Just the one game started and given up on last month and that game was Sin & Punishment: Successor of the Skies for the Wii. I hadn't played the N64 original (which is kind-of legendary amongst shooter fans) but I did buy the sequel on the cheap many years ago. At last, I decided to excavate the game from my shelf and give it a go. To start with, I was really enjoying it. The game looks and sounds great and the arcade-style shooting is relentless with bullets and enemies filling the screen, frequent explosions and set pieces etc. - just what I like. However, by stage 5, I was getting my ass handed to me so much that I wasn't enjoying the game anymore (the 'Punishment' part of the title is certainly appropriate!). I've never been very good at shooters anyway so I wasn't wholly surprised to find that I didn't have what it takes to best S&P. It was a fun ride while I was enjoying it though so there is that.
The second game I beat last month was one that I've completed more times than I can remember: Spyro the Dragon for the PS1. I tend to have a run-through of all three games on a yearly basis as I have so many happy memories of playing them when they were new releases and I still enjoy them to the same degree today even if I am able to 100% them in a matter of 2-3 days now. This was actually the first time I used a PS1 disc in my PS3 with the texture smoothing enabled and I have to say that I was pretty impressed. I was less impressed about the cutscene audio glitching out in Spyro 2 when I tried to move onto the sequel next but looking about online, it seems to be a common emulation-related problem when using the disc in a PS3.
Last month also saw me get side-tracked by other games when I already had a few in progress. I ended up spending time with GTA V (now forcibly returned to the shelf), Street Fighter Alpha 2 Gold, SVC Chaos: SNK Vs Capcom and Street Fighter III: Third Strike. A good time was had with all (as expected) but I'm currently supposed to be playing:
- Time and Eternity (PS3)
- Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days (DS)