In its pure form, this blog is about my playing, and reporting on playing, the Nintendo version of the game Pool of Radiance by SSI for the Nintendo 8 Bit platform. If things go well, I shall continue the experiment with other older games as well.
Thursday, June 9, 2011
Our Bloated Corpses Rotting In The Sun
I can find me no luck of any kind. First, and I cannot figure this out no matter how I scour the manual, I cannot figure out how to make my thief attack. Honestly. With everyone else, I hit AIM, then choose my target, press the button, biyango! But not for the thief, no no no. I hit AIM, i choose the target, press the button... nothing. Not for ranged attacks, not for melee. Sigh. But if I choose AUTO COMBAT for my thief, the NES runs him and makes him attack just bingo bango. Not fair.
Plus, I made the idiot mistake of FLEEing when I came across some orcs just a few steps from the entrance to the slums. Problem with that is you no longer have the option of getting an overhead view of the area any more, only the POV view. Sigh. Lost forever again. I didn't have time to get hungry and thirsty and despair for long- orcs left my corpses for the rats to feast on.
Anyway, for about the sixth time now I am working on clearing out more than 3 steps into the slums. Hopefully I won't be facing the GAME OVER screen again. Sigh. Wish me luck!