The Intrepid is pretty awesome with the jets on it and the mechanics of the aircraft carrier. If you're looking for cheap and a safe bet, the MET is good. You'll probably find something interesting there.
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@ArbitraryWater: Yes! So yes. To all those statements, yes! Tortoise riding the Skyrim in Might and Magic.
@crusader8463: Thanks for the luck! I'll take as much as I need, thank you ^_^
And I don't think, if he's not dependable for money, that you should get into a financial arrangement of any sort with him. That will likely benefit him and frustrate you in the end. Maybe even force you to sell some of you backlog. Think about that ouch factor.
@Claude: Skyrim has too many religions to have you be an additional one. I, for one, prefer to keep to the Hyrulian traditions and just chase cuccos all day.
I'm not one for New Year's Resolutions, so I haven't made an exception of this year. You know something? I'm sure you do! But what I mean is, I'm into thinking about what I'll probably do this new year and what I'm looking forward to, you know (you know!), instead of making promises that are easy to break.They're more simple, cleaner, and a week late.
So, without further ado and cliché...
I'll keep this brief.
Just graduated college, so I'm looking forward to getting a new job. I know, I know! The job market isn't exactly the friendliest right now, but I'm confident that I'll be able to find something with the experience that I have. Anything is better than the minimum wage jobs I've worked in the past...probably.
To coincide with this, I'm looking forward to moving out again. As much as I love my family, I will be a lot saner in a living facility that does not accompany them. And more free. Gotta love free stuff! Except...well, when you have to pay for it :(
Last in life itself, new friends! Sort of! I reunited with some of my high school/previous college's friends and have found excellent game compatriots in them, so I'm looking forward to spending more time wasting my free time on Apples to Apples, Catan, Egyptian Ratscrew (champion), and all sorts of other games with them this year.
Now, onto the part everyone loves
Clearly, not something expected to be written about on this site. Ever.
This past year, I haven't been keeping as close an eye on the gaming world as I would have liked to, and that's an awful shame. I know more about what's going on in the real world than the gaming world. I'm sure there's a good chunk of you ashamed of me right now, and for that, there's no apology big enough to give, so I'll just say you're welcome. You need someone to be ashamed of, and that someone might as well be stuffy ol' me.
End of digression.
2012 games that I'm looking forward to include:
- BioShock Infinite
The original BioShock is what prompted me to jump into an Xbox. That, and Sneak King (If you think I'm joking, you clearly do not know me very well). Both of the games are unique and give perspectives that I generally try to avoid: one of a drug enhanced deviant, and another of drug enhanced advertiser. With their powers combined, they give birth to BioShock Infinite! Or not really. That would be an interesting game wouldn't it?
So what was I talking about again? Oh right, Infinite.
I skipped out on the second one for the time being as while the multiplayer looks compelling, the story does not. And that's what's got me hooked onto this new one: story. The story, visuals, sound, and new home to similar, inevitable disaster. It's like the cake I've always dreamed of, or, you know (know), a good game. Probably.
- Mass Effect 3
I love the Mass Effect universe. There's no other reason I'd have bought all the DLC of the first game and gotten every last achievement had I not. Well, that's not entirely true, but I certainly would have never gone back to Antibaar with my Adept (no sniper from previous play either) on insanity for hours and hours had I not cared. I loved my renegade Shepard too much to just drop her at that point and made due, then went through the game a few additional times to see what else I missed. While I still haven't finished going through the entire second game yet, it's going to happen. And it will happen to the third one, as long as it takes after its brother and sister...and not their distant cousin.
- (Inevitable) Skyrim DLC
I am still playing this game weeks after I got it. Normally that'd just say that I'm busy and playing a few hours a week, but balls to that. I think most people understand the depth of Skyrim even better than I have come to learn. The closest games to Skyrim I've played previously are the Might and Magic games. Seriously. I borrowed Oblivion from the library once, but due to compute compatibility/fire issues, the depth was not meant to be. That's not to say I didn't love any of the Might and Magic games, oh that couldn't be less the case. But the customization of things to do is just not comparable at all. Back when Might and Magic VII and VIII were out, I was amazed of course, but the ability to switch warrior, mage, and thief skills on the fly is not something most games can or could do. That is what makes Skyrim so glorious (duh).
So continuing on DLC, I will soon need more excuses to keep playing it. Soon probably means another two weeks. In the next two weeks, I demand instant gratifying DLC. Make it so, Bethesda. I know you're working on it.
- New Kairosoft games
I am a sucker for cute, isometric, pixelated graphics attached to Japanese things. So I'm a sucker for Kairosoft games. I must be as I own all their English releases. I even got Grand Prix Story, something I didn't think I'd do since I'm rather opposed to things that make me think of NASCAR, but it happened. Chibi NASCAR minus scary rednecks chugging beer and wasting gasoline. That, is the NASCAR that is huggable, squeezable, and all around lovable. And complex apparently since I still haven't unlocked everything.
- Stupid, goofy games
Take a quick look at my wishlist. I'm not showing this off to get anyone ideas, but show what it is I truly appreciate in games: unique, quirky experiences. Good is almost a secondary factor in my decision of what to play. Almost. Let's take Sherlock Holmes vs. Jack the Ripper for example. While certainly not a great game by any means, how many other games have you slit the throat of pigs heads? Or depict Dr. Watson as a deceased hooker for research purposes? Not as many as there should be, and while these factors do not make a game great, they do make them worth playing if just for those WTF moments. They're worth playing to me, at least. It's what makes games so wonderful at times. I look forward to more WTFery this year.
And that's it! Disappointed? Too fucking bad! Here's a video of a cat riding a turtle. Have a happy 2012!
Just adding something regarding the Wire for the people who don't know more about it: it's considered a great show for it's writing, but it's not just because of the writing being plain good. It was clearly thought out for every single season ahead of time and gives no favorites to characters. Certainly the characters on the show are developed extremely well, but they are knocked off when least expected just to prove points in it's systemic analysis of a show. It's deeper than most shows could possibly conceive.
Well, since the fees for service did go up and I've only been using live recently for Netflix streaming, I can't say that I'm alright with the change in terms, but it will at least not directly effect me as of this moment.
Apologies for the thick paragraph. Did do line breaks, but I suppose because I was posting from my iPad and the editor is different for that, it came out in this chunk. Again, apologies for those that find the wall of text offensive. Will edit it once I'm home for the betterment of your eyes.
I've been studying television and film through college and decided that I want to extend that to video game critique as well since that's a medium I'm more familiar with. However, when it comes to finding literature on the topic, I'm sort of hitting a wall (hence the topic). What I'm looking for are objective critiques on games in general or specific that are done more so in a professional manner (ie not written in a style using "you" or "I" and incorporates research). Like I said, hitting a wall here. Most literature tends to cover whether games are bad or not, which is not what I'm going for. I'm looking for something deeper than that. I thought that I might've been on the right track with the philosophy book on the Legend of Zelda, but even that seems a little less professional than what I'm looking for (though is definitely a start). If you'd like an equivalent to what I'm looking for, one book that covers the show Twin Peaks that fits the ideal criteria is Full of Secrets. It's compiled essays examining the show from different perspectives. I hope that wasn't too convoluted an explanation and hope that someone will be able to help me out here.
@fpsmadpaul: Excellent. I got use to it eventually, but the original getting use to was a pain in the butt. Kinda wish there was slingshot in the GTA games :/
@sungahymn: Then I'm proud to say that I just beat it yesterday :)
@Tebbit: Well, of course it did. It wasn't armed.
@Still_I_Cry You're never going to finish a game until you pick up that controller or mouse. I guess you really don't pick up a mouse unless you're getting rather angry with it or it's snagging on something, but the motivational phrase doesn't work as well if I say "You're never going to finish a game until you pick up that controller or swoosh that mouse." Here's to finish all that's worth finishing!
@JCTango I know a lot of people hate on it, but Mass Effect is totally worth playing through at least once. For me, I played out of obsession. I haven't truly loved a series like it in a long time...but that's probably part of the reason why I'm avoiding finishing Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts and Bolts.
@fpsmadpaul I was going to get into it in a different post, but I'll just say that Bully is my first really go at a Rockstar game. Not sure if it was the best to start with, but it's definitely an interesting choice. Do all the GTA games have the same control scheme as Bully does, more or less?