Started up Yakuza for a few minutes before work. Wow. What a great game. It does remind me of Shenmue. The fight seguences are very awesome. Not a huge fan of the text diologue, it was made in 2005 come on now. Of course I'm sure Sega did that to save money as they aren't sitting on huge heaps of cash or anything. ut from the first 20 minutes of cutscenes and minimal gameplay I've had I get the feeling I'll enjoy this game very much.
I beat Lost Vikings a while ago. It was pretty fucking amazing. There's a very worth while rock concert. I've gotten about 2/3 of the way through Lost Vikings 2 and I think it's a fantastic game. Just as good as the original and the two new characters are just as likeable as the Vikings. Great times.
I also got Shenmue II, Mortal Kombat VS DC Universe and Yakuza. I haven't even fired up Yakuza s I just got it today in the mail. I've been playing Shenmue II taking a break from Lost Vikings 2. I'm not in that groove with Shenmue II yet. You know when the game finally clicks with you and you know what you're doing and you're getting familliar with the map. I'm still lost whenever I try to get anywhere in this virtual Hong Kong.
You know I think my dream job would be an arcade operator or a used game store guy. Too bad I don't have the VENTURE CAPITAL to do anything about it. Plus arcades just aren't successful in America. Boo! I wish they were so I could run one and spend all my days playing games. What a great time that'd be.
Today in the mail I got my NES Advantage. It is a sweet controller. I tired it out with Journey to Silius which doesn't really benefit from that type of controller. I think a traditional D pad would be better. I'm just not in an NES mood right now to bother trying it with a more appropriate game. Also I got my copy of Lost Vikings 2 for SNES.
Lost Vikings 2 is way better on SNES. The graphics look better than the PSX version and there's no God awful voice acting to contend with. I'd rather read it than hear those terrible voices. The games the same but it just feels better on SNES. Probably because I played the first one on SNES. I wonder if the Saturn version feels any different from the PSX version? I'll probably never know! Still have to beat the first one! Then I can move on to two.
I got my Atari 7800 in the mail yesterday. When I woke up I barely had time to mess with it because I had to go to work. Boo. I came home and checked out everything in the box. All was good. The silver bezel piece across the front of it that reads "Atari 7800 Pro System was missing though. Bummer.
Today I went to radio shack and got an RCA to RF male connector. The girl couldn't find it so she summoned the manager guy and he found it, asking what I was hooking up.
"An atari!" I said full of enthusiasm. The girl commented that she hadn't heard that in a while. To which the manager said "Oh it might not work..." I was taken aback "Well the internet says this is what I should be looking for!"
"Well form personal experience it might not...unless you're talkng about an Atari 5200 or 7800 in which case this will work."
"Oh yeah I'm hooking up a 7800 so I should be good, that's what I thought. Thanks!"
So I take my adapter to the counter following the girl. She gets to the register to ring me up and asks if I just had it in a closet or what. I told her that I bought it on ebay for eleven dollars. Proud of my sweet purchase.
I wonder why people are so fascinated with me getting an Atari. A lot of people at work have responded simmilarly. Then I usually go on to mention how I am questing for the game Ninja Golf and everyone is amazed at the concept of that game. As well they should be.
So I made a post on www.atariage.com 's forums about finding a replacement piece so that when everyone see's my Atari they'll know it's a pro system and that I'm a professional Atari player.
In Lost Vikings news I finally beat the level 4RN4 which that password has always been burned in my memory because that was the level I couldn't ever get past. So now I'm battling the Boss on the last level. I've made it past the first and second encounter with the Boss. A few days a week or so tops. I'll have this game beat. I don't know how I'll feel after beating this classic that I've loved since my childhood.
I've got this sick craving to beat the Lost Vikings. I've never been able too. If I spend some hours focusing on it though, well I'm sure I can. I really owe it to myself. I've loved this game ever sine I first played it back when it came out. Honestly as huge a fanboy as I am of the Metal Gear series I think The Lost Vikings is my all time favorite game. Period. Plus it has one of the most kick ass sound tracks ever.
Why I still remember when I first bought the game. I had rented it from Meijers and loved it, loved playing the game with my next door neighbor Johnathon. We had that game mastered and could work together very well. Good times. So I saved up money. However a child does. I still remember getting on the bus with my Mom and going to Kmart to pick it up. It was snowy. Wow. We made it all the way to the second to last password level. PRetty damn close to beating it. Eventually my friend moved and I never could finish it. Boo.
I bought the playstation sequal quite some time ago and played a few levels and it's a solid game. It just didn't feel right. So today I ordered Lost Vikings 2 for SNES. I'm sure it'll feel much closer to the original.
I've also got the Sega Genesis version of Lost Vikings. It's the same game except with much worse music. Poor Genesis just couldn't handle it. Such a shame. There's also a Sega Saturn version of the Sequal. I kind of want that too just to have the full collection.
Oh well I will beat this master piece of a game.