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September 19, 2003

excellent homebrew games

Gameboy Advance Development just released a whopping set of homebrew games from their competition. For a small prize (1100 bucks, i think), these folks cranked out some great games!
I like Sushi the Cat, especially.

August 30, 2003

Take that, Metroid Fusion!

I was never a big metroid fan. Never had anything against, it, but many other NES games kept me busy. Final Fantasy, Dragon Warrior, Kid Icarus, Castlevania to name a few.
Maybe I never had time (or took the time) for Samus and her fight.
Bill lent Metroid Fusion to me last saturday and after 6:44 of gameplay and 51% of the items found, I have beaten the omega metroid.
The game is great, and not just because I have been playing it on my new GBA SP. The graphics are nice and the cut scenes have great 2D art and simple animation. The hardest thing about the game for me is the control of the character. I think i am just used to slower paced games, so when I needed to use the L button to aim diagonally, it was very very jerky. The beauty of this game, however, is in the patterns. Samus acquires new weapons and you need to learn some new moves. Bosses are like puzzles where the goal is to decipher the movements and wait for safety or move in to attack.

All in all, I enjoyed this game from the second I turned it on right up to the very end.

July 5, 2003

the legend of zelda: the wind waker

(side note: I guess the category "doing" will include gaming. :) )

a games category has been added (8/31/2003)

I finished the latest Zelda game less than 24 hours ago. I want to compare it to one of the best games of all time, "The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time." I need a little time to gather my thoughts.

Short version: "The Wind Waker" is a fabulous game, but not on the level of "Ocarina of Time." Both games had great leaps ahead in terms of technology, but I think that despite "Ocarina" having the more difficult time (first 3D Zelda game on the first 3D Nintendo system), "The Wind Waker" lags behind it in several areas.

Hopefully i will have a more in-depth article tomorrow.