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Worms, WORMS. Eyes. EYES! WORMS IN MY EYES! EIGHTEEN HOURS STRAIGHT!
Jakkar
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May 28, 2011 - 12:04 pm
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... As you've probably guessed, someone just kindly gifted me with a copy of Terraria.

 

My life as I knew it (not very well) is over. I began as a friendly skeptic, warned by the anime/NES-era JRPG graphics not to expect too much, frustrated by the way giving my character a ponytail turned it into a squealing ladygirl character and unimpressed by the imbecilic way Minecraft had largely been copied to a t - a gross thing to do except in parody, for Minecraft is essentially a game that never replaced its placeholder art and functions from the early testing stages.

 

... Eighteen hours later, I finally managed to tear myself away.

 

Nothing, and I mean nothing has held me that steadily in place since Neocron, the 2001 post-apocalyptic/science fiction MMOFPS. And nothing before it. Eighteen hours is a record only precisely matched by that one compelling world, and only thereafter approached by a single, 15-hour marathon session of Deus Ex. Twelve hour sessions in classic cRPGs like Baldur's Gate 2 and Fallout 1 have never been altogether -too- remarkable, nor in the better class of MMO such as Planetside or Star Wars: Galaxies.

 

What the hell is going on? It's 2011! The most compellingly addictive, entertaining and unpredictable game on the market in 2011 a sidescrolling multiplayer platformer with graphics that would not have looked remotely out of place in 1993!

 

Can Epic, iD and Crytek keep producing ugly-beautiful shooters, straining the limits of their 'ingenuity' to straddle both console and PC capabilities and push the envelope on epic views and smooth action, while a sixteen megabyte sidescroller selling for £5.99 can so effectively entrance this gamer!? A capital fellow (by most accounts) fully capable of enjoying low-brow shootybang manshoot entertainment, no pretentious goon chasing the profound and transcendent?!

 

Madness.

 

A sign of the end times.

 

Mark my words, Harold Camping will have his day in the sun yet. THE SUN OF THE LORD'S WRATH! Terraria is the first Omen!

 

Now, before the men in white jackets manage to kick the last chain-lock off my door, remember; YOU HEARD IT HERE FIRST. Remember me when writing your guest-list for the Rapture!

 

 - Jack has been remanded in custardy for his own saf- Oh more, pour it on, oh yes, thick, liquidy yellow joy!

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So, Jakkar, is an 18 hr. straight game playing session a positive recommendation? Or are you giving us a warning to Beware, stay away? [Image Can Not Be Found]

 

Glad to see you back & posting. In time, I may offer you an honorary citizenship to Tangentistan. Me being the Queen of and All That. We* are always looking for worthy followers. [Image Can Not Be Found]

 

* Majestic plural

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I bought it yesterday but I'm yet to dedicate any real time to it. Armand has created a server for the two of us to play on so it should be a lot of fun once we get going. We played for an hour yesterday and we sorta, kinda, not so much survived the first night. We have a house, some torches, a table and chairs and I now have a dedicated wooden sword to wallop all and sundry with.

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Yapette: Whether my inane babble serves to recommend or frighten the reader is left entirely in their court. I report only the truth, with no bias on how I want my readers to feel about it 😉

My thankyou for the gladbackness - the notion of such a sparkling offer fills me with forbidden juices and a crackling in the disused social sectors of my neurotic mass. Neurological mass*. I would recommend modifications in the use of your majestic plural however - perhaps applying the singular modification to the following sentence. We are? We AM! Better yet, We ams teh. Yes, this fits better. We ams teh always looking for worthy followers. Mm. Yes. Tastes like internet.

 

geggis: If you wouldn't mind a slight 'veteran' (a few days) joining you, I could offer arcane advice and cackle madly at your failures. 'zombiegunrunner' on Steam if you've the inclination for company. Otherwise, I wish you poor luck in the most amusing of ways. You've so much to discover.

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I once accidentally played the original Mount & Blade for 13 hours straight. Seriously. Looked up and it was 13 hours later. 

This Terraria intrigues me, but I must be strong. I have too much to play.

Life is the misery we endure between disappointments.

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