Monday, February 25, 2008


So I had nothing to say at all and then was telling Monica about how this dog she thinks is really cute is only kind of cute which made me remember this Nat Geo program I was watching about a man raising wolves who were rejected by their mother with the aim of teaching them well enough to be released into the wild.

The cutest thing ever was how he taught them to howl. OH MY GOSH a baby wolf howl is the best thing since lions hugging people. I totally love fuzzy animals.

Actually, something did happen this weekend. I beat Assassins Creed. It was a very good but not quite great game. Tony didn’t like it much at all. He found it too repetitive and stopped playing with me after the second assassination and before the fighting got interesting. Although there aren’t many moves, becoming a master assassin is a matter of timing. I read a review that likened the fighting to dancing and it really is. If you are off rhythm you will die. The final scene left some to be desired though. A little more resolution would have been nice. That being said, the graphics were incomparable, the story was interesting, and I liked the stealth and patience that the game required. If you are more about running into a battle guns blazing this is not the game for you.

This means Tony and I have completed all our ps3 games. Luckily, my tax refund got direct deposited last night so I can go buy a new one. Elder Scrolls Oblivion, here I come. It’s been far too long since I’ve had a good RPG to work through. I’m also toying with the idea of getting God of War II (although it was made for ps2). I figure I should play it before III comes out and it should be pretty cheap now. Then again, if anyone has other ideas I would be very open. To get an idea of what we play here is the list of what we have finished.

Ninja Gaiden Sigma- Awesome but incredibly hard and didn't need to be as annoying
Resistance Fall of Man- Tony played but looked awesome
Ratchet and Clank Future:Tools of Destruction- Awesome
The Simpsons Game- Would have been bad had it not been Simpsons
Uncharted: Drakes Fortune- Awesome
Assassins Creed- Awesome to me but not to Tony

As you can see, we are not into sports games so don’t suggest any.

1. Dear I thought I'd drop a line/ The weather's cool/ The folks are fine/ I'm in bed each night by nine. PS I Love You, Billie Holiday

2. Sitting down by my window/ Looking at the rain/ Sitting down my window/ All around I felt it/ All I could see was the rain. Ball and Chain, Janis Joplin

3. I’m a poor boy born in a rut/ Some say my manners aren’t the best/ Some of my friends have been in a whole lot of trouble/ Some say I’m no better than the rest. Good Guys Don’t Wear White, Minor Threat

4. They say some days you're gonna win/ They say some days you're gonna lose/ I tell you I got news for you/ Your losin' all the time you never win. Tightrope, ELO

5. A wannabe gangsta/ Thinking he’s a wise guy/ Rob another bank/ He’s a sock em in the eye guy. If You Have To Ask. Red Hot Chili Peppers. Identified by Jason.


Woozie said...

Resistance was unbelievably awesome. My brother and I sat up for 12 hours playing it, one of the best times I've ever had gaming.

God of War II was also unbelievably awesome. There should be no question in your mind over whether or not to buy it.

Oblivion, however, is just like crack. You will get addicted, you spend many hours of a day doing it, and it will destroy your social life.

If you're into first person shooters, you also have to pick up The Orange Box. The Half-Life games are outstanding, with Episode 2 arguably being the best FPS ever and Portal is a great puzzle game for a thinker. And Team Fortress 2 is just too much fun.

And there's also Call of Duty 4 for incredible, challenging intensity, but I think I'm rambling now :)

Natalie said...

Woozie- We keep talking about getting the Orange Box and then forget. I'm personally not huge into the 1st person shooters but they can be fun sometimes. I'll certainly be getting God of War II.

As for Oblivion, I arrived home after work to find it sitting on my couch. We put it in at around 8pm and looked up at 11. Crack it is. Since we play together that makes it a social activity...right?

Monica said...

that dog IS cute...jerk.

Mom said...

Ooh..! That baby Howlin' Wolf is adorable!

Monica said...

and yes, they baby wolfie bear is precious... i wish someone would wipe his wolfenness off though. it's a bit gooey... i heart fuzzy animals too, particularly wolves and animals reminiscent of wolves...

Katrina said...

Sorry can't help you. I play silly little cheap but addicting search, find, puzzle solving games from yahoo for 20 bucks. But HD keeps trying to convince me we need some sort of gaming system. Maybe he'll win one day. Maybe. I love driving games and those are the ones he keeps bringing up.

Johnny Yen said...

You know, it's funny, as I get older, that I realize that as much as I love music, and as much as I love the lyrics of certain songs, I frequently have no idea what the lyrics of even some of my favorite songs are. Case in point: Janis Joplin's Ball and Chain. I've heard the song a million times since my mother bought it at the Sears store on Irving, Milwaukee and Cicero when I was a kid. I even love the live version of it on Monterey Pop. But I had no idea what the lyrics are. I just get so wrapped up in Joplin's vocal stylings and the music of the (in my opinion) underappreciated Big Brother and the Holding Company that I never really paid attention to the lyrics.

Anonymous said...

Oh my God, I almost cried watching that little clip!

thethinker said...

I used to love games like Halo and Freedom Fighters, but now I'm a Guitar Hero addict. It's been ages since I've played anything else so I don't have anything good to reccomend.

Eve said...

I think that may have been the cutest thing I've ever seen.

Michael C said...

I have horrible rhythm so Assasins would probably not be too good for me ;-)

And my 5 year olds consistently beat me at Wii Bowling. Talk about humility!!!!

Natalie said...

Monica- It is ALMOST cute, there is a big difference. Even at the young age that wolf had quite a bite. I wouldn't wipe his slobber.

Mom- Don't you just want to take him home

Katrina- There are tons of great driving games out for next gen systems. I've never been much good at them though so I can't recommend any.

Johnny Yen- I was pretty surprised that no one got the lyrics for that one.

Citizen of the World- The whole special was amazing. At one point he had to leave them for the first time in years and when he came back they let him back into the pack but he was no longer alpha dog. It was very interesting.

Thinker- I sometimes think about Guitar Hero but for some reason we haven't got it.

Eve- I know!

Michael C- I thought about getting a wii just so I can play No More Heroes. It looks amazing.