Friday, November 19, 2010

NaBloPoMo: Day 19

I actually got out of the house today, but the whole time I was to carsick to enjoy it. Not too much happened today, so I'm going to post about a few new games coming out and a new tv show (My post is mostly about the tv show).

Donkey Kong Country Returns
Donkey Kong Country Returns is coming out on the 21st, two days from now. It is a new Donkey Kong game that has the style of the Donkey Kong Country games. It's the first Donkey Kong game since the country games that looks really good, and me and Andrew are really excited for it!! Hopefully it will bring back the old Donkey Kong game feel!

Disney Epic Mickey
Disney Epic Mickey is a new game coming out on the 30th. I happened to see the opening of it and a bit of the first part of the game and it actually looks good (Despite the fact that it nearly scared me half to death). It reminds me a little bit of Kingdom Hearts. I would explain the plot, but I don't fully understand it myself, so I'll explain it in one sentence: It looks cool!
I'll go ahead and post the description from GameFAQs.

Disney Epic Mickey is an action-adventure platforming game for the Wii console that sends Mickey Mouse on an epic journey of creativity and discovery. As Mickey, the player is propelled into Wasteland, an alternate world made up of Disney's forgotten creative efforts, and is given the power to wield paint and paint thinner to dynamically change the world while determining Mickey's path to becoming an epic hero.

Pac-Man Party and Pac-Man Tv Show
I found out about a game called Pac-Man Party this morning. My first thought was that this is an abomination! Pac-Man games should be Pac-Man games! It was the weirdest thing I had ever seen... at least then it was. I couldn't understand why they made a party game where you play as Pac-Man, Inky, Pinky, Blinky, Clyde, and two other unknown characters. I then noticed that it was "based off" a new Pac-Man tv show that is being made.

The new Pac-Man tv show... Now this is the weirdest thing I've ever seen! It is a tv show about Pac-Man, who is in high school, who has to protect Pac-Land from a bunch of ghost that are trying to take it over. He is assisted by his Pac-friends and four friendly ghosts: Inky, Pinkey, Blinkey, and Clyde.

The fact that Pac-Man is in High school really made me laugh! The fact that Inky, Pinkey, Blinkey, and Clyde are good guys and helping him sorta irritated me and also made me laugh.

In an interview, the producer, Avi Arad, said that "he wants it to have more depth than just fighting ghosts: It could tackle social issues like racism, too." He also said "We wanted to keep Pac-Man the same lovable guy he has always been, but put him in the 21st century. We also wanted to talk about real stories and see how they can relate to our lives, being in high school and being a teenager. At the end of the day, it's the story of a reluctant hero."

How they got this much out of a game where you eat dots and eat the ghost chasing you I don't know. I think it is really funny that they are going to have him "tackle social issues". They have completely made a tv series out of a game without a story.

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Well, that is all for today. I am barely making the deadline today.
Until tomorrow,
~Eler Beth~

1 comment:

  1. This was very well written! I enjoyed this so much!