Wow, another year’s PAX has come and gone. It was a great time, though of the three of us rooming together I was the only one not to get sick. There wasn’t really as much upcoming stuff as prior years, some of the major releases like Nier: Automata and the Switch had already debuted, but with the Zephyr Studio guys at their table. One of my favorite parts of the whole experience though was Blaster Master Zero being released shortly before my trip out began, so I spent the weekend picking at it off and on before finishing it for the first time on the plane trip home. Kinda fitting. It’s a very solid game, keeping in spirit of the original. Also I had the unique pleasure of ‘breaking’ a couple demos, one by being too good and the other just because the game was in a very early state. Best of luck to the devs of the latter, they were very good sports about when I was driving a motorcycle underwater with a lit torch in hand. Once the surprise wore off he just said, “I think we should start the Olympics this way from now on.”
I have a bunch of photos, too, but I’ll add them on later when I get around to hooking my phone up to the computer.
Sorry for the quiet of late! Been alternately busy or recuperating from being busy. Work has me on my feet more than I’ve been used to for the past… long time. I guess the upside is my kicks are leveling up and I have plenty of things to kick.
I haven’t really done anything +/- related in a while since I haven’t been playing any remotely current games lately, and I was at least making an attempt to do more relevant material than I normally would. I guess ultimately though, it isn’t like I expect people to use my strips as Consumer Reports level buying advice (in spite of slipping in a couple “for $X this isn’t a bad purchase” bits in the early ones.)
What I have been playing lately is Mass Effect 1! I probably won’t do anything with that since it seems weird to do so after covering 2 and 3 first. I’ve been picking at The Guardian Legend on emulator as well as seeing how much postgame Pokemon crap I can make myself try out so I have a team that’ll win me at least one online battle. I’m kind of awful at PvP in anything. I guess you could brand me a casual for that, but I prefer to consider myself a “buffet” gamer, sampling little bits of everything rather than going straight to the chicken wings and filling the whole plate with them.
Mm, I should try to get to Ponderosa again sometime…
(Ey, anybody like the little Mega Man style ear fin decorations on this Eishi? Or is it too much?)
Well, I have a cartoon character flipping a six-foot bird at the reader. I think I’ve guaranteed I will be considered only by the most kickass of prospective employers.