Achieve this!

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Recently my internet has been down, so instead of streaming, I’ve been quietly chipping away on some comics and playing my 360.

Check this shit out!

The hardest of these achievements were the challenges and collecting all the online titles.

Luckily, with SFV on the horizon hardly anyone plays this anymore, so a lot of hardcore players had left, leaving me to clean up the mess as Sakura.

I already knew where all the secrets were from playing the Dreamcast version non-stop, but only in Japanese.

I had never played the English version until now, so my timing was really off with all the different speech cues and singing patterns.

Fuckin’ Purge’s Left and Right sound the same in English, it was really annoying.

After some literal grinding, I finally got full JET ratings across all the stages!

Funny thing, that wasn’t even the hardest achievement to get.

I actually had trouble trying to get some of the Graffiti Souls because I had no idea how many I actually had already.

JSR’s replayability really stands the test of time.

Okay, now we’ve reached the big leagues.

All the emblems were fairly easy to obtain on Dreamcast, but much more difficult to get in the Gamecube version due to stricter scoring on the hard stages.

Since each version is technically sold separately on XBLA with the Gamecube’s “Battle” adjustments being DLC, I tried to get as many as I could before buying the expansion, which is eventually needed to get all the achievements.

What a stupid system.

Still, raising Chao was the best part as always!

Lastly, the most difficult and obnoxiously tedious game I have ever played, Sonic ’06.

While there are people who love this game, I am not one of them.

If you are one of them and are upset that I hurt your little feelie weelies or think I never gave this game a chance, just look at the score above.

I gave Sonic ’06 more chances than it deserves.

You have to throw everything you know about playing 3D platformers out of the window and get used to Sonic ’06’s shitty controls if you even want to start playing this game.

Once you have that down and you are fully attuned to how the game barely works, you have to play it, instead of letting it play you.

Getting medals is easy with a guide and by muting the in-game music, as you can hear where some of them are hidden.

But good luck getting S ranks on the hard missions with all those ridiculous loading screens.

If there are two things that Sonic ’06 has taught me, it’s that patience is a virtue,

and Mach Speed sections can eat a dick.

Lilisette

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During this year’s gruelling winter, my old laptop was swept away in a snowstorm.

Four months later I bought a new Alienware M17x R4!

It’s a fairly mid-range model, nothing too flashy.

nvidia GTX card, 16GB RAM and Windows 7 Ultimate, allowing me to have a Japanese keyboard and locale while having an English display language.

What’s weird is that you can’t do this with Windows 8 as they are region locked.

I named her Lilisette, inspired by a certain red-haired Final Fantasy XI protagonist.

My old purple laptop, which survived one heck of a long time before sadly meeting her demise was named Prishe, another FFXI protagonist.

I thought it was only natural to keep this trend going, in hope that this one lasts just as long.

 

Who knows, maybe my next laptop will be grey and named after this chick.

 

Thanks for reading! If you also have an Alienware laptop, I’d love to know any pros/cons you have experienced with it so far.

 

If anyone says they have problems with overheating, then good.

Maybe it’ll help melt the ice around my house during winter!

Dev Blog Update #15

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Here’s what’s been going down on Crazy Sunshine as of late.

Comic

  • Part 1 of the ORIGINS story arc is coming to an end! It should be finished up by the end of June, then after a small break, will return with part 2!

Website

  • The Cast page has been updated with two new familiar profiles!
  • Project Wonderful ads have been re-added to the right-hand column. You can bid on grabbing a spot here, they are super cheap right now!
  • Crazy Sunshine is now featured on Comic Rocket! Go give them some love and find other interesting comics, too!
  • The Crazy Symposium forum is growing, with over 40 active members!
  • New ranks have been added to the forum to spice up discussion. Now you can build your own robot!
  • The Crazy Sunshine Facebook page broke 1,400 Likes! Thank you for all your support!

That’s all for now!

Again, huge thanks to all readers, returning and new!