Monday, June 13, 2011

No way did that just happen!

Well, more video game related frustration coming up. This time, not so much from trying over and over, but from losing a lot of progress in one fell swoop. I'm sure many of you can relate.

So, yesterday I was playing Persona 4, great game, and I really love it, and I had gotten to a certain point in the story where, without spoiling too much, the faeces had hit the proverbial fan. In other words: "It just got real!"
Naturally, I was quite excited about this, and just had to keep playing for a little while longer. I proceeded through the dungeon, higher and higher. The enemies in the area were tough, but nothing I couldn't handle. I was starting to run low on energy, however, so I thought to myself: "Just go to the next floor and then teleport back to the entrance, same procedure as always." That was the plan, anyway.

I ran into yet another group of enemies, and was close to defeating them all. But, as I saw how little health he had left, I neglected healing myself to try to finish him off quickly. Big mistake. One more hit would have killed him, and my attack... missed. I could only look on in despair as he wiped me out with a powerful spell, and I recalled the last time I had saved. "No." I said. "I am not playing this game again for a few days."

But somehow, I know I probably will. Because no matter how cruel it may get, no matter how far back I get pushed, I always grit my teeth and plod on. No matter how much I rage against the game, I always seem to come back to it before long. I guess that's a sign that the game is really good.

Well, we'll see how it goes. Until next time, have a good day!

31 comments:

  1. Awesome post.
    Interesting concept.
    Check me out.
    Followed, brother

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  2. You should try Super meat boy, for more frustrations :)

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  3. crazy shit....
    followed.
    show me some love.

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  4. havent played it yet.. so dunno

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  5. I love when moments like this happen. Great write up.

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  6. Hate it when such things happen.

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  7. that's harsh...
    i still remember when i played pokemon gold/silver and i accidentally defeated the red gyarados with one hit...and my last save was too long ago.

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  8. I think that's the sign of a truly special game. You just can't stop playing :)

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  9. No, do NOT try Super Meat Boy! It will drive you maaaaaad.

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  10. Man that sounds so frustrating!

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  11. I know this feeling all too well, just last year my xbox froze in the middle of saving on Assassin's Creed 2, I had played it for about 4 or 5 hours straight and it corrupted the save file. I have countless stories like this, but no matter what I always continue playing. I wonder if that's a bad thing haha.

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  12. We have all been there with the forget to save or get way too cocky syndrome. And this is why I don't play RPG's anymore. :P

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  13. At this point I just force myself to quit and take a breather.

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  14. Ha reminds me of when I first got FO3, the autosave screwed me right up to the point I died as soon as it loaded. New game :(.

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  15. awesome post dude. followed!

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  16. That sounds so frustrating.

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  17. Persona 4, I'll check it out. later that is =P

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  18. Never played, but I hate when I lose my progress.

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  19. Super Meat Boy will crush your soul.

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  20. It's even worse when you think you've been auto-saved a few minutes before and you realise you've been spawned 30 minutes backwards into the game -.-

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  21. I do this a lot and it drives me nuts. Forget to save and you take a gamble on a sure thing, but nope, you dead.

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  22. I don't know the game, but I am stocked for Diablo III.

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