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A dorment love regained...

Hello there,

For the first time in many many months, I watched an episode of Spaced. I had almost forgotten just how fantastic it is :-) Since Hot Fuzz came out, if been pretty focused on the motion picture side of the Pegg/Frost/Wright creations. How foolish I have been to put their TV work on the backseat.. how very foolish.

It has been decided that haze and I will watch all of Spaced, followed by Shawn, and finally followed by Hot Fuzz over the coming weeks. It should be a grand journey indeed.

In other news:
- gorard has just gotten himself his first house. I'm rather happy for him :-)
- The 17 August 2007 has been earmarked for after-work drinks. It should be good.
- Mario Party 8 is fun = 'Yes' || Mario Party 8 is Shit = 'Yes' || Mario Party is a disgrace to game/interface design.... 'yes'
- The front of the house was landscaped today. When I left for work, we were living in a sand-pit.. when I got home, I was greeted with a lovely garden.
- don_preacher arrives in about 4 weeks. We are going camping... though I'm a little worried about the fact that its been very very cold the last few nights. I hope the temperatures rise substantially before the trip.
- Why are all my female friends single? No need to answer that question.... but it does make me wonder.

Cheers

Peter

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mr_lambi
Aug. 3rd, 2007 05:12 pm (UTC)
Im confused by your mario party 8 comment.

You know females? Why have I never met them? One thing that was missing all these years was never getting close to a female while out with you, and since all social activity was decided by you, it left me teriblly lonely. Do keep them single (somehow) until I return! I have been interested in females for over half my life now.
aussiepoida
Aug. 4th, 2007 01:31 am (UTC)
I speak of female work friends, with whom I do not socialise on a regular basis. Besides, they are part of another social group (mentioned in a previous journal entry), and it’s difficult to mix the two.

In regards to Mario Party - its design is shit. Its interface is shit. Its coding is shit. Overall, it's a disgrace to the art of video game creation. Mario Party is the 'Happy Meal' of the Game world.... its nasty and cheap.
It is fun - but the longer I play it, the more embarrassed I feel for the people that made it... its almost insultingly bad.
mr_lambi
Aug. 4th, 2007 02:23 am (UTC)
Is that in regards to all of them, or are you just dissapointed with the latest one?
How does it compare to the one we used to play?
aussiepoida
Aug. 4th, 2007 03:01 am (UTC)
I think the one we used to play was better overall. Even the graphics were better in Mario Party 5.
8 does have a number of great minigames which use the Wii-remote to great effect. But there are no where near as many minigames as there are in number 5, so they get quite repetitive.

There are not enough Standard Game Boards to choose from in Mario Party 8. While Mario party 5 had five, Mario Party 8 only has ONE 'standard' board. The other boards are gimmicky and not a lot of fun.

The Mario Party franchise is one that should have evolved way beyond what it has achieved so far. The problem is that it sells - It’s been the highest selling game in Australia for the last month. The previous instalments sold just as well and the developers appear to have stoped putting in effort.

They’ve now had eight attempts to get it right Its still fun – but very limited fun.
mr_lambi
Aug. 4th, 2007 05:18 pm (UTC)
Hmm, to bad. You can always get older versions, like number 7 and 6.
But why should you, when you no doubt paid to dollar for something that should ideally be better than the previous, but wasnt.
The wii games should be coming up with cutting edge stuff, particulary Mario games from nintendo!
Hope Paper mario will be better.
I may never know, my home doesnt even have a tv set!
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