Oh hey! Didn't see you there. [SSC19]

The first time I played through Silent Hill: Shattered Memories it was not exactly my favorite experience. It seems that everywhere I was going women just seemed to be hating me left and right. I'm sure it would have been wonderful to read the assessment of my psyche and we could finally get to the bottom of the opposite sex's out-right hatred for me.
 
But then the game fucked up...
 
 I'M CALLING THE HOSPITAL BECAUSE I HAVE A HEART ATTACK!
Around the home stretch I passed through a door and I glitched out, falling through the ground, forever falling through darkness, sinking further and further from the game itself. I was screwed. Still, with the ability to move around and check my phone, but no chance in hell of getting back up. Naturally that's when I restart from the last time I saved.
 
Considering the way this game has been playing out, I can't remember the last time I actually stopped and saved my game. In these situations you can only hope for the best and Load!
 
I didn't have a saved game though. So 5 hours of playing the game all disappeared and I found myself at the very beginning, for the second time. I felt distraught, defeated... I turned the game off and Dwelled on what might have been the end of my experience. I knew if I were to play it again, it just wouldn't be the same.
 
I vowed I would play the game again, after everything about it was lost in my mind. I could enjoy it again for the first time.
 
A year and some later, It's not like I forgot about things completely. I still knew what to do, what to look for. It was definitely a completely different experience from what I remember. I essentially was critical pathing it, only looked at things that I thought were necessary. It's funny how a lot less you get out of the game when you don't stop and smell the roses. Hell, even by not looking at anything sexy has made all of the females in this game rather boring.
 
Oh hello, I'm the worst part of this game.
Maybe I did it wrong, it breaks the illusion of the game a bit when you don't really participate in the things that it's about. As well as there being a lot of phone and text messages that I missed out on. You know, it feels like I didn't get as complete of an experience than I did when I never got to complete the game the first time. But, I looked at it this way: The game is supposedly analyzing my moves to determine what kind of person I am. So I felt like I might as well play the game, truthful to how I would be in these situations. It was a lot of just getting through and not stopping to look at all the pretty decorations on the wall. It makes me seem boring as a person, thinking about it..
 
You know, I really ought to do myself some justice. I should play through again, A THIRD TIME, this time being distracted, and veering, and all that.... maybe the memory of my first play through is enough to haunt me.
 

Let me tell you a story about a man named Vidiot.

I've come to terms with this, I've given it some thought. Vidiot comes across as a bag of wind, because he types a lot. But a lot of what he types is actually really good, informative, thoughtful. I laugh, I cry, I giggle, I fart. He's one of my favorite people on the TL;DL podcast especially when he gets to talking, then that means I don't have to do any talking. I can just sit back and listen to his beautiful voice. 
 
What I'm saying is, I decided I was going to blurb a little bit about Viddles. Because this is filler, and I couldn't think of any better of an Ego to inflate. So let's all follow Vidiot, be his friend, take him out to dinner, read his blogs. Know that our tomorrows will always be better with a man like that.
 
 
/cough 

So L.A. Noire was a thing, and I have to admit RIGHT OFF THE BAT that I haven't actually played it for myself yet. My Roommate has been doing a lot of the driving, so I just sat on the couch with my fruit juice and chippies and watched it all play out.

 
I spent the entire time not liking Cole at all. He's a hard character to like, his personality felt so insincere to me, maybe it was all that constant blinking, maybe it was the occasional yelling at the people he's interviewing, Maybe it's the major plot points that just totally switched around what kind of person he was actually supposed to be.
 
Somebody is going to have to explain this guy to me. No I'm serious. Someone spell out for me a compelling case of why Cole Phelps should be a good character! CLASS, I DEMAND ESSAYS!
 
That's all I have to say about that chapter.


OTHER THINGS:

  • eShop is probably my favourite shop. The virtual console of old Gameboy games tickles my fancy in such a way that I need to buy these games, even if I already own them in some form.
  • RE: Mercs 3D will be acquired this week (I'm hoping) but judging by popular opinion, I'll be the only one picking it up. Oh well, fun for me! /dance
  • I've been waiting for eternity to be able to write a big amazing blog on screened.com, but I don't know if it'll ever happen... AUGHHH maybe I should just be an animator for the rest of my life : /


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Posted by bonbolapti
The first time I played through Silent Hill: Shattered Memories it was not exactly my favorite experience. It seems that everywhere I was going women just seemed to be hating me left and right. I'm sure it would have been wonderful to read the assessment of my psyche and we could finally get to the bottom of the opposite sex's out-right hatred for me.
 
But then the game fucked up...
 
 I'M CALLING THE HOSPITAL BECAUSE I HAVE A HEART ATTACK!
Around the home stretch I passed through a door and I glitched out, falling through the ground, forever falling through darkness, sinking further and further from the game itself. I was screwed. Still, with the ability to move around and check my phone, but no chance in hell of getting back up. Naturally that's when I restart from the last time I saved.
 
Considering the way this game has been playing out, I can't remember the last time I actually stopped and saved my game. In these situations you can only hope for the best and Load!
 
I didn't have a saved game though. So 5 hours of playing the game all disappeared and I found myself at the very beginning, for the second time. I felt distraught, defeated... I turned the game off and Dwelled on what might have been the end of my experience. I knew if I were to play it again, it just wouldn't be the same.
 
I vowed I would play the game again, after everything about it was lost in my mind. I could enjoy it again for the first time.
 
A year and some later, It's not like I forgot about things completely. I still knew what to do, what to look for. It was definitely a completely different experience from what I remember. I essentially was critical pathing it, only looked at things that I thought were necessary. It's funny how a lot less you get out of the game when you don't stop and smell the roses. Hell, even by not looking at anything sexy has made all of the females in this game rather boring.
 
Oh hello, I'm the worst part of this game.
Maybe I did it wrong, it breaks the illusion of the game a bit when you don't really participate in the things that it's about. As well as there being a lot of phone and text messages that I missed out on. You know, it feels like I didn't get as complete of an experience than I did when I never got to complete the game the first time. But, I looked at it this way: The game is supposedly analyzing my moves to determine what kind of person I am. So I felt like I might as well play the game, truthful to how I would be in these situations. It was a lot of just getting through and not stopping to look at all the pretty decorations on the wall. It makes me seem boring as a person, thinking about it..
 
You know, I really ought to do myself some justice. I should play through again, A THIRD TIME, this time being distracted, and veering, and all that.... maybe the memory of my first play through is enough to haunt me.
 

Let me tell you a story about a man named Vidiot.

I've come to terms with this, I've given it some thought. Vidiot comes across as a bag of wind, because he types a lot. But a lot of what he types is actually really good, informative, thoughtful. I laugh, I cry, I giggle, I fart. He's one of my favorite people on the TL;DL podcast especially when he gets to talking, then that means I don't have to do any talking. I can just sit back and listen to his beautiful voice. 
 
What I'm saying is, I decided I was going to blurb a little bit about Viddles. Because this is filler, and I couldn't think of any better of an Ego to inflate. So let's all follow Vidiot, be his friend, take him out to dinner, read his blogs. Know that our tomorrows will always be better with a man like that.
 
 
/cough 

So L.A. Noire was a thing, and I have to admit RIGHT OFF THE BAT that I haven't actually played it for myself yet. My Roommate has been doing a lot of the driving, so I just sat on the couch with my fruit juice and chippies and watched it all play out.

 
I spent the entire time not liking Cole at all. He's a hard character to like, his personality felt so insincere to me, maybe it was all that constant blinking, maybe it was the occasional yelling at the people he's interviewing, Maybe it's the major plot points that just totally switched around what kind of person he was actually supposed to be.
 
Somebody is going to have to explain this guy to me. No I'm serious. Someone spell out for me a compelling case of why Cole Phelps should be a good character! CLASS, I DEMAND ESSAYS!
 
That's all I have to say about that chapter.


OTHER THINGS:

  • eShop is probably my favourite shop. The virtual console of old Gameboy games tickles my fancy in such a way that I need to buy these games, even if I already own them in some form.
  • RE: Mercs 3D will be acquired this week (I'm hoping) but judging by popular opinion, I'll be the only one picking it up. Oh well, fun for me! /dance
  • I've been waiting for eternity to be able to write a big amazing blog on screened.com, but I don't know if it'll ever happen... AUGHHH maybe I should just be an animator for the rest of my life : /


Posted by PixelPrinny

Ohh do I sense a love triangle forming? Will Cat get jealous? Stay tuned when we find out in next weeks episode! 

Posted by CaptainCody

@PixelPrinny
@bonbolapti: 
I don't even know what podcast you guys are talking about!

Posted by Halberdierv2

hey Vid, It seems you have a fan...

Posted by bonbolapti
@PixelPrinny: spoilers: In the end, nobody gets anyone.
 
@CaptainCody: TL;DL is the podcast we do, it was also one of my last blog posts, look it up son! :P
 
@Halberdierv2: if only I meant a single word|
Edited by vidiot

I think this was probably the most strangest, most intricate, backwards compliment(?) I have ever received.  
Thanks(????) Bon! 
The real question now of course is, who is buying me dinner?
 
....
<_<
>_>
Fine! Don't volunteer! That's cool too!

Although personally, between you and me, I'm not a fan, of this "Vidiot" individual.
 
Cole Phelps is a very divisive character, but that's actually to Team Bondi's credit and their writers. He's a deliberate character, and it's hard explaining why unless I spoil portions of the end-game, so I will attempt to be as vague as possible.

I actually enjoyed his character, up until the Vice Case where there is a pretty huge plot-twist. The more that I think about it, the more I realize that I initially liked him as a one-dimensional character though: A strong contrast to the endless systemic corruption that surrounded him. 
Reading comments online that dealt with the Vice case plot-twist, many proclaimed that it was out-of-character for Cole to exhibit such behavior. This implies that we had a good grasp with the character of Cole, which we obviously didn't. We simply assumed his motivation for being a great detective was more of an environmental back-lash, or an idealist venture after surviving the war: Neither of which are really true. When the real motivation is exposed near the end, it reflects heavily on previous portions of the story. His redemption and "triumph" near the end might be rushed, but it organically makes sense with his persona and character-arch. 

Posted by DriveupLife

Oh hey didn't see you there, guess what I just did? Had sex, undressed, saw her boobies and the rest! - lonely island

Posted by bonbolapti
@vidiot: I wanted to come off completely and utterly hetero.   In terms of Phelps, I think you pinpointed exactly when he became unlikeable. So to be honest, it's a relief when the other guy shows up. but then Cole just gets weirder and weirder. 
Edited by CommodoreGroovy

Oh I see how it is now! Vidiot gets an article in your blog, and I don't even get one mention. This is unfair treatment that violates the relationship that we have shared for the past year (no homo). I deserve to be reciprocated in a full amount that is equal to the amount Vidiot received (no homo). Failure to comply to these terms will result in termination of any or future connections we may share (once again no homo). 

Posted by Claude

It looks pretty, but the substance is less desirable. You played it wrong, comes to mind when dealing with Shattered Memories.

Posted by bonbolapti
@CommodoreGroovy: alright, well then I guess I'll have to write you a backhanded compliment too :P
 
@Claude: haha, yeah. perhaps next time I'll have to be a little more truthful to the game.