For all those sleepless nights.
Good Episode man, loved the music (that japanese band was interesting, kind of trash punk metal, but with good musicians? Dont quite know. That musical song at the end was funny, whats the title?). My favorite chill out games would be Beat Hazard, Majesty (well at an easier level, at a harder level it becomes ragequit material ;) ) Beat em ups (Golden Axe is a good choice) and maybe Age of Chivalry (cant wait to play Chivalry once I get a new PC). Lets not forget Minecraft and Terraria. There are probably one or two more. I think its basicly games that I can play when Im tired or drunk, or just dont feel like playing a challenging and or frustrating game. Ever since my laptop broke I have been playing alot of emulators (well those that run) and also old DOS games. Especsially Adventure games. So I got reacquainted with true frustration and rage. The game where I was going at times insane was Zack McCracken and the Alien Mind Benders. Often would know the sollution but it did it not in the exact way. At times I was just clueless, also there are dead ends in the game which makes it even harder. I used the Universal Hint system site to give me hints rather then reading a walkthrough. Still I was forced to read a walkthrough too. I finished it and it was fun but I like Maniac Mansion and Secret of Monkey Island better. Im playing now the original DOS version of Maniac Mansion (I only played the awesome fan remake that got canned by Lucasarts) and I love it. I love how there is multiple endings and multiple ways to get there. I finished the remake years ago with a friend. In a way Adventure games can be a pseudo multiplayer experience where multiple people are on the screen and try to figure out the game. I remember how much me my brother and my cousins would laugh at Larrys antiqs in Leisure Suit Larry 1 on the C64 (the first point and click adventure game I remember seeing, it was that or Police Quest). Anyway Im starting to ramble. Cant wait for the next TCR, wish you the best!
Games I would play to relax right now are atari games. Can you recommend me some more? Also, 20? Cumon, well there's 59 licenced 7800 games and 14 after market ones. The after market carts are a decent story are they not?
This episode started off pretty emo but finished strong. I'm not much of a competive multiplayer fan myself. I used to play the first Quake back in college over a LAN and that was the most I ever got into it. I used to be pretty good at it with just the keyboard and mouse. Then this kid down the hall got some kind of a joystick and started lighting everyone up. That's when it ceased being fun.Whenever I get frustrated with games, the only way I can chill out is to stop playing games altogether. This happened to me recently while trying to play through Gauntlet Legends on the N64. There is this one stupid level in the Castle World that I can't get past. It just freaking enrages me. I eventually looked up how to do it on YouTube but I haven't gone back to it yet. Turns out there is a hidden switch in some random wall that I need to shoot at to uncover. How the heck was I supposed to know that? Was I supposed to shoot all the walls in the entire level?Finally, I loved the Golden Axe talk. I think it has something to do with the music of that game, which you didn't really talk about. It's upbeat but relaxing at the same time.