Notice: Today’s article will be late by a day, since I forgot today was President’s Day and my children don’t have school.

As title. My daughter, in particular, doesn’t want me to type, it seems, and keeps asking for my attention. So yeah, Persona 5 is pushed back until late tonight at the earliest, and more likely, tomorrow afternoon. Apologies, but I have a lot to say about the series as a whole, all of it good. 😛


Questionable priorities…

Hey, y’all. Hope your having a good week.

So, as expected, still don’t have that chapter done. Apology, dogeza, done. Moving on.

What I have managed to finish is my review of the Surge, which ended up being just as long as a chapter of Anubai itself. Yeah, I had a lot to say. Is that a good thing? A bad thing? You’ll have to wait until Monday to find out! 😛

…And no, I didn’t write the review early because I finished the game in four days. Please spare me that. :\

Um, let’s see, what can I suggest to entertain you this week… Oh, I know! Have you ever watched Deceased Crab’s Let’s Play of La Mulana? It makes for fun viewing, and it convinced me to pick up La Mulana myself, so I can heartily recommend it.

Ok, everyone, see you Sunday! 😀


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After collecting all the flowers, figures, and “vessels”… finding all the vista points… clearing all the corrupted areas… overriding every tallneck, and incidentally every other (non-corrupted) machine in the game… clearing every cauldron… clearing every bandit camp… clearing nearly every sidequest in the open world… reaching level 50… gaining all but one skill…

…after over 65 hours of play, I am finally visiting the main hub city to continue the plot. 😀

Incidentally, my favorite collectibles are the metal flowers. Not only do they grow other flowers in an odd triangle pattern, each one contains a poem about nature. Very cool. 😉

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Up in the sky! It’s a bird! (And it’s coming to kill us!)

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This is probably my favorite machine in the game, the Stormhawk. Hmm, this picture doesn’t really help grasp just how huge it is, though.

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So here’s a picture of Aloy STANDING NEXT TO ITS FROZEN CORPSE for scale. 😛

Surprisingly, I actually like fighting these guys. Just… not more than one at a time. That gets a bit rough. ^^;

I don’t have a picture yet, but my least favorite machine to fight are the Rockbreakers. Those things suck. 😦

And just for kicks, here’s some pretty scenery. See ya tomorrow! 😀

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Even later than yesterday…

…but hey.

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At least it’s a pretty night. 😉

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Oh, and here’s some evidence that Horizon actually takes place in the American midwest. Although, I think the turbines in the game are actually shorter than the real things… 😛

I tried to sit down and write earlier, but my daughter immediately came and sat in my lap to stop me. Gonna have to buckle down and start writing while she’s at school… of course, winter break is coming up soon. :\

Editing the research paper of someone you love is surprisingly stressful.

And that’s my excuse for not posting so much as a picture yesterday. 😛

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Otherwise, I would have posted this picture of a girl riding a mechanical bull that much sooner. Hmm, sounds like an off-color joke though… 😛

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Enough of that, check out this sunrise. What a beautiful red glow.

At least, I think it was a sunrise, not a sunset. I don’t quite remember when I took the photo… ^^;

Ok, I’ve got to get back to editing my wife’s paper now. It’s due at midnight tonight… :\

I wish I could have sat in on the planning session for this machine…

So, there are a lot of mysteries associated with Horizon’s setting, starting with how, exactly, the world came to be destroyed, and why all the technology still works, and the big robots are still being produced, etc. etc. But the question I want answered the most: why have all the machines been designed to look like animals?

Especially, I want to know the story behind this one:

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It’s a giant crab. That transports goods on its back. Yeah, let that sink in a bit.

Engineer A: “So next, let’s design our mobile transport units.”

Engineer B: “Sure. I figured we could just automate our ordinary transport fleet with advanced A.I., which would be extremely efficient.”

A: “Nah, that’s boring. Let’s make giant crabs!”

B: “…Won’t that be really slow?”

A: “But giant crabs would be a thousand times cooler!”

B: “…You’re lucky that you’re the director’s son.”