I write about video games and horror-related items. Also, I wear a hat.
The last few games I've played--Folklore, Lost Planet, and White Knight Chronicles--all have one annoying thing in common: falling down.
I'm not sure why developers choose to do this, but I've played many action titles where enemies constantly knock your characters off his feet. You'd think he'd leap back up or rise quickly so the pace doesn't drop, but nooooooo... He has to lay there for eons pondering the meaning of life, then slowly collect himelf, and finally make an agonizing ascent to his feet. Two seconds later, you're back on the ground and the process begins anew. Some games are even so cheap as to repeat this process until you expire.
Merry Christmas, ladies and gentlemen!
Now that I've met my quota of one act of well-wishing per year, I'm going to torture you with awful music.
Well, finances are officially in the crapper. Bills are getting paid and the only debts we have are quite small (credit card bill for me, and less than $200 from my wife's hospital visit). Thankfully my insurance covers maternity stays 100%, so we don't have to worry about that. Still, it's apparent now more than ever that I need a second job.
As such, my reviewing time will decrease, maybe even disappear. I really hope not, because I'd like to continue both as an HG contributor and as a freelancer. I'm hoping for something that pays decently.
Taking a week off from reviewing, but will jump back in some time next week. In the meantime, I'd like to blather about two games:
Oh, where have you been all my life? You've kicked my teeth in, ripped off my scalp, stabbed me in the groin, and did that one other painful thing. But I still keep coming back to you! Demon's Souls is pretty addictive so far. The first time I died and had to start over, I nearly tossed the game out the window. Instead, I started over (and over) until I felt more at home. Getting used to the game's mechanics and face-crushing difficulty helped.
Warning: a bit graphic
I need to let my brain rest. I've been pushing myself all week to get these reviews out, and my brain has finally said, "Enough already!" I wanted to cover Frankenstein: The Monster Returns and Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, but there's always later. I still plan to drop a review on Halloween, though.