Superb Owl Sunday

Happy Superb Owl day. I hope you all had a good one. My started off with a sore throat which for some reason is always the most painful when first waking up then starts to fade as the day goes on. My speaking voice is about 90 octaves lower than usual, and I hope I have some use of it tomorrow for my school meeting I have to run.

Last night I decided to stream that 2.5D Mega Man fan game. I wasn’t really impressed with it overall, and there are so many bugs I found in the game. For starters, I managed to slide through the wall twice and kill myself in the weird screen-wrapping thing. If you collect a health pellet and bring up the menu, the sound effect continues to play until you exit. I also felt that some of the stages were way too long and the checkpoints were oddly placed. There are so many intentional death traps in the game, which I find increasingly annoying, especially with a bed of spikes at the bottom of a blind jump. The early Wily Castles take too damn long to get through and are littered with spikes everywhere. EVERYWHERE. Then you try to combine underwater platforming with walls of spikes and enemies that cannot be killed… a bit ridiculous. I intend to finish the game at some point, but I was beyond aggravated at the game and on top of that, starting to not feel well. I also found some of the music remixes to be a big over-the-top; piling on 4 or 5 additional harmony tracks doesn’t make it automatically better, making it sound a bit cluttered and overdone. What they did to Shadow Man was definitely not one of my favorites.

I guess I should finish the game.