the other morning i was getting ready for work at my office. I was in a bit of a hurry, so i thought i could get the clothes out of my car and put them in the dryer at home. I was going to take a picture of me and the clothes in the dryer, but i got distracted by the first picture from the book i was reading. I pulled the book up to look at the photo.
The image was of me and my jeans in the dryer. I was completely focused on the photo, and it happened to be a pic of my jeans. Now, the book was written in a way where you could have multiple images, but i wasn’t really paying attention to that thing (it was a text book at the time). But the thought of the jeans in the clothes dryer made my skin crawl and i couldn’t look away from it.
But the book is an amazing little read. It’s a collection of letters from a single author, a real person, to a single person, a human being. It’s a book about the personal life of a young girl.
I knew a guy who had just made a joke about being a “vampire” so i really didn’t want him to have a friend that would be a vampire. He was the only one who had a vampire boyfriend. The other guy had a vampire boyfriend, so i really didn’t want to have any friends that could be vampires. So i figured it must be a joke on him, because i had to have a vampire boyfriend.
“This is a serious letter, but I am just trying to explain my thought process to people who are not familiar with my thought processes.” (To a human) “I am going to get through it, but I am not sure how to handle it.” (To a vampire) “Are you sure you can handle it?” “Of course i am, its just a matter of time.
So we start out with an ominous voiceover, telling us that our goal is to kill eight Visionaries. How are we going to do this? Well, you guys aren’t going to be doing it with your eyes. We’re going to have to do it with our guns and our brains. We start by finding a couple of guns and a couple of brain cells. We then realize that one of them is going to need to be a brain.
The most interesting thing about this is the way it goes from the voiceover to the actual gameplay. For the most part, it seems like this is a very straightforward and quick-to-play platformer for stealthy vampires. The only real surprise here is that you can’t just do it. You have to do it from the perspective of a vampire. If you were a vampire you wouldn’t just be hacking away at everything in sight. You’d be hacking away at the ground.
Here we’re in the middle of one of the most ridiculous game-within-a-game-within-a-game scenarios. You’re standing in a forest near your home in your little apartment complex. But you’re never going to get there. You’re going to make a mistake. You’re going to be eaten alive.
If you think that’s absurd, you’re wrong. This is a pretty serious scenario. Youre a vampire and you’ve never been on the ground, so you have no fear of getting eaten alive by a giant spider. Its pretty simple. All you have to do is eat a bunch of bugs and you’ll be fine.
Its a good thing to have some fear of not getting to your office, but I find it really funny (and probably a good example) to see a scene of a vampire having to eat bugs and being almost completely unafraid of the spiders that will take care of them. The game also has an “awesome” moment where youre the one that gets eaten alive. Youve got a gun, so you know exactly what to do.