Crash, XCOM and a little bit of Ken

July 28th 2013 is a day I will always remember because I finally beat Crash Bandicoot today. Its been 15 years, 15 years of failing at this game even the team work of my dad and I back in the day couldn’t best Crash Bandicoot. I spent hours and hours dying today but in the end it was totally worth it. This game has a lot of bullshit platforming in it but at least the last boss fight wasn’t hard. 
After that I went back to the training room in Street Fighter 4 with Ken. I didn’t feel like switching up characters today so I just decided to work on my inputs and this one medium kick into throw combo for an hour, With the confidence I gained from the training sesh I went into arcade mode and got shit on by Yun lmao. That skate boarding chocolate milk drinking fuck is so god damn fast, I can’t do shit. I just rage quit from that and decided to play another game. 
The game I started playing is XCOM: Enemy Unknown which I got free from PlayStation Plus. Its a SRPG about fighting aliens who invade the earth and its pretty awesome. I thought I hated all SRPGs but XCOM proved me wrong and gave me hope for this genre. My biggest issue with SRPGs is that things just don’t make sense because nothing is explained well enough or its just too hard for someone new to the genre. XCOM does a great thing and holds your hand for an hour and after that hour it slowly releases its grip on you. Another thing that got me to like it is that its an easy thing for me to understand. You can shoot aliens you can see, pretty much no bullshit and weird things you have to learn. Upgrading your base and doing research and buying other things are also really easy to understand even though it looks confusing for the first hour. I also love the fact that you can fully customize your soldiers in every possible way so you can get this real connection with them. I haven’t lost anyone important yet thankfully but when I do I’ll be pissed and I might throw my controller haha. I’m about a month into the game so still early on. I have a feeling this game gets stupidly hard later on when more alien types come into play. XCOM is my main game as of now so move aside Street Fighter and Gravity Rush I got some E.T. niggas to hunt. 
  

A perfect day in the world of Anthony

I wasn’t hyped for today because I didn’t think I would be doing anything but o was I wrong. My day started off a bit weird with me going shopping for some clothes. I never go shopping in stores anymore but my dad wanted to go so I went with him and I discovered the power of retail therapy. I will never question a girl who wants to go shopping to make themselves feel better because I want some really good looking pants and I feel amazing. The feeling of just looking good is honestly powerful and I have to shop more often for sure. After that I played more Crash Bandicoot and I got past that bullshit bridge which I could never beat before. Then I went even further and beat the second island which I have never done before as well. Right now I am halfway done with the last island and of course I am on an absolute bullshit bridge level again. I swear to god the boars on the bridge are like heat seeking missiles. Next time I play I will make that level my bitch and make childhood Anthony even more proud! 
Part 2 of my day begins at my friend’s house where I brought over my PS3 and SSF4 AE 2012 so he could teach me the ways of Street Fighter. A couple of other friends came back and we played for a total of 4 hours and holy shit do my fingers hurt! I started using the stick instead of the dpad and its really weird how I can do moves better but also totally worse but I guess that is because I freak out haha. I’m still playing as Ken and I did pretty well today I learned some combos and won a bunch of games, I’m proud of myself. I honestly thought I would of given up by now. Next time I play I’m going to mess around with a bunch of other characters since I don’t think Ken is my type of fighter even though I enjoy most of his moves. Of course we had to take a break in the middle of our sesh for that crucial Taco Bell run where I discovered they took away everything I love. Where is my beefy crunch burrito and all the volcano items?! I feel betrayed I should of enjoyed it more while it lasted. Lastly we started to watch Stein’s Gate which is a really great anime about time traveling. I’ve seen it before and I love it passionately so I had to get my friends to experience and so far my friend seems to really like it!
Sometimes the most random day can be the best day.

A great day to play some games

I played a lot of games today like not just 2 or 3 I played a total of 5. Since I got PlayStation Plus back I gained the ability to play a bunch of games I never played before or games that I could play before but didn’t have the time to play it. I couldn’t sleep last night idk why so I started up my first game on this epic game day which was the HD oddworld game on PS3. I don’t know anything about the series and honestly it didn’t look fun or interesting and guess what, it wasn’t haha. I played it for like an hour and I just didn’t enjoy it, the character design is just really gross and I couldn’t get in to it. The second game I played is the game that made me love PlayStation back in the day, Crash Bandicoot! Crash is such an amazing game but holy shit it was hard as fuck back in the day, I never actually beat it. Today I decided I had to beat that game by the end of summer. I managed to get to the second island and I am stuck at the part that ruined me as a kid. I never got past this stupid ass bridge level that has boars running on it and you can’t kill them. I know I will be able to complete it but it might take me hours….3rd game on the list starts my terk into the fighting game universe, SSF4 AE 2012! I am so garbage at fighting games, I just can’t win since I have no idea what I am doing. I did an hour of training in the game and I played with some friends tonight and wow this game really hurts my hands haha. I am terrible but at least I can do cool combos 15% of the time lol. I play as Ken right now since he seems simple enough to pick up and once I get good at the basics I’ll look at other characters. 4th game is Saint’s Row 3 which is another Plus title. I’m surprised I like the game since I thought I grew out of non serious games but I guess I was wrong since I really like it. Its just an amazing I give zero fucks game like I’m just throwing grandmas into cars or hitting people with a dildo bat. I’m not sure if I will keep playing since there are a bunch of other games I want to play first but it does have a spot on my list. Lastly I gave my Vita some love and played my favorite game of today, Gravity Rush. I played the demo before and I enjoyed but man the full game is even better. The story telling and atmosphere of the game feel like it came from a Miyazaki movie! Kat the main character is a really well developed character and her gravity powers make this a must have for any Vita owners. Flying around the city and just finding gem and other stuff is really enjoyable. Gravity Rush is my Vita game to play right now after that I might play Uncharted: GA then Virute’s Last Reward. I can’t believe I have so many games to play and I didn’t even get to play all of them yet! I can’t wait to start up XCOM, it looks like the SRPG that might save the genre for me. Playing all these games really do make happy and I’m glad I’m still a gamer at 20 years old. If only I could find a girl who enjoys games and other internet stuff like me! 

Thanks for all the birthday wishes!

I forgot about how much food I usually eat when its my birthday. It is my first time ever going into two food comas in a day. Overall I had a good birthday I got my PlayStation Plus subscription back so the next couple of weeks will have a lot of game time in this blog. My friends then hung out with me and we had a solid chill sesh. I’m just eating leftover burgers now while looking at my tv with the Crash pause screen on it, I finally have access to the game I first loved on PS1 tomorrow is about nostalgic and frustrating because I never beat the game before. After that I’ll play Xcom and Street Fighter and some Vita titles as well. I’m really tired so I gotta play and sleep and I want to say thankful for all the birthday wishes from everyone!