I rematch ed the Martian last night with my girlfriend but she fell asleep after Watney started to become SPACE PIRATE so we're gonna try and finish it again tonight but this time I might fall asleep and miss IRON MAN because I'm really tired
Lso narcissistic season t2 is on Netflix and fealty good I'm enjoying it so far
I'm not gonna watch any more tonight unless I can't sleep again and then I'll watch another three or four episodes because I can't get out of bed if I don't have help and Jordyn is asleep and can't help emergency get up to pee so I have to crawl off the bed and pulleys elf put on the bed frame because it hurts to use the abdominal information muscles because do cots are mean and went stabby
Okay, so here's the deal. I've been in California the last three days for a work training. It's been pretty good, but the training is over at 5pm, and I'm up in a hotel with nothing to do. So I get this idea, wouldn't now be an optimal time to buy a pre-used xbone and a pre-used Doom, and return it for full credit just a couple days later?
By day a suit and tie, talking about rates and guidelines.
By night, in my underwear, flattening hordes of demons.
Not going to lie, I started it on the 2nd up difficulty, and wasn't too good the first couple levels. It's been a while since I played an FPS. It's been a while since I was good at them.
It's also been a while since I last stayed up for all but two hours of the night, two days in a row because demons needed to die, and I liked obliging them.
Holy crap, Doom is amazing. It is absolutely everything that it was supposed to be. I got gewd, and brought the difficulty up to ultra-violence, and OHO BOY, what fun we had on my hotel bed.
It is like non-stop trigger pulling. It is non-stop weapon switching, non-stop movement, non-stop panic and non-stop glory kills. It's incredible. I can't tell you how many times I was running from some bad dude, into a group of other bad dudes, with my time slowing (but not stopping) weapon wheel screen, thinking "crap crap crap which guns do I use which guns do I use which guns do I use".
I started on GoldenEye, did PerfectDark, lived the Halo experience, loved HL2, was blown away with Cod4, nazi zombies, (thoroughly underwhelmed with rock band), but TELL YA WHAT, I haven't had a better gaming experience in my life. This is the best shooter I've ever played. It was awesome. I absolutely loved it.
Load times after deaths in boss battles or runes got tedious, but it also was a moment's respite from the non-stop dispersion of hate projectiles. Weapon balance was exquisite. Challenges were challenging. Runes were diversifying. Power ups MADE THE GAME. Deciding the exact moment to grab that quad damage orb, that was the stuff of all the clutches. It was like trying to decide if it was a suitable time to BFG. And the berserk orb was fantastic too, especially when you throw on all your glory kill runes. It is RIP AND TEAR all day long.
Environments were tasteful and beautifully made, incorporating just enough platforming to make Doom a better Metroid Prime than Metroid Prime. The double jumps were definitely reminiscent of that, and it was better than it has ever been.
The secrets, the hidden areas, it was great. There were moments of quiet, when you run around looking for secret goodies, power ups and weapons alike. Weapon upgrades kept all but the plasma rifle relevant. But I take that back, I could have and should have used one of the plasma rifle abilities much more often.
Music was soooo good! I just want to run through the forests, tearing trees apart with my bare hands when I hear it. It'd be good practice. For the coming demonic invasion of course.
You guys know I'm really religious and such, and I am absolutely certain were I still young and stuffed at home, that my Mother would see the pentagrams all over the place and flip all of her biscuits. Doesn't matter. I'm blowing up hell mom, they're all afraid of me, if there one place that needs to be blown up, it's hell! So get out of my hotel room, I'm busy tearing this guy's tusk off his face and jamming it through his eye. Freaking pinky. All pinkies must die.
They pump up Doom guy's persona was awesome. The narrative about who this guy is comes in late, kind of in the stage where you're like "I'm feeling overwhelmed, my weapons aren't stronk enough, I don't know if I can do this" and then the Doom Testament is like "RIP AKD TEAR, NOTHING STANDS IN HIS WAY, HE'S KILLED EVERYTHING, RUN AS FAR AWAY FROM HIM AS YOU CAN."
Anyways, guys, if you haven't played it, PLAY IT. I'd play it again sometime. Dunno when, but I'd do campaign again on a harder difficulty. Because when you tear up the Gore nest, and they start pouring in, your fingers don't stop moving, your eyes don't blink, and the experience of flattening those armies is totally satisfying.
Worth not sleeping. Besides, I had yogurt and fruit this morning. Slow release sugars right there. All I've got to do today is return the xbone and game, get on a plane and go home. Which is also great. But if ever you're stuck in a hotel, and you don't want to spend your evenings thinking about guidelines I've got a perfect 10 in mind, and her name is DOOMGUY.
So, really, how the hell can they string this along for another 2 shortened seasons? My guess is Season 7 is all about ending the Game of Thrones, while the Wall comes down just in time for Season 8 to be all about taking on the White Walkers and the Night King.
I seriously doubt this is going to be so straight a shot.
This is why you don't let copycat directors take the wheel when they've run out of material.
Look, they should have done what animes do; throw in dumb filler episodes to stretch the content at a schedule that will allow the actual author to write the story. That way your deviations can either be cool, bonus build moments, or the literary equivalent of a benign tumor that can just be cut out and discarded by the discerning TV surgeon.
But now, instead the TV show has outrun the brilliant mind of RR Martin, and the directors think they can hold a candle to him. Contracts with the actors and studio keep them producing like they're held hostage to their own timeline, and now you get some silly in-congruent storyline that no one will like because the only things we've liked about the show is the stuff from the books.
This right here is the Halo of the original Xbox. This right here sells consoles.
Halo sold the Xbox.
Halo 3 sold the Xbox360.
Zelda has never really done this before. While their franchise has been a power hitter on every Nintendo console, there's always been a core of other motivating titles like Pokemon or Mario to push the system. But this time around I really think that people who don't own a Wii U are going to buy one specifically to play this game, and this game alone, with no other "motivators" included. This looks like a gamechanger that will attract first-time Zelda-ers to the franchise, and first time Nintendo-ers to the Wii U.
It looks gorgeous. It's a big departure from a lot of Zelda norms, which I don't know if I will like, but it sure gets me excited.