|Forgotten No More|
Some time ago now, I abandoned traditional writing apps like Word and now do most of my work directly into Google Drive, which has most of the same tools, lets me access it from anywhere and hard saves my work because I have an annoying habit of losing it to rebellious PCs and my inability to save stuff correctly. It's worked out pretty well for me, but it does have a darkside; every now and then, I'll find something that I started working on many moons ago that I had abandoned or forgotten. Sometimes, I have zero reason for this. The best example I have is for a review I wrote for a game called Residue. It was made by a little indie dev who made an interesting little horror game previously, so I picked this up more or less on day 1, promptly wrote a review and then forgot it existed for four years.
I have a lot of stuff like, some I have reasons for abandoning, some I can only guess at. In an effort to make some use of it, I'm going to start throwing them up here on the blog. Some of it is worthless now, but maybe picking through all this will help me find some stuff worth finishing. Time will tell.
This time around was an attempt to get back into writing about Silent Hill. It's not really a secret that I'm a huge fan of the series and followed it down the rabbit hole into mediocrity, then kept going as each new game become progressively worse and worse. I got to Downpour and the review I wrote on that was mammoth, because I not only talk about how god awful that is, but this strange journey I've taken since the PSX original and the lengths I've gone to so as to play some of the more obscure stuff the series spat out. Like a light gun arcade game. Or a choose-your-own-adventure remake of the original on the GBA. Or the myriad of mobile games. I had vague plans to cover them all, but Downpour killed the series for me; if Konmai didn't care, why should I? And then I replayed Origin, quite randomly, to check if my PSP still worked (It did then; it doesn't now -- check your batteries, PSP owners; sometimes they bloat and become unusable!) I knew it was a good game when I played it back when, and it's still a good game now. So I decided to break my vow of silence on the series and write the review.
Only, I think I took a the wrong angle. I doubt many people care about the behind the scenes stuff, but I do, and so that's what I started writing about. By the time I decided no one but me would care, I was too deep and shelved the review. I doubt I'll ever go back. This is what I had:
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