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And so begins the dark union that will eventually destroy their lives… Or whatever.

A fan took pity on me, or perhaps was tired of my constant whining, and sent me Fall Of Cybertron. Apparently it is almost valueless as a trade in. I can’t say I’m surprised. It was like that when I was working at Gamestop. Those big titles lose trade in value at light speed. Of course, they gain back all that lost value in the time it takes to stick a price sticker back on them, but that’s a whole other matter.

I only played it long enough to make sure it had survived the trip. (The inside of the case smelled like the magical land of Canada. Or at least one house there.) I died 3 or 4 times in the first 2 sections. Even when playing carefully I am terrible at these kinds of games. The more frenetic the area the less I can tell enemy from structure. Much like when I tried to play Bayonetta everything just sort of fades into a haze of shiny eyenoise. When next I venture back to Cybertron I will have to move more cautiously. Investing in some HD cables for my 360 would probably be a good idea too. I can’t read the screen text for shit.

After locating some batteries I was able to play Skyward Sword for a little while without it telling me to change them every few moments. The battery warning for that game is the most intrusive of any game I’ve ever played. I had fun doing the opening quest. The controls worked just fine for me, except for thrusting. It seemed to get confused when I did that. Maybe I’m not holding my thing right. Anyway the game is super pretty. I love the painted look of it all. I’m not sold on the series’ intense desire to make other characters look like derp monsters, but that’s been going on for ages and apparently isn’t going to change. Also, I have to say, the fact that you know that Zelda is going to get kidnapped IS getting kind of old. It would be cool if they shook things up by having her go with Link, or having her own quest that you can play, or something that isn’t such a cliché. They keep almost letting her be a hero too, but never quite commit. Maybe all this feminism in video game talk is affecting me. I’m not sure.

In a related subject, I’d like for Princess Peach to be playable in a Mario brothers game again. I mean, Bowser can have other goals. Or maybe next game Wart comes back and Bowser helps the brothers fight him in a side scrolling adventure. I’d kind of like a Metroidio adventure where you can switch between Mario, Luigi, Peach, Toad, and Bowser. That would be cool, right?