It was the WRUP before Christmas

And I was still playing Saint's Row 3.

And I have grown to seriously not like the hostage diversion.

I'd been messing around with stealing cars, because you have to do that to get through the big list of stuff that entails a "perfect game."  and along the way, i'd taken twenty hostages.  these were all mostly innocent bystanders.  i just wanted the cars, you see, so i could rack up the requisite number [150] for the achievement.

But then I had to sit down and actually slog through getting hostages.

And that's super tedious.  Allow me to explain:

To take a car, you go up to the car and you hit a button.  Not a problem.  If there's a bonus person in the car, you can take them as a hostage.  But not everyone's on board with being a hostage, so while the car is being stolen, they will typically tumble out before the hostage notification can be posted.  OK.  Fine.  There's a faster way of stealing a car where you can run along the tarmac and "jump" into the car from a distance.  Only this will SOMETIMES eject everyone else out the car.  Did it have two people in it [a driver and a potential hostage?]  Well, great, now they're on the floor spazzing out.

The game also randomizes cars and how many people are in them.  See a car that - one time - had a driver and two hostages?  The next time, it might only have a driver.

It's tedious.  And you have to get 50 [!] of these.  No wonder I've been leaving these for last [well, these and the backbreakingly stupid Heli-Assault missions.]

So.  Gentle Reader.  In the pursuit of a "perfect game" what achievements and/or actions have you had to perform that you ended up disliking?

And with that, let's find out what the rest of the Twinstiq crew are playing:

Scrooloose:  So yeah, Grim Dawn, then Christmas, then Grim Dawn.

Trulegendkiller:  The Last Guardian, more Gears of War 4, and some Halo: Master Chief Collection. Also might try out Lost Odyssey, as it was free on Xbox One for Gold Members and I always wanted to play it.

Dr. Strangethumb:  harvest moon on the gameboy color. oh, the memories. Underwhelming game and i never managed to finish it. The cartridge featured a built-in battery which handled the save files. Once that was dead, your avatar was destined to die each time you turned off your Gameboy. Now that i think about it, thats an interesting starting point for some BS article I could write.  [editor's note:  it's the first time we've had a wrup from you in ages!  yay!]

Yoda:  Board games for Christmas time!! Seriously it's the weekend. Its the holidays play games!! It's what ima do!

greywolfe (twitter, youtube): ding dong.  most of the saint's row 3 big list is dead.  i have more heli strikes [which i completely dread] and then i can head back into the story so i can get the last few saintsbook things to show up.  i'm SO close to the end of the game at this point i can smell it.  torin's passage is about half way now.  i'm at the third land and nearly done with it, so hopefully that'll end soon-ish so i can try for one last sierra game in december.    i still [!] haven't finished beneath a steel sky, so i think that'll be next on the pile to wind through.  otherwise?  i'm playing "the christmas game."  which involves hanging out with my family.

13 comments

  1. Tim Chesson says:

    I’ve been neck deep in nothing but Dark Souls 3 for a while now. From what I’ve read/watched, I’m near the end of the game. I just spent several embers trying to defeat the twin princes, but it hasn’t happened yet. I haven’t been gripped by a game like this for quite some time now. I’m sure I’ll be back into it tomorrow, but for tonight I think I’m taking a break, maybe play something else in a bit.

    I did make some Steam and GoG sale purchases. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade from GoG, and Assassin’s Creed Rogue and SOMA from Steam. I’m not sure I’ll start any of those tonight, I really should go back and complete my Dead Space 1 play through before starting something new. I could possibly even save some of those recent purchases for my Four in February list.

    • greywolfe says:

      i’m quite frustrated that they don’t have the ega version of last crusade. :(

      but then, the modern market tends to lop off the “oldest versions” of those games where it can [loom’s the same. we did it for game club a couple of weeks back and everyone got the gog copy. it was /just/ the talkie vga version.]

      • Tim Chesson says:

        It sure was simpler times back when all we had to worry about was CGA, EGA or VGA. Except I had a Tandy, so I had to worry about TGA compatibility. I’m not even sure what I ran the Indy game in.

  2. brokedownsystem says:

    “So. Gentle Reader. In the pursuit of a “perfect game” what
    achievements and/or actions have you had to perform that you ended up
    disliking?”

    And…this’s why I don’t bother with trophies typically.

    Still just leisurely playing “let it die” and playing around with the pseudo-pvp aspects. I’ve hit a bit a brick wall in terms of the “story mode”, if one can call it that. I haven’t figured out a way up to the 12th floor, and I kept getting stomped by one particular player’s nasty AI-controlled invader who kept popping up to one-hit kill my character yesterday night. I’m hoping it doesn’t show up again (it shouldn’t, but who knows)?

    I was into Dark Souls 3 for a little bit, until I I got stuck on the 2nd(?) boss (abysswalkers), and haven’t gotten back into it.

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