showed up. The game beckons me to make the choice. Do I tell him that Hanako is cute or not cute. I debate this to myself. Hanako is cute but I do want that manly picnic.

I betray my feelings for Hanako and tell Kenji that she's not cute. I regret the decision initially but then I decide it's worth it because oh my god, Kenji is **** hilarious. He also has an ominous theme too. He has also graphs. And puppets. It's a shame Hisao doesn't like puppets.
After all this, I'm back in class with Misha and Shinica.
Title: Re: King (2.0)'s Games Log
Post by: Charlie on 11 August 2022, 18:47:38
Whoa whoa whoa whoa whoa wait--
After all this, I'm back in class with Misha and Shinica.
There's a Shinica in this game?! O_O
Title: Re: King (2.0)'s Games Log
Post by: King (2.0) on 12 August 2022, 18:57:55
Whoa whoa whoa whoa whoa wait--There's a Shinica in this game?! O_O
I can't believe I misspelled Shizune's name. She's not going to be pleased. Then again, I suppose you could name one of the nameless classmates Shinica if you wanted to.
Title: Re: King (2.0)'s Games Log
Post by: King (2.0) on 13 August 2022, 22:41:58
Games Progress
Katawa Shoujo. A game that I am destroying my sleep schedule over because I want that manly picnic. Class was fine thought it's a shame that Shizune and Hanako can't get along. Emi crashes into me and it seems that I might die before I ever get the manly picnic. Things go well. I meet Rin and I like her dialogue, though her hair messes with my mind. It's a reddish colour though it seems to have a dark glow about it. Shizune and Misha are big. Yes, Misha has grown much bigger now.

School nurse is not happy at me not taking my health seriously so I go down to the track to meet Emi.
Title: Re: King (2.0)'s Games Log
Post by: King (2.0) on 14 August 2022, 16:56:42
Games Progress
It continues with more Katawa Shoujo! Shizune and Lily finally meet and I tell Shizune to lay off me because again, manly picnic. Also considering that Kenji asked me for money to buy a pizza while we're both naked in the showers and that he mentioned wearing a hat (despite not wearing a hat), I think I'm on the right track. Also the epic image of Lily and Shizune (though the effect is ruined by Shizune's pantyshot).

Also more Rin. Rin is exactly how I feel about life right now. Also Hanako is adorable and I will enjoy her route once I get to it, though I'll definitely want to do either Emi's or Rin's routes before here. Also the day of the festival arrives at last!
Title: Re: King (2.0)'s Games Log
Post by: King (2.0) on 15 August 2022, 19:24:01
Games Progress
Katawa Shoujo. I'm on the right path. Despair and darkness fall upon me as the manly picnic comes to me at last. Kenji and I get drunk off our arses, Kenji rants about women and admits that he hates them because he had sex once. He clearly doesn't understand that he felt tired because that's a natural part of sex and m-asturbation after it ends and also because his stamina is p-iss  poor.
He then suggests we go troll for women before awkwardly trying to seduce me, causing me to accidently fall to my death. I wince when the screen goes red and a crack can be heard.

Kenji Ending obtained!

Now I overwrite my save and start again. I use the game's skip scene option to get me through the intro. I'm at the school now, ready to make new decisions. I don't know who'll I'll end up with so I intend to go with the flow.
Title: Re: King (2.0)'s Games Log
Post by: RKS on 19 August 2022, 11:27:27
Katana Shoujo… bizarre…

But was it truly an accident…?
Title: Re: King (2.0)'s Games Log
Post by: King (2.0) on 19 August 2022, 18:38:16
Katana Shoujo… bizarre…

But was it truly an accident…?
It's a common interpretation that Kenji pushes Hisao off the roof during the bad ending, even though the narration doesn't state such a thing and Hisao himself doesn't act as though Kenji pushed him to his death.

I was inspired enough to come up with a "Hisao Route" that has Hisao survive the manly picnic that much like Hanako's beta route, is all bad endings. I can't wait to see what I come up with when I play the other routes.
Title: Re: King (2.0)'s Games Log
Post by: Charlie on 19 August 2022, 19:48:22
Katana Shoujo… bizarre…
Ah, yes, that VN where you date girls who are personifications of various katana and probably other legendary swords reimagined as katana.



What a page-topper. xP
Title: Re: King (2.0)'s Games Log
Post by: King (2.0) on 19 August 2022, 19:58:35
Ah, yes, that VN where you date girls who are personifications of various katana and probably other legendary swords reimagined as katana.



What a page-topper. xP
It seems that I need to sharpen this Hanako. The fire has made it very blunt.
Title: Re: King (2.0)'s Games Log
Post by: King (2.0) on 21 August 2022, 11:40:27
Games Progress
More Katawa Shoujo. I decide to introduce myself to the class, appreciate a small detail (i.e the game introducing Misha as Shizune before crossing the latter's name out when Misha actually introduces herself) and skip cutscenes. When it's time to play risk, I choose to play aggressively and when I meet Hanako again, I apologize for startling her. I am currently in the library with her.
Title: Re: King (2.0)'s Games Log
Post by: King (2.0) on 27 August 2022, 15:13:14
Games Progress
The night before yesterday, I decided to check out Front Mission DS again and wow, it's great. I vaguely remember playing it as a child on my brother's R4 cart (which seems to be long gone).
Yesterday, I decided to play Katawa Shoujo. Hanako is really cute. I tell Kenji that she's cute because **** you Kenji. I also decide to talk to Hanako instead of reading my book or waiting for Misha/Shizune to finish their conversation which netted me some new cutscenes where I get to hang out with Lilly and Hanako.

I skipped all of Rin's opening cutscenes, told the nurse I'd take my health more seriously and will be meeting Emi next. This ought to be interesting at least.
Title: Re: King (2.0)'s Games Log
Post by: King (2.0) on 31 August 2022, 14:01:29
Games Progress
The day before yesterday, played some Front Mission DS. Completed the second mission, did some battles in the arena and renamed the mechs and altered the colours so I have a party of myself, AFTRHR, AuroraDash, Mono and Cibryll. Also got a new party member.

Yesterday, decided to play Robots (DS). Music is good and the game is a Metroidvania. Rodney's walking speed is so slow though and I'm stuck on the trackball minigame (which controls awfully. The Wizard of Oz: Beyond the Yellow Brick Road also uses a trackball but that game controls far better)
Title: Re: King (2.0)'s Games Log
Post by: King (2.0) on 01 September 2022, 14:37:42
Games Progress
Made more progress on Katawa Shoujo. I decided to side with Lily instead of Shizune and ended up unlocking some new cutscenes with Hanako.
Deleted Robots DS, and got rid of a few duplicates on my silver R4 which adding more GBA games to it. I decided on a whim to play Big Bang Mini. It's a bullet hell game where you use fireworks to defeat enemies, and where if your shots miss them become bullets to dodge. So far, I'm at World 4 and I really do appreciate that each world has it's own set of unique gimmicks.

Title: Re: King (2.0)'s Games Log
Post by: King (2.0) on 02 September 2022, 18:08:40
Games Progress
Played some Katawa Shoujo and I'm now at a second track meeting with Emi, so I'm now considering either doing Emi's path or declining just to see who I end up with. If I do wind up having to choose between Hanako and Lily's routes, I'll be doing Lily's until I get all her endings.

Got to World 4 of Big Bang Mini and the enemies leaving suicide lasers when they die really does sting, then the difficulty gets cranked up for World 5 due to adding puzzle elements (but also stealing enemy weapons). I expect all the unique world gimmicks to come back for the final level.
Title: Re: King (2.0)'s Games Log
Post by: King (2.0) on 03 September 2022, 16:01:06
Games Progress
Decided to return to Flawed Crystals and decided to create a new save so I could refight the final boss just to see some of the bad endings. I then ended up creating a pre-final dungeon save to see some of the bad endings before refighting the Perfect Crystal on a whim. I was going to play Katawa Shoujo but at that point I was too tired (and kinda sore).
Title: Re: King (2.0)'s Games Log
Post by: RKS on 04 September 2022, 14:00:21
Flawed Crystals… sounds interesting…
Title: Re: King (2.0)'s Games Log
Post by: King (2.0) on 04 September 2022, 16:55:53
Games Progress
After spending hours editing pages for MMBN5's Chaos Lord and Riveria: The Promised Land's Hades, I decided to play Katawa Shoujo even though it was 1:00am. I decided not to take it easy during the second race with Emi and die get a heart attack for my troubles. I think I might be on the Emi route and if that's the case that I'll go for it (How can you not like Emi's :3 face anyway?)
Title: Re: King (2.0)'s Games Log
Post by: Charlie on 04 September 2022, 17:03:27
After spending hours editing pages for MMBN5's Chaos Lord and Riveria: The Promised Land's Hades, I decided to play Katawa Shoujo even though it was 1:00am. I decided not to take it easy during the second race with Emi and die get a heart attack for my troubles. I think I might be on the Emi route and if that's the case that I'll go for it (How can you not like Emi's :3 face anyway?)
Emi
has
a
:3 face?!

YE GODS THE BLOOM BEASTS HAVE ALREADY STARTED ASSIMILATING VIDEO GAME CHARACTERS--
Title: Re: King (2.0)'s Games Log
Post by: King (2.0) on 04 September 2022, 17:37:37
Emi
has
a
:3 face?!

YE GODS THE BLOOM BEASTS HAVE ALREADY STARTED ASSIMILATING VIDEO GAME CHARACTERS--
So does Shizune. Which is the last thing you'd expect from her but such is life I guess.
Title: Re: King (2.0)'s Games Log
Post by: King (2.0) on 09 September 2022, 18:01:18
Games Progress
So I'm ready for Emi because I'm on her route now. I've cleared Act 1 and now we're on Act 2. The plan here is to get all of Emi's endings then try again and see which route we end up on.

Kenji when I decided to join Emi and actually do some **** excerise instead of moping and getting a manly picnic:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7cmexEZGQbs
Title: Re: King (2.0)'s Games Log
Post by: King (2.0) on 19 September 2022, 13:31:42
Games Progress
Went back to Katawa Shoujo. Did some more running with Emi, learned about runner's high, had lunch on the roof with her and Rin, ended up taking a shower before going to class and now Misha's back.
Title: Re: King (2.0)'s Games Log
Post by: King (2.0) on 21 September 2022, 13:58:45
Games Progress
Listened to some music from Rub Rabbits, Feel the Magic, Looney Tunes: Cartoon Conductor and Sonic Advance 3. Completed a few songs of Looney Tunes: Cartoon Conductor's Maestro difficulty and did some levels for World 7 in Big Bang Mini.
Title: Re: King (2.0)'s Games Log
Post by: Charlie on 21 September 2022, 15:12:33
Games Progress
Listened to some music from […] and Sonic Advance 3.
Oooh, which songs?
Were any Chaos Angel songs among them? :3
Title: Re: King (2.0)'s Games Log
Post by: King (2.0) on 22 September 2022, 14:52:40
Oooh, which songs?
Were any Chaos Angel songs among them? :3
Cyber Track Act 3, Chaos Angel Act 3, Nonaggression and it's Pinch variant.
Title: Re: King (2.0)'s Games Log
Post by: King (2.0) on 23 September 2022, 18:09:49
Games Progress
More of the Emi route in which Misha teases that I'm hooking up with Emi, more exercise and eating on the roof is done, we see Emi on the track and meet her mother and it ends with us meeting Kenji.
Title: Re: King (2.0)'s Games Log
Post by: King (2.0) on 27 September 2022, 16:44:34
Games Progress
I decided to play some Dragon Quest Swords and made another attempt at Edahs Sohpix. Got to the last of the 4 fights but got thrashed due to me not bothering to shield properly. As for that game, I'm outta practice. I also need to get myself a Liquid Metal Shield and hopefully get Lucky Bags from either Clank 'n' Knalc or Valgirt so I can forge those dropped weapons into something better.
Title: Re: King (2.0)'s Games Log
Post by: King (2.0) on 28 September 2022, 13:48:29
Games Progress
More Katawa Shoujo. Kenji tells me not to go on the roof before admitting that if he wanted to kill someone, he'd push them off the roof. Iwanako gives me a letter but it's mostly about her so eh, moving on. Emi, Rin and I go for a picnic, but it rains heavily so we go to the Shangai where the school librarian also works there. We go outside. Emi decides to run so I decide to be a good guy and offer to run with her. She tells me that I shouldn't strain myself.
Title: Re: King (2.0)'s Games Log
Post by: King (2.0) on 29 September 2022, 11:24:51
Games Progress
End up going on the track without Emi, turns out she got sick. So I go to check on her. Also Kenji is hilarious and he's into cryptography. Oh yes, Emi. I end up in her bed and she has a nightmare then I leave. I later meet her on the school roof, and she confesses that she has a crush on me.

Me late at night when Emi confesses that she has a crush on me:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sAXZbfLzJUg

We then kiss on the roof before going to class. I have Misha's support, listen to Motou gush about science, go to the library to find out that a book on cryptography has gone missing. I meet Lily again at the library though Hanako is nowhere to be seen. I then go on a date with Emi next day and she's wearing green. Green clothes. Green eyes. Blonde hair. Upbeat personality. :3 face. Real Bloom Seymour? Ah right, so Emi and I go on a date and when we get back, I notice her limping, so I press her on that.

She is thankful for my concern. Act 2 has ended, and Act 3 has begun. I meet her at the racetrack again.
Title: Re: King (2.0)'s Games Log
Post by: King (2.0) on 30 September 2022, 19:22:22
Games Progress
Katawa Shoujo. Emi dealing with leg pain. She needs to go to see the nurse and eventually winds up with a leg infection. She tells me she likes me (Woooo, yeah baby!) Seeing Emi in a wheelchair doesn't feel right to me at all, though we wind up in a pillow fight. Due to me disabling adult content, I ended up seeing melons during the first Emi sex scene. Things happen, Hisao is tired from sex. Emi offers to meet at the track again and says we need to go and get gloves in the shed. My first thought? Anal.

We make it to the shed and eventually the second sex scene plays out. Honestly the image of chicken/prawns is just hilarious, though sadly neither character enjoyed anal. The captain is gay so I'm going to pretend he's Captain Falcon. The scene of Rin on the floor is one of my favourite ones. Rin is a good egg. Also, I decide to talk with Mouto and he mentions science and it was very interesting.. Also Kenji and cards. Act 3 is pretty interesting so far.
Title: Re: King (2.0)'s Games Log
Post by: Charlie on 30 September 2022, 21:06:51
Must resist urge to--

F-F-FALCON PUNCH--

* falls off the platform into the abyss *

Game set!
The winner is King (2.0)!


I then go on a date with Emi next day and she's wearing green. Green clothes. Green eyes. Blonde hair. Upbeat personality. :3 face. Real Bloom Seymour?
Wait wha--
Never got that far in my first Katawa Shoujo playthrough during the Aeonian Night (heck, best I got was the fatal route of Kenji's) and that was way back in 2012 before I went and removed the game from my PC at the time.

Therefore, Bloom was in no manner inspired by Emi, though I imagine kid Bloom in orange clothes more than green clothes (that's more teen Bloom's style).

… definitely would've gone for purple for adult Bloom. Some sort of royal, sophisticated colour or something, I dunno. :p
Title: Re: King (2.0)'s Games Log
Post by: King (2.0) on 30 September 2022, 22:53:52
Must resist urge to--

F-F-FALCON PUNCH--

* falls off the platform into the abyss *

Game set!
The winner is King (2.0)!

Wait wha--
Never got that far in my first Katawa Shoujo playthrough during the Aeonian Night (heck, best I got was the fatal route of Kenji's) and that was way back in 2012 before I went and removed the game from my PC at the time.

Therefore, Bloom was in no manner inspired by Emi, though I imagine kid Bloom in orange clothes more than green clothes (that's more teen Bloom's style).

… definitely would've gone for purple for adult Bloom. Some sort of royal, sophisticated colour or something, I dunno. :p
I was thinking that if Hisao ever met the team coach Captain Falcon, he'd probably get Falcon Thrusted and feel sore in the morning afterwards.

The Emi thing was a stream of consciousness thing. I'm glad I gave the other girls a chance over just skipping straight to Hanako. Unlike you, I deliberately went for Kenji's ending first though in the end, we both had a manly picnic, and it wasn't as satisfying as expected. In regard to adult Bloom wearing purple, that would explain her having a Reisen Udongein Inaba avatar.
Title: Re: King (2.0)'s Games Log
Post by: King (2.0) on 03 October 2022, 16:16:54
Games Progress
Katawa Shoujo, Emi route, Running. Visiting the doctor who wishes me good luck. Emi feels catharsis for telling me how she feels even if Hisao doesn't feel that way. Emi accusing Hisao of white knighting (foreshadowing the bad ending of Hanako's route?), then later inviting me to her house. I decide to stay with her mother over going after her, befitting of Mouto's talk about Qwarks (i.e you can't observe something directly so observe everything around it). It seems like a good idea considering that talking to Mouto, the nurse, Kenji and Emi's mother reveals information that actually helps Hisao in the long run.

Act 3 ends and Act 4 begins. I'm unsure if I'm at the good ending or I'm on a one-way trip to the bad ending. Emi and I let out our feelings for each other and we may be visiting her father. I know if I get the good ending then getting the Bad Ending is gonna be painful. After this, I'll see if I can try and get the Rin route. If I get the Hanako route, I'll start again until her route is last.
Title: Re: King (2.0)'s Games Log
Post by: King (2.0) on 04 October 2022, 18:07:21
Games Progress
So I managed to get the Good Ending on Emi's route and honestly, it was worth all the build-up. Decided to speedrun the game so I could get it over with and get her bad ending; I learnt on that route that if you mess up and go after her when you're at Emi's house, you end up seeing Misha. If you tell her what happened, you can get another chance and still get the good ending but if you downplay, it's over for you and Emi.

It's got me thinking, both Hanako and Emi's routes get you a bad ending if you white knight them but you get the good ending by acting like a decent human being to them. They've also lost a parent so I'm sure they'd understand each other's pain and both of them are friends with another student heavily associated with them.

I'll try and see if I can get Emi's route but any other is fine. Hanako's will still be last.
Title: Re: King (2.0)'s Games Log
Post by: Charlie on 04 October 2022, 18:23:04
Games Progress
So I managed to get the Good Ending on Emi's route and honestly, it was worth all the build-up. Decided to speedrun the game so I could get it over with and get her bad ending; I learnt on that route that if you mess up and go after her when you're at Emi's house, you end up seeing Misha. If you tell her what happened, you can get another chance and still get the good ending but if you downplay, it's over for you and Emi.

It's got me thinking, both Hanako and Emi's routes get you a bad ending if you white knight them but you get the good ending by acting like a decent human being to them. They've also lost a parent so I'm sure they'd understand each other's pain and both of them are friends with another student heavily associated with them.

I'll try and see if I can get Emi's route but any other is fine. Hanako's will still be last.
Wait
You got the good ending (and bad ending) on Emi's route so now you'll try and see if you can get Emi's route--
Huhhh?
Title: Re: King (2.0)'s Games Log
Post by: King (2.0) on 04 October 2022, 18:27:45
Wait
You got the good ending (and bad ending) on Emi's route so now you'll try and see if you can get Emi's route--
Huhhh?
It's always redundancies with me. Primal Groudon and Primal Groudon is but one example. The plan is to go for Rin's route but any other is fine. Hanako's route is last, so I see what the other routes have to offer.
Title: Re: King (2.0)'s Games Log
Post by: Charlie on 04 October 2022, 19:10:02
It's always redundancies with me.
"Hello, is this the Department of Redundancy Department?" :p

* gets Phantom Hammer'd *
Title: Re: King (2.0)'s Games Log
Post by: King (2.0) on 04 October 2022, 19:21:29
"Hello, is this the Department of Redundancy Department?" :p

* gets Phantom Hammer'd *
New Bloom Beast?
Title: Re: King (2.0)'s Games Log
Post by: Charlie on 04 October 2022, 19:35:55
Iji reference.

I can't find a video on it, though. ;-;
But basically, the final boss can potentially use a weapon called the Phantom Hammer to instantly kill Iji (right down to erasing all your stats, even your health, to zero).
Title: Re: King (2.0)'s Games Log
Post by: King (2.0) on 05 October 2022, 15:36:58
Iji reference.

I can't find a video on it, though. ;-;
But basically, the final boss can potentially use a weapon called the Phantom Hammer to instantly kill Iji (right down to erasing all your stats, even your health, to zero).
That sounds brutal.
Title: Re: King (2.0)'s Games Log
Post by: King (2.0) on 11 October 2022, 19:27:58
Games Progress
Played Dragon Quest Swords yesterday and after several frustrating attempts at getting the grand prize for Tombola again, I finally managed to win and got the Liquid Metal Shield. Now I'm hoping that if I defeat either Clank 'n' Knalc or Valgirt, they'll drop their Lucky Bags so I can reobtain either a Rusty Old Sword or an Orichalcum Stick. Hopefully either one will allow me to obtain a better weapon so I can stand a chance against Edah Sohpix.
Title: Re: King (2.0)'s Games Log
Post by: King (2.0) on 13 October 2022, 14:09:35
Games Progress
Big Bang Mini: Completed the game. World 7 (Rio) was the worst world in the game, World 8's time gimmick took me a bit to understand but it was pretty intuitive once I did. The final world sadly didn't bring back each world gimmick for each level but it's bubble gimmick was interesting. The final world's boss was frustrating and I wanted to get it over with. The actual final boss was rather fun actually. Unlocked Mission Mode and completed a few of the missions.

Katawa Shoujo: For some reason, I changed my mind and decided to go for Shizune's route. My first attempt got me the Kenji ending (again) so I tried again. I picked all the confident looking options (which included siding with Shizune and Misha at every chance I got) and instead of kicking them out of my room, I dodged the question (Kicking them out of your room puts you on a one-way route to Kenji's ending).
Title: Re: King (2.0)'s Games Log
Post by: King (2.0) on 17 October 2022, 14:12:51
Games Progress
Katawa Shoujo: I'm on the right track it seems. I spend more time with Misha and Shizune and the latter's character is starting to develop. It's interesting how Hisao's character diverges depending on which route you choose. Act 1 is really long but thankfully the fun really begins once you hit Act 2 and I'm not there... yet.
Title: Re: King (2.0)'s Games Log
Post by: King (2.0) on 20 October 2022, 17:52:26
Games Progress
Katawa Shoujo: Well, here we are. Reject Kenji, embrace Shizune. I spent time at the school festival with Shizune and Misha, get a romantic scene watching fireworks and unlock Act 2 of Shizune's route. The anime cutscene really makes me want a Katawa Shoujo anime adaptation. (Also, Shizune reminds of Serene [Riveria: The Promised Land] and Sayaka [Puella Magi Madoka Magica], likely because they all have blue hair)
Title: Re: King (2.0)'s Games Log
Post by: King (2.0) on 23 October 2022, 17:21:44
Games Progress
Katawa Shoujo: It's nice to see that I don't need Misha to translate Shizune now that Hisao is learning sign language. Kenji insists that I pick up his package, so I do. Shizune and I carry the package back. More student council work and Misha wants to be a sign language teacher.
Title: Re: King (2.0)'s Games Log
Post by: RKS on 31 October 2022, 19:37:49
Only sign language I know… is highly rude…
Title: Re: King (2.0)'s Games Log
Post by: King (2.0) on 01 November 2022, 15:23:39
Only sign language I know… is highly rude…
Ah. So, flipping the bird then?
Title: Re: King (2.0)'s Games Log
Post by: RKS on 01 November 2022, 15:29:23
… yeah…
Title: Re: King (2.0)'s Games Log
Post by: King (2.0) on 04 November 2022, 20:01:08
Games Progress
Dragon Quest Swords: After a few attempts, I finally defeated Edah Sohpix. It's so carthatic to go up against the hardest superboss in the game and defeat him in spite of his all power. In regard to the boss fight, you have to refight the Purple Mirror bosses again: Nomegoen is the hardest of the three with his super-fast attacks, Der Gib is a joke due to the Bisouka trick stunning him constantly and Valgirt Nedlog is tough but doable. The big man himself Edah Sohpix's first phase is manageable; his second phase is a nightmare due to Figure of Hate dealing very high damage with it being used several times and his last phase is an endurance test which I aced by finishing him off with Absolute Zero.

And yes, I intend to try out Payback Mode for myself.
Title: Re: King (2.0)'s Games Log
Post by: King (2.0) on 06 November 2022, 16:10:42
Games Progress
Dragon Quest Swords: Completed the first 4 chapters in Payback Mode. It's so cathartic to just speed run the game by utterly crushing everything with the Deathbringer Sword. It's kinda annoying that your equipment and Master Strokes don't carry over but when you have a sword that kills things real quick and deals high damage, it doesn't really matter than much.
Title: Re: King (2.0)'s Games Log
Post by: King (2.0) on 10 November 2022, 14:42:55
Games Progress
Dragon Quest Swords: Completed the game again on Payback Mode. My Hero was at Lv: 32 and Fleurette was at Lv: 27. My final time was 4:13, a total speedrun of the game by utterly crushing my enemies with the Deathbringer Sword. After this, I made short work of all the mirror bosses and unlocked the purple mirrors.
Katawa Shoujo: More of Shizune's route. I do more student council work with Shizune and I learn that Lily used to be part of the student council and their animosity stems from their disagreement on how it should be run, more Kenji interactions and celebrating Tanabata.
Title: Re: King (2.0)'s Games Log
Post by: King (2.0) on 11 November 2022, 21:40:46
Games Progress
Katawa Shoujo: Made it to Act 3 of Shizune's route. Feels long. Hidaeki is awkward and boring and he just makes me want to see Shizune (which I'm sure was intentional). Their father Jigoro makes for an interesting antagonist character and a possible counterpart to Kenji due to their tendency to go on rants, though Jigoro has none of Kenji's redeeming traits.
Title: Re: King (2.0)'s Games Log
Post by: King (2.0) on 13 November 2022, 16:27:52
Games Progress
Katawa Shoujo: More Shizune Act 3. Shizune comes into my room, we make out and she ties me to a chair while I see a picture of a cooked prawn. Jigoro is an arse but Hisao stands his ground. I, Shizune and Misha go back to school. Her haircut isn't as bad as first thought but I still prefer her long drill hair. I get a letter from Iwanako, learn more about Kenji and his ex and more student council work.
Title: Re: King (2.0)'s Games Log
Post by: King (2.0) on 15 November 2022, 14:50:26
Games Progress
Katawa Shoujo: Continuing on with Act 3. It seems that a rift between Misha and Shizune is opening up, more student council work and Misha comes into my room and asks me to comfort her. I reject her offer and she tells me that it's better that I did reject her. In Shizune's route, there's only one choice. Comforting Misha (i.e sex) gets you the bad ending and seems to trip a lot of players up. Rejecting her offer allows you to continue and ensures you'll get the good ending.
Title: Re: King (2.0)'s Games Log
Post by: King (2.0) on 16 November 2022, 20:45:12
Games Progress
Katawa Shoujo: Unlocked Act 4 which is great. While Shizune's route is the longest route so far and is very wordy, it isn't as bad as some people think it is. The Misha/Shizune plotline is great and really adds a lot of depth to their characters. The scene with Lily in the bad ending route is one of my favourite scenes in Shizune's route. The ending to Shizune's route really does feel like a finale to the game, though Act 2 is the worst part of her route due to the fishing scene which doesn't really add anything and Hideaki being an awkward character who Hisao dislikes. Kenji in on top form in this route and the scene where he's with Hisao while Shizune is talking to the latter is one of his best scenes.

The plan is this: Hanako's route is last. So, it's either Lily or Rin's routes to do.
Title: Re: King (2.0)'s Games Log
Post by: King (2.0) on 20 November 2022, 18:11:02
Games Progress
Dragon Quest Swords: Finished my Payback Mode playthrough by slaying the Purple Mirror bosses who were much easier because the Deathbringer Sword is fast enough to match their speed and powerful enough to cut them down quickly. I upgraded the Orichalcum Stick and Rusty Old Sword into the Dragon Warrior Sword and Metal King Sword, the latter of which makes killing King Latem rather easy. Did some level grinding to make things easier on myself.

After some grinding to get tempering ingredients for the Deathbringer's Shade, I rechallenged every mirror boss and oh man, it melts their HP like a hot knife through butter. Not even Edah Sohpix and his purple mirror cronies stood a chance against it's power and the Figure of Hate. After crushing them easily, I decided to refight them again with the Military Tattoo equipped, increasing my Master Stroke gauge immensely. It was nothing more than a victory lap designed to max out my renown to 9999.
Title: Re: King (2.0)'s Games Log
Post by: RKS on 22 November 2022, 07:25:43
Best swordsman known to Lunar Tierce… hence highest-ranking LT Knight…?
Title: Re: King (2.0)'s Games Log
Post by: King (2.0) on 22 November 2022, 14:48:06
Best swordsman known to Lunar Tierce… hence highest-ranking LT Knight…?
I wouldn't say the best. The Deathbringer's Shade is just that powerful.
Title: Re: King (2.0)'s Games Log
Post by: RKS on 22 November 2022, 17:52:11
Skill unimportant… how it is used… matters…
Title: Re: King (2.0)'s Games Log
Post by: King (2.0) on 27 November 2022, 21:05:23
Games Progress
Katawa Shoujo: Sped through most of the dialogue in Act 1 aside from the ones I hadn't seen and anything to do with Rin. I'm now doing Rin's route, currently just starting Act 2.