I didn’t play much this week, I’m not sure why. Even so, here’s what I did play.
I had to purchase Apogee’s Monster Bash and Secret Agent on Steam after reminiscing about them.
It’s a bit hard to get used to controls that use the arrow keys for movement and left Ctrl for jump, left alt to shoot. It took a bit, but then I was feeling pretty confident.
The game looks perfect as it always did. Apparently the average person goes through the first level in 4 mins, 30 secs. What a hoot. It might be possible sometime because I ended up doing some sections over and over. The more you do it the better it gets the 20th time! The zombies freak me out. The upright ones have heads which roll back and forth till you shoot them down, there are green zombie feet, fast moving. And rotten little green hands coming out of the wall throwning stuff at you, that you can’t shoot.
At least when you die you just re-set with full health. Stuck in a spot, I just jumped on a spike till I died and got out of a bunker.
There was a spot where I thought a jump just couldn’t be made, but it turned out to be the easy jump.
I’m going to have to re-run the level in any case, because the door to go out wouldn’t open. I had gotten an earlier message you couldn’t leave till all the pets were freed, but I went back and found the missed ones, I’m pretty sure.
Another Apogee game recently released is Secret Agent. I think I liked this one better than everyone else in the house. Spies and Agents were always appealing to me, and the game’s a bit like some cheesy science fiction film.
In Monster Bash, Johnny has unlimited ammo for his slingshot. Here, your ammo is very limited and you’ve got to hunt around to find more. It’s all timing and raw nerve not get get dunked in the shark tank. On the plus side, you get an Achievement the first time it happens. The shark fin really bugged me for some reason. I did indeed feed that fish.
Dropping down, you get keys to open doors, wasting your bullets on enemies. You’re dead. Back to the start!
I picked up Sanitarium at a Steam sale a while ago. I played it years ago, and it was thoroughly creepy yet intriguing. My computer would freeze constantly playing it and it was so frustrating, but I had to see what happened.
There’s no problem running the Steam version so far. Maybe the sound didn’t work so well in the old days, because if it had I would have been driven mad by all of the screaming of the inmates of the asylum. The man knocking his bloody head against the wall, oh, man. It’s hard to think with all that.
You do go around and talk to everyone, and look for controls to turn off the klaxon alarm. You’re also hoping to find a way out of the Sanitarium, or at least talk to the mysterious Dr. Morgan. Your character has this smooth voice that makes him sound innocent, but he keeps having flashes of memory that make you doubt it.
Finally out of the asylum, our unnamed man enters a village with children who have distorted faces, and a jump roping girl with peg legs. Out of the sanitarium, into the sinister town.
No Bendy this week. I think the setback due to wonky saves discouraged me.
In World of Warcraft, my Holy Priest (TBC) is the only one with play time. Thanks to lots of general quests and a successful Zul’Farrak run with lots of quests, she’s most of the way to level 52. I hope to get her in more dungeons this weekend.
I’m not feeling the pressure to get anyone to 70, but if I do get a character there, my Priest will be it.