I beat StarFox today. And you know.. rather than feeling any sort of pride or sense of accomplishment, all I feel is relief. The game itself was actually pretty good. But it suffered from a few key flaws that ultimately made it less than wonderful.
- All the enemies were the exact same.
- Fighting consisted of pressing one button.
- The storyline was so erratic and jumbled that you never really knew why you were doing what you were doing… which led to:
- You didn’t care about any of it, and just wanted it to end.
- In order to fit in the whole Starfox angle, really lame flying sequences were added that served no purpose.
- The Final boss…
The final boss in Starfox was the one thing I was looking forward to. You spent the entire game sort of chasing after General Scales. Since the bosses in each dungeon were actually pretty good, I assumed that the final fight with Scales would be entertaining.
My weekend proved uneventful. Friday night Josh came over, and we headed off to Kahunaville for a while. We played some Settlers of Catan [and yes, I rule], and generally just hung out for a while. Then I ended up going to bed fairly early. Saturday I woke up late, and spent much of the day cleaning my room and playing the guitar. I decided to learn some more Guster songs. Demons is a ton of fun. I talked to Serita for quite some time, then unlocked the SNES Super Mario Kart tracks in Mario Kart : Super Circuit. I got to talk to Deedre for a while online, which always makes my day. I wrote some code to fix up some stuff on the site (word wrapping is kinda easy, it turns out). Later on in the evening Deedre called, so I got to talk to her for a while, which was wonderful, obviously. Then after a few hours of just kinda lying in bed, I managed to fall asleep.
Sunday was church, then a congregational meeting. It was the first congregational meeting I’ve been to where I was allowed to vote. (and yes.. that means I’ve skipped a few). It was an experience. Then I headed on home, and played Starfox all day. I caught Andy Richter Controls the Universe. (Yes, pcg, it was funnier than a staff infection), and watched Home Movies on Adult Swim. It was pretty good too.
I told you my weekend wasn’t that exciting, but I got some rest, my room is clean and vacuumed, and I cut my hair (’cause I didn’t do it Thursday).
I need the Bears kicker to score less than 2 points today, or I’m out of my Fantasy Football playoffs. So far so good. [update: He made a 52 yard field goal, and my season is over. I curse Fantasy Football.]
After watching some TV today, I’ve decided that there’s no way my parents aren’t giving me a brand new Jaguar with a giant bow on it for Christmas. Apparently everyone is getting one this year.
[Oh yeah, Mark: We 3 is a great song.]