Scatter Storming. Issue #032

So I’ve had some pretty fucking terrible insomnia the past few days. And apparently my body is being extra cruel by not letting me employ my usual “wrap my sleep schedule around” technique, as I woke up wide awake at 2:30pm for no reason despite not being able to sleep until 9am.

Therefore my current plan is to try and finish some tasks that have been on the back of my mind before I sleep in hopes that it will ease my brain. Probably a terrible idea, but I’m grasping here. The point is that finishing this Scatter Storming is one of those tasks. So I can’t promise this will be any good, I can just promise that it will exist.

I’ve been playing Red Dead -
Unlike the perpetually disappointing Riddles, I bought Red Dead Redemption on Tuesday, and while I haven’t been playing the hell out of it, I have definitely sunk a few hours in. So far, I’m really digging the voice acting and – surprisingly – the visuals. There’s a fair amount of texture pop-in, but the sprawling landscapes, authentic towns and beautiful sunsets really do create a pretty enthralling world. To be honest, I’m really in to it so far. There’s a shit ton to do, there’s a lot of genuine humour to be found if you’re looking, and there are stats and challenges galore. Now, while this is often assumed, I’m reserving final judgement until I beat it. I specify that for this game in particular because a common complaint I hear about GTA 4 is that it starts off with a similar sense of enthrallment and immersion, but then just gets repetitive and boring. So I have that fear. Still, I wasn’t interested in playing GTA 4, and I was interested in playing Red Dead, even without the Riddlethos factor. Riddles claims to be buying the game on the weekend, so maybe we’ll have IMpressions then, but I’m not holding my breath.

Godfuck it, I’m tired -
And I really don’t think I have anything else to say, I just need to crank this thing out.

Oh right! –
Fucking Brave Story has made up for introducing the stupidest character ever by having a sidequest to defeat a giant enemy crab. And if there was any confusion as to if it was a coincidence or not, there is dialogue after the quest’s completion that goes something like this:

A: How did you defeat the giant enemy crab?
B: We stabbed it in its weak sp…oh never mind

I was impressed.

That’s it. Fuck off and enjoy the absolutely hideous picture of me on the cover. Seriously, that’s got to be one of the worst pictures of me ever, and there are some REALLY bad ones.

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4 Responses to “Scatter Storming. Issue #032”

  1. SiliconNooB says:

    Sleep well Ethan.

  2. 7thCircle says:

    Although RDR didn’t live up to the hype for me, I have nothing bad to say at all about the visuals or voiceacting, which were fantastic. The presentation side of the setting was so well executed, and I loved how the protagonist’s voice actor pulls off a cowboy that doesn’t sound fake, grating on the ears, or gay. One of the side characters stutters, and it’s the first time I’ve heard a stuttering video game character that didn’t sound completely fake. I’ve known people who stuttered, and it’s painful to hear a bad actor st-st-st-stutter every few words and sound nothing at all like a person with a real speach impediment. It’s a small thing, but it shows how much attention was paid to the voice acting, and that can really elevate a game for me.

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