Get Bent: Chronicles // 4-28-12


 Your childhood has been ruined. Blame DeviantArt on that one.
 
 
Yo, Giant Bomb! It's been quite a little bit since I've last blogged, and I played some games! And now I'm gonna write about them! 
 

Jak and Daxter

I've had the HD version of Jak and Daxter sitting in my hard drive for a while now, about three months.  I basically had no plans for the weekend, so I decided to play more of it since it's been a while. I made some progress Friday night, and then this morning I woke up pretty early in the morning and finished it. That game's really fun! I Although it's simple, it can get kind of challenging towards the end, well, for me at least. Maybe I just suck at video games. Either way, Jak and Daxter was really fun, and another thing I liked about it was the world. It has a nice variety of locations, and though it's an old game, it's still looks alright. If I ever go back to Jak and Daxter, it wouldn't be to collect everything and get 100% completion, it would be to explore the world. Playing this makes me miss these kinds of games, and if you do like platformers and for some reason you haven't played Jak and Daxter yet, I highly recommend you do. Now that I have beaten this, I shall move on to Jak II eventually. I actually remembered playing Jak II a lot when I was a kid, and not the original Jak and Daxter, which I guess is kind of backwards. But whatever, it is what it is, and I can't wait to jump back into the Haven City. 
 

Rayman: Origins

After I finished Jak and Daxter, I did my Chemistry homework, helped take out the garbage, and then played some Rayman: Origins. I didn't complete it yet, but I plan on doing that in the next few weeks. I think I'm in the second to last "world" so it shouldn't take too long. That game is also great; I just love how it looks and the music is great and it has a good sense a humor...something I wouldn't say Jak and Daxter has, necessarily. The pacing is really well done, and although the game is pretty hard, I still have a lot of fun with it, even if I rage quit from time to time. 
 

Things Other Than Games

 Prom

  I'm going to the prom with my girlfriend, which is next week! I'm actually pretty excited, it should be a fun time. I don't know why so many people take it so seriously though...it's just a dance. Sure, you have to dress up and all that other stuff, but I actually kinda like doing that. I like looking fancy. Also, I'm just a sophomore. My girlfriend's a junior, so lucky me, I get to go an extra year. I know you all don't care if I post pictures, but I will anyway.
 

Chili Cook Off

 The Chili Cook Off is in two weeks! I'm extremely excited to see Cake, I've been listening to them pretty much non-stop recently! Words cannot express my excitement! 
  
  
  
That's all for now, duders! Until next time!
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Posted by MetalGearSunny

 Your childhood has been ruined. Blame DeviantArt on that one.
 
 
Yo, Giant Bomb! It's been quite a little bit since I've last blogged, and I played some games! And now I'm gonna write about them! 
 

Jak and Daxter

I've had the HD version of Jak and Daxter sitting in my hard drive for a while now, about three months.  I basically had no plans for the weekend, so I decided to play more of it since it's been a while. I made some progress Friday night, and then this morning I woke up pretty early in the morning and finished it. That game's really fun! I Although it's simple, it can get kind of challenging towards the end, well, for me at least. Maybe I just suck at video games. Either way, Jak and Daxter was really fun, and another thing I liked about it was the world. It has a nice variety of locations, and though it's an old game, it's still looks alright. If I ever go back to Jak and Daxter, it wouldn't be to collect everything and get 100% completion, it would be to explore the world. Playing this makes me miss these kinds of games, and if you do like platformers and for some reason you haven't played Jak and Daxter yet, I highly recommend you do. Now that I have beaten this, I shall move on to Jak II eventually. I actually remembered playing Jak II a lot when I was a kid, and not the original Jak and Daxter, which I guess is kind of backwards. But whatever, it is what it is, and I can't wait to jump back into the Haven City. 
 

Rayman: Origins

After I finished Jak and Daxter, I did my Chemistry homework, helped take out the garbage, and then played some Rayman: Origins. I didn't complete it yet, but I plan on doing that in the next few weeks. I think I'm in the second to last "world" so it shouldn't take too long. That game is also great; I just love how it looks and the music is great and it has a good sense a humor...something I wouldn't say Jak and Daxter has, necessarily. The pacing is really well done, and although the game is pretty hard, I still have a lot of fun with it, even if I rage quit from time to time. 
 

Things Other Than Games

 Prom

  I'm going to the prom with my girlfriend, which is next week! I'm actually pretty excited, it should be a fun time. I don't know why so many people take it so seriously though...it's just a dance. Sure, you have to dress up and all that other stuff, but I actually kinda like doing that. I like looking fancy. Also, I'm just a sophomore. My girlfriend's a junior, so lucky me, I get to go an extra year. I know you all don't care if I post pictures, but I will anyway.
 

Chili Cook Off

 The Chili Cook Off is in two weeks! I'm extremely excited to see Cake, I've been listening to them pretty much non-stop recently! Words cannot express my excitement! 
  
  
  
That's all for now, duders! Until next time!
Posted by MetalGearSunny
@TheKittenMaster said:

DeviantArt has ruined many, many childhoods.

Indeed it has.
Posted by Baillie
@Metal_Gear_Sunny: Damn it, I thought we had got rid of you!
Posted by dankempster

Jak and Daxter is very much a product of its time. It really captures that period of transition between generations, borrowing heavily from the likes of Spyro the Dragon and Banjo-Kazooie (lots of collectibles, themed 'levels', challenges to complete), while also seeking to push the established formulae into new territory (a seamless world with no load times and the graphical improvements being the two examples that spring immediately to mind). Jak II and Jak 3 went for a rather different, GTA-inspired approach with their open worlds, multi-part missions and gun-based combat. While I really love the sequels, there's something magic and wholly unique about the original Jak and Daxter. It's the kind of game you never really see any more, which is a shame. It's good to hear it's still fun and holds up well ten years on. Have fun with the sequel when you get around to it, and enjoy your prom :)

Posted by AjayRaz

@TheKittenMaster said:

DeviantArt has ruined many, many childhoods.

DeviantArt ruined my life. i read that if you search "[your name] The Hedgehog" on deviantart, you will most likely find something.

i found this. i felt, and continue to feel violated. it's like i live a separate life as a hedgehog that i never even knew

Posted by Little_Socrates

Rayman is a bit deceptive in its length, sending you through a second half of each of its worlds. So you may only been halfway through. It's still great, though.

Posted by MetalGearSunny
@Baillie said:
@Metal_Gear_Sunny: Damn it, I thought we had got rid of you!
What is that supposed to mean? D: 
 
@dankempster: I agree. And thanks! 
 
@AjayRaz said:

@TheKittenMaster said:

DeviantArt has ruined many, many childhoods.

DeviantArt ruined my life. i read that if you search "[your name] The Hedgehog" on deviantart, you will most likely find something.

i found this. i felt, and continue to feel violated. it's like i live a separate life as a hedgehog that i never even knew

This is what came up. XD 
 
@Little_Socrates said:

Rayman is a bit deceptive in its length, sending you through a second half of each of its worlds. So you may only been halfway through. It's still great, though.

Ah, well, it's good that it's not almost over!
Posted by AjayRaz

@Metal_Gear_Sunny: my goodness. my vision of you is forever tainted

Posted by ESREVER

Oh man, I do love me some Cake. I haven't checked out their latest album yet though... Lemme know how they do live, that sounds awesome.

Posted by MetalGearSunny
@ESREVER said:

Oh man, I do love me some Cake. I haven't checked out their latest album yet though... Lemme know how they do live, that sounds awesome.

I highly recommend their newest one!
Posted by MetalGearSunny
@AjayRaz said:

@Metal_Gear_Sunny: my goodness. my vision of you is forever tainted

I'm still laughing at it.
Posted by Claude

I broke out my Prom picture last month. The girl I went with wanted a copy, she never received one. Looking back on it, it was a pretty big deal and something you'll never forget.

Posted by Tireyo

Rayman = A+