I finally finished playing Resident Evil 4 and have to say, I wonder what the fuss was about. I heard it was such a great game, but the story was all over the place and the “horrors” were pretty mundane. There are three bonus missions at the end, and I’m skipping them. But I started Dead Space 2, and, oh mama! is THAT a different story. It steps into high gear in the very first scene and although it’s not yet as compelling as the first one, the sense of madness and horror has been ramped up quite a bit. I don’t get to play long or very often, so it takes me months to finish out a game, but this one looks like it will be worth it. And one day I have to get around to the Walking Dead game, which is getting raves (but then, so did RE 4.)
I was moving along with LIM, then suddenly felt the need to pull up a sequence I had planned for later on in the story. I thought about it for awhile and decided to follow my instinct, but it meant that a page or two that were near completion had to beset aside. Then, when I did the new sequence, I found that it didn’t work as well as I thought it needed to, so I redid it, expanding three pages to five. But all is well and there won’t be an interruption for awhile yet. Maybe I can even finish out the current issue before I take a beak. That’s my goal, so I don’t disrupt the momentum of the story.
Since there’s more to life than horror (really, there is, honest) and there isn’t much in the way of horror at the theatres or on TV at the moment, I’ve been watching Sherlock Holmes movies and Downton Abbey. I love the latter show, but cannot get out of my mind the idea of how cool it would be if they did a special along the lines of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, with folk holed up in the castle, trying to defend all the entry points and survive. Also, a special episode where Bernard Cumberbatch as Sherlock and Matt Smith as Dr. Who show up at Downton to solve a world-endangering murder mystery…that also includes zombies. I can dream, can’t I?
Have a good weekend.