2013-08-19-BFP1120-cockliki


1120 Cock Liking.

38 Comments

My cousin wants to see kick-Ass 2. None of us had seen the first one, so we watched it tonight. It was cool, but I now know that nobody who told me about it gave a very clear description of what the movie was like. I’m not sure what it is about the movie that causes this disconnect between actual story and explaining it to someone. The part that seems to elude people most often is that Kick-Ass is a really shitty costumed vigilante. That’s one of the most key parts of the character, but no one ever said “He tries to be a superhero, but sucks at it.” The thing that strikes me as the most weird thing about his arc is that for a comic nerd he knows so very little about them. At the very least he doesn’t read Batman. If he actually read Batman he should have been way better at crime fighting. Even if he just had sense enough to train BEFORE he tries to do stuff. Although I guess it’s all kind of supposed to be a joke… When the other vigilantes start showing up Kick-Ass seems to sense that everyone is better than him and gets a little annoyed at least. Anyway, it was fine. Hopefully he gets his shit together in part two.

I’ve been playing State Of Decay (and Animal Crossing still, but everyone else is kind of walking away so it’s been harder to connect with people.) I can’t remember if I mentioned how I found out about it but, just in case, it was my friend Jeff’s Youtube channel. It’s an Xbox Live Arcade game, but I think it’s on other things too. PC maybe? Anyway, Jeff does a great job of selling the game. At least to me. YMMV. The thing about State is that it’s got more to it than pretty much every zombie thing I’ve ever played. It’s a sandbox game, so you kind of play it however suits you. A lot of the random missions are on a timer though, so you do have to rush a little from time to time just to keep up. Story missions will wait for you as long as you like, as far as I can tell. I’ve heard that some of them are on a timer too, but I haven’t seen any evidence of that. Some things that happen appear to be set in stone. Although doing things in different order seems to confuse the story sometimes. Also the game is pretty glitchy. I haven’t had any that broke play, but there have been A LOT.

Zombies spawn halfway into walls a lot. They also warp space from time to time; walking through walls, cars, or what have you. They seem to walk out of the side of mountains a lot too. In fact, sometimes if you walk past a sheer cliff face it will sound like a bunch of zombies is standing inside it and they can hear you. They just can’t always get to you. I once fell into a hoard of them from a water tower and suddenly became invincible. I was on a mission, but it made it impossible for me to interact with anything, and couldn’t get the game to autosave. So, I guess that was actually one gamekiller. Anyway, when I reloaded I was fine at my last autosave.

Glitches aside the game is still the best zombie game I’ve played since Resident Evil 2. There are stealth functions, RPG elements, asset management… and the list goes on. If you carry too much you become encumbered, which is annoying, but it a cool realistic element in the context of the game. You can build bases in various locations, which is way more fun than when Pokémon tried it… XD Item generation is apparently somewhat random. In my second try, for example, I had tons of ammo. Shitloads of it, but none of my guns could use it. I seriously had stacks of badass guns with nothing to shoot from them. Irritating on the one hand, but really amusing on the other. When shit goes down you don’t get to choose what you scavenge for.

In any event Jeff’s videos give you a pretty clear idea of what the game is about. (Although he hasn’t played as much in video time as you can, so you’ll surpass his knowledge base pretty fast if you choose to buy the game. It’s only $20.) Time warp Jeff is not nearly as badass at the game as I am, and I’m sure I’m not all that great compared to people who can actually shoot. That said, my base is about as impenetrable and well stocked as you can be. So I got that going for me.

If you decide to play, go looking for Snyder Trucking in Marshal, once you can establish new bases. Best base I’ve used so far. I chose it because one of my friends is named Snyder and it worked out famously. XD

Oh, I almost forgot. Please keep clicking Jo and voting. Soon we will have run rampant all over that voting site. XD