By Brandy 7 Comments
In keeping with my last blog's theme of GH3, I thought I'd start with a bit of an update on that front. So much for my never wanting to attempt the "Hard" difficulty, as I decided I would take the advice so many of you gave and put it (or try to put it) to good use. I've made my way through three of the four songs on the first set, even getting a four star review on "Slow Ride," which I didn't think was a bad deal, considering the panicking that insued as I first started said song. I am having more trouble on "Talk Dirty to Me" however, and failed it my first time through... But, as many of you said, practice makes perfect, and I'm sure it'll all come to me in time.
In between bouts of frustration and pinky finger pain with GH3, I finally jumped into Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories, which I have had since Christmas, but for various reasons never started. After spending quite a large chunk of time with the GBA original (which I borrowed from a friend and unfortuantely never finished), I must say that the switch to 3D battles is a great one. That being said, I'm on the fourth floor of Castle Oblivion right now, which is Wonderland, if you follow the pre-set order of floors.
Instead of simply button mashing my way through the game as I did with the original, I am now taking my time, clearing out each and every room for experience points before I even go through the "Key of Beginnings" door (or whatever the first cutscene door is called), and using as much strategy as possible in boss battles, making them (not surprisingly) a lot easier than I remember.
My one complaint comes not from the game itself, but with the TV I play it on, in that it is at least 10 years old and is understandaby NOT a flat screen, meaning that a lot of the card information (for instance, when trying to determine what sort of room you want to create with your various cards) is covered by the "curve" of the TV itself. But, this curvature issue plagues not only video games, but everything from the ESPN ticker on the bottom of the screen, to the NASCAR race standings that scroll along the top, so I guess I should be used to it now.
In other gaming news, I received Big Bang Mini yesterday (you can play a demo if you have a Wii or access to a DS Download Station), so both of the aforementioned games will have to be put on the backburner for a while. I also should be receiving the Max Payne DVD any day to review as well. Hopefully I'll enjoy it more than everyone else I've talked to...