All right. It’s time to go public with this: Yes, I’m a curmudgeon. Yes, I’m getting old. Yes, the world, generally speaking, is totally getting on my nerves.
Thalassophobia. The fear of open waters. The horror of the deep.
In Lemmings 2 there is an object, eight by five pixels in size and red. It looks like it’s just a decorative boat mounting device placed in the background by a playful level designer. At least that’s what I thought it was for over 25 years.
Unpacking has always been fun for me during my moves. However, I didn’t expect that unpacking boxes for strangers would take such an emotional toll on me.
Summer camp in Canada, staying with a family. Hey, that’s Donkey Kong Country, isn’t it? But where is Donkey Kong? And who is the monkey girl? And… OH. MY. GOD.
While humans are very confusing and irrational, mathematics and logic offer a haven of order and structure.
A lot of video games come with bad plots, uninspired twists, one-dimensional characters, and banal storytelling techniques. That’s fine with me. But if you steal my skills/powers during the course of the game and sell it to me as a groundbreaking story twist, you earn my hate!
The good old days with the good old Game Boy. You still remember ’em? No? I’m not surprised. They didn’t exist!