Along with everything else I've had to deal with this weekend, not having Internet has been quite an inconvenience. This should be the last night, however, so bare with me as I struggle through one more post.
Tonight, I went out to dinner and a movie with my cousin, our buddy from work and his date. Turns out, she is a huge gamer, which of course led to me doing a little shameless self-promotion and pimped out my blog. She brought it up immediately on her phone, and while she didn't want to read it while sitting at the table, she browsed it quickly and asked a few questions about it.
One of the questions she asked was, "What game are you writing about tonight?" At first I told her I wasn't sure yet, to which she reminded me that time was running out. She was right. I mentioned how I had played a bunch of Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon today, but wasn't sure if that's what I wanted to write about.
Well, here we are. When I got home I played some more Blood Dragon. Clearly, this was the game I was going to write about. So let me clarify one thing. I usually wouldn't consider a DLC episode of a game as a different game for the sake of my project, but this is different. While it seems like DLC, it's actually a stand-alone game that just happens to use the Far Cry namesake. It was developed by the same team, and uses the same engine, but other than that, it's just it's own thing.
Blood Dragon is basically an 80's action movie that takes place in the future. It's jam-packed full of neon, cheesy one-liners and over-the-top EVERYTHING. It has lasers, cyborgs, giant mutant radioactive blood dragons, sarcastic AI, and cyborg panthers. Really. I can't make this stuff up anymore.
It's plays, feels and has a lot of the same type of game play that Far Cry 3 does, which is a good thing, because Far Cry 3 was AWESOME. Now just take that awesome, skin it in neon, add a stereotypical 80's action hero and you have Blood Dragon.
So far, it's great. Honestly, it just felt to do some actual gaming, finally. I'm pretty much all settled in now, and once Internet is hooked up tomorrow ... Watch out.
Oh, and hello to my new gaming friend, if she reads this as promised. Good luck with getting your own blog started. Sometimes you just have to take the leap.
Finally, Iron Man 3 was amazing, and worth every bit of hype it has received.