Having seen the presser for the new Xbox One (nice, guys, making a reference to the PSOne, are we?), I have this to say regarding its myriad flaws:
I’ll stick with the 360 and Vista, thank you very much.
Starting to understand why my normally die-hard Linux fanboy of a father has suddenly become an Apple fan. As few games as they have for Macs, at least they don’t fuck over people without Internet connections.
Urgh. Maybe playing some games will soothe me.
My favorite team’s catcher is so cute. Look at that face. Buster, how are you even real?
Abyss Mode is fun. And there’s something very cathartic about booting up Makoto and punching guys much bigger than me in the teeth. Or, y’know, avenging the Bad Ending.
(And holy crap, when TV Tropes said it was horrifying, they were not kidding. There are just… no words. Except maybe “if I don’t get bloody vengeance on Relius in CP, there will be hell to pay”.)
Nothing feels quite as good as a Distortion Finish while on one pixel of health.
Ragna Arcade Mode: complete. Now for the others.
Okay. Having dipped my toes into Arcade Mode (Noel, Ragna, Makoto, and Platinum modes to be exact), I have one thing and one thing only to say to it. Everything up until the final round is fun. A real kick to see what kind of non-story opponents will be up next. It also gives a taste of what locked story mode characters play as.
With that in mind, let me add this: Hazama? Unlimited Hazama? Can go die in a fire. The last round I played as Makoto, I landed one hit. In both rounds. Just one.
He blocked everything else, spammed Distortions and Astrals like it was going out of style, and whenever I got close to punch him it sapped my health and gave it to him.
So fuck Arcade Mode. I ain’t dealing with this any more.
Oh my God, I found Ragna’s gag ending entirely by mistake! And it’s hysterical!
Picked up BlazBlue, and aside from flailing like a complete idiot at the controls, it’s a lot of fun! So far I’ve only played Noel’s arcade mode, and hoo boy.
First opponent: Litchi. No problem. Won both sets handily and thought I was really getting the hang of it.
Second opponent: …Relius. Which: yikes.
Nothing like wandering around on Tumblr and mis-clicking the like button. Way to go, self. The summer heat’s scrambled your brain.
Welp. ME1 is now complete. Saved the Council, if only so I can go “eff you” when they try to reinstate Shep in ME2. Anderson as Councilor because ahahaha, fuck you Udina, that’s why you don’t stab me in the back.
Now for the real fun: ME2-era Infiltrator. Come to Essie, invisibility cloak~ First Recon’s got nothing on that. “First thing they never hear”? Try “first thing they’ll never see”.
Playing Mass Effect 1. Essie Shepard, Spacer Sole Survivor, pretty much straight Paragon, Infiltrator. It’s been a lot of fun so far! Even with all the fiddly little sidequests.
But man. Virmire. Just… Virmire.
I’m sorry, Ashley. I am so, so sorry. Rest well, Chief. We’ll get Saren for you.