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4th April 2021: Playing With My Balls

One game I managed to get working after a bit of tweaking was Virtua Tennis. I played it for a couple of hours, and found it was ok, but it struggled to keep my attention when so many other games are vying for it.

It wasn't bad. I just found the player movement a little bit sluggish, and it seemed inconsistent when trying to place my shots. The main problem though was that progression seemed to be locked behind training sessions. I didn't mind playing the games, because at those times it was like the other (very few) tennis games I've tried in my life, being quite playable. However, the training sessions were frustrating and boring.

Still, I'm not saying I'll never come back to this, but it's highly unlikely, and definitely won't be anytime soon.

Come on, Tim!

Come on, Tim!

Giving Courier something to think about

Giving Courier something to think about

Looks like I'm checking for a bug on the floor

Looks like I'm checking for a bug on the floor

Trying a doubles match

Trying a doubles match

7th December 2020: Papa Nurgle's Innocent Tale

The first game I tried to play for this 'ere blog entry was actually an early 2000s game called Virtua Tennis. I think I played it back then, but I can't remember whether I finished it or not. Even though it is quite old, it installed fine on my machine, and yet I was still unable to play it. First up, the game would not let me configure my controller, and I could not do it in the config file as it was an encrypted file not a plain text one. Sucks. In addition, I couldn't seem to get the game to run in a window, and with no widescreen option available it was constantly stretched to the full screen and looked really weird. Double sucks.

So as much as I'd like to try it again, I instead had to uninstall it and put it on the back burner. There's a slim (very slim) chance I'll recover an old XP machine from the loft one day and try it on that, just in case. But I doubt it, as I've got far too many games to get through as it is. I've recently been through all of my games, and as far as I can tell I've only completed just over 100 games in my whole life, which is not a lot considering the time I've spent playing them over the years.
Even worse is the fact that I have an ever-growing list of just over 200 games that I've either not finished yet, or haven't even played at all. This does not even include the list of games I want to play that don't even need finishing, like sports games, or games I have already finished that I want to play again, like The Witcher 3.

I think next year will have to be a big one for games. My sore fingers will just have to suck it up. Little bitches.

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