Monday, July 23, 2018

Preemptive denial

Vampyr was good, or at least as good as it could be, right up to then end when it decided that the hero needed to get the girl and have a mostly happy ending. The story started simply enough: a doctor is turned into a vampire but does not know who his maker is. While looking for his maker he gets mixed up with the vampire elite in London, a cult of vampire hunters and an exceptionally old female vampire who he ends up falling for. There is a lot of killing and, at least in my paythrough, he manages to screw up several sections of the city, causing a lot of people to die.

Then it goes too far: his maker is not actually a normal vampire, just some ancient powerful being made of blood whose only purpose is to raise champions to fend of his maker, the queen of all undead who wakes up just long enough every few hundred years to fuck with humanity. There is something about the spanish flu not being the spanish flu but a disease creating skal, the vampire that the hero fell in love with was created by the first vampire who is still alive, or dead, but not really, and I stopped caring but the game was not worth that much of a mental investment.

I stand by saying that it is not a bad game. I also stand by saying that it is not a good game and should not be purchased at full price.

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Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker was the antithesis of fun. It was a dark vacuum that drew the air out of the room while I was playing.

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I regret to inform you, the internet, that I am playing another JRPG with dating mechanics. There is nothing you can do to stop me but I will still deny this fact if confronted in any way with how terrible/cheesy/inappropriate the game and its females' attire is. The difference this time is that Shining Resonance Refrain has bosses of the 'fuck you' difficulty and I do not have the patience for grinding. Looks like I should have chosen the Casual difficulty.

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