October 14, 2007

Headache-less, I finally get back to blogging.

Things What I’ve Been Doing Instead of Blogging

  • Having possibly migraine-level headaches on a regular basis.
  • Playing the games in Orange Box.
  • Spending time with friends doing friend-like things.
  • Working.

So, yeah. I guess that’s my excuses. I kept meaning to, but every time I sat down to write I had a headache and it was starting to come off very “god I feel so horrible god have pity on me” which I don’t want to come off as. So… yeah.

If you’ve been on the internet, though, you know Portal is fucking AMAZING. It’s short, but it’s one of the best gaming experiences I’ve had in awhile. I felt completely immersed in the world, much more so than even, say, Half Life 2. (even though it admittedly employs many of the same strategies to do so and I appreciate them… I’m just often too busy being incredibly mad at design decisions to become fully engaged) The last time I felt like that was starting up Bioshock… and I don’t know of another game off the top of my head that made me feel like that… so… that’s awesome. Also, it’s hilarious, and the game play is solid. It’s just… great. If any of the other pieces of the Orange Box interest you, pick it up so you can play Portal. Seriously.

What else… Phantom Hourglass is still fine, though I’m only playing it while waiting for classes to start, so I haven’t been playing over the long weekend… it’s very… by the numbers? Though I appreciate some of the little tricks they do with both screens during the bosses. Anyway, hopefully I can finish it up before the new Phoenix Wright comes out… I have over a week, so I don’t doubt I’ll be able to, but we’ll see.

On an unrelated note, what the hell.

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