[_____Shit on my Plate_____]
So there's the first round of #Artists-at-the-Ready going on, with floods of requests for critiques coming in. Christ, I don't know if I have enough time in my day to systematically hurt all of your feelings.
Then I still got the BPS Fighting game of course. I'm almost done with my current character, Jen, which would mark this as being halfway done with all the characters in total.
But before I do any of that, my oldest brother is aboot to direct another video for the local band, A Sound of Thunder (anybody remember that crazy black and white video?) and he wants me to storyboard it. I drew shots out based on what happens in the lyrics but now I gotta set em to the music...but this song is somewhat long and now I have to jam in additional shots for the sake of pacing.
[_____Sci-fi Sandbox First Person Shooters Starring Mr. Gruff Voiced Cyborg White Guy_____]
So whenever I'm not sitting my ass on my office chair staring at my laptop screen like a zombie and having either a tablet on my lap or my dick in my hand...I'm playing some kick-ass vidya gayms.
I recently bought Deus Ex: Human Revolution from the sale Square-Enix was having, and Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon. Like the clever title of this section implies, they oddly enough have similar themes. Except the biggest difference is that one addresses the ethics of replacing your meaty parts with robot parts, and the other lets you stab cyber sharks in the head with a fancy glowing mini-katana.
I'll start off with Blood Dragon first, since I recently beat it. Lemme tell you something, this game is best described as "dumb fun." I love a story that doesn't take it self that seriously and especially one full of badassery and cyber-manly action. I've never even played much of the Far Cry series before, but that shit don't matter, because none of them let you set glowing robot people on fire with the shotgun from Terminator. (Still makes me curious about Far Cry 3 though. I'm considering getting it.) The controls feel right at home with the universal CoD-like FPS controls and good thing this dude is a super cyborg 'cause he runs as long as he feels like it, jumps down cliffs like nothing and breaths underwater thanks to cyber-lungs.
I may have grown up in the 90's, but I've watched my fair share of 80's action flicks to love every homage they presented me with. Plus the voice actor is fucking Michael Biehn, AKA Kyle Reese, AKA Corporal Hicks. His smart-ass corny one liners put Duke Nukem to shame. The graphics are nice and shiny without being too blinding and is a nice change for those games that people tend to complain are too "brown and grey." Sweet faux-80's soundtrack as well. It feels so authentic to the 80's. I heard they're considering a sequel and they damn well better have one.
Whew...anyway...on to Deus Ex. I haven't gotten far, but I've seen my brother play and the story is gettin crazy. It's weird transitioning from Blood Dragon to this 'cause I'm like "Fuck. I'm dying too fast. Where's all the ammo and firepower I need? I NEED MORE PRAXIS POINTS TO MAKE MYSELF COOLER. WHY DO I HAVE TO USE THIS BUTTON TO AIM? THIS STORY IS SRS BSNS." Well I get to shoot people at least, and use my super robot social skills to basically jedi-mind-trick people. Nice music too. Same guy who did Splinter Cell: Double Agent, which is also a great soundtrack.