Day 21 – That’s some clearly delicious Tomb Raidin’
It’s been a while since I last played a Tomb Raider game. All those angly polygons and flat surfaces. I never got very far in any of them because A) even at 9 years old, I preferred a controller over keyboard commands (my dad bought me Tomb Raider Gold for the PC), and B) I wasn’t very clever at 9, and I got stuck wandering a lot.
The new Tomb Raider looks absolutely beautiful! Parts of the gameplay during the first chapter calls back to Uncharted 3’s opening scene where you get to play through a cut scene. I didn’t get very far in the game, but I did get to sample some of the combat and the hunting. I came very close to just killing every little bunny and deer in the immediate area like I do in Assassin’s Creed 3. If you love the gruesome kills from Resident Evil 4, the openness of Arkham City, and everything about the Uncharted games, then you’ll love Tomb Raider. I have died a couple times, yes. My head got smashed in by a boulder, I got mauled by wolves, and I was shot full of arrows by crazy cultists — pretty sure they’re cultists. Don’t worry, I managed a few head shots with my own arrows. I even lit a guy on fire 🙂
You can’t see me right now, but I’m giving myself a congratulatory pat on the back for transferring my pre-order reservation from Colonial Marines to Tomb Raider. Good call, Janke. Good call. I also went ahead and pre-ordered Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag. Cuz why the hell not, right? The free poster drawn up by Todd McFarlane is pretty damn epic. Now if I can just find room on my wall…
Last night I booked a flight to Baton Rouge. I’ll be spending the last four days of Lent with my bestest best college roommate ever. She’s debuting her first cookbook titled The Fresh Table: Cooking in Louisiana All Year Round. April promises more exciting events as well. First I’ll be driving on over to Atlanta for a bachelorette party. The weekend after that I’m going to my alma mater for Alum Weekend. I’m squeeing with excitement.
Before I go to Columbia, I must finish my custom fountain pens. Oh yeah, Dad’s teaching me how to make pens. I have an idea to make wooden pens with bits of pages from a book plastered all around. I’m experimenting with different polyurethanes to see which seal the best. The other obstacle is assembling the fountain pen with a stronger glue. The kit we have asks that we super glue certain pieces together. Unacceptable! Must find a different way, or another kit.