What Video Game Did I Play Yesterday?

September 27th, 2022

I'm posting before work again, after successfully forcing myself on another morning walk. Last night, I played Persona 3: Dancing in Moonlight quite a bit, and think I have a gameplan to clear all the socials. It'll be a little grindy for a couple of them, but the music game is really fun, so I'm not disappointed about that at all. I might actually get this game cleared pretty soon.

September 26th, 2022

I am up and going with some dread of my workweek today, but I at least successfully forced myself to take a morning walk. Since starting with this for the day, though, I accidentally hit a wrong key and messed up my web editor- the HTML codes are no longer color coded, and it's putting all of my conjunctions in purple, with some bits of text showing as yellow instead of white for a reason I can't quite figure out. Since I don't know what keys I hit, I can't fix it. It's not a cool start to a Monday. (Edit: This was fixed when I went to paste this entry into the September archive page.)

Games-wise, though, I started Dead or Alive: Dimensions last night, another game stolen from my old house. I played through a bit of Chronicle mode, and it was really fun. It's a bit lame that I had to play as Kasumi, since I think she's one of the less interesting characters, but that's no big deal. It works better than I'd expect an early 3DS fighter would, as far as I can tell.

September 25th, 2022

Yesterday wasn't bad, but it was busy. At the end of the day, I popped my copy of SNK Arcade Classics, Vol 1 for Wii in to test a cheapie arcade style controller I'd grabbed off my old living room's floor. I have the same disc for both PSP and Wii because I'm a dork. The Wii version loads a lot faster, but the PSP one controls better, I think. They're both fine, though, at least by my standards.

Since Shock Troopers has "stop and aim" 360 shooting, I thought it would be a good test of the controller's joystick. It is not a great joystick, and I still don't love the control scheme, so I intended to play for a few minutes and quit. My apartment building got a little noisy, though, so I ended up just playing through to the end. It's not my favorite Neo Geo game I've ever played, but it's fine. I ran the whole game on the single character mode as Milky, and she had plenty of personality for such a little sprite, and I thought the atmosphere and tension worked really nicely in the level where the enemy had taken over civilian territory. My feelings about it aren't very strong, though, and I probably won't revisit it that often.

On a website related note, I got my October placeholder links set up this morning. I can't believe September is so close to over! It feels like it went by so fast.

September 24th, 2022

I have to be helpful again today, so I am up early on a Saturday. I need to drive 4 hours total today, and usually sleep later because my work shift is later, so I tried to go to bed early and get an ok amount of sleep. I totally failed. Maybe an overpriced fast food breakfast will help.

Last night, I only played games for a few minutes to go to bed earlier, and I played Sonic Adventure. I cleared Twinkle Park in Sonic's story in my efforts to catch my PS3 file up to where I was on PC. I'd avoided playing for a while since I knew I was at that spot. The amusement park theme is cute, but it's not fun to play, the bumper car track makes my stomach drop, and the music from the boat ride in the last part of the level really bothers me playing over the standard stage music. Now that I'm past this, I'll probably go back to this game more often.

September 23rd, 2022

My work lunch was two hours late today, so I was too hungry to waste any time posting during it. I'm doing this post during a classy 9:00pm store brand lunchables dinner. It was an Aldi organic one, though, the ham part of it was fantastic.

My first game last night was Persona 3: Dancing in Moonlight, doing a minimal, but effective, three songs and unlocking a social event. It was the last one for Aegis, and thank god the card was easy to find! The first person card finding bonus game is way too motion sickness inducing.

After that, it was more Balan Wonderworld before bed. I'm still too lazy to really write about this, but hey, maybe someday! I beat the first boss and found enough of the Balan Statues to unlock worlds two and three

September 22nd, 2022

It's a quick lunch break post for today. I was wiped out and tired last night, so I did missions in King of Fighters: Maximum Impact for about 10 or 15 minutes before going to bed. I still didn't sleep well, but today is slightly better.

September 21st, 2022

Yesterday, I played a lot of games, but for mysterious reasons- really, it wasn't even a high caffeine day for me yesterday!- I could only sleep a couple hours last night. I'm doing a quick lunch break post as a result, in case I'm too knocked out to do anything decent tonight.

First off the bat for me last night was Cyberpunk 2077 again, which I don't think I'm going to keep up with for now. I played the first 4-5 hours and don't even think it's bad, really- it just feels kind of lifeless and devoid of joy to me. That's really hard to quantify concretely, and again, I don't think it's a problem with the game! I'll probably go back to it, too. It is just not what I'm looking for at the moment.

With that in mind, I grabbed one of my other widely panned games off of my shelf, Balan Wonderworld. It was, in fact, what I was looking for at the moment. I will write more about this in coming days, so I don't feel bad blowing it off today.

I also played Shock Troopers, a Neo Geo arcade game, on the SNK Arcade Classics Vol 1 disc I've got for my PSP while I waited for updates to download over on my Switch. I'd like to clear this in the next few days. The aiming controls feel slightly clunky to me, but I really like how much personality the sprites have within the stage, and I feel powerful when I am the peppy girl shooting a tank until it explodes. I'll probably say more about this later, too.

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