Grey Scarf Miscellany

Thoughts, doodles, and projects from a mostly-anonymous scarf enthusiast.

nonniegrey
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Time ago

The Girl You Never Knew You Missed

(Just a note: I'm not usually this... prolific. I'm just sitting on a small game clear/idea backlog and I'm running on the high of starting a new project. Once that's done, I will definitely be slowing down a bit since it takes time to beat games.)

Ah, competitive puzzley panel-swapping. There are so many ways to play this game, but I've always liked the 16-bit original the most. With the other versions, I had the choice of the (in my opinion) cringe-worthy Pokémon anime-themed one or the handheld Pokémon one without a proper versus mode, which is the mode that most held my interest, and no knowledge of anything else. While I have the latter, I'm glad to finally have access to the version of my memory after having never seen it anywhere in years... and as a minor game history enthusiast, getting to play it in its non-localized form is just icing on the cake, even if I can't really read the text.

Not really sure where an "end point" for this game would be, so I just counted the fact that I've finally beaten one-player versus mode on Hard difficulty without continues, which gives an extended cutscene at the end seen nowhere else in the game.

Who remembers when Yoshi took over a fairy queendom in the name of Russia?

So, what am I playing?
Panel de Pon (SNES)


nonniegrey
posted this
Time ago

Upward

I think the biggest strike against my "retro cred" has to be the fact that I've never played anything in this game's series before. After gaining easy access to it (and dozens of other games), I couldn't justify putting it off any longer. This was... taxing in ways I really sort of expected from a game this old. The grinding was unreal, and the bosses have way too much health, if you ask me. And the climbing. So much climbing. Still, in the end, this game was nice as a sort of history lesson. Not sure if I can recommend it for much more than that, but I enjoy seeing where a series finds its roots. And hey, now the stage is set for me to dive into what some consider to be one of the must-plays of the SNES, if not the crown jewel of the series (even if it means skipping the second installment).

For now, let's pray for a true peace in space.

So, what am I playing?
Metroid (NES)


nonniegrey
posted this
Time ago

A Shrouded Gamer draws near!

Yar thar! Nonnie Grey here, getting settled into this whole art blog business and marking a transition away from DeviantArt, its drama, its reputation, and its usability issues. I've been wanting to shake off a long-standing case of the block, so I'm starting a bit of a project, and anyone reading this is welcome to join me.

I fancy myself a gamer as well as an artist (though I think it's more the other way around). So why not use one to fuel the other? For every video game I beat, I'll draw something about it and post it here along with my thoughts on the game itself. Pretty simple.

So, what am I playing?


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