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offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2019-06-28 01:23 [#02581322]
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tagline: vaporwave produces a videogame

epicmegatrax ramble below

while the graphics are beautiful in a way i'm sure everyone
on this board -- me included -- will love, this is not the
sort of game i usually get into. it's quick, twitchy. i am
apt to tense up, get stressed, mash buttons, crash, repeat,

but, this is different. after starting to reach that point
-- being so frustrated that i can't stay in the flow and it
promptly spirals and you wreck repeatedly -- i switched
tactics. i went soft eyes, watching the whole scene. i
did better, but i still kept wrecking.

after 25 times failing a level in a row, the game gave me an
"achievement unlocked," but i did not give a shit. the
patterns of cars and obstacles to dodge were the same every
time, and i found myself increasingly able to remember
things. desired results of motor control improving. but,
dammit, and i going nuts. i will fucking beat this

then, i see the forest. not only are the patterns of cars
and obstacles the same every time, but they are precisely
synced to the music. someone has designed the levels and the
music in the same train of thot. this is not an arcade game,
it is like driving DDR.

so i switched to focusing on tapping rhythmic patterns on
the arrow keys, and i did much better.

but i was still tensing up; stressing out. wrecking.

i did some breathing exercises, and did better. finally bet
the level. went to bed.

in retrospect, it is so incredibly similar to doing live
electronics. focus on the rhythm, don't get stressed, and a
shitload of pattern memorization. i actually feel like this
is an ideal game to train one's ability to do hardware


offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2019-06-28 01:26 [#02581323]
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oh, yes -- neon drive runs beautifully on linux. it required
"ugruntu" or something, which i do not use, but it didn't
care. it fired up right away without an errors or driver

i also impulse-bought this, but haven't tried it
yet, since it needs windows. i'll probably bring my work
laptop home this weekend to try it

both of these games, plus the extra charge to buy the OST
for both -- less that $7.50


offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2019-06-28 03:10 [#02581325]
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offline mohamed on 2019-06-28 18:24 [#02581342]
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oh come on i cant face walls like that everytime i want to
get into an argument of yours


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