October 07, 2004

xiii

I thought I was close to the end. I swear, I thought I was. I had been playing XIII on my Nintendo GameCube for many, many hours over the course of several weeks, and was stuck on a particular level. So many levels seemed to pass before me, and this section was so difficult I could have sworn it was the penultimate level, and completion of the game was only perhaps one or two levels away.

Alas, I was so, so wrong.

I set up my GameCube at the new Simi Valley residence last night, popped in SSX Tricky, and had some snowboarding fun for about an hour. The thought occurred to me to pop in XIII, but the battle against that particular level has stuck with me, and left a bad taste, so I had immediately decided against it.

xiii.jpgToday, at work, in contemplating what I may do tonight after work, I started to mull over tackling XIII again. I decided to find a walkthrough or some sort of strategy guide online to give me some ideas or hints. Bingo! But...

According to the walkthrough, I am up to the middle of Part II. And that wouldn't be so daunting if THERE WEREN'T SEVEN PARTS TOTAL! Holy crap, I must be a really bad gamer!

Yes, it makes me sort of sad for my own abilities, but the knowledge of many, many more levels and sub-levels is rather exciting, actually. So I think I will pop that game back in tonight, keep my laptop close by for searches of various gamer forums for help with that particular part, and see just how far I can get - it may take me months, it might even take me years, but god damn it, I am going to finish this game!


posted by julie at October 7, 2004 02:00 PM

things people have said

Hahaa...I have this game as a demo on my MacAddict CD. Haven't DLd it though. Looks killer! Besta luck =)

so said: rumbanik at October 14, 2004 09:40 AM

duuuuuude - i beat the level last night! i'm so proud of myself! i also finished off about three additional levels (i'm on a roll!). i think the strategy is not to get stuck in a rut - mix it up, try something new. that's what did it for me!

nice to see you around here again, greg!

so said: julie (me) at October 14, 2004 10:05 AM

do ya know the mish were you rescue carrington?
well its the one after where you got to rescue that woman in the chalet and ITS BLOODY WELL PISSING ME OFF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

err yeah in about done now

so said: owen bell at January 7, 2005 03:32 AM



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