Hi there, how have you all been?

Ah, Ludum Dare. It’s that time again when the indie river overflows and you get drowned by little awesome experiences… Despite not showing up in my Raptr stats I often do like ‘em more than AAA games. -.- As usual I tried a bunch this week and I would like to recomend three neat entries that crossed my way. :)

Grim Gateway

Grim Gateway

Awesome concept (and greatly presented too): kill living beings with the almighty Reaper and get back with a powerless human to harvest their souls. Tough but compelling. [play it here]

Heart Star

Heart Star

Puzzle platformer with a twist: switching between two worlds to get one character to help the other. Well executed and toying with obviously expandable ideas. [play it here]

Our World

Our World

An open-online-world that’s being explored–and modified–by several simultaneous players at the same time. Molding the terrain costs you coins, so it’s better to get ‘em to be able to keep exploring. (Hard to drop. :P) [play it here]

Other than that played a bit of Okami (Wii), Shin Megami Tensei IV (3DS) and Kirby’s Pinball Land (Game Boy)–I’ll talk more about this one next week. ;)

New stuff! Got a beautiful, beautiful physical edition of Mirror’s Edge (PC) with a soundtrack CD! I already own a digital copy of it on Steam, so it’s here for the sake of collection and my music studies. :)

Mirror's Edge

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Accomplishments! Played some decent chunck of Street Fighter Alpha: Warriors’ Dreams (PSN) and beat it. Love this entry and its sequels…

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Done for now. More to come!

See ya, take care!

Hi there, how have you all been?

Well, every now and then I try my luck at grasping something of the Japanese language and I must say it’s tough as nails. A couple years ago–the last time I did some progress–I got all the hiragana memorized but couldn’t get past the use of particles… :( Now I started playing my Japanese import of Picross DS and figured out I could also use it to help me with katakana and, to say the least, improve my vocabulary. The “Easy” group was already done and it was surprising to see how Anglicism plagues their language much more than I ever thought. O.O Let’s see if I can keep it…

Other than that I played a whole bunch of Okami (Wii), bits of Stormlord (Genesis) and Super Meat Boy (Steam) and, after watching a YouTube tutorial (a thing that didn’t exist when I was a kid) I finally managed to hit Mike Tyson a couple times. lol It’s been like 20 years playing the original Punch Out! (NES) but he always smash me to dust. I don’t really think I can handle him, but reachin his face was satisfying enough, I guess. :P

Tyson

Haunter’s “Mean Look” is nothing compared to this. lol

Hey, another manual scan is up! Stormlord (ストームロード) (Mega Drive) was truly beautiful at the time, I really wish this one had more concept art… :( It’s worth a look anyway. :)

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Done for now. katakana FTW!

See ya, take care!

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Stormlord

Stormlord

Stormlord

Stormlord

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Stormlord

 

Stormlord

Stormlord

Hi there, how have you all been?

I know, I know I should be playing one of the other dozen+ untouched games. But turning a Beaten! into a Complete! is still progress all the same, isn’t it? :) Okami is gorgeus, touching, humbling… and much more. It’s packed with life lessons for those who want to listen to it, and I’m glad I still have my copy to start it over again. :) The only side effect is I can’t help playing the Shinshu Field music inside my head when I go out for a walk. lol

Other than that I dug Shin Megami Tensei IV (3DS) a bit deeper and uploaded another manual scan! :) This time it’s a Japan-exclusive, Double Dragon II: The Revenge for SEGA Mega Drive. ~.~ Check it out!

Double Dragon II

The actually KILL the girl in front of you in this version. Genesis does what Nintendon’t. lol

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Done for now. Honing my brush techinques. ;)

See ya, take care!

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(BTW I’m selling this item @ebay… Check it out if you’re interested!)

Double Dragon II

Double Dragon II

Double Dragon II

Double Dragon II

Double Dragon II

Double Dragon II

Double Dragon II

Double Dragon II

Hi there, how have you all been?

I did it! After dozens of hours I finally did it… Crushed the Alien table! :P It’s the very first pinball game I manage to stomp and I intend to keep trying from now on. Pics or it didn’t happen: :P

Alien Crush

Dare to say it isn’t cool. ;)

Other than that played a buncha Shin Megami Tensei IV (3DS), and some extra bits of Endless Ocean (Wii) and Samurai Shodown (Neo Geo, Wii Virtual Console). :)

New stuff! Touching a delicate matter–specially after Mr. Williams deathDepression Quest was released for free @Steam… and as a depressive pal myself I grabbed it this week. I hope the unfortunate event–and the game itself–help to raise people’s awareness about the issue and bring more information to light instead of the usual misinformation we see here and there.

Auction! The Sims 2 (Xbox) was already sold, check out other items still in auction. :)

Also, a new manual scan is up! Give the Japanese Shadow Dancer (Mega Drive) manuals a look!

Shadow Dancer

Man, I love this page. :)

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Done for now. That Okami itch is scratching… :P

See ya, take care!

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(BTW I’m selling this item @ebay… Check it out if you’re interested!)

Shadow Dancer

Shadow Dancer

Shadow Dancer

Shadow Dancer

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