May cancel and put the $400 on the new iPad - I use the iPad 3 everyday so that's really where my gaming habits have gone to.
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I've failed my year walk. I brought light to a tunnel's dark womb, and unknowingly gazed upon symbols that would soon consume me. I saw visions of arrows at the dermal stone, but suddenly I was lost and never felt so alone. Now deep in the woods my cold body lays still, silently blanketed by the unrelenting chill. Soon another year walker will happen upon my poor soul, and lay me to rest in the arms of a well-dressed steed, awaiting my arrival in a brook that bleeds.
Good article and answers a lot of questions about the backstory. He does still leave a lot open for interpretation as to the why this is takening place and that is very cool. It sounds like they took thier financial and resource (people) challenges on this project and transformed it into a strength. Thier making of journey was wrapped into the actual finished product, very, very deep. My take on the why is a Jesus allegory, the god like creatures or ancenstors, send one of thier own back to the planet to restore it, save it. You start off with no knowledge (child like) aimlessly wandering through the desert. You are slowly educated on the past and given powers along the way. Once you have reached your full potential you are then told the entirity of the sad story of the past and why the present is now in ruins. You are then told that you must sacrifice for the greater good. Your companions (or disciples?) help you along the way and support you until the very end. Your sacrifice is then blessed by the ancestor god like beings and order is restored to the planet. Once you have ascended to the final phase of existence as pure energy then the game is over. But wait, as the credits roll and you view the planet - time is rolled back and the journey begins again. Elegant, simple, powerful, this game is truly the sum of its parts and so much more.