I cut out mention of the hidden Mario sprite in one of the game's graphic files, because I somewhat had doubts of its existence. I searched the interwebs, and the only source for its existence kept going back to that ONE person's rip of the sprite. I wanted to verify its existence, so I downloaded Tile Molester and dove into APT.BIN. Unfortunately, I had no clue how to use it properly, and all the tutorials I found only explained how to do it for a specific game or system. So, I spent hours experimenting, and still couldn't find it. I decided to give up and just cut the mention in the review. It wasn't worth that much time and effort.
Time Crisis 2nd Strike
I was going to pass this by, but I got too curious. The pictures looked interesting, and some of the features listed made it sound like an improvement, and thankfully the game turned out pretty good.
Time Crisis Strike
Just felt like reviewing something completely different this time. Though, it makes me want to play the second game now....
Hard Corps: Uprising
For those wondering, here's the interview in question.
Anyway, 200th HG review! Uprising was never intended to be the review, and I never wanted to review the game at all as it was ready to come out. But the second I started playing through the game... I felt I needed to review it. If this was a typical Contra game without the Hard Corps name attached to it, I probably would have given it a higher rating. But it wasn't, and that's why it got the rating you see now.
A month and a half ago, I renewed my policy with them and paid the fee, and while I was there, I opted to do auto payment. Here I am, a month and a half later, and I get mail from them this afternoon. It says my renewal has been canceled, and in the very same fucking same envelope, it says I got a payment due on the 26th. Today is the 25th. I'm working tomorrow, and they close early. This is so beyond stupid.
Btw, Saturday is my normal day off, but I have to go in early tomorrow morning because the person that normally works that day took leave at the very last possible second. And I know why. He's going to a strip club this evening. So, yeah, I have to work on my day off just so he can go to a strip club.
Mysterious woman is not pregnant!
Time to celebrate!!