Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Borderlands: stuck in New Haven

Well, there and Rust Commons.  It feels like we made little progress tonight, for once not because John spent the entire session choosing between two identical guns, but because we struggled to make progress past the spiderants and other foes.  In fact, we only managed to complete three missions, and unlock five more.  We need to increase our firepower somewhat!

Friday, June 19, 2015

Splatoon: splosh

An online shooter - from Nintendo.  And as such it's not really an online shooter at all, it's an online competitive painting game where everything is jolly and fun.

Immense fun.

Look at the colours!

Look at the character designs!

I've played online more than offline so far, which is incredibly unusual for me.  It's just so well designed and ... fun.

Immense fun.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D: getting used to the time sickness

Hello again!

I have been playing things, you know.  I've been playing a bit of Heavy Rain, and some Cities Skylines.  I've completed Peggle Blast again, and played a few levels of Two Dots.  I've made a little progress in a second story of 80 Days, and caught a few big ones in Sega Bass Fishing.

But most of all I've been playing Majora's Mask.

I said I'd write more when I'd worked out how the game works.  I sort of have, although there are still things that I don't know how to do.  On the first day, a little boy or girl wearing a fox mask runs to the postbox, and I haven't worked out how to talk to them. Postboxes are a mystery too.  Is there a reasons for the workmen in the town square?

But outside Clock Town it's a little more straightforward.  The game seems to be neatly divided into a core story (make it through the dungeons and gather the giants to stop the moon) and side quests (make others happy and gather information).  There are some of the latter which change into the former - such as finding Epona which allows you to access the ocean - but otherwise it's clear what is optional.

Not that it really matters.  I've been trying to do everything, following the hints in the notebook to find where I can get all the optional masks and heart pieces.  I've fished, I've thrown bombs at targets, I've taken photographs, and I've jumped around islands.

The game is magnificent, and the amount of detail crammed into the cartridge is astounding.  Look at the Gamecube in the background!

I've just completed the temple in the sea, and the giants have told me there is one more.  Before I go off there, though, I've got a frog choir to find.