Title: Of buying what you don't need and impressing women
Posted: October 14, 2005 (09:00 AM)
Today I had the chance to splash out with cash I don't have and buy something I didn't need... Densha de GO! for the PSP.
It's odd buying a game like that. The way the sales staff look you up and down, trying to determine if you're some sort of lunatic, train freak, or simply a dumb gaijin not sure of what he's buying. Sheepishly I handed over my cash to the cute Japanese woman who always seems to be looking my way, and secretly I prayed she wasn't mentally crossing me off her list of potential mates. If I had at least bought porn there could have been a chance, no matter how small, that she was interested in my taste.
Instead, I settled for a train simulater.
At anyrate, having got home from work I had the chance to check out my purchase. None too surprisingly, Taito have moved away from the full motion video last featured in the PSP's other train sim, opting for a rendered Tokyo-scape, complete with insane pop up. Not that you'd notice of course, as you're too busy looking at the various dials, checking your speed as it relates to the section of track you're on, the distance to the next station, and the number of G's you're exposing your passengers to.
Honestly, and I know you probably don't believe me, Desnha de GO!'s pretty good fun, albeit in an anal, I like to watch numbers kind of way. I doubt it'll ever give me the rush of Burnout Legends, or the sweaty palms of Guilty Gear XX # Reload, but all things considered, I'm glad I bought it.
Or I will be once I know that she's still checking me out. I'd ask for her name one day, but knowing my luck, the Mrs will hear about it.
Fukuoka is too small for it's own damn good sometimes...
Title: No nametags?
Posted: October 14, 2005 (10:05 AM)
She works at a store. A store! Why doesn't she have a a nametag or something? Er... yeah. Train simulators. You do seem to like them a lot...
Posted: October 14, 2005 (10:43 AM)
Oh she has a name badge alright. The problem with Kanji however, is that there's some 2,000+ characters to learn, and I'm no where near fluent with all of them yet.
Personally I blame the Chinese for that...
Posted: October 14, 2005 (01:53 PM)
Train simulators? I always figured you for a mail-man simulator sort of guy. Hm.
Posted: October 14, 2005 (01:59 PM)
I always wanted to try a train simulator but never got round to it.
Posted: October 14, 2005 (02:32 PM)
I do believe I speak for... well, myself at least, when I say that you should hit that shit.
Posted: October 14, 2005 (02:44 PM)
Well said, boob. Well said.
Title: train sim?
Posted: October 16, 2005 (05:26 PM)
wtf lol a tran sim... sounds like something i dont want
Posted: October 16, 2005 (06:39 PM)
You should ask her if she wants to play with your train.
Posted: October 16, 2005 (10:56 PM)
Vroom...... vroom? What the fuck?
Posted: October 17, 2005 (01:38 AM)
Title: Perfect pick-up line.
Posted: October 17, 2005 (09:27 AM)
"Hey baby, you wanna ride my densha all the way to Tokyo?!"
She'll be like: "HA HA! HA HA! Funny Gaijin! HA HA! HA HA!"
Posted: October 23, 2005 (07:05 AM)
still... a train sim?!
Posted: October 24, 2005 (07:55 PM)
Don't dismiss what you don't understand. Train sims though incredibly geeky are very technical and require deft skill and an eye for detail. It's a very involving genre :)
Posted: October 25, 2005 (04:53 PM)
Posted: November 02, 2005 (08:50 AM)
Do you tell yourself that when you play to avoid feeling like a nerd?
Posted: November 05, 2005 (06:57 AM)
Well, it's better than speaking out of ignorance eh.
Posted: November 06, 2005 (12:16 PM)
Posted: November 26, 2005 (02:16 AM)
Though I haven't played one, I would imagine Train Sims have the same principal of model trains and that kind of thing has no following whatsoever... *Coughs.*
Posted: November 29, 2005 (06:22 PM)
I enjoyed your review on the game man. Nicely done.
Posted: August 23, 2007 (12:33 PM)