Monthly Archives: June 2018

What I’ve been playing – Level 3

Since February I played mostly games on my Switch…

  • Oxenfree. It’s a short 5 hour point and click adventure, highly recommend it. The story was amazing, don’t go looking for spoilers! If you haven’t played it, go and play it now.

  • I started playing Ocarina of Time (again, didn’t finish) . Maybe I’ll try again later in the year.

  • Almost finished Mario+Rabbids. Need to go back and finish that off at some point.

  • Play a little bit of N++ every day. There’s 4000 levels, it’s gonna take a while. 4 hours, 0.048% complete, 1029 deaths… yeah the tweet has a typo. oh well! I quite like how bite sized it is.

  • Played quite a lot of Powgi Wordsearch with Milly. This is a surprisingly fun co-op game. Who knew how angry you get when someone finds the word you’ve set your heart on finding….

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  • Played a bit of Rocket League but didn’t get into it fully. Maybe with the next update.

  • Tried to get into Pokemon Ultra Moon. Shit, that’s a slow game. Let’s hope that the new Switch pokemon games aren’t this slow. I think I got to the second island before becoming bored out of my mind.

I am currently deep into Disgaea 5. I think I’m a healthy way into the story, but I keep distracting myself with the Item World. It’s pretty much one of my favourite games ever. Between that, and N++ I’ve not been playing much else.

My Hitlist for the next few months. Pretty heavily 3DS biased, because it’s gathering dust and I have a ton of 3DS stuff I’ve not got to yet! Expect the next gaming update in September.

  • Dragon Quest Builders (NS)
  • Retro City Rampage (NS)
  • Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy (3DS)
  • Zelda Picross (3DS)
  • Pullblox (3DS)
  • Mario Tennis Open (3DS)
  • Luigi’s Mansion 2 (3DS)
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Getting back into Python

I had a realisation this week that I should spend more time outside of work doing things to improve myself. I’m on track with my diet (mostly), I’m trying to cut back on sugars and (especially) sweeteners, so why not do something that stretches my brains in the evenings.

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I have enough games in my backlog that I could probably play every game to completion and still not beat them all before I retire so that’s kind of low priority, I just need to stop buying new fucking games. Hmm. Looking at you, Lumines Remastered. And N++. And Smash Bros.  And the stupid fucking Snes Mini sat on my desk.

Anyway, I was pretty nifty with Python about ten years ago so why not jump back in. I vaguely remember working on an IRC bot for the channel I used to mod back in the day!

I found this list of mini projects which I am going to work through and blog about as I get through them.

  1. Dice Rolling Sim
  2. Guess the Number
  3. Mad Libs
  4. Text Adventure Game
  5. Hangman

I spent an evening this week setting up a Linux virtual machine to keep my environment consistent no matter what computer I am using (VirtualBox + Ubuntu 18.04) and revived my old BitBucket account (because I like the ability to set a repository to private) then spent an evening learning Git whilst cobbling together two versions of the dice sim. I’ll make a separate post about that soon.

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