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The blitz of sales is certainly an event that people within the Steam community are accustomed to, but I imagine for the uninitiated it can lead to some pretty dire consequences. Much like Tibetan monks, your inner will must be resolute and you focus heightened if you are to pass on the tempting deals that bite away at your subconscious. You are constantly aware that the deal will end in the imminent future and if you don't buy now then who knows...you may never have the opportunity again to get a game you have been kind-of sort-of eyeing for a while.
This comic pretty much speaks from the heart because if there is a game I've been interested in...one I want but not enough to buy at full retail price, comes up on sale I can NOT say no. It is quite literally impossible. I think the portion of my brain that is supposed to develop to give a person reason and logic was stunted from an early age; that or it strategically turns off like a child determined to get that hot apple pie mom just pulled from the oven, despite its searing hot temperature and warnings of "It's hot! Do NOT touch!!" To this day, burned hands be damned!! I shall have my Pie and eat it too.
As I mentioned last week, we picked up Terraria from the sale and had a chance to sit down and play it at length after finishing last week's entry. I won't go too far into depth about it here as I will save that for when we do a Terraria themed comic. If you are curious, our Steam accounts clocked in over 30-hours in the course of a couple days which should be strong indication on how we feel about it.
Perhaps by habit or by design, we are not typically on the bleeding edge of what is "hip" and "in" with society. I've mentioned a number of times that we live in a cave, but I do like to lurk on my Facebook page. I figure if one of my friends says something is cool, then I will go ahead and check it out. My friend who happens to run Dragon-Tear.net, the preeminent Breath of Fire fan community posted this Zelda rap by Smosh. It is fucking amazing. It's been devoured by the Internet already, but if by some freak chance you haven't seen it yet, GO DO SO NOW.
As Bear mentioned, we got Terraria off of Steam since it was on sale for really cheap. Watching and learning a little more about the game and having thoughts of the co-op fun we could have together got me really excited, making me want to play the game also. We ended up purchasing a copy of Terraria for me too and in doing so I had to register for my own Steam account. I've been checking Steam out off and on for the past few days and I'm learning how cool their set up actually is.
Bear and I spent almost two full days playing Terraria after purchasing it! >.< The game's so addicting... I think for me mainly it's because we almost know nothing about it so when a "story" event happens or we find a new weapon or tool, it's often a new, fresh, and exciting surprise! Another huge addicting aspect to the game is exploring and finding treasure! Where you can explore is pretty much limited to whether or not you can survive the enemies inhabiting the areas. The world is littered with caverns, treasures, and crafting materials and since the world elements are randomly generated at the start of the game, there's often the little nudge in the back of your mind that there might be an undiscovered gold chest or a life upgrade just around the corner.
As much as I enjoyed playing Terraria, I can't help to crave playing a game that's propelled by a story (which you can guess Terraria doesn't really have. ^^;). As some of you know, we've been listening to the Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword soundtrack and I can't help to be curious about the events of the game, its environments, its bosses, its tools, and the story climax. I'm really happy that the creators decided to make Zelda more involved in the story as a character like how she was in Spirit Tracks. I was rather disappointed about her involvement in Twilight Princess (though I guess it was all about Midna anyways ^^). I suppose I caught the Zelda craze virus. XD I'm looking forward to the day when Bear and I can get and check it out together. =)