Happy Turkey Day everyone! I hope everyone is able to relax, enjoy some football, and pig out later today. It's morning here, and I just brewed some Starbucks coffee (we have starbucks on holidays), and I'm looking forward to the rest of the day. I am sort of dreading the Eagles game though!
Been playing a lot of video games for a change. Was up late playing Arkham Knight, and also been playing Trails in the Sky, SC, a bit. I like Arkham Knight a lot. I can see how some people hate the Batmobile, but I don't really mind it. It's fun. I wonder what Rocksteady's next game will be. They did a good job on Batman but I can't help but wonder what a Spiderman game by them would be like, or maybe a Silver Age Batman game. That would be sick.
Hey guys and gals. I'm lame, I haven't played more of Zestiria lately, just been obsessed with my work. I came up with a new project, I'll explain below, but I have been playing Majora's Mask. I was stuck for a while, but I finally looked it up and now know what to do. I really like Majora's Mask. I bought a bomb sack at last, and I'm headed to the snowy mountain. I got a little farther than this when I played the Gamecube version, but not by much. I really hope I can beat it, it's such a fucking insane game.
With the Paris attacks, I catch myself and wonder: what is the good of art, of music, of entertainment and comedy, in the face of such wanton destruction? Aren't they just trivialities? And then I thought about it, and realized, our entertainments and passions, our arts, reaffirm our lives, and make our lives worth living. We've all read articles about the healing powers of video games, and we all may have anecdotes about how this medium has improved our lives when the going was rough. And that brings me to today's question: what game or games has reaffirmed life to you, has made life worth living, has improved your world?
Mine is a tie: getting a NES as a kid, which was mindblowing, I have to admit, and getting an original Xbox as an adult, both for Xmas from my parents. I can't remember if I asked for a NES or not, but we got one, and my little brother and I played the hell out of it. We got the Xbox as a total surprise... I wasn't even thinking about video games at that point in my life, having just moved back to the East coast from California. But, as fun as getting the NES was, the Xbox kind of re-ignited my love of the medium, especially with Halo, which my brother and I played together co-op for months afterward, beating the game over and over. I've subsequently gotten a PS2, a DS, and a Wii U for Xmas, but nothing beat getting the original NES and the original Xbox.
I'm sick -- bad cough, fever, chills, all that. So I haven't been working so hard on my projects as I haven't been up to it, but I did finally play some Tales of Zestiria. You know, as much as I wanted to play another Tales game, I had low expectations. But so far, I've been impressed. The story is more interesting than I thought it would be, and the graphics are better than I expected, and the music is really nice. I think this is going to be a nice experience.