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I just wrote a long ass blog about a long ass blog And it was an Interesting Experiment. I got most replies reminding me how I need to Copy and Paste to a word processor! Thank you guys. But, I did know that. The reason I actually pressed the button was because I knew I fucked up. I knew it was nobody's fault but my own. My reaction to that was to overreact, and just write something rambling, selfish yet honest. I suppose I should have mentioned it yesterday. But I'm not going to do something like that again. My mind is clear, I can write my thoughts in a reasonable matter. Onto Mass Effect 2!
Mass Effect 2 - Part One This shall be the first in a series of blogs where I write my detailed opinion on Mass Effect 2. Or there shall just be this one, and I will express my opinions through another media (Thanks to End_Boss for lighting a spark of hope inside my...mouth. I don't know where it was lit). Either way, suffice to say, I love Mass Effect, in all the forms I have played it on. No, I have not played Mass Effect Galaxy. I must be one of the lucky ones.
However, Today isn't my day to explain why I love it. Nor is it the day to explain how it "gets my goat." (I really, really, have no idea what that means. Radio 4 used it once, I follow suit to appear intelligent.) Today is the day for this. And now, this. If you don't need to be hyperlinked to Kotaku, let me fill you in: Mass Effect 2 has some really small text. They will not try to make the text bigger. This makes me, sad.
I am probably in a minority on this website. The TV which I game on is an old TV from at least 1997. It has one SCART lead on the back, which I use to connect consoles up to it. It is a broken machine. It cuts off text on the left, then slightly less on the write. It cuts of text at the top and bottom, and is slightly slanted, so may cut off the instruction at the bottom of the screen that says "B (Back)" but not the one slightly left of "A (Accept)." I need to upgrade. I cannot afford an upgrade, however, so I make do. If anyone tells me to get a Job, I will reply with no. I'm 16 and in School. Saturday Jobs are hard to find. Paper Rounds are laying people off left and right. The likelyhood I will get anything in the summer is low. I could labour this paragraph out into a joke about the Economic depression, oh the War Economy etc. but I won't.
Anyway, I am one who has to suffer through the tiny text in Mass Effect 2. I've already completed it, and it did prevent me from reading stuff on my 18 inch screen. Despite it's name, Mass Effect 2 doesn't want me reading some of the codex entries and planet scanning stuff. And I think I got through it. I play with subtitles off. I sit really close to my TV to make sure I can read text in this and any game, however. The days where I could lie on my couch with a controller in hand are long gone. The place where I was effected was on the dialogue trees. Whenever there was a light colour or source of in-game light behind the dialogue "wheel" it turned all text in front of it into an unreadable blur.
So. This is what it feels like as a remnant from a bygone era. Someone who is tied to the past whilst the world moves forward. Not nice. I do not like to have to suffer through the technical issue of not being able to afford what is still being portrayed to me as the "optional extra" of HDTV. Another instance of Irony, I suppose. I'm not the most well off person in the world, by far. Private issues have made that certain. However, I did have to go and pick expensive hobbies, didn't I? Heh. (They are Gaming, and Drumming)
Wow. I'm getting to the end of the blog and I'm left without closure. Its like writing a joke, labouring it out, and forgetting the punchline. What is my opinion on this? Do I even know? Well, I'm sure I could just get bitter about all those who have more money than I (For example, about two weeks ago, I went round to my friends house. Upon leaving this house, I was asked "Which Gate?") but that won't solve anything. It is like the Original Xbox support. People who are tied to the past, by choice or out of necessity, prevent the industry from moving forward.
I guess, sooner or later, I will need to find some way to get a nice, small, 720p monitor/TV. There was this nice Samsung for £240. Which sounds like too much of a price to pay simply to be able to read. I guess this is the world we live in. I love capitalism. Not.
In Other News...
- This blog is currently on my clipboard. Just thought I'd say that.
- Did I say earlier that End_Boss was aweso-oh, yes I did. He is pretty awesome. A well placed message can make people awesome, and bring smiles to faces.
- I've lost my DS. I have an old DS, pre-lite, and I cannot get the touch screen to sync right. Another thing that I need to upgrade! Yay.
- What is this? Two (Three, almost) blogs written in less than 24 hours? Maybe I can update regularly!
- Don't hold your breath.