Sep. 18th, 2007

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I have a couple of borrowed games here, one of them being Shadow of the Colossus. Yes, I’m just now playing it, shut up.


There’s not much to spoil here yet (I’ve beaten the first two), so I’m not going to bother cutting. MY THOUGHTS ON COLOSSUSUSUSES, LET ME SHOW YOU THEM


Excuse me.


1. I came to this game knowing nothing more than what friends and Penny Arcade told me about it, that being: climb on giant things, find their glowy magical weak spots, and stab the shit out of them. Which is pretty much what you do.


2. Pretty. Oh god. Pretty game. The world is gorgeous and huge.


3. I can’t help it. I keep thinking about that Penny Arcade strip and busting out in giggles during the Colossus fights.


4. #1 was stupidly difficult for me just because I did not yet have the hang of this “grab and jump and climb and grab and climb” thing. I could see where I needed to go. I JUST COULDN’T HANG ON LONG ENOUGH AND KEPT GETTING STEPPED ON.


4a. So to blow off steam (and heal), I climbed up onto a rock and shot arrows at its ass from a safe distance until my health came back a few times.


4b. Finally, FINALLY, I hung on and climbed and jumped and grabbed and climbed some more and arrived at the stupid magical glowy weak spot. STABSTABSTAB.


5. I love the horse. I know I’m not the only person here who keeps calling the horse “Artax.”


6. Hmm. Okay, here’s the cave where #2’s supposed to be, do I go in there, how do I JESUS CHRIST ARTAX RUN


6a. I tried parking Artax up on the path where #2 would not squish him. Stupid horse kept following me back down. OKAY FINE DON’T BLAME ME WHEN HE STEPS ON YOU.


6b. Okay, where’s the glowy spot I hit to slow it down so I can crawl around on it and find the big glowy spot? … … …ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME


6c. Shoot glowy spot on the bottom of one foot. Now what?


6d. Aha! Grab leg hair, climb up.


6e. Fall off.


6f. Repeat three or four times.


6g. Finally inch my way around to next magical glowy weak spot. Stab #2 in ass several times. Giggle.


6h. Ass weak spot disappears. Oh hell. Inch my way to #2’s forehead. As expected, find magical glowy weak spot. STABSTABSTA–


6i. Get shaken off with about one good stab’s worth of life left in #2. Cry.


6j. Shoot. Climb. Inch. Hang on. Rest. Climb. Run. OH SHIT HANG ON. Inch. Inch. RUN. Inch. STABBITY. Mission accomplished!


Originally published at Fanbrain Droppings. You can comment here or there.

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I have a couple of borrowed games here, one of them being Shadow of the Colossus. Yes, I’m just now playing it, shut up.

There’s not much to spoil here yet (I’ve beaten the first two), so I’m not going to bother cutting. MY THOUGHTS ON COLOSSUSUSUSES, LET ME SHOW YOU THEM

Excuse me.

1. I came to this game knowing nothing more than what friends and Penny Arcade told me about it, that being: climb on giant things, find their glowy magical weak spots, and stab the shit out of them. Which is pretty much what you do.

2. Pretty. Oh god. Pretty game. The world is gorgeous and huge.

3. I can’t help it. I keep thinking about that Penny Arcade strip and busting out in giggles during the Colossus fights.

4. #1 was stupidly difficult for me just because I did not yet have the hang of this “grab and jump and climb and grab and climb” thing. I could see where I needed to go. I JUST COULDN’T HANG ON LONG ENOUGH AND KEPT GETTING STEPPED ON.

4a. So to blow off steam (and heal), I climbed up onto a rock and shot arrows at its ass from a safe distance until my health came back a few times.

4b. Finally, FINALLY, I hung on and climbed and jumped and grabbed and climbed some more and arrived at the stupid magical glowy weak spot. STABSTABSTAB.

5. I love the horse. I know I’m not the only person here who keeps calling the horse “Artax.”

6. Hmm. Okay, here’s the cave where #2’s supposed to be, do I go in there, how do I JESUS CHRIST ARTAX RUN

6a. I tried parking Artax up on the path where #2 would not squish him. Stupid horse kept following me back down. OKAY FINE DON’T BLAME ME WHEN HE STEPS ON YOU.

6b. Okay, where’s the glowy spot I hit to slow it down so I can crawl around on it and find the big glowy spot? … … …ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME

6c. Shoot glowy spot on the bottom of one foot. Now what?

6d. Aha! Grab leg hair, climb up.

6e. Fall off.

6f. Repeat three or four times.

6g. Finally inch my way around to next magical glowy weak spot. Stab #2 in ass several times. Giggle.

6h. Ass weak spot disappears. Oh hell. Inch my way to #2’s forehead. As expected, find magical glowy weak spot. STABSTABSTA–

6i. Get shaken off with about one good stab’s worth of life left in #2. Cry.

6j. Shoot. Climb. Inch. Hang on. Rest. Climb. Run. OH SHIT HANG ON. Inch. Inch. RUN. Inch. STABBITY. Mission accomplished!

Originally published at Fanbrain Droppings. You can comment here or there.

Originally published at Fanbrain Droppings. You can comment here or there.

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During my vacation, I hauled some old games and stuff to Gamestop and traded them in for Resident Evil 4.

Spoiler level: have just met up with Luis again in the House of a Bazillion Not-Zombies.

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During my vacation, I hauled some old games and stuff to Gamestop and traded them in for Resident Evil 4.

Spoiler level: have just met up with Luis again in the House of a Bazillion Not-Zombies.

1. I have not yet been genuinely frightened by this game. Creeped out a bit, yes. Made to go “Eww!” a couple of times, yes. Scared, not in the least.

2. I do like me some Leon, though. And boy, he’s kind of catty, ain’t he?

3. Some of the random Spanish makes me snicker a bit. “Mierda!” Heh. …and of course, thanks to certain friends, “cogelo! cogelo!”

3a. For some reason, I was thinking “la campana” didn’t sound right; I was sure there was a “ñ” in there. I had to consult, of all things, my Loteria shower curtain. La Araña: ñ. La Campana: no ñ. Never mind, carry on.

4. The lake monster fight was pretty awesome.

5. Oh hey, I can kill and eat fish in the water.

6. Rifle + scope = ♥

7. Shooting blue medallions is fun. Do you get anything good for shooting all of them out, or just the special gun you get for ten of them?

8. Knocking ladders down while not-zombies are climbing on them is fun.

9. Shooting dynamite-throwers in the kneecaps and watching them blow themselves up is lots of fun!

10. Getting caught by chainsaw dude due to stupidity: not so fun. :(

11. Christ, tell me I don’t have to drag Ashley around for the rest of the game. Tell me the promised chopper will arrive, I can put her ass on it, and get on with my life.

12. I am ashamed to admit that El Gigante or whatever they called the huge critter killed me four times before I figured out that I had to climb up on its back and STAB the freaky alien symbiote thing. hur.

13. Speaking of the alien symbiote things, the first time one popped out of someone’s neck was a definite “EWW!” moment.

Originally published at Fanbrain Droppings. You can comment here or there.

Originally published at Fanbrain Droppings. You can comment here or there.

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