Tuesday, January 02, 2007

A miserable pile of secrets. (And half-eaten pork buns.)

Happy New Year, everybody.



I also managed to whup both Dracula's and Death's asses last night in Catlevania: Portrait of Ruin, so hooray for me. That being said, I'm trying to figure out how in the hell to open up the much ballyhooed Sister's Mode that Jeremy Parish was yapping about, which sounds pretty goddamned nifty (it can't be any worse than Dawn of Sorrow's lame "TRACE THE PENTAGRAM OR DIE!"-styled use of the DS stylus. Argh.)

While we're on the subject, am I crazy, or did Portrait of Ruin's Shop Mode make the last quarter of the game a total cake walk (no pun intended)? I didn't even touch the mode until a few days ago, but once I did, I became so utterly flush with cash and rare dry goods that I was able to power my way through the last batch of bosses almost entirely on the strength of whatever cheesecakes, porterhouse steaks and strawberries I had in my possession.

(Now that I think about it, the fact that your vampire-crushing alter-ego regularly stops to chow down on a ridiculous variety of tasty foodstuffs dropped by rotting corpses...well, that may be the coolest, most ridiculous contribution to the Castlevania franchise that Iga-san has made during his decade-long tenure on the veberable series. I mean, c'mon - pausing your fight with death incarnate to gorge yourself on a bucket full of pudding? That's fucking priceless.)

7 comments:

Deji said...

Hi, I found your blog via your penny arcade theme for your wii. I wanted to ask what materials you used to draw or skin the wii. Did you use amrker pens, special paints or is it a sticker of some sort? I will be checking back to this post to see if you replied

Aaron said...

I just put on two gold rings, speed up and wing boots, whilst jumping up and down dracula's staircase. I've got everything but the last iron golem drop. I love this game. Shop mode did get me my eyes of decay, which helped things move along. You're getting a lot of attention in the gamersphere bill! I met you one time whilst you visited sheriden!
happy newyear.

Acrylicana said...

Happy New Year!
My brother's been playing that Castlevania and has been saying how grand the shop mode is as well. Checking out that alone makes me want to play too...though wrestlin the game away from him will be something...

Yay comic! :D

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