IDEA FOR A VIDEO GAME
A Paper Mario-style RPG… wherein the princesses of two different kingdoms get word that the other princess needs to be rescued, and they simultaneously set out to rescue… each other.
Like how Paper Mario would switch between the viewpoints of Mario and Peach, this game would switch between the two princesses, culminating in the final chapter where it’s revealed they were tricked into being captured by…. another princess! Or something like that
I’d play the shit out of this.
That actually sounds really good. I’d love to see a game like that made!
My comic, Incongruous Gears, has been updated! Check it out!
Here we have Comic the 6th! Welcome!
So yeah, Infamous….sure was a game. As indicated here, I didn’t play it myself, but I watched it being played. These terrible, terrible jokes honestly wrote themselves. It really was that easy. And oh yes, Alex felt the pain, and he did surely suffer greatly.
I’m sure they will never regret my presence here.
[In case you’re not aware by chance, Infamous is a PS3 game in which your character, Cole McGrath, gains strong electricity-based powers, and can do things such as fire bolts, drain generators, and ride along powerlines and rails, as mentioned in the comic.]
Very little digital enhancing or edits on this page! I’m honestly pretty happy with it; it’s pretty clean, really, and I like how the line art flows, for the most part. What I will probably do with all the pages though is slightly adjust them so that they are easier to see, as I did here. That was it, really.
More next Tuesday!
Figma’s Armored Samus - Available for Pre-Order
(via: Super Punch)
THAT IS AWESOME. Check out the site for a Zero-Suit Samus, too! Purrrrrrrrrrr…. <3
Here’s a short-ish article about Xenogears, specifically in defense of the game’s infamous second disc. A lot of those who played it out-and-out hated the second disc, and thus, ruined most of their overall view of the game, period. This is because, *Le Gasp Magnifique* there was talking in the second disc, and a lot of it early on! Wow, you mean there’s an actual story in this game?? And it goes down pretty and deep and winding?? What kind of shit is this?!
The writer here defends the game though; “Some found this disjointing; I found it refreshing. After 50-something hours of the JRPG formula, it was nice to change things up a bit….a series of scenes that skipped all the gameplay in favor of talking heads and pictures. It was energizing, a much-needed triple espresso shot just when I was about to doze off and stop playing.”[emphasis added]
I don’t agree with the ‘about to doze off’ part; I never felt that way while playing. I do agree that I liked this change too, especially because I found the story so fascinating, and I was really invested in it. I wanted to keep going until the very end, so longer story segments here were okay with me. It may not be a format that’s best or appropriate for every game, no, although notice that games are becoming more ‘cinematic’ and have a lot more exposition now. For Xenogears, I thought this worked though.
I really do love Xenogears; it’s one of my favorite games ever, and I highly recommend it. Yeah, it has its faults, like needless leveling (as is common in a lot of JRPGs), and some of the hardest boss battles you’ll come across (my blood pressure rises at least a little bit every time I see or hear the name ‘Miyang’…Ah, there it goes now…). Still, I call it an overlooked classic. It’s on the Playstation Network now! Get it. Get it now, if you don’t have it. Do eeeeeeet.
Here’s another one for Best Buy’s Blooper Reel.™ This has been making the rounds for the past day or so, but a customer posted a picture of a sign at a Minnesota Best Buy, advertising Diablo III with the release day of February 1, and that the store was having a midnight opening for it.
Well, it’s not true. Blizzard officially commented that Best Buy’s more or less…just making it up, and that the real date will be announced in an official press release. A friend did point out to me that Blizzard didn’t officially deny this release day, which is true, but at this point, I’m going to assume that it’s not coming on the first. Maybe this was the release day at one point; I guess that’s possible, and I have no idea how long Best Buy has been running with this date.
That’s another thing; as of this writing, Best Buy’s own web site still lists the day as February 1. So this isn’t just a one-store flub! It really does make you wonder what’s wrong with Best Buy here. Are they….trying to lose more customers than they already are? Are they this desperate to just get pre-orders (which are up also on Best Buy, by the way)? Who knows…
The Minnesota store also reportedly did take their sign down, at least. Ha!