Archive for March, 2008
Woke up this morning to an email from 1:18am last night from my wife, telling me she’d sent me a rescue request.
So I spent my lunchtime on a quest to rescue her from the marshes. Didn’t have any anti-drain armlets and my sword wasn’t plated so I rushed through the final coupe of floors, but I managed to save her without mishap.
Oh, for goodness sake. Twice this lunchtime I died because I hadn’t noticed I was hungry and fainted during fights with gnomes.
I drank from a fountain, because I’ve just discovered the drink command.
It unleashed a water demon, who killed me dead.
Rescued my wife a few times and built up a good set of equipment for my next attempt to free the golden condor, or whatever I’m meant to be doing. I’ve not paid much attention to the story.
Also spent a good long time sorting out my warehouse, which is now full of storage jars full of weapons, shields, scrolls and staffs.
There are two versions of this out for the DS. One is unplayable due to using a tiny, unreadable font, but the other works very well. Can’t seem to name my pet, but not had any problems apart from that.
Keep dying very early though, oddly. Once because my pet dog tripped a bouder release switch, squishing me. Thanks for that, puppy.
I got to level twenty-eight today, by some way the best I’ve ever done. Things had got silly by that point. My weapon and shield had disappeared somehow – I missed any message because so much happened at once – and I was just using all my precious scrolls trying to stay alive. Eventually things just got too much.
That was the only proper run I did today. Did a lot of rescue runs and quite a few puzzles.
More rescuing. I now have a warehouse full of equipment. Rescuing people is great.
In normal games I didn’t do too well today, but I picked up loads of good stuff rescuing my wife a couple of times.
I’m not sure if it’s just me, but Beat seems to be the best character in the game by far. If I’m playing as him, I win. If I’m someone else playing against him, I lose.
It’s probably just luck or something, but that’s the way it’s been for me so far.
I’m really hoping for a sequel with more characters in it. There’s nobody from Shenmue or Virtua Fighter, to name just two, which is a missed opportunity when you consider some of the characters that made it in.
Sometimes, just sometimes this game hates me.
My wife died on level eight. I tried to rescue her three times and failed each time. I can’t fail to reach level eight three times in a row!
But I did.