Hard times... Never take auto save for granted people,sacrificing first aid spray or a grenade launcher for an ink ribbon was crippleing. BACK IN THE DAY, HARD
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Hard times..

Hard times... Never take auto save for granted people,sacrificing first aid spray or a grenade launcher for an ink ribbon was crippleing. BACK IN THE DAY, HARD

Never take auto save for granted people,sacrificing first aid spray or a grenade launcher for an ink ribbon was crippleing

BACK IN THE DAY, HARD MODE
MEANT ******* HARD MODE..
SAVING YOUR GAME MEANT
SACRIFICE"
AND AUTO SAVE WAS A
******* DREAM
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#88 - qxangelxp (02/23/2013) [-]
When I was little, I never understood what the memory card was for and how it worked, but I always knew that my ps1 and ps2 would ask for one when I play. I would play my games and each time I start up my console to play one, I start over, though I still always felt there was more to the game that I could never reach in one sitting. I grew up playing video games for years without a memory card.

Playing Jak and Daxter one day and my uncle gives me a blue memory card (he keeps the red one) and tells me that I put it into the slot in the ps2 to store the save data. I still didn't understand. The game detects the memory card and I proceed to play normally. I finish playing and the game saves, but I read the message telling me to not remove the memory card, or controller, or reset/turn off the console, so I leave the ps2 running for hours after that, thinking I must never shut off again. I come back to play and realize my ps2 has been shut off by my dad for not being used, so I rage at him like it's the end of the world. I go to play Jak and Daxter again, and notice I can continue from where I left off. My eyes light up and I jump up in joy, finally able to comprehend what a memory card does. **** felt like magic. I was honestly blown away.
User avatar #191 to #88 - chrisruler (02/23/2013) [-]
yay for Jak and daxter
#220 to #88 - anon (02/23/2013) [-]
That would happen to me with pokemon blue... I was 9 when the blue and red versions come out in europe, and got a gameboy for my birthday. I would sit for hours and play leveling up my charmander, and i'll never forget the first time it evolved to charmeleon.
I say the first time because i actualy evolved it a ******** of times before realising that it was possible to save the game, and that there were things beyond brock's gym...

good times
#223 to #88 - anon (02/23/2013) [-]
Happened to me on pokemon blue, i would always get to misty's gym and then turn it off. Then I began to wonder what the save button did, so i clicked it. From that point on I always saved before i quit. And you guys dont wanna know what happened when the batteries died the first time.



I cried because i thought i broke my gameboy.

Lame story I know
User avatar #241 to #88 - buttinspecter (02/23/2013) [-]
I used to play Star Wars: X-Wing Vs. TIE Fighter. I've actually started playing it again. Back then, I started off not knowing that you could change missions. I played the same simple first training mission every time I played, but I apparently didn't care for a while. After a while, my personal review was that it was a short and extremely lacking game. Meh. I stopped playing for a while until I found the disk again. I decided to try it again. That's when I noticed the the mission menu had a drop-down list. There, I found a good size list of diverse mission that could've been playing that whole ******* time.
User avatar #243 to #88 - thundagawd (02/23/2013) [-]
I went through a similar experience, though in my case it's because I was too poor to afford a memory card after saving up to buy a PS2, I still remember the one time I left my PS2 on for several weeks whilst playing through Dragonquest VIII
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#113 to #88 - whyisthissohard **User deleted account** has deleted their comment [-]
User avatar #208 to #88 - maturityFAIL (02/23/2013) [-]
Thought you were going to make a matrix joke with the red and blue memory cards.
#128 to #88 - blackandwhitegod (02/23/2013) [-]
were you like... 6?
User avatar #152 to #128 - qxangelxp (02/23/2013) [-]
I don't remember exactly, but probably yes.
#154 to #152 - blackandwhitegod (02/23/2013) [-]
ok because context is important in a story like this. The difference between a 6 year old being unable to figure out a memorycard and a 10 year old... well the story changes meaning.
User avatar #95 to #88 - philliyoMLB (02/23/2013) [-]
Happened to me too, I always had to start a new franchise in Madden...
User avatar #123 to #88 - nlogax (02/23/2013) [-]
That was beautiful.
#26 - herecomesjohnny (02/22/2013) [-]
"save"? w-what does "save'' mean, pray tell?
User avatar #27 to #26 - dvdfaust (02/22/2013) [-]
What item gives you the stick horse?
User avatar #29 to #27 - herecomesjohnny (02/22/2013) [-]
...................the black stick horse.
User avatar #30 to #29 - dvdfaust (02/22/2013) [-]
Ah. I guess I just haven't got it yet. Do you need to kill all the horsemen to get it, or does it just spawn occasionally?
User avatar #31 to #30 - herecomesjohnny (02/22/2013) [-]
i forgot, sorry. It just happened ever since i killed a horseman, no idea why i got it. There's also the white one's that superior.
User avatar #33 to #31 - dvdfaust (02/22/2013) [-]
Ah. I've never got any of them, and I've only ever fought pestilence and famine. Best build I ever had was mutant spider, spirit of the night, polyphemus, Brother Bobby, and a couple other stat boosts.
#43 to #33 - bangcamaro (02/22/2013) [-]
The Pony is dropped by the Headless Horseman, who can randomly replace any of the four horseman as the boss of a floor.
User avatar #44 to #43 - dvdfaust (02/22/2013) [-]
What does it do, other than make Isaac ride a stick horse?
User avatar #47 to #44 - bangcamaro (02/22/2013) [-]
It gives you the ability to fly and you can use the spacebar to charge and damage enemies (it replaces your spacebar item.)
User avatar #50 to #47 - dvdfaust (02/22/2013) [-]
I'd like that... sounds like with cube of meat and poison touch, that's a pretty formidable attack.
User avatar #106 to #50 - fatspartan (02/23/2013) [-]
the charge attack gives you temporary invincibility and doesn't activate untill you pick a direction to charge. In some cases, you can kinda cheat the game by not picking the direction. This is because the invincibility is active between when you hit the spacebar and when you pick the direction to charge.
User avatar #121 to #106 - dvdfaust (02/23/2013) [-]
goodness. That sounds like you could get out of a ton of hairy situations...
User avatar #83 to #50 - rhiaanor (02/23/2013) [-]
eet goes fast too
User avatar #87 to #83 - dvdfaust (02/23/2013) [-]
Speed is always useful.
User avatar #104 to #27 - fatspartan (02/23/2013) [-]
That is the Black Horse dropped by the Headless Horseman in the Binding of Isaac. You have no idea how frustrating it is to get this asshole in Basement 1 or 2
User avatar #140 to #104 - thinegame (02/23/2013) [-]
Yes. Dodging that charge while the other guy is shooting bombs that do ONE HEART of damage is so annoying. The pony isn't even all too good either.
User avatar #120 to #104 - dvdfaust (02/23/2013) [-]
Because you're still weak, and he isn't?
User avatar #251 to #26 - fhqwghads (02/23/2013) [-]
I demand an Isaac channel
#190 - Yojimbo (02/23/2013) [-]
RE1 had the worst voice acting on earth, but that just made it even better. The REmake is the scariest game I've played, and for the time, it's graphics on the GameCube were amazing.
#193 to #190 - milehighpride ONLINE (02/23/2013) [-]
"Jill! Don't open that door."
Also i'm considering getting the remake, is it really that good?
#196 to #193 - DremoraValkynaz (02/23/2013) [-]
It is amazing, probably my favorite RE game to date.

Dark atmosphere, excellent soundtrack and enemy and graphic overhaul is awesome.
#199 to #196 - milehighpride ONLINE (02/23/2013) [-]
Hmmm that sounds pretty good. I've played every numbered RE to date and 1 was my favorite, (I admit mostly because of nostalgia). I've been on the fence about getting it but you may have just won me over.
Hmmm that sounds pretty good. I've played every numbered RE to date and 1 was my favorite, (I admit mostly because of nostalgia). I've been on the fence about getting it but you may have just won me over.
#201 to #199 - DremoraValkynaz (02/23/2013) [-]
Play in a dark room with headphones on, seriously, you won't be disappointed.

A bunch of more stuff has been added to it too, so its basically original game + more.
User avatar #202 to #193 - Yojimbo (02/23/2013) [-]
Do it this instant. You won't regret it.
#56 - ilikemoney ONLINE (02/22/2013) [-]
I remember playing resident evil 2 on playstation. I didn't have a memory card cause my parents were poor, so I couldn't save. Once you died, you had to start over... now THATS hardcore!
#65 to #56 - jdnanime (02/22/2013) [-]
i also had that same problem, but i played mostly spiderman for the PlayStation 1
#57 to #56 - SognaVetr (02/22/2013) [-]
But it made you the man you are today!
But it made you the man you are today!
#58 to #57 - ilikemoney ONLINE (02/22/2013) [-]
Yea, the man I am today, a loser that sits around smoking pot, and playing video games all day. ummm, winning! lol jk :)
User avatar #97 to #58 - hideyowives (02/23/2013) [-]
hey i sit around play video games and smoke pot, i just say something intelligent every once in a while so im still relevant to my family, till i get a job then im actually going to do **** , college the whole works...so i can go home and play video game sit around and smoke pot
#60 to #58 - SognaVetr (02/22/2013) [-]
Every young boy's dream.
#61 to #60 - ilikemoney ONLINE (02/22/2013) [-]
word
#93 - kiricy (02/23/2013) [-]
story time
-Be young kid who just got a ps1
-Spend 2 years playing games without a memory card
-buy spyro 2 (a game you really cant do in one sitting unlike crash bandicoot 1)
-leave the system on for countless nights because its the only game i wanted to complete
-technologically impaired duck of a mother buys memory card
-shoves in the magical slot
-saves game???(what magic is this)
-switches of system
-i cry like a cunt
-mother starts up ps1 and loads game
-MFW my mum did something that involved technology 12 years ago when i thought she was a useless person when it comes to computers (and still is)
#144 - cylentnight (02/23/2013) [-]
After reading all these comments, I feel so lucky to have a gamer older brother who had memory cards when I was a little person...
User avatar #188 to #144 - spartusee (02/23/2013) [-]
Yea, i always remembered my two older brothers playing golden eye and Ocarina of time. So when I finally got a gamecube, I knew to give my dad some money and have him get me a memory card within a week.
#257 - senseofpurpose (02/23/2013) [-]
bitch please, i had a ps1 without a memory card
bitch please, i had a ps1 without a memory card
User avatar #264 to #257 - leetpwnzer (02/23/2013) [-]
I remember I had this friend who had a ps2 and never got a memory card for it, so when he ever did finally get far into a game, he paused it and left it on over night. I called him a dimwit.
#266 to #264 - senseofpurpose (02/23/2013) [-]
**senseofpurpose rolls 61** haha, I got my ps1 (without the memory cards) as a gift when i was very young and didn't have that much money to get a memory card so i was just there playing random games until I got tired of replaying the same scenes over and over again and went and bought one.
#268 to #266 - leetpwnzer (02/23/2013) [-]
**leetpwnzer rolls 90**

Yep. Back when we needed memory cards.
#297 to #268 - elmoose **User deleted account** (02/28/2013) [-]
**elmoose rolls 37**
#101 - anthonyh (02/23/2013) [-]
My brother and I had the original Driver game for our PS2. We couldn't save it on a PS2 memory card, so every time we wanted to play we had to restart from the beginning. One day my brother decided to sit the **** down and play the whole thing through in one sitting. He was playing it all day going through the campaign and got extremely close to the end when my mom came in, told us we were playing too long, and unplugged it. Our faces when
#110 to #101 - Garude (02/23/2013) [-]
what you said in your mind.
#165 - apatheticalcare **User deleted account** (02/23/2013) [-]
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User avatar #189 - churrundo (02/23/2013) [-]
Dead Space 2's hardcore mode let's you save only 3 times in the playthrough, and there are no checkpoints.
#116 - rabaneristo (02/23/2013) [-]
Just leaving this here...
User avatar #129 to #116 - mydogpikachu (02/23/2013) [-]
i love that game can never beat the second stage cause i suck
User avatar #134 to #129 - rabaneristo (02/23/2013) [-]
if you really do suck how did you pass the first stage? **** is really hard.
User avatar #141 to #134 - mydogpikachu (02/23/2013) [-]
memorization
#55 - nippuhl (02/22/2013) [-]
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That's why I LOVE Call of Duty!! You never run out of Ammo with Scavenger!!
#112 to #55 - reguy (02/23/2013) [-]
dude...battlefield...
User avatar #143 to #112 - nippuhl (02/23/2013) [-]
Dude... sarcasm...
User avatar #176 - codyxvasco (02/23/2013) [-]
I'm playing this RIGHT now, and does Chris even aquire the launcher? Forest just gave me a clip.
#173 - allcontent (02/23/2013) [-]
*******		 RESIDENT EVIL Code VERONICA.   
   
That game was hard as a diamond boner in an ice storm, and scary as 			****		.   
   
Still fun to play though.
******* RESIDENT EVIL Code VERONICA.

That game was hard as a diamond boner in an ice storm, and scary as **** .

Still fun to play though.
User avatar #164 - Pharonix (02/23/2013) [-]
I heard Dark Souls 2 may have an easy mode........
I want ******* Impossible mode.
#210 to #164 - arstya (02/23/2013) [-]
EASY MODE ON MY DARK SOULS?!
EASY MODE ON MY DARK SOULS?!
User avatar #170 to #164 - thepalmtoptiger (02/23/2013) [-]
You don't really need an impossible mode, just don't level up your stats. Do a deprived run. The rules:

No leveling up after choosing your class.

No becoming human (must stay hollow)

No picking up items in the game world unless they are dropped by enemies/N.P.C'S. and...No killing Merchants or N.P.C,S for their Gear

No buying weapons/armor at merchants/Blacksmith's

No upgrading of weapons/armor beyond +5 normal AKA no (Weapon Ascension)

No Estus flask's unless about to fight boss, then fully heal, but no estus flask's during bosses.

No homeward bones, even if you get them for quest's complete.

In Options Menu... HUD selected OFF

Also Auto Lock On is also set to OFF

No summoning phantoms of course. and no using your own summon sign to be summoned.
User avatar #212 to #170 - maturityFAIL (02/23/2013) [-]
Dude, some bosses pretty much make it mandatory to summon hollows. They are ridiculously difficult without them.
User avatar #217 to #212 - oishiine (02/23/2013) [-]
> ******* impossible mode
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User avatar #200 to #131 - darudelink (02/23/2013) [-]
******* amazing. The most exciting level for me was that one where I think you start on a roof and you can't be detected or you're boned. Not very descriptive I know., but an amazing game.
#75 - anon (02/23/2013) [-]
Dead Space 3?
Hardcore mode. Die once, start over from the VERY beginning. Unlimited saves though.
#168 to #75 - anon (02/23/2013) [-]
**** man, that sounds hard as tits.
Me and my friend played on hard and still died on a few damn parts.
(Mainly ******* Tetris mode where one guy fits the right pieces together while other guy protects, flying through space avoiding mines and the climbing **** .)
It took us overall 18 hours but that was doing optional missions too.
This game would be a nightmare.
#79 to #75 - anon (02/23/2013) [-]
If you have unlimited saves the thrill kinda goes away... I mean sure you wont have to complete the game in one setting, but still.
User avatar #132 to #79 - Sanguinarian (02/23/2013) [-]
Yeah but all those saves mean nothing if one ************ get's a lucky hit and kills you and they are completely deleted...
User avatar #161 to #132 - AresX (02/23/2013) [-]
Two words: climbing sequences
#222 - wingeddemon (02/23/2013) [-]
oh you mean like dark souls?
#242 to #222 - anon (02/23/2013) [-]
Not enough punishment for failure.
User avatar #250 to #222 - thatguywhohasbacon ONLINE (02/23/2013) [-]
The problem I had with dark souls was that it was a difficult game at first but once you perfected your dodging then there really wasn't anything to it other than those moments when you had to time your sprint just right to avoid being set ablaze. It was fun but once you got those two things downs it wasn't really difficult.
#230 to #222 - justtocomment ONLINE (02/23/2013) [-]
Dark Souls is only difficult if you're a terrible strategist. The problem with the game is that it was aimed at Hack'n'Slash players, but required the strategy of a RTS player.
#232 to #230 - wingeddemon (02/23/2013) [-]
But you can't hack and slash unless you are really skilled, and even really skilled people can mess up and die.
#233 to #232 - justtocomment ONLINE (02/23/2013) [-]
That's what I said. The game was targeted at the Hack'N'Slash audience (ie. A bunch of people who played Skyrim decided they'd try Dark Souls) via commercials and the ilk, but the game itself is built to be played by a strategist.
#238 to #233 - wingeddemon (02/23/2013) [-]
oh sorry, thought you meant something else.
User avatar #224 to #222 - amegaara (02/23/2013) [-]
nope dark souls makes you repeat the place where you died so i wouldn't call it hard frustrating yes but hard no you get free potions and all
User avatar #262 to #224 - guitarguise (02/23/2013) [-]
losing humanity is a bitch when you die. So you do lose something. Also being invaded while being human sucks ass when you're just trying to sumon other people to help you with a boss fight (Anor Londo). Dark Souls is still hard, because even thugh there arent' lives, there is a harsh punishment for death
#231 to #224 - wingeddemon (02/23/2013) [-]
It was hard, it was all based on skill, not luck. It is like the other games, if you die you get set back to the last point you saved. So yes Dark souls is hard for most people. But there is a skill grade when you become more skilled you can do more things, kind of like most games on hard difficulty.
User avatar #234 to #231 - amegaara (02/23/2013) [-]
what i dont like are the infinite lives you can try over and over until you get it done that doesn't give the game difficulty it just gives it length or *padding* if you will
#236 to #234 - wingeddemon (02/23/2013) [-]
That is the point of the game, you go through, which is really challenging, and once you beat it you feel accomplished, kinda like when you play game modes on hard. But once you go through you set up challenges for yourself to make it harder, to gain more skill. I don't mean to be annoying I just trying to defend a game that I love, sorry about that.
#174 - faithhealer (02/23/2013) [-]
preach brother
preach brother
#107 - galkawhm ONLINE (02/23/2013) [-]
If you know where to look, you can still find hard games.

Hard Mode of Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia can, and will, kill you in the tutorial room.
User avatar #124 to #107 - thedarkestrogue (02/23/2013) [-]
Now i have ideas for a game. Tutorial death actually sounds fun.
User avatar #160 to #124 - AresX (02/23/2013) [-]
Play Demon's Souls
User avatar #227 to #160 - thedarkestrogue (02/23/2013) [-]
I have. Beat it. Loved it.
User avatar #286 to #227 - AresX (02/24/2013) [-]
You better have, Demon's Souls is the **** . Dark Souls was alright but Demon's Souls will always have that special place in my heart as the best game I've ever played
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