This is where you can read any of my irregular wafflings about computer gaming. The whole point of this blog is to help motivate me to properly finish games, whether they be recent ones or older ones I played when I was younger that I never managed to beat.
16th April 2012 - Tales Of An Island's Evil Resident Monkey
A couple weeks back I had the plan of going through (and mapping) an old Amiga game called Obitus, that I used to play as a kid but never really got very far. However, I couldn't get it to work on the emulator, so instead plumped for doing the same thing with Resident Evil 2.
Resident Evil 2 was another one of those games that I'd played many years ago and never finished. Bit of a shame, as me and a few friends had played this while on holiday in Cornwall over a decade ago. It was a lot of fun to get in at night after whatever grooviness we'd been up to that day and sit in the dark trying to fight our way through the zombie hordes. I can't fully remember, but I think we played as Leon and got all the way through to the end, but could not defeat Birkin's bull-like form as we had completely run out of ammo. It wasn't until much later I learned there is a Scenario A and B for each character, so we never did get as close to the end as we had thought. Oh well.
And so for the last week or so I have been busy studying and playing the game and have started to produce maps to match those I did for the original Resident Evil last year. This game is much more confusing as I'm trying to map both scenarios for both characters, combining them onto one map wherever possible. The first few maps are up, and I will continue to upload them over the next couple of weeks as and when I can finish them.
Resident Evil maps
Guybrush Threepwood. Mighty pirate!
And this very day I have started on a slightly different gaming journey. For a long while Monkey Island 2 was the only game in the series I had not completed, but that changed last year when I bought the special editions. But somehow the release of Tales Of Monkey Island (number 5) had somehow passed me by. Mr. Gallear recently loaned it to me however, and now I am getting stuck into the first chapter. So far I am not a fan of the different control method or the weird "close up" camera angles, but hopefully I'll get used to it.