Archive for November, 2008
Down in second, new injuries in bad places, out of the FA Cup after a terrible display against Oldham, things looking grim.
Next game, against first-place York at home.
Didn’t hold out much hope, but in an incredible match that saw each side have a player sent off, we won 7-2. Now we’re top of the table again. Hurrah!
Made a start on The Last Crusade today, doing the first two or three levels, which were excellent.
The good news is that the new level – a movie studio backlot – is really good. Much better than the Abusement Park level.
I spent at least two hours playing the game today. It just eats time. I wish it felt a little more skill-based, though.
Why do I bother? I saw there was a new level for Pain, so I paid my £3.99 and waited while the 37MB downloaded and installed. Didn’t take too long, but when I started Pain it said I had to download another 211MB update before I could play the game. No choice, it was mandatory.
So here I am, sitting on the sofa, waiting for a huge bloody patch to download. Unlike other downloads, you even set this to download in the background while you do other stuff.
Will I actually get to play the game today? Who knows?
I unlocked a police car colour scheme!
Demos with unlockables and which save your best times are to be encouraged, I feel.
My save game got corrupted! Luckily, I save after every match and rotate two save files, so I managed to load just before my game against Grays. Which I drew again. D’oh.
Down to second after a draw with Grays. Grumble. I wish York would lose a game or two.
Instead of paying 1200 points for HD Street Fighter 2, we decided to play some of this old version.
However, it too is broken, because my wife won every match on this version, too.
She was very pleased.
She said, “Shall we never talk of this again?” Then there was pause and she said, “Because I want to talk of it again.”
Well, it looks nice – no, it does, even if the number of frames of animation is the same as ever – but it’s very broken. My wife won our match. Which is obviously wrong, as I’ve been playing Street Fighter games for well over a decade and this is the first time she’s ever played one.
Temple of Doom completed! Willie got somewhere she shouldn’t on the last level and the game went mad, vibrating the controller to an insane extent, but it sorted itself out after my wife dropped out and came back in.
I don’t care what people say, this is great fun. If annoying at times.