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    jp's Contra 4 (DS)

    [September 19, 2014 10:32:30 AM]
    I've been playing on easy, but it's still quite hard for me. The game is pretty unforgiving in that when it's game over - you have to start all over from the beginning.

    I set myself a goal of making it all the way to the 3rd stage. And, success!
    It took me a while, and I was definitely getting better. For me, the biggest issue is that the game relies a lot on memory, you need to remember what enemies will appear where in order to avoid them. As usual for games of the day, everything is pretty much laid out in patterns. So, playing over and over means that I have gotten better in terms of skill but also I have more insight for what's coming. I still die a lot (especially in the aliens-themed part of the 2nd level) and its fun, but its started to feel a little like a slog.

    I'm happy to have made it this far, the 3rd level is a tunnel level which was a nice change of pace, but I'm not sure I'm up for playing all the way through levels 1 and 2 again.
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    [September 15, 2014 09:47:40 PM]
    I suck at Contra. I always have, and perhaps I always will. We'll see.

    I probably picked this up for a song, but I'm not sure. This game has been on my to-play pile for a long time now. A really long time.

    Anyways, I booted this up today and played for maybe 15 minutes or so. On easy. I'll admit it. It was going ok until I had to get off the bus. I guess I was surprised that this seemed like regular Contra. Not Contra 4. I guess I was expecting a sequel of sorts? I'll have to do a little online research to see if I'm off-base here or not.

    In any case, and this may sound weird, I'm sort of hoping to be able to practice and get better. I've never been any good at it because I never had the opportunity to really practice this. I mostly (rarely) played in arcades or with friends (on their consoles).
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    jp's Contra 4 (DS)

    Current Status: Stopped playing - Got frustrated

    GameLog started on: Monday 15 September, 2014

    GameLog closed on: Friday 19 September, 2014

    jp's opinion and rating for this game

    It's Contra, it's hard, and I'm not that good. Still had fun though.

    Rating (out of 5):starstarstarstarstar

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