No, my name’s not Ryan nor am I trying to change my name yet again. Ryan’s Apocalypse is a short story I wrote 3 or 4 years ago that essentially asks the question, “does it even matter if the world is ending if your own world is crumbling around you?”. This picture was taken by a friend with that short story as inspiration. Now my world isn’t crumbling either, but I have been notably exhausted and stressed the past two weeks. But hey, at least the cover art for this issue is semi-sorta-relevant, that’s better than most weeks. Anyway, it’s almost been a month since the last Scatter Storming – yup, it was December 16th, people – so let’s talk games.
Darksiders and Beyond –
I didn’t get a chance to play any more Darksiders last night, as a pile of dishes and a new episode of Scrubs just edged it out on the priority list. Still, something I didn’t mention in my first impressions was a feeling I got while playing it. It wasn’t a feeling specifically relating to the game, but I just felt like my love for games got a kick-start. Not that I ever stopped loving gaming, but it was just something that was always there. A known fact that I played games, like when love becomes a habit. I think I have Riddlethos to thank in part for that spark, actually. Writing for this site makes me try games that I wouldn’t necessarily, and also seems to help me finish them. But I had a moment while playing Darksiders in which I just had instant appreciation for my favourite hobby. The work that went into the game, the obvious inspirations from other games that likely struck a chord with the developer. It was just a cool moment and if Darksiders can bring that about, I’m itching to play more.
I was right -
I started this issue when I started my workday around 11am. I made the cover art, wrote the intro and half that last “story” and thought to myself, “I’m probably going to finish this at 9pm”. Bloo-ya!
Sands of Destruction -
Anybody know about this game? I’m going to talk about a preview in an upcoming Tingle feature, but it wasn’t even on my radar until recently. I don’t know much about it, but it looks like pure handheld action RPG classic-ness. What does the buzz seem to be? Is there any?
Seriously, Darksiders -
I want to play more, and it’s all I’ve really played since the break on account of my crazy-ass new job. But it all seems to be slowly settling, so back to gaming for me! Which brings me to…
I’m excited for next week! -
I’m a genius. JRPG Relapse Week? It’s brilliance! It’s the genre that got me started, and I’m excited to dive back into it after a small taste over the break.
That’s it! I gotta go home, man. I’m really starting to live here. And because I forgot to say it at the beginning: I’m back, bitches! Suck it!