One of two games I finished this month was Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2. I continued to play it from the previous month and took 11 hours in total to complete the single player portion. I also played a number of Team Missions along side Usagi704. This game’s frustrating moments didn’t happen as often as I expected, but when they did they felt a bit unfair. The difficulty was the usual upping the amount of damage taken and lowering the amount of damage dealt. It’s a cheap way to make a game harder.
My preferred weapons were Emma’s Fang and the True Dragon Sword (once obtained). I also used Dragon’s Claw & Tiger’s Fang in certain situations. The Inferno Hammer used by Rachel was a beast of a weapon too.
Of course nobody really cares about the fun melee combat of NGS2. Everybody wants to know about the Sixaxis boob physics. It’s quite tame and underwhelming to be perfectly honest. I was expecting it to be a bit on the ridiculous side to get a WTF laugh out of it. No dice, unfortunately.
As you may recall my older model PS3 died on me at the beginning of this month. I did get a replacement within a few days and during that time I played Medal of Honor: European Assault on my PS2. Five to six missions were completed with the next being Operation: V2 Silence in North Africa.
Once I got the new PS3, I played a round of the X-Men arcade game with Valiek. He was the one who sold the system to me.
The other game I finished was Shadowgate Classic on Game Boy Color. With its origins as a PC adventure game, the menu to select commands from is a bit sloppy, but it could’ve been much worse. The music, on the other hand, is fantastic. It helps to set the moody atmosphere perfectly. Of course I needed an FAQ for the number of places I was stuck at different times. Still I recommend this game.
The final game (and the main one) I’ve been playing for the month is Demon’s Souls, as you likely know. This has been surprisingly one of the least frustrating games I’ve ever played. I’ve heard a number of games in the past being labeled as tough, but fair and this wasn’t usually the case when I played them. Demon’s Souls, however, is such a game.
As for my progress, it’s been pretty good since the last update. At just over 66 hours with a Soul Level of 97, I made quick work of Penetrator in 1-3 thanks to Biorr’s help. I summoned Usagi704 to help me with 5-1 and somehow he died via falling twice. The second time was at the start of the boss fight against Leechmonger who was super easy with Soul Ray.
The boss of 3-2 had been a roadblock for awhile because of the ease of being able to fall off of the bridge. I finally killed him with the fog door exploit by using about 125 Light Arrows. I then used Warding to lessen any damage and doused his party crashing buddy with fire for the win.
After ascending some stairs I was able to face off against the Old Monk boss. I was offline purposefully so I didn’t have to face another player summoned as the boss. The AI version was easy and not any real threat at range or up close.
Later on I was invaded by a player while in 4-2. However, he just stood still down the starting hallway with his shield raised. I didn’t understand why he wasn’t advancing and I didn’t want to do this whole thing anyway. I decided to quit the game outright to the XMB since no other way was possible from within the game. Surprisingly my placement and everything earned had been saved up to that point. I thought for sure I was going to at least lose a number of souls earned.
That’ll do it for me this time. Thanks for checking out my blogging space. Peace!
THIS MONTH’S GAMING STATS:
Demon’s Souls – Trophies: 12 / 38 (32%)
Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 – Trophies: 23 / 51 (45%)