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About Hero-of-Time

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  • Birthday 06/14/82

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  1. It's sad but it happens and not just with gaming. Things change over time and you have to either adapt with them or simply move on and remember the good times you had. Easier said than done when you've followed a franchise for so long but you have to be honest with yourself and know when it's time to walk away from something that is no longer bringing you joy.
  2. Triangle Strategy (4th March 2022)

    The battle after the above event was very intense. I had to use fire traps in order to defeat the enemy. Problem was, using these traps meant I would burn my town to the ground. I refused to sacrifice the town and so I dug in deep and done things the hard way. I had just recuited the barkeeper before this fight and her healing skills came in very handy. It was very satisfying putting Avlora in her place.
  3. Your Gaming Diary 2022

    I probably won't get another game finished before 2023 and so I wanted to end it on a high and decided to finish off one of the greatest trilogies in gaming. Fantastic writing, amazing characters and tough choices to make. Fantastic game!
  4. Triangle Strategy (4th March 2022)

    Then I probably won't find him at all as I doubt I'll be doing another playthrough, at least not for a very long time. Far too many other games to get through.
  5. Triangle Strategy (4th March 2022)

    Well, chapters 5 and 6 have certainly been entertaining. Picked up 3 new characters via the side stories but I doubt any will break into my main team. Like Fire Emblem, I usually become very attached to the characters you get early on and any additions don't really get a look in, especially when space on my team is limited. Still really enjoying it. I'm just playing in-between other things. Just doing a chapter or so a day, with a spot of grinding as well.
  6. Your Gaming Diary 2022

    It may be gone by then. I'm not sure when in January it leaves the service.
  7. Your Gaming Diary 2022

    Played through a few of the Mega Drive games on the Switch over the past couple of days, namely Alien Storm, Golden Axe 2 and Virtua Fighter 2. Alien Storm was fun enough. I especially liked how it switched to first person mode when you entered a building. The auto running sections were also a nice change of pace from the standard brawler stages. Golden Axe II is meh compared to the original. They play pretty much the same but because I have more nostalgia for the first game I would rather just play that one. Virtua Fighter 2 is a baffling one. Why they decided to release a version of this on the Mega Drive is beyond me. It's absolute garbage. It doesn't even hold up to some of the other lesser fighters on the system. I would rather have played Eternal Champions than this. Yeah, that's how bad this is. Also, for some reason, the stage where you fight Dural turns into a slideshow. It's like you're fighting under water. I also played through Seasons after Fall. It's a nice and relaxing indie game where you control the spirit of a fox and you have the power to control the seasons. It's a platformer/puzzler game and kinda reminds me of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons, not in terms of visuals but how the game plays. You have to manipulate the 4 season in order to create platforms, solve puzzles and just generally make any headway through the game. It also reminded me of Click Clock Wood from Banjo Kazooie. The game is leaving the PS+ service next month and so I decided to give it a whirl before it left.
  8. I loved Cissnei which is weird as I usually hate the chirpy female characters in JRPGs. All the Turks in this game are great. It's a shame we never got Before Crisis over here.
  9. Your Gaming Diary 2022

    Just managed to squeeze in/complete one of my goals for the year and that was to finish all the Shantae games on the PS4. This is certainly a step up in terms of production values when compared to the other games. Everything looked so crisp and there were loads of animated cutscenes. The game is also a lot longer than the previous entries. The speedrun trophy requires a time of under 4 hours and the 100% speedrun trophy a time of under 6 hours 30 minutes. Both are pretty lenient but the previous games had times of under 2-3 hours and that just goes to show how lengthy this is in comparison. I did enjoy the monster card collecting aspect in this entry. Being able to equip 3 different cards to enhance your own abilities to suit your play style was a very welcome addition to the franchise. Finding them all was a bit of a pain, with some enemies only having drop rates of 3%. I got there in the end though. I also think it is one of the easier Shantae games. I went through the whole game without upgrading my health ( needed to do this for a trophy ) and it wasn't really a struggle at all. A monster card that I obtained early on regenerated my MP and if you couple that with the dance that restores your health, it means you should never run out of HP. I found the transformations much better in this game than in any other. Here, the abilities are automatic and so you don't have to do a genie dance to change into anything. This means the gameplay is pretty fast and doesn't let up for much. Instead, the dances here are reserved for 4 moves. These aren't used half as much as transformations and so it made sense to make them dances and the transformations automatic. I'm a bit disappointed that the original game has yet to surface on PlayStation platforms. It's still on the cards but I guess it got pushed back until 2023 now. At least it gives me one more Shantae game to play next year.
  10. Triangle Strategy (4th March 2022)

    Nah. I've no intention of doing so. I just like to get extra gains where I can. For my first major decision in the game I have opted to journey to Hyzante. Serona's bride seemed to want to go there and so I didn't want to upset the missus. Managed to convince the majority of the team to agree with me and so off we go.
  11. Triangle Strategy (4th March 2022)

    Got my all my team to level 5 and think it's best to move on now. I've only got 2 of the mock battles unlocked and so I cant really gain much in terms of materials. Also, the game seems a bit stingy with money at the moment. You barely get any for winning a mock battle. I've earned enough to most characters a boost in each of their fields but it hasn't been cheap.
  12. General Retro Discussion

    Here's an article from Time Extension about the import scene back in the 80s and 90s. It's a great read and really took me back to those times. https://www.timeextension.com/features/full-of-eastern-promise-the-rise-and-fall-of-grey-importing Importing games was too rich for my family's blood but I always loved reading the import articles in gaming magazines. Once I started earning a wage myself I was able to start importing games but that wasn't until the Gamecube era.
  13. The Muppets Christmas Carol

  14. Merry Christmas

    He hasnt been on for a few months now. I hope he's okay. I miss his banter.
  15. Your Gaming Diary 2022

    I snapped up Trigger Witch in the recent PSN sale. I was a big fan of Reverie on the Vita and it's by the same guys who made that. It's essentially a 2D Zelda game but with guns. Like Zelda, you have an overworld to explore and dungeons to conquer but the combat system is different to a Zelda game. Your character (a witch) uses a variety of guns and so the combat is more like Smash TV/twin stick shooter than it is an action RPG. It's very fun and hilariously violet for such a cutesy game. The developers are obviously friends with the Sacred Symbols guys. One of the trophies is named this and where you unlock it, that dungeon features a character that says "Greetings and salutations" which is what Colin says at the start of every podcast. It wasn't exactly a festive game but it was certainly a enjoyable one for the 7 or 8 hours I played it.