I've been very productive since my last progress post. In particular, I've been trying to polish off Vessel, since I've been at that game off and on for a few months now (my Steam library shows that I've put 6 hours into it). I finally got through the factory stage and I'm about a third of the way through the orchard. That place allows you to harvest and use fruit juices instead of just water, which can attract certain automatons (who will throw switches and such along the way, thereby unlocking doors).
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|EmP - April 03, 2016 (03:09 PM)
PSP version? With it's full translation and complete build? You big girl - get the PSX version which was only about 70% completed and swapped in a black kid so America could relate to the game more.
|honestgamer - April 03, 2016 (04:59 PM)
I look forward to playing through Persona on PSP, too. I never tried the game when it first released in North America, because the cover art looked bland and vaguely creepy and I had other games to buy. But I did buy the PSP version and its sequel when they were new, because by then I realized that Atlus had something worthwhile going with its SMT and Persona stuff.
|overdrive - April 03, 2016 (10:26 PM)
Uck, I remember owning the PSX version. Quite the mediocre game. Even considering my bias for the main SMT series over Persona, that one was lackluster.
|JoeTheDestroyer - April 04, 2016 (06:06 AM)
Ugh, I'm glad I missed out on that one. I almost picked it up quite a few times. A friend of mine worked at a store that had that game in its clearance dump bin since the beginning of time, and I debated buying it.
The Persona 2 is slightly better, but it's split into two games (Innocent Sin and Eternal Punishment). For some reason, the US only got Eternal Punishment when both came out on PlayStation. We didn't get Innocent Sin until it was released on PSP. I only discovered this after beating Innocent Sin and feeling kind of cheated.
I think that's why I never bought Revelations: Persona. I wanted Persona 2: Eternal Punishment, and that was the only reason I considered getting R:P. It otherwise just looked bad.
|qxz - April 05, 2016 (09:18 AM)
The NES version of Road Runner is an OK game. I've also played the Atari arcade game (on which the NES game is based) in person a couple times in the past, and it's definitely worth checking out. The arcade game's sound is richer (and in stereo), the imagery more colorful (surprising; the NES version came out about five years after the arcade game), and there's a nice little touch to the scoring system in how quickly points tick upward based on how close the Road Runner is to the Coyote.
The only area where the NES is better than the arcade version is regarding earning score from eating bird seed. Both versions have it to where bird seed scores 100, 200, 300, and so on until reaching 1,000 (at which it stays). The NES version is set up so that missing any pile OR losing any lives resets the value to 100. In the arcade version, the value only resets if any mounds of food are missed