It seems that this, uh, guy is going to be my sidekick for the game, throwing out advice when needed.
I've been circling it for a while, and I kinda got stuck against a wall for a bit there, but think I'm lined up correctly now. If I can just continue on this course for a couple more steps I'll reach my destination, and I'll be able to collect my free gift.
It was a map of this floor!
I'm pretty sure right now I'm supposed to be going through this huge door.
Nice place to put a box, right there on the edge of the screen. I bet that's going to be a lot of fun to get to with the camera angles changing whenever I get close.
Another great camera angle there. It really helps disorientate me so I have to spend 5 seconds figuring out which direction I've been travelling from. Are these stairs at the bottom of the screen? Am I supposed to be heading directly towards the camera now?
I found a key too, which is cool. Time to try out every door until I see what it unlocks.
In fact I'm finding it very hard not to get shot with a laser, because D is a bitch to control. It's like driving a little RC car around using security monitors.
I'm definitely running low on HP right now, and VP too... whatever that is. I though it might be 'mana' or whatever, but there's another bar at the bottom of the screen which looks like a more likely candidate. And it seems that one's been ticking down since the start of the game.
Also I can't even see the enemies I'm fighting because the game hasn't bothered to switch camera angles yet. At least I'm not in any serious danger of dying now that I've taken some potions. Or maybe I am, seeing as the VP bar has dropped right down. Who knows?
I immediately rush him and swing my blade... which completely falls short of actually hitting him. This is not a great angle to judge depth from. Then I got in a couple more swipes which would have totally hit him if I wasn't facing the wall.
So it seems I'm going to be fighting this guy on my own.
And then the game throws me right back to the logos before the intro cinematic. I guess I was expecting checkpoints, autosaves or something. A nice 'continue yes/no' message would have been a start.
- Start to open menu.
- Triangle button to open save menu.
- Select 'Save'.
- "Checking the MEMORY CARD. Do not remove the MEMORY CARD."
- Select save slot.
- "Do you wish to overwrite the saved file? Yes/No"
- "Saving the file. Do not remove the MEMORY CARD."
- "Save completed."
- Exit menu.
Oh I see my magic's finally all run out. Well it's fine, I wasn't exactly using it anyway.
Maybe I'll even get to use some of that magic I've been collecting.
In case it wasn't obvious, I hated this game. The camera angles and the controls just kill it. Whenever I got into combat my main struggle was to get D to face the enemy. Or to draw my sword before the enemy could hit me. I'd keep walking into battles unarmed, thinking that he'd draw his blade when I pressed attack. Next game.