Thursday, July 06, 2006

Geriatric Geek Girls Go for it!

Just kidding. But I couldn't resist the link to this tidbit of pop culture. Remember to follow the links. Just kidding about Geriatric. I'm not, anyway. Geriatric, that is.

Not yet, anyway.

Did you ever dream you had the powers you got in a video game?

You know you have.

But did you ever know you were dreaming, and even played around with it before you woke?

Can't remember the name for that sort of dream (lucid dreaming?), but I've done it. Been doing it since childhood. It's going to take forever to finish Final Fantasy 8 this time around. I just know I'm going to dream about the card game.

Play. Win. Save. Play. Lose. Reset.

BTW, girls rule in FF8! Win rare cards from the good Doctor in the clinic, and the Quistis wannabes in the classroom.

Saturday, July 01, 2006

This always happens

Whenever I play Final Fantasy VIII, it always strikes me how easy it is to let this one lie.

The artwork is almost uncanny, but the story is not captivating.

Currently I am in the desert prison and it's time to bust out. A lot of this story will happen on its own, whether I make it change or not. But the whole point is to make the subtle decisions that will change the characters' reactions.

And I don' t much care. It's an exercise, moot, academic. I don't identify with anyone, and the only interesting character might be Cid. He gets no play, and very few lines.

The card game is a good challenge, and I will probably play it to the hilt. Yes, even in the desert prison. So far, the best gamer with the best cards has been the drunk in the alleyway behind the television station. I'll be watching for gamers as "we try to escape." Some escape. All the while challenging gamers.

More later.

Update: The card-playing inmates are definitely worth a visit or two. No more, though. Except for one GF card, the fellow in the alleyway still rules!