video game accomplishments for the week
I also completed the Captain Scarlett DLC so I could complete it with a pirate captain head, which is awesome. My Mechromancer - I call her Judy because why not - is happy with herself even if we didn't actually save Pandora wholesale because Hyperion is still smarming around out there.
BUT AT THE END ( Read more... )
It's crude and ridiculous and frequently questionable but I actually do love it. The stories - despite ALL ENDING TRAGICALLY PRETTY MUCH - are pretty poignant and interesting sometimes, and the atmosphere, particular in places like the Caustic Caverns and Hayter's Folly, are really cool and well thought out. Caustic Caverns because it's goddamn terrifying and the dark roots and creatures overrunning the remains of civilizing efforts are really well done and Hayter's Folly because I! Love Lagoons! (Oasis is also actually kind of amazing and I wish you could explore those grand, weatherbeaten hotels although I see why they didn't build that area.) Although I am NEVER going in The Fridge again you can't MAKE me who the hell thought that terrifying discordant note of music was appropriate to play in a frozen, lonely area chock full of Lab Rats and Stalkers. NOOOPE. (Side note: who the bejeezus thought that Henry and Taggert story was okay??? IT WAS REALLY STUPID BUT IT LEGITIMATELY UPSET ME WTF.)
Also I got to literally blow up two jerk dudes on behalf of the women they were harassing, which pleased me. My mom, who in general is alarmed by video game violence, even laughed when I told her the Outlook story.
Also I love Ellie and Moxxi and Maya and Gaige. (And Lilith and Roland and Mordecai, too, though Brick endeared himself to me when I jumped off the east end of Mortar's tower and he got all choked up with pride.) I found (I think) all of Maya's ECHO recordings in the preserve - were there only two? - and I definitely want to do a playthrough with her. I'm not sure Gaige's ECHO recordings are in the game. I've been trying to wiki it but unsuccessfully. Ellie and her accent are cute as hell and Moxxi was a delight all through the Torgue Tournament and Opportunity.
And speaking of Gaige, how can you not love a girl who cuts off her own arm and replaces it with a cyborg part so she can make her bully-deterring science fair submission the best it can be? But I hope she gets to meet up with her dad again someday.
Originally posted by shiegra @ Dreamwidth with comments