It’s exceedingly rare for me to pre-order games with the pile of unplayed games sitting beside me at any given time. Sometimes you want to do your part to make a game appear successful and Berserk was a game I wanted to give my full financial support to. I have a very long standing love/hate relationship with the property. When I was first actively engaged in finding new anime to watch, I saw what looked like a straight-forward fantasy anime. Most of what I had seen about it didn’t really prepare me for that first episode. There was this guy with a sword that would shame even Cloud Strife just being super-pissed and crushing men, demons, pretty much anything else that got in his way for one episode. Then the entire rest of the series is a flash back to show you why he is so angry. It is NOT because someone ate the last fruit cup. But then it just ends. For the longest time (though there is a new series now) you didn’t see any more of the black swordsman and his quest for vengeance. The level of blue balls can best be described as imagine if Kill Bill had ended after the wedding flashback. You need to see The Bride kill Bill. She deserves it. I’m still waiting to see Guts get his.
It’s been almost two weeks since the last post and I am profoundly sorry. “Surely you have been productive in all that time,” you are probably saying. Why yes, I have. I finished Bioshock on Steam which is officially the first game I’ve finished in my Steam Library. Inspired by conquering the leaking, underwater city of Rapture, I moved on to conquer the leaking, less exciting faucet in the kitchen. I was rewarded with a new, non-leaking faucet and +1 to plumbing. For the purposes of this blog though, let us not dwell on basin wrenches and o-rings.
Say goodbye to another week gone. Will it eventually be remembered fondly, bringing a smile to your face as you think about that thing that happened? Or looking back months and years from now you might think, “What a shit week that was. I’m so glad that’s over.” It may be too soon to say.