completely unrelated to what I'm about to say, but I think it's funny
So a couple of days ago I wrote my impressions on the Braid demo and my disappointment in it. Which some people apparently didn't realize I was talking about the demo in it. For Christ sakes, I thought I made it clear I was talking about my impressions of the game that the demo gave me in the post but then a bunch of people kept asking me in the comments if I had bought the actual game. Maybe it would have helped if I put demo in the title but I didn't think I needed to if I made it abundantly clear that I was giving my impressions of the game from the demo. But I'm getting off topic.
I was actually surprised by the comments. I was expecting a bunch of douchebags yelling at me and calling me a moron (which I did get towards the end before I hid it), but most of them were really nice and well thought out. Especially Rev's who told me to give it another try and to think of it as a puzzler and not a platformer and I thank Rev for that because he had more of a reason for calling me a moron than anybody else. So I bought the game and the things that bugged me in the demo melted away. I realized that the rewind thing was an integral part of the gameplay and not something tacked on and how high the character jumps stopped bugging me. That being said.......
I still don't get it.
I don't understand what makes this game a 10/10, a metacritic score of 93, 400 MS points more than other XBLA titles, or what makes it leaps and bounds better than any other XBLA title. Don't get me wrong. I like the game and I think it is really fun especially in the last two worlds and I'm glad I bought it, I just don't share everybodies enthusiasm towards this game. Shit, I enjoyed N+ far more than I enjoyed Braid.
However, no matter how much I like this game wouldn't make me hate what it has done to the internet any less. It's like everybody has turned into game art fags over night. People on Destructoid and on other websites who I have never seen talk about anything outside of games like Halo and Gears of War are all of a sudden talking about deep metaphors in videogames. And some of them have absolutely no fucking idea what they are talking about. Complete idiots all of a sudden think they are bloody philosophers. The internet has turned into my 11th grade English class for fuck's sake. It's like when I was reading the Great Gatsby in school and I was enjoying it initially and then my teacher told me to keep looking for these deep metaphors and meanings and then it just sapped all the fun out of it. And that's whats happening to braid for me, I'm trying to look for all these deep meanings that people keep coming up with and in the process I'm not having fun anymore. It's gotten to the point that if I see one more blog about art in videogames or Braid I am going to pop a blood vessel.
God damn it, now I'm all wound up. I'm going to finish this and then I'm going to play Pokemon. Pokemon makes everything better.
1. Blehman doesn't like it when I break his blogs.
2. Yojimbo is incapable of finishing his games before he gets new ones.
3. You can turn any thread on the internet into a Charizard vs. Blastoise debate.
4. How to correctly spell disappointed. Why didn't anybody call me out on this before my Braid blog? I know for a fact I spelt it the same way in my last two 10 things posts.
5. Spaced is an awesome T.V. show
6. The Mummy: Tomb of the dragon emperor is a very lame movie. It's almost as lame as the game it inspired.
Although the way the mummy dies is incredibly badass. He spews lava out of his eyes and then explodes! LAVA!!! OUT OF THE EYES!! EXPLODES!!!
7. You are never too old for Nerf guns
8. There is something adorable about a headcrab plushie on top of a metroid plushie
9. Rev Anthony fails at posting links to podtoid.
10. The cast of Podtoid don't think very highly of MMO's
Also, updated profile is updated.