Forza Motorsport 3 (4th year)
Box Boy (8/22 worlds)
Zelda OOT 3D (doing side quests, last castle left)
I’ve been taking a break playing Forza for a few days. Season Mode can feel like a slog whenever you advance further. Every year is longer with more races, and every race takes more laps. I’ve had 14 laps at one point. I think it’s a shame they felt the need to extend the length of the game that way, as it doesn’t need it. Reducing the amount of laps would have been a big improvement. I’m still planning on playing the game and at least try to finish Season Mode. There are 6 years in all and I’m halfway past the fourth year.
Surprisingly, my progress with Box Boy has been slower. I figured this game would have been completed by now, but my attention has been going to other games instead. It has nothing to do with the quality of Box Boy as it succeeds at what it has set out to do, offering a high quality bite sized game. The visual presentation along with the soundtrack are minimal but very pleasant and fitting. The puzzle stages have been simple and quick to finish, I’m guessing that the difficulty will ramp up soon. Despite that, the puzzles are very enjoyable due to the unusual gameplay. It’s hard to explain, it has to do with controlling a moving box where you can create boxes from this box and then you can use them to reach places. Such as moving through dangerous obstacles, hanging on walls and pull yourself towards them and defending yourself from lasers. It works! Every world introduces a new gimmick which keeps the game fresh.
Most of my attention went to Zelda OOT. Last time I mentioned needing more time before playing more Zelda. It happened big time. I’ve really gotten into OOT by not only advancing with the story but also doing almost all the side quests: collecting all golden skultulas, almost all upgrades, almost all hearts, sell all masks, all bottles etc. I never got to do that with the gamecube version. Granted 20% of it I had to look up on guides but I still put more effort this time Doing the side quests has made me appreciate OOT greatly. All items have a purpose, most areas are worth exploring and there is some lore hidden with the statues scattered around Hyrule (which you can interact with after having the Mask of Truth). I’m almost close to completing the game, just need to collect 3 more heart pieces and do the last dungeon.
Does it feel different en fresh enough compared to the normal version?