Yesterday, I worked 13 hours. When I got home, I ate some soup and then played Destiny for about an hour. I leveled up, got a couple of new weapons, some new boots...then I went to sleep. Yeah, Destiny is going to be just fine for my lifestyle. With all the negative chatter about the game, I was wondering if should have gotten a different game (I have D3 on PC already), but in practice it fulfills my gaming needs. I don't think I can ask for much more.
Still, I think it needs an "Elizabeth" because "Ghost" just won't do. They should have DLC that allows you to change the personality and voice of your ghost unit.
I've always wanted something set in the Thundarr the Barbarian world. It's a destroyed civilization but it's not bleak or barren. It's vibrant and set in many highly recognizable locations albeit broken and overgrown. Also, unlike most post-apocalyptic games it is teaming with wizards, mutants, dinosaurs, robots, aliens and cavemen. At first, I thought Bethesda would be the obvious choice to develop, but Thundarr is super goofy, so I'd pick Volition to make the game.
My second choice would be a Wizard of Oz game by Team Ninja.
I can't understand why anyone in the know would buy a 3DS now when the New 3DS is probably just 6 months away. Well, I guess if you were a huge Persona fan with some disposable income and no patience. Having said all this, it has a nice design. It would be cool if a face-plate for the New 3DS had a similar design.
Or maybe a wizard, yeah, riding a motorcycle with a topless barbarian girl over a rainbow. That would be so bitchin'.
At home, recovering from a hangover. I was between jobs, so I spent a lot of time online. Back then, AOL chat was still a thing. I was in some chat room talking about video games or movie or some such nonsense. Someone then said that a plane had hit the Twin Towers. Many of us thought he was lying because people lie on the internet all time. Pranks where someone would announce that a celebrity had died were commonplace. I went into the living room of my apartment, and turned on the TV. I was born in New York City and had spent the first 10 years of my life there. It had been more than a decade since I had even visited the city, but I have always felt connected to it because it was home. For the rest of the day, I was curled up on my couch full of dread and hopelessness.
Generally, when it comes to first-person shooters, I only marginally follow the stories. Furthermore, I forget most of what's going on as soon as I am done. For example:
Call of Duty 4 Modern Warfare. Something about a Russian terrorist then a bomb blows up. I think there was a knife fight at the end, but I could be thinking of MW3.
Halo series. Covenant wants to use the rings to blow up the galaxy, a giant plant shows up, and you race in a warthog to reach an escape ship at the end.
Borderlands / Borderlands 2. Go to Pandora, crazy lady wants you to find a key, evil corporation wants the vault loot / return to Pandora, evil corp dude tries to kill you, gather the band, brother-sister, etc...
I won't be playing Destiny until the weekend (no time, work), but I'm not expecting any more than what I got out of other similar shooters. Move from kill-box to kill-box then get a reward. RPG's are where I look for story, not FPS's.