This is my fault I possess the perfect storm of being unlucky, unskilled, uncoordinated, lacking the time, and being just plain stupid. I have accepted this fact after decades of experience. It is a wonder I even try to play video games.
Dude, Toy Soldiers is not that hard. Look up a guide or a YouTube video... Also, Cold War can be made easier with delightful local co-op.
The mission where I can only use the planes is just plain too difficult for me and me alone. I have done as you've suggested already, but for the factors listed above I am unable to do this
. I've done the suggestions of turning the difficulty all the way up, but it still doesn't make up for my inability to fly-shoot-bomb accurately. This mission is my roadblock which may suggest the Toy Soldiers games are just not for me.
Spelunky is still my favourite XBLA game for this year. Beating Hell was so rewarding - not that these last levels were too hard, but accomplishing this after soo many requirements before feels really good. Shame most of the gamers are put off by the difficulty. :/
You! <gives evil eye> I actually edited out "[probably Sath666]" from my previous posting just to not single out anyone =P.
I've not even seen hell yet. Given the months, yep, months it took me to finally pass Olmec with no money, I have this horrible feeling I wasted away my time on this game. Over a dozen times have I reached Olmec without money only to have an unfortunate set of circumstances, forcing me to spiral out of control to close the deal. As I have said, it is impossible for any human to be as unlucky as I playing the game. I can't help but leave this game with the most emptiest of feeling which was described best by Jackie Chandler:
I love both games, and think they deserve every bit of praise they get and more. But at least in Super Meat Boy, no matter how many times you fail in that situation, you still only get set back 15 seconds at a time. It's a lot easier to figure out where you're making an error, and adjust for the situation in SMB. In Spelunky, however, it's the opposite. However much time you spend on the game is how far you get set back when you die. I hate the feeling of spending half an hour+ on a Spelunky run, managing my resources the best I can, working hard to afford good items, going out of my way to get as many Damsels as possible, navigating the traps with utmost care, and then- getting stunlocked by a Tiki Trap/mummy/yeti/etc. and having all that time wasted.
I understand they're both platformers that put emphasis on player skill progression over artificial in-game stat progression, and that's what I like about them. It's the same reason I love Dustforce and (while outside the platformer genre) Demon's/Dark Souls. What I don't like, however, is when you have to put in an extended amount of time for each shot at player progression. I mean, yeah, that mentality is probably why a "Stage Select" feature was implemented in the XBLA version of Spelunky in the first place. But there are locations you can't reach if you take even one of the shortcuts, and considering those are the places I need to practice most, it's admittedly discouraging to spend so much time on just the opportunity to develop my skills as a player. :/
Worded so eloquently, describes my suffering to the T. I love both games as well, but I am glad I got Super Meat Boy
on release at 800MSP and Spelunky
as a prize from PlayXBLA to make up for my poor choice to get Dungeon Fighter Live
at launch. My gut feeling told me 1200MSP was too much to pay to suffer in Spelunky
, I would have purchased had it released at 800MSP (but not on sale down to 800MSP from 1200MSP). Again, my "general badness" at video games knows no bounds, but doesn't hamper my enjoyment of these challenging platformers. [Also, I enjoy your impractical for PvP Astral Finishes ^^]
I do hope for Fighters Megamix as well. That was fantastic. Nothing beats playing as the Daytona car. NOTHING.
I beg to differ, I like using Janet from Virtua Cop 2
... she fires and reloads, like in the game she came from ^^.
Anyway, I am glad the holidays will be coming in the next couple months. I have been patient on quite a few XBLA titles released this year to land with a proper discount. I've been patient with Jojo's Bizarre Adventure
, Dust: An Elysian Tail
, Marvel Vs. Capcom Origins
, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD
, Quantum Conundrum
, Sine Mora
, and Counter Strike: Global Offense
[maybe Sonic 4-2 as well]. I'm already storing moon points up for the winter like a squirrel. I figure by next April, I will have lost my patience for a discount and will do the CAG thread a favor and finally purchase one NeoGeo Battle Colosseum
, Garou: Mark of the Wolves
, or Super Puzzle Fighter 2 Turbo
at full price such that everyone can benefit from a sale on it the week after.
I will forever hear Crono's posts read in the voice of the most interesting man in the world from this point forward.
I don't always try for the most interesting man in the world statements, but when I do, I usually fall flat on my face.
Deal 2: Emerald Dragon, 160 MSP (240 MSP off)
I was wide-eyed at first and mistakenly thought of the PC-Engine (TurboGrafx 16) and X68000 classic JRPG and thought "Oh snap! Must buy!" ... and so I set myself up for disappointment.
I know others on this thread love Quarrel
, but alas the last of my perfect storm of badness at video games, being just plain stupid, will keep me from progressing at the game ^^.
Edited by Crono-00, 09 October 2012 - 01:38 PM.
I bought Soul Calibur at 800MSP for everyone last February, the discount should be coming shortly