Links

Many SPOILERS are contained throughout these posts. You have been warned!

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Sonic 3 & Knuckles high playthrough 1

Started a playthrough of this while vaping weed... Using the "Sonic 3 Complete" patch which makes it feel more like a single cohesive game and gets rid of the continuity errors and fixes some other stuff. It also adds the Sonic 3 final boss back into the game, which would've been cut out in the vanilla version of S3&K.

Got my first game over at Ice Cap act 2.

Holy hell I forgot how annoying AI Tails is in these games... so many times where he hits the boss right before you're about to and you get caught in the boss's invulnerability frames and screw up...

Launch Base Zone... this music epic...Sonic stole Eggman's ride at the end, found Knuckles, he fell off, the then the base launched and took off and Sonic went back on it to get to go after Eggman...

Got another game over at the Launch Base Eggman boss (the 2nd phase, the 1st phase was pathetically easy)... Also Tails isn't with me anymore on this boss so I can't blame that.

The 3rd phase is pretty hard too, mostly because you get 3 rings at the beginning and that's all you get for all 3 phases of the boss.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Sonic Adventure 2 hi res dolphin playthrough while high

Decided to get high and replay this game, after doing the same with Sonic Adventure DX. I remember liking this game a lot, especially doing all the missions, A-ranking everything... it was quite a fun challenge.

Sonic's levels varied from annoying (Crazy Gadget) to really fun (Final Rush)... overall they were worse than the SA1 Sonic levels.

Tails' levels were... meh... I think I liked Gamma's shooting levels a lot more, and the Tails flying platforming levels in SA1 more than that.

Knuckles' and Rouge's levels were fun all around... way better designed than the SA1 Knuckles levels, and also way more confusing.

The Chao garden in this is way more addicting... probably in part because you can get to it very easily and quickly compared to the one in SADX.

Eggman's levels just felt like alternate paths to the Tails levels, with more of the same shit. Actually these can be kinda fun sometimes... the little extra platforming challenges to get to 1ups and stuff are fun.

I managed to A-rank a few of the Sonic and Shadow levels on the first try, like Radical Highway, White Jungle... as some of the Knuckles/Rouge levels, and a few of the Tails/Eggman levels I got A-rank on mostly from comboing so many things... but mostly got C-D on everything else...

The level where Rouge breaks into Eggman's base... it's like Death Chamber but with patrol robots and E-series bots...

Security Hall is the hardest treasure hunting level in the game for sure...

There's some really lazy stuff in this game though... That Golem turning against Eggman, just an excuse to reuse the same boss fight...

Mad Spaaaace... this is probably my favorite treasure hunting level.

Eggman's last level is pretty fun... A-ranked it on the first try.

C-ranked the Last Story mission...

"The controller is the one who unifies the chaos" = "Chaos Control"
mind blown...

I underestimated how short this game was... Beat all of it in one sitting while high... I guess when you're not going for emblems and stuff it's much shorter than Sonic Adventure 1.


Screenshots:


Sonic Adventure 2 dolphin screenshot Sonic Adventure 2 dolphin screenshot

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Sonic Adventure DX hi res dolphin playthrough part 3/3 - Big, Gamma, and Final story

Although I finished most of Knuckles' story in the 2nd session, I left a bit of it for later... Now for this weed edible session, I plan to do Big's story, then finish Knuckles, then E-102 Gamma's story, then do the final ending.

I beat all of Big's levels in less than an hour... Froggy merged with Chaos 6, and I had to fish him out...

The Tikal scene with Big is really really weird...

Time to go and finish repairing the Master Emerald...
Got to the jungle with Knuckles...
Two stone statues... the door to the past...
You have to explore this jungle maze to open the next level... found a silver statue hidden in a dead end underground...

Found the Lost World level... then Knuckles gets teleported to the Angel Island ruins of the past... Tikal is begging the Master Emerald to leave this place before her father finds it...

Back in the present, Knuckles follows E-102 to the Egg Carrier for the last remaining pieces...

Found Eggman's private room... wow I don't remember this at all.

Sky Deck... this level is kinda hard, with those missiles coming out of the wall constantly...

Knuckles fights Chaos 6, while Sonic goes after Eggman... Knuckles considers the story over at this point once the Master Emerald is restored.

E-102... yeah like I thought, the Final Egg is the training level...

Captured the frog at the beach... got teleported to past Angel Island... this is even weirder than Big's trip to the past.
Location: Unknown. This presents a problem...
Gamma goes into the wrong room, sees one of the other robots in pieces...

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Sonic Adventure DX hi res dolphin playthrough part 2/3 - Tails, Knuckles and Amy levels

Another high edible session... The previous session was just going through Sonic's story, which is the longest of all the characters. This time I went through the much shorter Tails, Knuckles, and Amy stories.

Tails is mostly just the same as Sonic's story... even most of the levels are the same... but you get to see a bit more of how he found some of the emeralds...

A frog takes the red chaos emerald that Tails found in the forest... chased it at Sand Hill...

Tails met Tikal in the past... exploring this place with Tails' flying ability is really fun.

The Sky Deck level with Tails is so ridiculously easy...

Tails rescues Amy while Sonic puts a stop to Eggman's plan...

oh shit I forgot this part... Tails' story goes on a bit further past the point where Sonic's story ends. Egman crashes into Station Square, and tries to detonate a missile.... then you have to race through the Speed Highway level against Eggman... the flying shortcuts make it an entirely different level basically.

Tails fights a big endgame Eggman boss battle...

Knuckles' story goes by really fast... it starts to get a bit hard at the Red Mountain level... you have to rely on the wind gusts to save you from falling and sometimes they don't work.

Amy's story is the most interesting non-Sonic story, because she crosses paths with the main plot at various times while going on her own unrelated adventure.

She rescues a bird from Eggman's robot... thinks the robot is after her...