Shadow of the Colossus (PS3) – Playlog 2

Difficulty – Normal Current Playtime – 3 hours 15 mins 7/16 Colossi 4 Achievements – Path of Gravestones Aerial Dance Entombed Giant Waves of Thunder   Almost 2 more hours under my belt and 4 more Colossi have fallen to my sword. The tactics for the Colossi don’t really vary and the real puzzle seems…

Shadow of the Colossus (PS3) – Playlog 1

Difficulty – Normal Current Playtime – 1 hour 25 mins 3 Achievements – Valley Wanderer The Sloth Disturbed Sleep   Despite both my SNES Mini Classics arriving today I put off unboxing one to play Shadow of the Colossus instead. When you first boot it up you can see that it’s a beautiful game and…

Gaming on a Budget – Part 3

We’ve covered Rule 3 now it’s time to look at Rule 2 (Wait) and give some information on how I grab myself a bargain.   Due to my massive backlog of games and the fact that I choose not play Online (that’s another post for discussion entirely) I’ve got no problem with waiting months or…

Super Mario Bros (NES) – Playlog 7

Difficulty – NA Current Playtime – 8 hours 20 mins Finished (SINGLE PLAYTHROUGH @ 14 mins)   With the poor performance yesterday I pulled it back for the win this evening finishing off Super Mario Bros in a single playthrough with 14 minutes on the clock. This wasn’t my first attempt of the night with…

Gaming on a Budget – Part 2

So in my last post I covered a few rules to stick to whilst getting yourself some bargains for your game collection; now we’re going to go into some of these in more depth. I’m going to start with Rule 3 (Set Limits) as this is the one that I’d say is probably the most…

Super Mario Bros (NES) – Playlog 6

Difficulty – NA Current Playtime – 7 hours 50 mins Finished (NOT in a single play through)   OMG!!! Is it possible that I’m actually getting worse at this game?  Poor play and a lack of concentration meant a lot of resets and only a couple of attempts actually got me to 8-2. Tonight isn’t…

Gaming on a Budget – Part 1

I like my computer games and I own a lot – just look here for proof.  My wife says I buy too many but then I just ask her how many handbags she has and we move on to another topic and pretend that conversation never happened. You can buy and collect games without breaking the…

Super Mario Bros (NES) – Playlog 5

Difficulty – NA Current Playtime – 7 hours 20 mins Finished (NOT in a single play through)   I knew I wasn’t going to be playing my best when I failed at the first jump in 1-1, hit the side of a block and nearly died from contact with the first Goomba. As it is,…

Purchases this week

I’ve had one of these on pre-order from Argos since the week they were announced and have been expecting a cancellation email ever since (despite the fact they took my money straight away!).  When I placed the order I read a lot of feedback about people having their orders cancelled without notice and so I’ve…

Super Mario Bros (NES) – Playlog 4

Difficulty – NA Current Playtime – 6 hours 50 mins Finished (NOT in a single play through) Again there’s not been much time recently to get to grips with Mario but my playthroughs seem to be getting faster and more consistent. 21 September – 30 mins spent playing – seem to have things down up…

Super Mario Bros (NES) – Playlog 3

Difficulty – NA Current Playtime – 5 hours 50 mins Finished (NOT in a single play through) For various reasons I’ve not managed to get much time to practice this week but I did manage to make some progress. 13 September – Got about 30 minutes in and managed a personal best of reaching 8-3…

Super Mario Bros (NES) – Playlog 2

Difficulty – NA Current Playtime – 3 hours 50 mins World 8-3 I managed to get a little time in on Mario on 12th September – first a 20 minute lunchtime blast which resulted in me reaching 8-2 again and only losing my first life on 8-1.  Then a 30 minute jaunt in the evening…