Ultra Hardcore

So, my plan was to make my way through Bit.Trip Beat, a WiiWare game, then plugging out my Wii to plug in my GameCube to work my way through the Resident Evil remake, then Resident Evil: Code Veronica X, and a few other GameCube games I haven’t played my way through yet. (Yes, I know you can play GameCube games on the Wii, but I prefer playing them on the GameCube for reasons I won’t go into here.)  But, I haven’t yet beaten Bit.Trip Beat, and I’m tempted to give up. I’ve been stuck on the final level (the game only has three levels) for months now – though I’ve not exactly played it daily. If you’re curious, you can find a video of the final level on YouTube.

It’s frustrating as all heck, and I feel as if the Wiimote can’t keep up with me, and I feel as if I can’t keep up with the game. So as I stated above, I’m tempted to give up. But having a game you haven’t completed… that doesn’t feel satisfying. And considering the game’s high difficulty and niche factor, having played through it would make me ultra hardcore. And who doesn’t want to be ultra hardcore? But it is standing in my way of getting to play other, more enjoyable games. And it’s not as if I’ll have achieved anything if I complete it. Other than the peace of mind which comes with knowing you’re ultra hardcore.

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