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B2, Disney Afternoon Collection, DQB2 and Meet the Robinsons

On 07/16/2019 at 11:13 PM by KnightDriver

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I played a bunch of stuff today. 

I started with the 360 version of Borderlands 2. I played as my assassin class, level 50 character from a save way back in 2014. I finished up all challenges except the Jenkins one. Then I went to finish the game on True Vault Hunter difficulty (2nd playthrough) and got really frustrated and stopped. Sometimes this game really bugs me. For some reason my shield wasn't holding up against tougher foes and yet, I was fighting enemies several levels below my own. At level 50 on 2nd playthrough, I'm a little bit over powered, but maybe I made an wrong evaluation of some gear. There are so many stats. I'm just not up to it right now. Maybe tomorrow. 

Then I played some games from Disney Afternoon Collection, which I bought today for $5 on a sale. Six games. Not bad. I played Darkwing Duck and liked it but platformers really annoy me quickly. Then i played Talespin and wanted to love this side-scrolling shoot-'em-up but didn't like the controls much. It's a very good collection, though, with lots of new modes to play for these old NES games.  

Then I played the demo for Dragon Quest Builders 2 on PS4. A little slow to start, but it got really fun once I got to the island and started building stuff. The game is just like Minecraft but much more directed. You're given clear missions to teach you basic mechanics. When you're ready to travel to other islands, the demo ends. I'm looking forward to playing the full game someday. 

Then I started Meet the Robinsons and stayed with it for quite a while, although, I didn't quite beat it. It's probably a five hour game; I'm guessing. It's by Avalanche Software. They seem to specialize in licenced games, and I feel they've made some decent ones, like the Cars games, Bolt, Toy Story 3, and Disney Infinity 2 and 3. Meet the Robinsons is pretty good. You play in third-person and wield a few high tech tools that let you digital destruct (digistruct) objects for parts to give you upgrades, shock or blast enemies and scan the environment for clues and information. All the mechanics work pretty well. Enemy lock-on is helpful and environmental puzzles are interesting and challenging enough but not too much. There are also segments where you race around tracks inside a ball of energy. It feels like Marble Madness or probably what Super Monkey Ball was, although, I never played that game. It's good. 

I'll probably finish up Meet the Robinsons tomorrow unless my friend Mark is willing to join me in 360 Borderlands 2. I just want to get his level 64 character in there and run wild and overpowered over the remaining achievements. I can't stand these loot dilemmas anymore. 




07/17/2019 at 10:17 AM

I've been playing DQ Builders 2 a lot these last few days. It's a lot of fun but the frequent Monster raids on the farm (felt like every 10 minutes) and the ghost who shows up at night if you stay up instead of sleeping can be frustrating. I don't know how many times I've had to rebuild my front wall. 


07/19/2019 at 08:36 PM

I've always wanted an organized attack to defend against in Minecraft. It doesn't happen that often there though. I liked the battles in DGB1 but, yeah, maybe not so frequently. 

Cary Woodham

07/17/2019 at 10:20 AM

I don't know if I'll get DQ Builders 2.  The first one was great, but I felt like I was doing the same thing over and over in every level, just more frustratingly hard.

Man I love the Disney Afternoon Collection!  Most people have fond NES memories of games like Super Mario Bros., but for me, games like Mega Man and DuckTales and Chip N Dale Rescue Rangers is what I have better memories about.  I hope you get to play the rest of the games on that collection.  They are much better than the ones you played.


07/19/2019 at 08:32 PM

Oh ok, cool. I want to try the other games. I'll sneak them into my short games list.

Super Step Contributing Writer

07/17/2019 at 06:45 PM

Darkwing Duck also annoys those of us who like platformers pretty quickly. It's not just you.


07/19/2019 at 07:50 PM

I have guilt over not getting into the hallowed arena of platformers. I've just never enjoyed them that much. I wanted to see what the artwork looked like for Darkwing Duck, the game. It was pretty cool. I like the film noir stuff and the crazy purple car he drives. 

Matt Snee Staff Writer

07/18/2019 at 10:09 AM

I'm going back and forth between buying DQB2 and the new Fire Emblem game. They both look great. 


07/19/2019 at 07:47 PM

Some of the Fire Emblem games catch my fancy and others don't. I never know if the next one will be one I really like. DQB2 is pretty cool. Probably not something I'd buy though. At least not at full price. 


07/18/2019 at 11:37 AM

I looked at the date of your post and Disney games on the day before Disneyland's birthday. Nice.

There are just so many weapons to choose from in Borderlands it sometimes becomes overwhelming. I wonder what my last B2 save date on the Vita is. I played a bunch on Steam but I may have modded the game where the most powerful weapon in game may have been a handgun. 


07/19/2019 at 07:41 PM

Oh yeah, I forgot about that. It wasn't on my mind at the time. Lucky, I guess. I should've played more Disneyland Adventures. I have a few achievements left in that. 

I'm constantly overwhelmed by choices in B2. It drives me a little crazy. I've even dropped the controller and quit a few times in annoyance. I can do math, but how do you calculate power, rate of fire and elemental effect into one number? It's impossible. You either have to just try stuff, or go with a guestimate. I have the worst problems with shields. I seem to be always losing my shield in battle. 

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