Kept you waiting, huh?
Recently I've had the desire to play all those video games that are story-driven, and complete them so that I can see how the stories come together. This implies single player adventure games, a genre I didn't used to be all that interested in. I think this has something to do with my love of RPGs and the fact I used to have the time to play those to completion. Adventure games are just like RPG-lite, right? They offer a similar experience, except the RPG takes you deeper into the game's story and allows your characters to mature.
That's how I saw it, I guess. But due to my inability to complete an RPG in two/three years and possibly too the fact that there still
hasn't been a decent Final Fantasy game since number 7, I've started to see the appeal of adventure games. Games of this genre provide a story without the need for 40+ hours of gameplay to see it all through. In fact, without the character growth universally present in RPGs and the freedom needed to promote it, the story can be tighter and more intricately arranged.
I felt I should especially take a look at the adventure game franchises I never played when they were big, see what they were about. In particular, Silent Hill and Metal Gear Solid. I've heard through the grapevine that Silent Hill is a series that must be played in order of release to get the most out of it (with Silent Hill 3 especially relying a lot on the events in Silent Hill 1), but when it proved difficult to find SH1 - no fucker seems to want to sell their copy on (a sure sign it must be really good) - I picked up a second hand copy of Metal Gear Solid 2 instead.
I've finished Metal Gear Solid 2, finally found Silent Hill 1 and since completed that as well. Silent Hill 1 is indeed really, really good. That's all for another time though, since the point of this little tale is to talk about the next and current game on my agenda, Metal Gear Solid 3.( Snake? SNAKE?!! SNNAAAAAAAAKEE!!Collapse )
Anyway I was writing up my thoughts on the anime I've seen over the past few months, but it's turning out to be a lot longer than I expected, so you'll have to wait a little longer for that. The same goes for all the movies I've been watching, but to summarise the three-word review would be something like, "Mostly they sucked".( Actually that's not a complete truth.Collapse )
I've got a couple of comic strips in progress for movie_mox
purposes, one of those I've actually been holding onto for 6 weeks now because I didn't write down the script and can't remember it all any more! Hopefully I'll be able to sort that out soon enough. I also have a couple of pieces of gift art in progress which I really want to get finished soon.
To show how committed I am with getting on with all these important things, here's that movie meme that was going around a few days ago. The casting is inspired, but the title is the true genius in this picture:
Until next time then.