Determination can be an addictive quality. A lot of people are leaders not because they had a good idea, but because they were determined and that rallies other people to follow them or replicate their spirit. Determined people usually have a certain trait to them, such as always facing forward, that makes it easier to notice them. However, sometimes people can surprise you. For example, when thinking about determined people, you might think of businessmen, politicians, maybe even entertainers. However, you probably won’t think of cult members or kidnapees. Kimmy Schmidt might just change that as who else other than a determined person would come out of a bunker after 15 years of captivity smiling?
A lot of my video game shopping nowadays is done online. As a result, I don’t go to GameStop as much as I used to. However, in the past couple of weeks, I’ve gone to three different GameStop stores in my area.
This month was my birthday month and since I got money almost two weeks before my birthday, I bought a bunch of games and ate out pretty much all month so I’ve just been relaxing and playing a bunch of games without focusing on many. However, there are six games that I’ve been fixated on for the most part. The first one is Devil May Cry, which you can read about in my feature, The DMC Diaries. As for the other five games, they comprise this latest edition of My Gaming Landscape.
This is the first DMC diary of me playing the HD Collection so here’s a couple quick observations while I played through the first three missions again. First off, I’m playing the 360 version and it really sucks that I can map Lock On to the right trigger. It’s a bummer in general that I can’t remap the buttons at all. Second, in terms of a HD remaster, Dante himself and a lot of the characters and enemies look pretty good. The textures aren’t the most detailed but they look good in HD. The environments, on the other hand, look absolutely awful! The textures are all blurry and it doesn’t even look like anyone making this collection bothered to do anything with them. Alright, with that being said, lets take a look at Missions 4 through 6, which was my next play session.
This is going to be a more casual game pitch because I was just thinking about what characters I would like from a new Marvel vs. Capcom game, if Capcom were to get the Marvel license again. There were over 50 characters in Marvel 2 and there weren’t nearly enough characters in Marvel 3 so Marvel 4 would have to be not just bigger than Marvel 2 but bigger than what Marvel 3 should have been. So I have a list of 100 characters, 50 from each company, I would like to see. It was surprisingly easy.
Mission 3! Lets go!
Lets continue my trek through the first Devil May Cry game with the second mission in the game.
As the name implies I will be playing the first Devil May Cry and giving my immediate thoughts as I play. Going in, I am not a fan of the series (as explained in my introduction post) but I am willing to look at the game in a new way. I am prepared to focus less on what it does wrong and more on what it does right. That being said, I won’t shy away from addressing the problems I have with the game as I encounter them. The first and second part of the DMC Diaries are going to be based on me playing the original PS2 game via the PCSX2 emulator. However, I recently repurchased the HD Collection so part 3 will be based on that. Also, since I have played this game all the way through before, I am going to try and get the most I can out of the game. Therefore, I will be using a guide. I will be going into a lot of details in this post so for those who haven’t played Devil May Cry, this will be full of spoilers. This is mostly for those who have played the game and want to see the reaction of someone who doesn’t like the series try to change their minds on it. So…SPOILERS!
I don’t like Devil May Cry. I’ve said so in the past and I stand by it now. However it wasn’t always like that and it may not be like that in the future. I recently wrote about how I have a new found respect for the first Resident Evil game and the series as a whole in light of the HD remaster of the remake and I’m now going to see if I can have the same revelation with another Capcom game I dislike. What I’m going to do is blog about my thoughts immediately after playing a portion of the game. So ostensibly, I’m going to give my impressions as I play in a sort of journal or diary format. This will be based on the first game being played on the PCSX2 emulator. I used to have the HD Collection but I sold it due to the aforementioned hatred of the series. Perhaps I’ll buy it back though after this is done! Lets get started with the inaugural entry in The DMC Diaries.
Since my last Gaming Landscape, which hasn’t been too long ago, I’ve jumped between several games before settling on two. I was also sick with the flu for a majority of this time so I had a bit more time to play these games. How many of you do that, where you have several games that start before just settling on one or two that grab you? Anyways, here’s the two in question that have made up My Gaming Landscape for the last two and a half weeks.