It’s kind of hard to tell who’s making a deal with the devil in this scenario. Reggie actually has a healthy respect for how dangerous Carol can be, at least in so far as he is capable, but he underestimates her much like he underestimates everyone.
Finally saw The Avengers. Enjoyed it in spite of seeing it on the worst screen ever. I look forward to seeing it on my television which, though it has no brain to speak of, is capable of flawlessly displaying any media I give it. I like that the kicker wasn’t clear at the end of the credits. Having to wait for one while the whole place is emptying out is annoying. I don’t see much point in talking about it further because, based on how much money it made, chances are you’ve all seen it twice already.
I’ve been watching Game Center CX while I work. Every so often they show a Japan only game that looks so neat I can’t understand how it didn’t get ported over here. I guess they suspected that America wasn’t willing to play most of them. It’s a shame though. These days a person can fairly easily import even old games, but I’d rather play them in my native tongue. Not that I’ve never imported games and been able to get the gist of things. It just seperates you from the narrative.
I still have 2 import games that I can think of. One of them is a Dragonball Z game that eventually got translated durring the craze that swept America when Cartoon Network finally started showing the dubs. Ultimate Battle 22 I think it is. I actually really liked it because it really captured the feel of the fights as they happen in the show. I don’t know if they ever managed to get it right in the new games, but they hadn’t in any of the ones I played. There was about a new one a week there for a while. I really disliked the randomness of some of the leveling stuff in those. They seemed like a way to force you to play the game long after you were sick of it. Which, for me, was about 30 minutes, if I’m kind.
The other is one of the Ranma 1/2 games. I actually altered my original SNES to play it. Which only ammounted to cutting off 2 plastic tabs, but still, for me that was quite a leap. I really took care of my stuff when I was a kid. Anyway I think it was Ranma 1/2: Chougi Ranbu Hen, which I did not like as much as Hard Battle. It’s my understanding that they intended to release a sequel to Hard Battle in the states, but it was cancelled when the first game sold poorly. Not hard to see why since most people look at you funny if you bring it up. I still don’t think I’ve ever met a person who played it. I actually got the first Ranma collection by sending away for it with a form that was in the box. Which seems so old fashioned now, even to me.