I really wanted all of these Working Designs games as a kid. The attractive artwork, the classic oldschool RPG gameplay, the witty dialogue and the cool stories had me hooked. Unfortunately I grew up with old-fashioned parents who hated video games and didn’t believe in owning a computer.
Well the first three arcades I visited weren’t a total waste; I got to play some Galaga, Ms. Pacman, and Addam’s Family Pinball as well as some After Burner; All of which are most likely the same games I played when I was a kid visiting the area with my parents on summer holiday. I couldn’t believe they still had the electric shock machine at the second arcade on the strip. I played a quick round of Time Crisis 3 here, also.
A third, newer arcade had popped up with a small carnival ride outside of it; the games inside weren’t too spectacular, just more Galaga and Ms. Pacman - but I did pump some quarters into The House of the Dead. Everything else was Deal or No Deal, Nascar, and Buck Hunter; along with tons of coin dropping games, claw machines, and other junk.
The last game center I stopped at had an interior and exterior go-kart track, paintball range, laser tag area, and bumper cars. Here too was more lame Deal or No Deal games, Nascar, etc, which was very sad. I did however come across Space Invaders and tucked way in back was Atari’s Return of the Jedi - which was unfortunately broken. Though I am glad places like this are still around, it’s just more of a reminder that arcades are dead. I had a great time, but I was hoping for something more. If you have an actual good arcade in your area, please support it!
It’s truly unfortunate that the plague of Nascar, Buck Hunter, and DOND seem to have replaced the real arcade games that everyone loved. The vast majority of arcades I grew up around are gone, and the few that remain are filled with these quarter-sucking scam games that don’t really give you any good memories or iconic characters. Just race cars, male deer, and Howie’s bald head. If this bothers you, drop a few quarters into the old classic games you love, and leave the newer games alone.
I don’t know if this has been done yet, but I felt like doing it.
In case you need a ride somewhere.
Most of these people are very dear to my heart and I shared some great times with them. I’m really glad Firefly was included in this.
Well, this is how I spent my day. I really love how in assault, it doesn’t even matter how good of a player you are. You can still lose because of teammates who don’t want to win, or who trolls who feed because they got a god they don’t like, or because your own team is all physical and you do no damage because the enemy team tanks you easily. Or, my personal favorite, because I keep fighting premade clans in solo que. There really needs to be a premade que for everything, or joust at the very least. I’ve lost so many games to premades going in as solo, it’s not even funny. It doesn’t feel fair either, because my teammates almost never match the communication or level of competence that premade teams have. It’s just completely unfair and now I have this string of losses even though I’m actually a pretty good player. Bullshit matchmacking, Hirez. Fix it please. I’m begging you.
My god. What is up with the Smite community lately? Today I’ve had practically no fun at all playing because of all the badmouthing and insulting going on. A lot of the time, I’m the target even though I never start it. Apparently people think it’s cool to single out the person with the fewest kills and insult him and telling he’s a bad player and that he can’t hit anything. And then threaten to get his whole party to report him and threaten to get him banned. I hope Hirez actually investigates the reports and come their way, but being the unprofessional bunch of idiots they are, I wouldn’t doubt they just ban whoever accumulates the most unsubstantiated reports. Sheesh. I’m really getting sick of the bad attitudes out there. Why can’t I just get decent players on my team who encourage each other and don’t bite each other’s heads off for the smallest mistake?