Cece09

Weekly Games #36

East Tower 1-4

6.2 hours, 113 of 113 achievements

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I have a big soft spot for Roseverte stories and I'm pretty sure this was my 1st ever set of stories from the creator because I got gifted this. Admittedly the art is not great and the story isn't the most exciting to make up for it. However despite all the flaws it has in everyone of it's old stories there's something that makes me keep coming back to it time and time again. The way it tries to connect all 4 stories together is a bit weird but considering the fact they could've made the 4th one Kurenai into a 1 off story like all the others they gave it a try. Plus now they have the numbers next to them… despite saying what order to read them in people kept asking so I guess they just thought screw it here you go!

So I don't actually know my proper time. I marked down the 1st 3 games properly but on the 4th I apparently left the stop watch on. Looking at achievement time's I'm pretty sure I got roughly the right time so at most I'm 0.1 off. Really no point to even bring this up with that short of a time mistake but why not I'm trying to put down the real time it takes me to play something not put down roughly the right time


Higurashi When They Cry Hou - Ch.2 Watanagashi

7.4 hours, 15 of 15 achievements

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You pitiful fools who can't see and appreciate just how amazing the art and music is in this game. In all serious though I don't really see the problem with how it looks and sounds, I have checked out the mod and while I do get why people would mod the game I just can't work out what's so bad about it. I love it and I even spent ages on this version listening to the 1 song playing in the tip screen after I let it idle a little bit longer then normal and heard how great it sounds. I do know it got updated the music so I don't know what the old one sounded like which is why I'm more interested in the problem with the graphics and such. I also appreciate the fact the background is blurry since the text takes up the whole screen.

After writing this I did some research I totally get it 100% why you would want to mod it. Instead of the full screen text it's a box, I see it comes with voices and honestly before I started I got suggested to use it and I gave it a glance saw what they looked like then ignored it. Seeing it now with the text boxes and the fact they have voices could've changed it all but I didn't and I'm fine with how it is. I think it's perfect this way, sure at the start before I got used to everyone I felt slightly confused by who was talking but now I wouldn't want it any other way since I can get stuck in without having those voices interfering or spending to much time looking at the background. Plus frankly the ps3 art looks odd to me so I'd rather just stick to the mangagamer version which I like

With that said and done since I didn't say it last time lets move to the story. From the get go it didn't suck me in straight away. While the last story had that whole 4 minutes of pure body tingling torture this version didn't. Instead this got me sucked in not that long into the story because of the pure laughter and happiness it gives me. I'm pretty terrible when it comes to laughing but these stories really do get me that way pretty much through the whole of their games at least until it takes a dark turn which then sucks me in, in its own right. What it also did was make me feel sad toward mion, something I would never imagine to happen but it did.

For the ending I won't go into to much detail of course but before starting this chapter I was already informed of the fact it's more messed up then the 1st story. Reading through it I would have to agree, it was so confusing and all over the place it was hard to tell what was real or not. The whole experience was heartbreaking and surreal which just left me with even more questions through out the whole story. While most of them got answered in the end, the ending just left me wondering which part was real if any and with that music it just stirred up all those conflicting emotions in me

Considering everything I knew from the 1st story it was strange reading number 2. Knowing what I knew I was on guard yet everything you know is completely changed up, so despite everything from the past, nothing ever happened and it was all happy. I still couldn't shake the feeling especially when they added an extra person in but they were a wonderful edition that added to the mystery. I also actually felt more worried as time went on with this story, since unlike the 1st there wasn't anything obvious to tell me what was going on but just left to wonder making up random scenarios of what could've been happening

Honestly at this point I've found it to be one of my favourite stories to date to the fact that I'm even considering if it can battle fruit of grisaia for 1st place which is a very big deal for me since that's been my top since I read it back in 2015. I can't wait to read the rest and to see how umineko will come out since I've heard well I've heard its super long but I've also heard its good. This story also was the badge that got me to level 100 on steam. Flirty Mion best Mion


Dead Rising

38.9 hours, 47 of 50 achievements

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This game is all over the place. The controls are terrible as well as the ai. The ai is the worst thing I've ever seen I even got stuck for 5 minutes trying to get past 2 people who trapped me and I couldn't move them away yet I can do it every other damn time! Yet why cant I push the zombies, I go bump into them and apparently I have to pause and apologise but the people I'm saving GET THE F*CK OUT OF MY WAY, like Frank how about you push away the zombies instead!!!!!

Talking about Ai, I had 5 people die on me in my 1st run and for stupid reasons. 1st one was on the 1st day where you save these 2 dudes and you have to beat up 1 person and they will submit well he didn't! I kept trying and trying but he ended up dying by my own hands because he refused to let me talk him down which then caused his friend to spend 10 minutes crying over his friends dead body while I save other people in the same area, I was going to leave him there to die but he finally came. So 2nd death was just a random chick, apparently it hit a certain time and some girl died and no I didn't get a mission for them so I was just suppose to know at 9 oclock this girl needed saving while I'm actually trying to do the main mission which was expiring very soon. Okay then 3rd and 4th pretty much happened together. Escorting 4 people and 1 doing it's janky ai stuff thought hey you just saved me so I'll follow you but instead of using the open door right next to me let me go through this closed door… I had to go back and this was the only dude I gave a weapon too like cheers. So finally he got pushed and what happened BAM I shot him with a shotgun because he went in the way -_- Not even a minute later met up with the remaining 3 and BAM I shot another dude because I was frustrated and just wanted to see what would happen considering the others didn't die to me shooting them so why should he! He would've just ate through our supplies anyway I did everyone else a favour. The final one number 5 also died to a shotgun to the face. I accidently shot when I turned which happened to have the dude right next to me. So that was really my own fault but now I know, just never have a shotgun out on the next run through. I almost had a 6th where you had to stop a fire but it would not go out. Dude's health wasn't even there at that point just the smallest slither you have ever seen so thanks for that game!

The biggest pain I found though was just the pure grinding, sure the ai was pretty terrible and the controls were awkward but the grinding was annoying. I spent hours just grinding out ingame hours since there was 0 reason for me to leave a safe space when there was no one to help. This became a terrible thing in the final hours when I had to grind out 12 hours by that point all cases would've been closed if I didn't already finish it and was just waiting to get my final call at 10am which is still 10 hours away just to by surprise need 2 more hours to waste. It's not even just ingame hours though its the actual achievements. The 7 day mode doesn't let you save so you need to grind for 14 hours and you can't even just leave it on overnight since you will die by hunger. Away from that it's the zombie genocider achievement which fair do have a high number but 53,594? I barely killed 13k in my 3 day mode, so while there is an easy way to do that, it's going to be over 2 hours of pure driving so guess you should do that during your waiting time between missions which considering there is a lot of trouble with getting all 50 survivors maybe you cant…

Okay so despite all the flaws it had the story surprisingly wasn't that bad. I actually enjoyed it. I honestly didn't know what to expect, I added these games to my wishlist like I have with others because they are well known and talked about games so when I won dead rising 2 I thought it was only right to give the 1st game a shot. So yeah, I straight up thought it was going to be a grind but it was enjoyable and I liked the fact of what they did with the zombies. Everything to do with zombies now has them running but these ones are so slow, they make up with that though with being in groups to overwhelm you. It's very easy to just avoid them if you don't want to deal with them but then of course the survivors think hey, we hid from them since we know we can't kill them. But now that we can lose our health LETS GO FIGHT! Next thing you know you're half way across the mall and they are hanging out with their zombie buddies getting a bite in. Think this is why they made a calling for the people so you can carry who ever's injured, tell them to stay while you go make sure the others aren't causing to much trouble

In the end if you know what you are getting into (especially with that end boss) and can handle the fact kids having a tantrum would be easier to guide around then these stupid survivors I think it should be given a go


Alice of Clovers - Twin Lovers

0 hours, no achievements
1 book

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Oh this was so much better then the last dee and dum story. With the other one it was so over the top with the adult and kids forms and all their affection but with twin lovers it has an actual relationship feeling with the presents and such. Plus while there is a little fighting between the boys it's no longer a thing of who can get the most attention but actually shows some brotherly love which I thought was wonderful. In all the other stories you always have them threatening everyone including each other, however this one when one of them was in trouble, instead of using that to the other's advantage to spend time alone with Alice he instead helped his brother out. I would still like to know who is who though, while they look different in their adult form there is still nothing indicating who has the long hair and who has the short but with them both being together all the damn time you would never actually need to know who is who


Alice of Clovers - Nightmare

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So nightmare is the dream demon who is also the lord of everything Clover. Apparently they thought hey lets get Alice with this sick freak. Look I don't have a problem with Nightmare, he's cool but as a partner not really. There is no real development in this story, one minute were told they are engaged and then they apparently aren't, only to be given mixed signals if she does like him or not. Even with nightmare in the previous stories there was no hints on the fact he would like her yet here we are with him trying to marry her! Then when they do get together it's so rushed and we still don't even get an actual reason to believe that Alice has any inkling of romantic feelings towards him but feeling bad about his damn illness. Plus the art is so out of place, it's not as polished as the others so they look oddly shaped and swap between being wide faced to almost looking skeletal. While I didn't dislike this story it was also one I very much never asked for or wanted. Hey at least it's short though, it's like half the book while the rest is filled with bonus stories for Alice and as typical with all the other books a preview of their other stories


Alice of Clovers - The Lizard Aide

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So this is the book for Gray aka nightmares 2nd hand and another book with that same artist for nightmare. It has a weird story and I was going to put odd art but it seemed to improve a lot, still not the best but it's no longer blobs of black outlined people you can't tell apart. For the romance Nightmare made some slight sense but Gray? No way. We barely interacted with him in the other ones. Yet again were thrown in the middle of some random storyline of where Alice apparently works for the hatter family because she got traded to them and now stuck in the middle between the hatter and gray! At least it was more action then romance but still. While heart was focused on love it made total sense but with clover and the fact she stayed for friends and is in this random place nothing makes sense when it comes to the new characters. I know it's easy to say because the hearts had that common story I can see her with those guys but thats not it. Those stories actually showed a real love forming. It's the same with the twins, while I can admit from knowing them before I can see them together but I also see how badly written it was, you are just thrown in and made to understand that apparently they got together despite the fact she was just there for friends. If there were more books you could see it grow but with 1 book only for everything, both nightmare and lizard aide, while also having bonus stories, you never get to see an actual love form between them at all. Heck I saw more love forming between Alice and the queen in like 5 pages of the bonus story then I ever did from these books and they weren't even trying to get those 2 together!


The start of this week has been very rough and has only gotten worse as time went on. However I had one saving grace, Higurashi stories. I started it to stop myself stressing over pop and other things but as soon as I got into it I forgot that anything was bad. For just a couple of hours I could forget the troubles around me and just immerse my self into that world. Part of me regrets buying them since we could’ve done with the money but at the same time without them I wouldn’t have recovered as much as I have so far. Considering I had 3 days extra time for this report I feel like I barely did anything however most of my time went into dead rising and into other games I’m trying to make progress in but of course as a complete game report it feels very lackluster even if I know that’s not the truth

GiseIIe

I am tight for money, so sometimes I look back at the money spent on games throughout the year (if there’s any) and may feel guilty, even though the money spent is so little!! Then I remind myself that everyone deserves to have nice things in life, so I shouldn’t feel guilty for spending for myself, but it’s so difficult to do it without worrying. Being poor sucks!!

Cece09

yeah it was because my mum who I live with was going through crisis of debt collectors who wanted £150 something that is a whole 2 weeks worth of money for us. They wanted that in 3 days time as well so no chance of us having it. While I would’ve gotten my money that day to pay off that I still need £60 to pay for my room and other stuff the monday after so the money I did spend on my stories could’ve been put to that even if not enough still. Frankly it all comes down to her being a horrible mother for why she’s in debt with everyone so while I do regret not having the money because of the fact she went back to her ex at the same time I’m like well screw it at least those stories are making me happy. Plus when I don’t have any money it makes me feel less guilty about lying to everyone about having no money every single week sometimes even twice despite saying I didn’t have that much before

GiseIIe

Same. I’m in a similar situation. Remember that it should be the parents to financially support their children, not the other way around, so we shouldn’t feel guilty for not being able to fix their fucks up.