St. Louis, Missouri
Role Playing Games
Final Fantasy X(PS2)
Video and Board Games, Music, Books
Century: Eastern Wonders
Belle And Sebastian - Tigermilk
Anne McCaffrey - Dragonquest
Hello to all reading this,
I play games rather slowly because that is just my nature. I have a terrible combination of a fear of the unknown, extremely cautious and a full time job. So, if I don't update my 'Now Playing' for a few days, it is because I am currently grinding and not avoiding my games. That is just not possible.
I have several rules and guidelines that I follow on my Backloggery. It may be rather confusing and cumbersome, but I have made significant progress on my Backlog. I still enjoy my games, but I also limit myself to prevent too much.
Thank you and I hope you enjoy looking at my collection along with my gaming status.
Mark's Backlogging Laws
= Haven't Started Yet
= Have Played, But Not Yet Beat
= Seen Credits, But Still Have Things To Do
= Have Seen And Done Everything I Want
= Beaten The Game With a Difficult Handicap Or Speedrun
= Always Positive Number
= Prequels, Sequels & Games that I want.
Next - Game In Series To Buy Next
(#) - How Many Games In Series
Later - Games In Series Down The Line
5 = I loved this game and it is the best!
4 = I like the game, but it is not perfect.
3 = I thought the game was okay, but it has some major flaws.
2 = I thought the game was passable, but it had way too many flaws.
1 = I really did not like the game at all.
Buying New Games
= Get Fire Badge. Buy Next Game from the lowest
Console. If tie, choose console with largest total Wishlist. Start Over. Also, buy games for console if ever get only 1
I will have 5 games on my Now Playing list. 1 active
in wait, & 1 Monday
. I will play the Monday
while watching the Backloggery Streams on Monday. I will switch between the active
games every day and switch them out with the ones in waiting. For those 4 Games, I will have them be all from different systems.
New Year Cookie
On January 1st, I will use the Fortune Cookie on my Wishlist. I will purchase whichever Next Game that is pulled that is of a reasonable price. I will also add one Random
Game and one Random
Game to my Now Playing. I will play them after I finish the ones on my Now Playing and then I will continue my regular playing.
Mark's Gaming Goals
1. Get Fire Badge
5. Buy and
all video games on Wishlist
my entire collection
Choose favorite game out of the current games. Keep until a better or new one is being played.
Use that game as a banner for the top. Banner = 776 X 300.
Use the Banner for the colors to match the theme. Keep text all one color. Make background and foreground two different colors.
Avatar = 100 X 100. Choose favorite character from that game. Keep Banner/Avatar different. (Use Postimage.org)
Destruction Derby is one of the few Playstation games that I play with a friend of mine. He is not a big fan of either PS1 or PS2, but I remember playing a few games with him. Destruction Derby is a game that we both enjoy because of our love for destructive racing games and I remember Destruction Derby being one of the first games of that genre. It's an early PS1 game, so he has the long box edition. So, while shopping around after I beat my Backlog, I found one in the jewel case. I could never find that version and since it was only a few bucks, I decided to give it a try for the Single Player Mode.
Destruction Derby is a very simple game. There is your Championship mode, your single race mode and then your Destruction Derby mode. Despite all of that, the game is very fun to play. Each of the tracks and the large Destruction Derby bowl offer opportunities to hit your opponents with simple races or crossing intersections. With twenty different racers, it is very easy to bump into your opponents. And when you do hit your opponent for that nice 360, it feels fantastic. Along with damaging your opponents, you also take damage yourself and it affects the way your car handles. You bust up your left side and then your car leans to one side and makes it incredibly hard to turn.
Granted, turning in the game is a bit difficult to do in the first place. There is this weird floaty controls to your car that makes it feel like you are not in control at all times. You kind of have to go with the car instead of steering it. Also, there are only about 6 tracks and they begin to repeat themselves rather quickly, so the game can feel very repetitive in a short amount of time. For you to win races, you need to place high, but you also get points for wrecking other cars. Those points never made any sense to me as I will ram a car to get no points, but then I barely touch one and I get a bunch of points.
Overall, I enjoyed my time with Destruction even though it has its issues. I would say the game is best in short spurts. If you play the game longer than an hour, then you begin to see its flaws and it begins to drag down the experience. But, if you play it at quick bursts, then you will get all the enjoyment out of it. If you like destructive racers, this is a good one to check out, but there are much better ones out there for you to play instead!