BREAK TIME: Manual highlights from Nintendo’s Nazo no Murasame Jou.
Borrowing the “engine” of the original Zelda, which was released on Famicom Disk just a couple of months earlier in 1986, it downplays Zelda’s open world exploration in favor of a much more linear & swordplay-focused romp across mythological Japan. It’s perfectly playable even if you’re not jive to Japanese, and also arguably serves as a bit of a missing link (so to speak) between the wildly different first two Zelda titles. Definitely worth a look if you can make it happen, and there’s even a fan translation out there if you need it.
Best random ME:A moment so far… Doing the timed quest on Eos to save those dumbshit engineers and I go flying off an edge and land on a bunch of Kett, killing them, only to have my Ryder go at the top of her lungs, “COMING THROUGH!”
“Did the Winchesters get here last
night?” You asked your friend Jo when she came into your bar in the afternoon.
She smiled. “Yes they did.”
“Do I get to meet them? From the
pictures you showed me, I wouldn’t mind getting up close and personal with them,
if you’re catching my drift.” You fixed her drink and set it down in front of
her. Since most people were still at work, the bar wasn’t busy, so you fixed
yourself something as well and hopped over the counter to sit next to her.
“They’ll probably be coming in
later to question you, since the last murder was just down the street.”
“And do they know about me?” You
asked. She shook her head and you grinned even wider. “Perfect. Can I play with
them? Will they be wearing their suits? I do like a man in a suit.”
With a nest of vampires nearby,
you shouldn’t have been so perky. But Jo had been telling you about the
Winchester brothers for years and you were excited to meet them.
“Did you have a nightmare? I have nightmares too. Someday I’ll explain it to you. Why they came. Why they won’t ever go away. But I’ll tell you how I survive it. I make a list in my head. Of all the good things I’ve seen someone do. Every little thing I could remember. It’s like a game I do it over and over. Gets a little tedious after all these years, but… there are much worse games to play.”
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015, Francis Lawrence)
Also I love how as soon as gay men aren’t catered to it’s just hands down homophobia, no nuance or gray area or any credit to the fact that there are good options for f/f romances in ME:A.
The romances in Andromeda ARE unbalanced, and that’s An Actual Issue, but I literally stop caring about the critique of that when my sexuality is lumped together with straight men as if being attracted to the same gender as straight men makes me nominally one of them for the sake of your argument. No. You can talk about m/m romances getting shafted without acting like queer women don’t count in discussions about homophobia.
Florence Delorez Griffith Joyner, also known as Flo-Jo, was an American track and field athlete. She is considered the fastest woman of all timebased on the fact that the world records she set in 1988 for both the 100 m and 200 m still stand and have yet to be seriously challenged. In the 1988 Seoul Olympic Games, Griffith
became the first American woman to win four track and field medals —
three gold and one silver — in one Olympic competition.