This blog is dedicated to gaming in all aspects. This includes individual games, be they board, card, and/or video. It also includes the settings of gaming, such as arcades and conventions. It also seeks to improve the reader's general capability of gameplay when possible.
Well, I've officially turned in my two weeks notice to my job at the arcade. This isn't really any particular news, but it does mean I won't be so anonymous with this after that point. Most of you who read this (if not all) know who I am already, but I've always kept this as something private to be spread only by word of mouth. Any public advertisement of my blog would quickly expose it to my bosses who would definitely not approve of some things I've stated, especially since they've already said we can't talk about work in public. Well, once I'm officially gone, I have no reason to keep this private and maybe I'll get some readers who'll actually comment once in a while.
(In other words, not meaning to sound rude, but I like it when people respond to what I have to say. If you like what I have to say or just have something relevant, please post even if you know me personally.)
Ok, I know I don't update this blog very often, so let me just lay a little thing on you. I generally hate collectible games. At least, that's what I thought. I think what I really hate is collectible card games. I used to play Magic for a long time. Eventually, I got tired of needing to invest so much money every set to have a remote chance of making a decent deck, and left entirely. I decided to try other CCGs like Dragon Ball Z & My Little Pony. I left each of those for the same reasons. I respect them all as games, but I just hate the collectible aspect of it. I hate "the chase" to buy the most powerful cards. I don't like how it was required to play well. As you can see by the title, I am now playing Heroclix, which is also a collectible game. Why is this somehow the exception? Why do I still choose to invest money in this thing, especially when the player base is apparently very low? For that matter, what good reason would anyone have to …
Breaking away from Dragon Ball Z for a while, this week was a huge one for gamers. I couldn't even tell you how many new games were coming out. I'm sure this was to pre-empt Black Friday. They are a lot of high-profile titles that fans have been anticipating for a while as-is, and retailers are going to have to contend with big crowds looking for deals next week. Get those established fan crowds done now so you won't have to deal with overwhelming crowds later (not as much, anyway). For me, that game is Super Smash Bros. 4. Now, I was a big fan of Brawl for a while. I liked that it removed a lot of the technical requirements present in Melee. I'll concede that random tripping was dumb. My Donkey Kong was actually pretty strong, just about competitive-level. However, I am not interested enough that I want to try playing this thing competitively. There's no way to remove high execution requirements in a game like this. I'm fine just having solid fund…
How long has it been? Sorry for my absence, I've been flexing my writing energy on Monday Night Combat stuff. On the side though, I've been taking another crack at Metroid 2. I tried it once before and got stuck from my inability to find the next step. Now that I actually did some wall-hugging, I managed to work through the game at last and my experience is untainted by nostalgia. This should be a good read for Metroid fans.