Monday, February 3, 2014

Monthly Update: February 2014

Looking back at January for a moment, it was a pretty productive month and by productive, I mean that I finished (came to the end) of a couple of games and started a few others.  Actually no, I only finished one game as the other was finished yesterday, which was and still is, February.

Yes, yesterday I achieved what will be my gaming achievement for February: I finished BIT.TRIP RUNNER.  
Picture included because I said so.
After spending I don't know how much time on the last level (3-12: The Source), I was finally able to take out Timbletot, well, sort of since he comes back in Runner 2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien, but the point is, is that I bonked him and he flew off while flew away!  This happened yesterday, or more importantly, two days after I had a dream about looking up the level on youtube to see what came after a particularly difficult series of jumps that I just couldn't make.  Yesterday I did actually look up The Source and was a little surprised that my dream was actually pretty accurate.

But enough about BIT.TRIP RUNNER for now and onto more important matters, like that game event of the year yesterday, Super Bowl XLVIII, or whatever number they're on.  Well, since I'm expressively forbidden to recount anything about the game without the consent of the NFL, I'll just give you a glimpse of what a number of us did yesterday while at a sports bar while the Super Bowl was going on:
The drawing started out with just the head that SRSnoopy11 drew followed by the "Luigi" name.  That prompted me to "draw" the Luigi hat to which SRSnoopy11 did the body to which I added the bleeding boney arms.  It was all down hill from there.  Also, the fact that the Question Mark Block is backwards is because I was drawing it upside down and became confused.  I'd also had at least a pitcher of beer and I was sitting at an angle.

Something exciting that's happening in less than a week (Friday actually), is the 3DS game Bravely Default, which I've surprisingly not talked about, will be released.  I've been playing the demo which is a stand alone quest that can earn you items when you start the full retail version.  The graphics look a lot like Final Fantasy: 4 Heroes of Light, both in appearance as well as the word map, but the towns are all side scrolling of sorts.  Anyway, the game looks great and the music is fantastic and kudos to whomever the composer is.

In other news (not really news anymore), Bethesda and Zenimax released the final trailer to the Elder Scrolls Online and holy damn is that thing gorgeous.  Yes, I know it's a trailer that does not represent the way the game actually looks/plays.  I'm just talking from the standpoint of holy damn is that thing gorgeous.  And whomever directed that piece of beautifulness needs an award or something.

The rest of this month I anticipate playing a lot more on Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, Assassin's Creed, some Portal 2 c0-0p with Dr. Potts and hopefully delve a bit into Monaco with Vorlynx and Company.  Oh, and La-Mulana, which is a 2D side scroller that looks like Indiana Jones meets Castlevania and maybe a bit into the PC remake of Dementium II.

So let's all try to have a nice February, and while we're at it, not kill anyone at the Olympics in Sochi on Friday (I also had a dream that I was in Sochi watching women's short court doubles tennis for the "Winter" Olympics; I don't know what that means).


P.S.  Also, there were sloths:

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