Yeah, they seem so tacked on. And since they're so easy (has anyone ever actually died on a driving or shooting stage in the history of ever?) they just feel like 100% filler. They are fun to play through though, so whatever. My only real complaint is that they started with a driving level, so if a guy has dozens of games to test out, he pops it in, and, "oh, driving game; not my jam," and that's the end of that. I would have put the driving stage at the start of Stage 2 so gamers could experience the kick-ass sidescrolling action right from the get go...
Lord of the Sword complete. This one is a bit of a turd for me. Tough to play this one after Spellcaster and Kenseiden, as I find it inferior in almost every regard. If you enjoy an action game mixed with some rpg elements, stick to Spellcaster.
I've never really enjoyed Lord of the Sword, but you can play through it slowly and it's not overly difficult. The game is very forgiving as well, so you don't have to worry and restarting from scratch after a death.
Playing with a map is advised. Also, there are a few hints that Sega gave away through their Sega Hints service that are pretty crucial.
This has been a lot of fun guys, I'll see you in the Sega Genesis thread once I get settled in my new place.
We are the same.
Good matchups this week. It's hard for me to separate my early-Weezer nostalgia from the actual music. Say it Ain't So took me a lot of listens back in the day before I started to like it.
And the guitar-playing talk reminds me of college too. I thought I was special that I could play a couple of things, (lol yes, including Wonderwall) until one day some guy brought a guitar into a room and about 5 dudes practically fell over themselves trying to get to that guitar. So they could each play their two songs. Or for some of them, very short riffs from popular songs. It was like looking into a mirror.