By Sweep 21 Comments
I downloaded Kodua few days ago. For those with their faces covered is smouldering hot tar, Kodu was the DIY community game that Microsoft blabbered about at E3, featuring a live stage demo from a "REAL 10 YEAR OLD GIRL" who looked about 14 years old, creating her own world which other players could then explore.
Immediately the pressure was on.Every time I got stuck with an object I felt like a fool. An alleged 10 year old could master this game, here was me struggling to reprogram a small robot to walk towards a castle. Oh the shame.
I feel slightly overwhelmed by Kodu. I don't really know what I should be doing, especially as nobody else seems to have the game, so my potential to create and share is severely hindered. It looks neat though. No doubt the tools I have clumsily used to hammer in my official mark of confoundation will be later be confiscated by a more worthy architect, sharpened and used to construct a working mod of Final Fantasy 7. I have severe doubts as to how successfully a young player could navigate this game, as behind the cutesy aesthetic is a demonic mix of limitless potential. In a similar way to Little Big Planet I imagine the entertainment value from Kodu will max out when the game is being experienced by a pair of clowns under the influence of alcohol. We made a dinosaur skeleton that was on fucking FIRE!!!!
IN OTHER NEWS
- I finally got my hands on a copy of ICO. Playing it now.
- My World Of Warcraft spree has all but ended. I spent but a single hour in Azeroth this week - managed to stealth/die my way into Ironforge, hid in a small house and spammed the alliance chat windows with my "LET THE EXECUTIONS BEGIN!!" yell macro. They were not amused.
- Excited for Battlefield 1943!!
- Enjoying the Gears Of War 2 4th title update, they fixed some more annoying multiplayer issues.
- Wimbledon Final was epic. Roddick is a hero.
That's all for now
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