So firstly, happy new year! And stuff.
Sorry I haven't had any new cards in a while! Unfortunately the computer I have Photoshop on has decided that turning on is a BAD THING. Fun times. I hope to get this sorted soon...
This update is about videogames, because I know you lot are all nerds. RIGHT? Well, the game I've been playing most as of late is Xenoblade Chronicles on the Wii. Xenoblade is a fantastic JRPG which goes out of its way to avoid pissing you off in the ways that many other RPGs do. You want to go back to somewhere you've already been? You can jump there, no mindless backtracking necessary. You keep getting lost? No worries, there's an arrow pointing towards the next event. Hate random battles? Most of them are optional. Want to take on extra missions? You can accept the mission, complete it as and when it's convenient, and get the reward there and then, rather than fumbling around trying to find whoever set you the mission. I'm about 8 hours in so far, and the story is the most involving thing I've played in a long time. Seriously, I think this is the first RPG I've had this level of interest in since... well, Pokémon XD. I know that's not considered one of the 'greats' overall, but anyone who knows me will know I routinely cite Colosseum and XD as two of my favourite videogames of all time. So yeah, pretty freaking schweet.
The other point I want to bring up is in regards to Smash Bros. 4. Whilst we haven't had anything to look at yet, we know it's happening - so who do we want in? I want to see Shulk (see above). I also want to see Mega Man... though I'd be tempted to say use X instead purely because the physics-defying wall jump could lead to some interesting gameplay. As Namco are involved, I'd actually be quite happy to see Pac-Man in there (his Pac-Man World incarnation? Because, y'know, arms and legs are useful when fighting). If this happens it'd be cool to have an orchestrated cover of Buckner & Garcia's Pac-Man Fever (I know it's unlikely, but I know it's a case of whether the developers want it in; I have spoken to B&G's manager Owen about it and he definitely seems in favour!
Throw T-block in there for good measure too.
I also know how despite the inevitable ton of new features, there'll still be a load of NO ITEMS FOX ONLY FINAL DESTINATION nuts around. Eh. -_-