254 To Serve Man.


I’ve been moving through Paper Mario at a nice pace.  It pleases me that there are always easy to find save points at all important locations.  I hope it’s a trend that follows in the next game. 

It’s odd playing a game that’s so old for the first time now.  It old news to everyone else.  When ever I say I’m playing Paper Mario everyone thinks it’s the new one for the Wii that I’m playing, and I have to explain that I’m playing games I never got around to on the N64.  Which leads to questions about why, and how?  People seem so amazed that my old hardware still functions…  My original Nintendo still works, as does my Super NES.  The only Nintendo product I ever had a problem with was my first Gamecube, which had the dreaded first release glitch.  The one I exchanged it for is the same one I had since.  All my old handhelds still work too.  Is this odd?  You practically have to set out to destroy a Nintendo system to make it stop functioning. 

In any case, Paper Mario is as good now as it was then, I’m sure.  I hear you can download it onto a Wii.  My life, however, is tragically Wii free. 

Paper Mario is one of the things in the world that justifies my comic, in my mind.  It’s barely animated at all by modern game standards, yet it’s compelling to play.  It’s little more than the repetition of actions with new words.  Kind of like my comic is.  Does that make sense?  I guess I’m the only one it really needs to make sense to…

The title of this page is also the title of a famous story and Twilight Zone episode.  I am not a fan of The Twilight Zone, but know enough about it to seem like I am.