pittsoccer33 wrote:It's a Mega Man 2 weekend. I'm in Dr Wily's Fortress, 2nd stage.
How the hell did anyone [who didnt subscribe to EGM or Nintendo Power] ever beat a video game before the internet? My friend down the street growing up had a map (I think his uncle made it) on graph paper of Gannon's Dungeon. Now you don't even need to walk to your computer - just look up the map on your phone.
I started playing Metroid about 2 months ago it about a week. I thought I had just forgot how to access the map. Quick google search revealed there was no map.
As an aside the hardest thing I've started doing is playing those old games without save states/maps. The only time I'll use a save state is at the beginning of a level and only if I have to turn it off. Save states I realized spoiled the crap out of me, took the enjoyment out of the games, and made difficult games too easy.
My next project is going to be playing Metroid and mapping it out as I go so as not to get lost because using online maps makes it far too easy and doesn't engross me in the game.