May 27th, 2004

Cry Blood (Hurt)

On The Game Front

Yes, I finally got Devastation to work for me. Basic review: very pretty, very smooth, fairly boring. Standard first-person shooter with a storyline that gives it an excuse for why you are running through areas, shooting constantly, until you get to the end. No 'boss' characters that i can tell, just the occasional 'security drone' or something that takes more than the normal number of hits. Shooting is awfully specific; if you aren't perfectly centered, you ain't hitting nothin'. Eh.

I know I haven't posted much this past week or so, and what little i have has been game-related. My apologies, Gentle Readers, but I am presently losing my ever-lovin' mind, and my games are the only release I've got at the moment. Add to that the fact that, with all this unexpected medical shit, we're flat broke, and my mood doesn't exactly increase. So, bear with me, friend, eventually this will all pass...and until then, I have virtual weapon-based aggression therapy.
Typing

Going Too Far

So, the 'Lord of the Rings' trilogy is past, but, of course, the merchandising will go on for years. But don't EVER think you have seen the last of the LotR references...for, just when you think you've seen it all, someone goes and rips it off, AGAIN.

Lord of the Raised Sword - here's your warning: don't check this at work. Short version: let's say you want to have a child with your partner. You might try various things to increase your chances, such as monitoring ovulation, in which case you could use this product the "Magic Fertility Clock". And what better way to advertisre it than to rip off LotR?

*groan* Advertising sucks wet farts out of dead pigeons. unhappymeal and i were just discussing this today...and NOW look at what I find.
Flamestick

More Madness

Do you recall Crimson Room? I know a lot of people that were driven nuts by this little game. Well, button up your asshioles, 'cause Toshimitsu Takagi has released the sequel. Leave the Crimson Room, and you enter the Viridian Room...and it's no picnic, i can tell you. I escaped it earlier today, but SHEESH.