Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Musings from Madcap - Lollipop Chainsaw, Fallout: New Vegas Ultimate Edition, and Skyrim

Another musing from me (which brings my total up to two now), in which I want to bring to light a few things, none of which I can drag out into a full musing. Consider this a potpourri of musing, if you will. Or if you won’t, I don’t care which.
Hopefully With Apologies

First up, Bethesda and Obsidian announced that Fallout New Vegas: Ultimate Edition will be out for sale in February of next year. Since I’ll still be reeling from the might of Skyrim, I won’t be giving several varieties of a damn, but I can only hope that each copy will come with a signed apology from both companies for what a piece of crap that Lonesome Road was compared to all the foreshadowing that they set up in the other three DLCs, as well as the actual story for it rather than a “but for me, it was Tuesday” situation (I’m still bitter about that, can’t you tell?).

Also, fifty bucks for a game that’s already out and most people who care have already purchased all the DLC? Sigh…

And speaking of Skyrim, aka “The Second Coming in Video Game Form”, three days remain until release at the time that I’m writing this. I know that you all have preordered and will be ready to pick it up on November 11th at your earliest convenience to join me in vomiting rainbows for the next few months while each previous “good” game shrivels pathetically before its might.

Skyrim. It will make you do this.

All fanboyism aside, I’m looking forward to an awesome game that will in almost no way disappoint me (though I am a bit peeved about the skill system).

Then this brings me to the first half of this musing’s billing, Lollipop Chainsaw. I was sent this trailer by a close friend of mine, given only the instructions “Watch this”. And I did. And now, you can too.

Watched it? Well, there we go. I’m not sure what to say to be honest. It’s from Grasshopper Manufacture, another brainchild of Suda51 from the look of it. A high school cheerleader with a chainsaw fighting zombies, a hack and slash that I think that Suda would make if he were asked to remake Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Will I be getting it? Probably, though certainly not because of a short skirted blonde hacking apart zombies…honest…fine, I'm lying, sue me...

Oh, sweet merciful Lord! Bubbles has a chainsaw!!!

But take a listen to the voice of Juliet, the protagonist of the game, in the trailer. I know that Tara Strong has done other work, but when I listen to the trailer with my eyes closed, I can’t shake the mental image of Timmy Turner swearing and disemboweling zombies…kind of makes it hard to oogle the hot blonde when she sounds like a ten year old boy. Just saying.

And that’s it for another musing! I have nothing more from my mouth for you. See ya later!