Saturday, November 3, 2012
Something Like An Update Post
As we all know, when it comes to things that are bad, they never come in, stroll around for a moment and then leave without so much as a second thought. They come in with a few buddies, also bad, and hang around for a little while until you're ready to strangle something and you don't really care -what-. That's been what it's like here since the last time I posted, and that's directly responsible for the -why- I haven't posted. I'm still not in a good place as it is, but I realized that there are possibly people who use this as their sole venue to know if I, as a person, am doing alright or something like that, and it'd be kind of a shitty thing for me to do to -not- update those people if I can help it, which I can. Because, you know, I'm just a nice guy like that or something I suppose.
The situation is thus: I'm pretty alright. I lost internet the night after I posted last, hence the first night of non-posting and it was kinda sucky for me and such, but nothing too bad. The next day, we (by we, I mean my family) got some news that is....well, pretty bad. I don't want to throw this out here because I don't need attention nor sympathy or anything like that, but suffice to say that there could be some severely bad news about a close family member in the coming week or two. So that's been weighing on me since and it does wonders for keeping any enthusiasm or verve I could muster for anything at bay, which is why it's been particularly hard to even consider posting since I've just not been in it. I'm still not, but I suppose I'm managing fine enough, might start again normally depending on how things go. The other issue is that I'm sick-ish again. Because, you know, why not. Nothing beyond waking up with a surplus of mucus for now, but given how things are, I'm not liking my chances of getting better without getting a little worse.
I've been keeping busy, though, which is good. Between the first and likely only chapter of Corpse Party that I played which I suspect has made me a worse person overall because of the things that are now in my memory that I cannot un-remember, Ragnarok Odyssey that has the most adorable Slimes that I have murdered by the hundreds already and Youtube videos on the Vita App (which I'm still not entirely happy with, and it could be fixed with just a little more 'robust' channel viewing, and by more robust, I mean any at all), I haven't had a moment to say that I am bored. Of course, I have work, Final Fantasy XIII and the recently-finished Costume Quest to thank for that as well, which is to say that it is a good time to do what it is that I do, I just wish the conditions were a little more conducive for enjoyment.
That's been the most noticeable with Costume Quest, which I finished in two sessions of plays, getting 100% of the trophies while I was at it. (Of course, there's only 11 and they're pretty simple to get) It's a light-hearted Halloween-themed romp that I played, in fact, because it was just Halloween and I did nothing else to celebrate than eat candy and....well, I ate some candy. It was, in fact, delicious. I suspect that any other time, I would be able to fully appreciate it for what it was, but instead I could only find the mechanics boring and grating, much like Final Fantasy 13's own, and glare at my screen whenever the FPS dropped noticeably as all Double Fine games seem to do, and do a lot. It was fun and I liked it, but I also wasn't playing it to enjoy it, simply because I felt like, hey, I should play it because of that time and, when I played it about halfway through, because I was almost finished with it. I worry that that might've hampered my opinion of it overall, which is why I decided not to continue with the Grubbins on Ice expansion, choosing to instead save that for the Holiday season, with hopes that my natural excitement during those times will help the game put an exclamation point on it.
I did purchase Assassin's Creed: Liberations as well, and I have been avoiding playing it for much the same reasons as I've listed already. We all know my opinions on the Assassin's Creed games, particularly AssBro and AssRev (though AC1 and 2 are both spoken of as well in those) and they are not ever universally positive when I'm in the best shape I can be. So trying to go into such a game and expecting that I will walk away satisfied in the least is lunacy which I will not attempt - I want to like Liberations or at the very least give it a fair shake. I'm in no position to do either at this juncture, but when I am, you will probably hear about it because that's sort of what I do. With any luck (I notice that I say that a lot) I'll be back to posting tomorrow night, and there's some genuinely interesting things to speak of that's come up lately, so I'll have plenty of things to cover.