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metaldragoon · 2 months ago
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@justsuha​ filled this out, and I felt like doing the same.  Kinda felt they didn’t have the best categories so maybe I shouldn’t have bothered, also tried not being too repetitive with my picks. Favourite Game - Final Fantasy VI, this was an easy one for me.  One of the first games I ever played, then I came back to it around like 12-14 years old and it was the first game I ever played on an emulator, then it was one of the first games I ever watched an LP on, one of the first game I ever started playing with mods, and yeah, I’ve just played this game a lot in my life. Best Story - Mass Effect (1), could’ve gone with FFVI again but eh, and maybe Hollow Knight but I feel like the world building in ME1 is crazy-deep and unparalleled.  Maybe that’s not story in like a “plot” sense, but it’s what I settled on. Favourite Art Style - Killer7, was a comfortable pick but Persona 5 is also a really crisp game.  Also thought about other things that are more atmospheric like Metroid Prime, Hollow Knight, or Bloodborne. Favourite Soundtrack - Final Fantasy VI, like I said, didn’t want to be repetitive, so there was games that had like a banger of a track like Papers, Please, or something like Super Meat Boy, but I couldn’t really justify anything being equal to FFVI.   Hardest Game - Dragon Age: Origins, Felt like a Soulsborne game was the “gimme” answer so I wanted to swerve a bit.  DA:O is hard as fuck, if you’re not optimizing your build you’re not beating that game.  Even on “easy” I’m like chill man Funniest Game - Paper Mario: Thousand Year Door, was tempted to go Undertale but since that’s kind of just a parody game I feel like it had a lot more liberties it could take to still be funny.  TTYD is super funny while still being like it’s own game. Game I like that everyone hates - Gears of War 2, some kid in Gr. 11 said I should get a 360 and play that, and so I did.  I played the online mode so much, but it never really felt like a popular competitive game.  I liked being so beefy, it’s basically just one-shotting people with shotguns is the meta and so the whole stalking someone to close the gap to be in range was super fun to me.  Campaign kinda trash and my friend wanted to get an achievement for co-op beating it on the hardest difficult that was miserable for me, but I think it’s a really fun game to play with some great audio too, the SFX are top notch. Game I hate that everyone likes - Borderlands, hate is a strong word but man I don’t really care about this game at all and people have been hyping it up for a decade. Underrated Game - Catherine, all my irl friends I tell about this game don’t know what it is, until I remind them and they go “oh yeah, that game looked weird/was too hard.” don’t know anyone who’s actually played more than an hour of it.  It’s one of my all-time faves, though. Overrated Game - Breath of the Wild, my wife says I didn’t give it a “fair shake” but I played like 20 hours and zzz... was tempted to go with a Pokemon game too, but it’s more a franchise in general than a specific game. Best Voice Acting - Yakuza Kiwami, I didn’t really have any real opinions on a game having good voice acting; generally they don’t.  Yakuza is all VA’d in Japanese so that’s probably why, but it felt pretty cool and was the only thing that I could think of actively enhanding a VG experience.  Maybe shoulda gone GTA (3 or San Andreas), both are really dated and definitely don’t sound that good anymore but one of my favourite games to listen to dialogue from. Worst Voice Acting - Metroid: Other M, not bad in terms of the actual talent of the VA’s but damn if it doesn’t ruin everything about Samus as a character.  “REMEMBA ME?!” Favourite Male - Kazuma Kiryu, was tempted to go General Leo from FFVI, but couldn’t find an image big enough before I resized this, which I could have easily worked around, but I also really like the Dragon of Dojima! It’s weird because he seems like such a simple design but he’s just badass in the right way, and I don’t know why more games can’t get it right.   Favourite Female - Franziska von Karma, from the 2nd Ace Attorney game.  For some reason had a huge crush on her, when I was younger I even drew some fanart of her which I ain’t done for nobody but her and Broly. Favourite Protagonist - Samus Aran, wanted to go with a “franchise” character and Samus is always super cool (except in Other M), I’ll always be excited to play her in some new game.   Favourite Village - Kakariko Village, felt like kind of a weird question, ‘cuz like if it was favourite area or something, I could have put some other stuff (Greenpath in Hollow Knight for example), and being a village I feel like basically limits you to medieval games but not the main hub either as that’s “a city.”  But Ocarina of Time’s Kakariko Village is always really fun to roll in to, also thought of the Goron Village, or just any village in Secret of Mana because that village theme is soo good. Most Hated Character - Nathan Drake, have barely even played Uncharted, but I just always hate any character with his personality, and he’s the biggest and most well-known.  Maybe he’s fine but meh. First Game You Played - Super Mario World, can’t say for 100%, but this and Super Mario Kart were games I was playing a lot since at like 4 or 5 my older brother owned them and they’re the most baby friendly.  Also remember playing a lot of PC games that my dad had, Timon and Pumba pinball, Chip’s Challenge, Ski Free, and stuff like that.  Skunny Kart Racing for DOS but I never understood how to get to DOS. Favourite Company - Bioware, I don’t really care about gaming companies in general, but Mass Effect and DA:O are some of my favourite games.  I might say Square as well but they do a lot of stuff.   Hated Company - Ubisoft, don’t hate them all but I just feel like they only make games I have zero interest in. Depressing Game - Doki Doki Literature Club, this and creepy are kinda really similar I feel, but I went DDLC but I kinda forget how it even ends.  I just remember feeling bummed about the purple and pink haired girl, and then the Monika scene just being uncomfortable (in a good way). Creepy Game - Doom3, don’t really play creepy games, Doom3 was suspenseful so I don’t know if that counts.  I had it for like 2 years, played it once for like 10 hours straight, and never played it again.  Still lives in my head. Happy Game - Super Meat Boy, is this a happy game? I don’t know, I feel like it’s got a pumped up energy which I equate to happiness.  It’s fun and the music makes it really addictive. Favourite Ending - Metal Gear Solid, don’t really have a great answer to this.  I really like Meryl and Snake riding off on their snowmobile though.  
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nsschaintale · 2 months ago
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LINE 7: GLAMOROUS TO THE CORE
UNDERTALE
LINEAR TEMPORAL
LINE 7: GLAMOROUS TO THE CORE
Hiro had started to explore the lobby of the hotel. Other than the bright floor and the statue, Hiro met a small pink and blue origami monster who says that MTT Resort is Hotland's biggest apartment building-turned-hotel. It prides itself in providing a good stay, whether someone stays there for a night or already lived there, even when it's passed through. The front desk is manned by a blue monster with a hand for a head, and he spotted three monsters loitering before an elevator. One is a worried green dragon on the phone telling someone that he might not get home, a white feline monster wearing red shoes on her front paws, glasses, black hair, and has a black briefcase by her, and a black one-eyed slime monster who's outraged at the situation. The elevator before them was apparently in use, but from the sound of the complaints from them, it was like this for a good while. Down the right hall are a set of four doors. One asked for Sea Tea, one asked for a Cinnamon Bun, one didn't specify anything, and one was locked from the inside. Hiro wasn't able to provide the items as he used most of them previously, so he moved on as a green janitor monster was mopping up his own dripping slime in vain. As he was about to head out the doors with the CORE sign above them, he heard a cough ring out from the shop on the right of the Core entrance. There's a sign that showed a burger next to the letters MTT above the double doors. He walked inside to see a standard burger shop with the only employee smoking behind the counter. The employee was an orange cat person wearing a red and yellow uniform with a paper hat of the same colors, and the name tag showing “Burgerpants” on it. He was leaning on the counter, smoking his cigarette and looking bored as usual. On the menu, there was a Starfait, a Glamburger, a Legendary Hero, and a Steak Shaped Like Mettaton's Face (yes, that's what it's called). Hiro only had enough for 3 Starfaits, so he bought those, getting inwardly startled by Burgerpants's “joyful” reaction.
Burgerpants (has a pained smile): Thanksy! Have a FABU-FUL day!!!
Hiro decided to try and ask about the hotel, but ended up getting various pieces of advice, from not ending up like him to never interacting with attractive people. Case in point: the two girls who asked him to sneak some Glamburgers for them. He was caught by his boss on his way to meet them, leading him to drop the burgers and his pants, earning him the nickname. Burgerpants dreamed of working with Mettaton, but not in this manner. He wanted to be an actor, but ended up working at the restaurant. Even though he had some troubles with the robot, Hiro asked why Mettaton was bad, and Burgerpants called this place a labyrinth of bad choices. Even when the staff tries to change something to work better, Mettaton rejects the idea, citing that it's not how it worked on the surface. This confused Hiro as he knows the monsters hadn't been on the surface, so how would Mettaton know? Hiro certainly didn't know. He's just a kid. When the cat mentioned how humans were always eating hamburgers made of sequins and glue, Hiro felt disgusted at the thought. Burgerpants questioned how people find the robot attractive, when he's literally a rectangle. He did at one point buy a kit online that makes people more rectangular, but it didn't work. Hiro was curious about what Burgerpants would do if he was freed. The cat told him he was probably going to be stuck at this job forever, but the one thing that keeps him going is that if Asgore gets one more Soul, everyone can leave for the surface and he'll find a second chance for himself.
That worried Hiro.
He's still not sure of what to think of Asgore. After that enlightening conversation, Hiro was curious about the two chicks Burgerpants mentioned. He didn't go down the alley before when he met Sans, so he headed back out. There, he met two monsters; an alligator with blonde hair, pink eyes, and wearing a pink longsleeved top with blue and yellow stripes, and a purple cat with black hair that has blue tips, a gold earring on her left ear, and wearing blue overalls that have yellow fur lined on the straps. Their wares were interesting. Junk food, a gun, a cowboy hat, and a key. Again, Hiro only had enough for some stuff, so he only bought the junk food. When asked about Burgerpants, the girls called him a creep, even though Catty thought he was kind of cute. She didn't have any real standards. They thought he'd be okay if he treated them with respect. He seemed to blame them for the way he acts, especially when they asked him for the Glamburgers. Bratty was going to share them, but Catty wasn't planning to. Bratty and Catty were their names, and they're best friends for-EVER! Looking over the  items, Hiro had asked where they got their stuff.
Catty: We got them from the garbage!
(awkward pause)
Bratty: It's GOOD garbage.
Catty: It's like, really good garbage.
Hiro was not so sure about the junk food now. They apparently got their garbage from the garbage store, but mostly from Waterfall. Catty exclaimed that she found a gun in a dumpster. Hiro wondered if it belonged to anyone who came before him, which is possible since he did see some trash fall into the area. When he asked about Mettaton, the girls were crazy about him. They both claim that he's their robot husband, either being already married to him or planning to do so. He just doesn't know yet. Hiro wasn't sure if Mettaton is husband material considering the few run-ins he had with the robot, but the girls mentioned that they heard rumors about him being made by Dr. Alphys was his idea. Afterwards, he acted like she was an old friend. They weren't friends anymore, unlike these two. About Alphys, she used to live on their street and was like a big sister to them, if she takes you on trips to the dump. She showed them the coolest places and always collecting some weird cartoons. Then she became the Royal Scientist and they haven't seen her in forever. They mentioned Alphys had always thought Asgore was a super cutie, so they thought she made Mettaton to impress him. A robot with a Soul was something that was possibly relevant to his hobbies. Soon after, Asgore made her do the science stuff, but apart from Hiro, nobody's seen anything from her. She likely just stays in her lab all day. When asked about Asgore, Bratty called him a total goober and Catty says he's a big, fuzzy, goofball.
More descriptions of Asgore that confused Hiro.
They mentioned how he was nice and they love him. So much so, they're both hyped for the destruction of humanity. Disturbed, Hiro left them with that thought and mulled over what happened. The more Hiro hears about Asgore, the more he wonders why Toriel made him out to be so bad. It's clear that everyone but her loves him. Did the king do something to draw Toriel's hatred to him? He'll find out soon, he feels. For now, Hiro decided to talk to Burgerpants about  Bratty and Catty. Hiro told him the girls talked about him and that he should stop acting like they owed him, and if he wanted to be friends with them, he should see through their perspective. Burgerpants felt pity for Hiro, thinking he got brainwashed. Friendship was a hot person's way of making someone their slave, according to him. He then wanted to know what time they wanted to hang out. Hiro went back to ask them and Catty said he should go look for junk with them. Bratty was worried, but Catty thinks it'll be fun. She felt that that kind of person would want to hang out all the time once they join up. Catty wondered if she felt bad for him, and thought about how cool they are compared to him. They'd be saving his life with their friendship. Bratty was still unsure, but once Catty mentioned Glamburgers, Bratty asked if he was free after work. Hiro soon realized he's being a messenger between Burgerpants, Bratty, and Catty. He told Burgerpants that they want to hang out after work, and the cat got excited, thanking him and asking Hiro where they wanted to go.
Hiro: To the garbage dump.
Burgerpants eventually accepted it. After playing messenger for the trio, Hiro found that the relaxing atmosphere of the hotel filled him with determination. He looked past the front desk towards the doors with a flashing sign saying “CORE” above. With some resolve, Hiro pushed forward. Once he stepped out, he spotted two shadow figures heading into an opening ahead on the opposite end of the bridge. Before moving past the flanking bushes, his phone rings.
Hiro: Hello? I just saw two shadows ahead of me.
Alphys: Huh? Who are they? N-Nobody else is s-supposed to be here. Oh well! We can't worry about that now! (hangs up)
Hiro entered the area and it looked far more advanced than any other area he went through. The floor is mainly blue with some glowing circuitry lines in intricate designs in different areas. Two paths flanking the elevators led to a different exit, and before he picked one, his phone soon rang again.
Hiro: Alphys, I'm here.
Alphys: I see you! Ready? This is it! Take the elevator up to the top of the CORE!
Hiro (goes up to the elevator, but finds it's not working; answers his ringing phone): Ah, the elevator's not working.
Alphys: What?
Hiro: I'm pressing the buttons, but it's not opening.
Alphys: ….The elevator should be working... W-Well then! Go to the right and keep heading up!
Hiro: Okay! (follows her instructions, but ends up in a dark room with blazing fire below) Uhhh....
Alphys: Now just keep heading up!
Hiro: I can't! There's fire here!
Alphys: ... That pit...isn't on my map. Forget it! Let's try the left side!
Hiro left the room and went up the left path. He saw three red-tipped blue columns flanking the path.
Alphys: Okay, you should be able to make it through here!
Hiro: All right.
As he headed up, the two shadow figures he saw before quickly approached him.
Hiro: Ah!
Alphys: W-Watch out!
The area went grayscale and a battle ensued. Hiro soon faced against a magician type monster that popped out of its hat along with two floating spheres. Its hat covered its eyes, didn't look like it had arms as its coat bellowed and its boots floated underneath it. His options were Talk, Stare, and Clear Mind. Hiro decided to clear his mind and thought of pollen and sunshine. Hiro soon had to dodge flying crosses, but got hit once. The Madjick, as it was called, flaunted its orbs menacingly. Hiro then tried talking to it, but was interrupted as it chattered to itself. Hiro managed to dodge the orbs, then Madjick whispered arcane swear words at the boy. Hiro soon spared it, clearing the room of gray and answering his phone.
Alphys: Th-That was close... Wh...Why are there so many monsters here?
Hiro: Maybe they work here?
Alphys: Ah... I mean... It's no problem, r-r-right? W-w-we've just got to keep moving forward! (becomes silent then hangs up)
Hiro: …?
Hiro soon enter the next area and ahead of him is a barrier and a long glass-floored bridge lined with the laser nodes. Three sets of three light bulbs with three different colors are seen on the light-stripped wall before the switch. He noticed that he could see the various inner parts of the bridge as the lights flickered in various patterns and some spots have a sort of wear with some gray panels and purple insulation worn or broken off, exposing the wires underneath.
Hiro: It's that barrier... (answers his phone)
Alphys: Looks like you can't proceed until you hit the switch. B-But, those lasers will activate when you do. Um, looks like they'll come in this order. Orange, orange, blue. Got it, move until the third one!
Hiro: Okay. (hits the switch, then moves forward) Oran- (sees the colors being blue, blue, then orange) BLUE?! (gets hit by the blue laser, dodges the lasers that followed, stopped on the second blue one and dashing through the orange one) I.. (picks up the call) Alphys!?
Alphys: Oh my god... Are you hurt? I...I'm sorry, I.... I gave you the wrong order. (slight panic) E-Everything's fine, okay? Just keep going to the right.
Hiro: Okay... Is she all right...?
Hiro made his way through the corridor, spotting even more panels broken off and the triple set light bulbs on the wall, passing them by before he arrives at a T road with the bottom pointing north. Seeing the state of the area made Hiro think that the Core hasn't been fixed up for some time.
Alphys: A crossroads... (clicking and papers shifting are heard) Uuuh....uhhh.... Tr...Try heading to the right!
Hiro: Okay. (moves ahead; his phone rings) Hello?
Alphys: W-Wait! No, I think you should h-head up!
Hiro: Ah, I guess?
Hiro moves up into another area. He soon runs into a shadow figure again, and meets a monster called Knight Knight as the area went gray. She was a giant kneeling monster with a face that occupies most of its torso and is occasionally tapping her large mace on the ground. Checking his options, all Hiro could do is Talk and Sing to her. He remembered singing with Shyren, so he tried that, noticing the monster getting sleepy. The monster looked drowsy, but she managed to rain meteors and Hiro got hit by one. Hiro dodges them this time after singing again, lulling the monster into a deep sleep. Once she did, he took the chance to spare her.
Hiro (answers the call): I ran into more monsters...
Alphys: Sorry, I...I...I thought that... Let's try the right.
Hiro: Okay... (returns to the crossroad and heads to the right; sees a long corridor with the laser nodes moving their blue and orange lasers across the way) Ack, it's lasers again.
Alphys: M... More lasers... Okay, I...I won't mess around this time. I'll just deactivate the lasers and let you through. (clicking and tapping is heard, then stops)
Hiro: …..? Alphys?
Alphys: They're... They're not turning off... I can't turn them off, I....
Hiro (worried): What are we gonna do?
Alphys: I-I-It's okay! I have this under control! I'm going to turn off the p-power for that whole node. Then you can walk across. (turns power off in node) Okay, go!
Hiro: I'm moving now! (moves across)
Alphys: W-WAIT! STOP!
Hiro (sees the lights flickering and stops as the corridor gets filled with blue lasers; a blue laser appears and points at his side): Aaaah....Alphys...
Alphys: Th-The power... (heavy tapping is heard) It's turning itself back on. D-Damn it... Th-This isn't supposed to...
Hiro: I can't move...
Alphys: I...I'm gonna turn it off again. When it turns off, move a little then STOP. Okay? Y-You won't get h-h-hurt.
Hiro: All right.
It was an excruciating trek across the bridge as Hiro was guided by the lights to stop and move. He did take a chance to hang up as he needed to focus on the path ahead. Once he made it, he let out a breath he didn't know he was holding and answered Alphys's call.
Hiro: I made it!
Alphys (slightly more panicked): Yes! S-See? I've got everything under control. Everything's under control! (hangs up)
Hiro (stares at his phone before hanging up): Uh….? Hm. (leaves the area)
He makes it to a crossroads where a Save Star is waiting. The area was more lit up from the light below. Hiro look down to see flowing glowing liquid that he was unsure of what it was made of, so he moved on to the star, answering his phone as he approached it.
Hiro: Ah, I'm at another place with more roads. Where should I go next?
Alphys: Okay! Y-You should... (rustling sounds) You should.... I don't know? (rustling stops) This doesn't look like my map at all..
Hiro: Ah, uh... (looks around) Um, there's a star and four paths and-
Alphys: I'm sorry... I...I...I have to go.
Hiro: Alph- (gets hung up on; stares at his phone) …..I hope she's okay....
After pocketing his phone, he touched the star. He could smell something in the air. He's heard of the ozone layer in one of his classes, and this scent made him think of it for some reason. Either way, it filled him with determination. Two signs with green light lettering are seen on the wall flanking the northern path. The left sign shows “North, the warrior's path. West, the sage's path. Any path leads to The End.” The right one shows “East... The End.”
Hiro: Wow, that's easy! I'm gonna go this way!
Hiro departed down the eastern path. The path led through a large area of liquid and past several mechanical chrome pillars that have several red lights flashing on them. He soon came to another crossroads with two signs and an electrical barrier. These signs show “To the East! This is The End.” and “ I cannot fight. I cannot think. But, with patience, I will make my way through.”
Hiro: Hmn, I don't think I can wait. I'll go up more. (leaves, doesn't notice the barrier vanishing)
He kept going north to find a T-road, so he kept going to see what's up there. He found himself in a room with just a trash can inside. He decided to look inside and found 100G in it, digging it out and leaving. He went to the left this time, coming across a sign showing “Traverse the northern room, and The End will open.” Hiro was curious about the other end, so he went left to find another T-road and went north. Another room with a trash can present had a Glamburger in it. Hiro was unsure of it, but it's wrapped up, so he felt that it should be okay. Hiro went back to where he was and made his way on the long bridge, only to be ambushed by what looks like an armored Whimsun called a Whimsalot and a spikier Froggit with a small crown called a Final Froggit. The options for Whimsalot were Terrorize, Console, and Pray, and the ones for Final Froggit were Threaten, Compliment, and Mystify. Hiro decided to compliment the Froggit.
Hiro: I like your crown!
The Froggit understood him perfectly and lowered its ATTACK. Despite that, Hiro didn't do well in the fight, flailing around and getting hit by flies and butterflies. There was a strange smell lingering around that was like nightshade and bleach. Hiro turned to Whimsalot and used Console.
Hiro: Um....I think what you're doing is all right?
Whimsalot: Ah...I've made my peace.
Hiro got surrounded by butterflies and couldn't really dodge the flies, leaving his health at 1. He quickly ate a Starfait, healing himself back to 19. Against, he got surrounded and took hits. Afterwards, he noticed the Whimsalot locking eyes with his, so he prayed. This caused the monster to remember its conscience, leading it to not want to fight any longer. Hiro spared the monster and focused his attention to the frog. With only Final Froggit left, Hiro was able to dodge the flies easily. He saw a look on the monster's face like it knew why it's here. Hiro decided to try mystifying it and did something mysterious. Upon seeing this, Final Froggit recognized that it had more to learn from this world. Suddenly, a small white frog appeared, hitting Hiro at first, but he was able to avoid it. Hiro soon spared it and the battle ended. He noticed he was running out of items to use, so he went back to the hotel and Snowdin to buy more, dropping by Sans and Papyrus's place and seeing Undyne and the tall skeleton hanging out by the mailboxes. Hiro waved at them as he went back to return to the Core to continue onward. Again, he was ambushed by a Madjick, but also a Knight Knight. He knew what to do with them. Shocking to Hiro, he managed to dodge the spheres and crosses that appeared. He sung Shyren's song again until the knight fell asleep. While she slept, Hiro dodged Madjick's sphere, sparing Knight Knight in the process. This time, Hiro messed up and ran into the crosses. Hiro glared at both orbs, causing them to freeze, and thus giving him an opportunity to spare Madjick and leave the battle. Not a few more steps ahead, and he ran into Final Froggit, Whimsalot, and a new monster that similar to Loox called Astigmatism. Astigmatism's options were Don't Pick On, Pick On, and Challenge. Hiro didn't want to challenge nor pick on it. Hiro realized too late that he forgot to heal and died in the battle, surrounded by butterflies and running into a bubble stream. Hiro woke up at the Save Star and realized he had to fight Knight Knight and Madjick again.
Hiro: Agh....
This time, he was bombarded by meteors which threw him off from his last attempt. After sparing them, he went back and saved before facing the three monsters that he lost to. Hiro remembered Astigmatism saying to pick on it, so he did, sparing it afterwards. He did the same methods on the frog and bug monsters, but did horribly worse, dying again. It really was a nightmare. He even noticed the eye monster saying not too pick on it, and died again.
And again.
And again.
And again.
Until finally, Hiro managed to beat them. Ahead of him was a switch on the wall. He figured it was for the exit and clicked it. After that, he went back to the star, saved, and moved on. He went down the path that mentioned the east being the end and followed it, leading to a bridge where he ran into an Astigmatism. He picked on and spared it with ease. Hiro reached an area where the elevator and an entrance similar to the one he went through before the first set of lasers is seen.
Hiro (saves then stands before the winged entrance): This gotta be the way to get to the castle. (nods) Right, I'm getting determined!
Once he went through, he was confronted by none other than Mettaton.
Hiro: Not you again...
Mettaton: OH YES. THERE YOU ARE, DARLING.
Hiro: What's it this time?
Mettaton: IT'S TIME TO HAVE OUR LITTLE SHOWDOWN. IT'S TIME TO FINALLY STOP THE “MALFUNCTIONING” ROBOT. …..NOT!!! MALFUNCTION? REPROGRAMMING? GET REAL. THIS WAS ALL JUST A BIG SHOW. AN ACT. ALPHYS HAS BEEN PLAYING YOU FOR A FOOL THE WHOLE TIME.
Hiro: Eh? Really...?
Mettaton: YES. AS SHE WATCHED YOU ON THE SCREEN, SHE GREW ATTACHED TO YOUR ADVENTURE. SHE DESPERATELY WANTED TO BE A PART OF IT. SO SHE DECIDED TO INSERT HERSELF INTO YOUR STORY. SHE REACTIVATED PUZZLES. SHE DISABLED ELEVATORS. SHE ENLISTED ME TO TORMENT YOU. ALL SO SHE COULD SAVE YOU FROM DANGERS THAT DIDN'T EXIST. ALL SO YOU WOULD THINK SHE'S THE GREAT PERSON...THAT SHE'S NOT. AND NOW, IT'S TIME FOR HER FINEST HOUR. AT THIS VERY MOMENT, ALPHYS IS WAITING OUTSIDE THE ROOM. DURING OUR “BATTLE,” SHE WILL INTERRUPT. SHE WILL PRETEND TO DEACTIVATE ME, “SAVING” YOU ONE FINAL TIME. FINALLY, SHE'LL BE THE HEROINE OF YOUR ADVENTURE. YOU'LL REGARD HER SO HIGHLY, SHE'LL EVEN BE ABLE TO CONVINCE YOU NOT TO LEAVE....OR NOT. YOU SEE, I'VE HAD ENOUGH OF THIS PREDICTABLE CHARADE. I HAVE NO DESIRE TO HARM HUMANS. FAR FROM IT, ACTUALLY. MY ONLY DESIRE IS TO ENTERTAIN. AFTER ALL, THE AUDIENCE DESERVES A GOOD SHOW, DON'T THEY? AND WHAT'S A GOOD SHOW...WITHOUT A PLOT TWIST?
(door shuts behind Hiro; knocking is heard)
Alphys: H-Hey!!! Wh-Wh-What's going on!? Th-Th-The door just locked itself!
Hiro (looks back): Alphys!?
(the area lights up in red with five red spotlights surrounding Mettaton with one white spotlight focused on him)
Mettaton (holding a microphone): SORRY, FOLKS! THE PROGRAM'S BEEN CANCELLED!!! BUT WE'VE GOT A FINALE THAT WILL DRIVE YOU WILD!!
(the floor raises up, then rises higher as Hiro falls to his knees)
Mettaton: REAL DRAMA!! REAL ACTION!! REAL BLOODSHED!! ON OUR NEW SHOW...”ATTACK OF THE KILLER ROBOT!”
Hiro was thrown into a battle with Mettaton, his soul becoming yellow again. His only option was Burn, so he tried that. Considering how he often runs into fire recently, he felt that it was what he'll do if it continues in this manner.
Mettaton: YES, I WAS THE ONE THAT REARRANGED THE CORE! I WAS THE ONE THAT HIRED EVERYONE TO KILL YOU! THAT, HOWEVER, WAS A SHORT-SIGHTED PLAN. YOU KNOW WHAT WOULD BE A HUNDRED TIMES BETTER? KILLING YOU MYSELF!!
Hiro: Then that person Muffet mentioned was him... (waits for the attacks to come, but nothing happened)
Mettaton: LISTEN, DARLING. I'VE SEEN YOU FIGHT. YOU'RE WEAK. IF YOU CONTINUE FORWARD, ASGORE WILL TAKE YOUR SOUL, AND WITH YOUR SOUL, ASGORE WILL DESTROY HUMANITY.
Hiro was caught off guard with some falling blocks, which he started blasting away. Hiro decided to try and spare the robot, but Mettaton ignored his attempt.
Mettaton: BUT IF I GET YOUR SOUL, I CAN STOP ASGORE'S PLAN! I CAN SAVE HUMANITY FROM DESTRUCTION!
Hiro spotted some robotic arms descending and shot at them, forcing them to pull back from him.
Mettaton: THEN, USING YOUR SOUL, I'LL CROSS THROUGH THE BARRIER...AND BECOME THE STAR I'VE ALWAYS DREAMED OF BEING! HUNDREDS, THOUSANDS...NO! MILLIONS OF HUMANS WILL WATCH ME!
Two arms and a line of blocks with a bomb in the middle fell. Hiro shot the arms and a block, but he runs into one by accident.
Hiro: Ah!
Mettaton: GLITZ! GLAMOUR! I'LL FINALLY HAVE IT ALL! SO WHAT IF A FEW PEOPLE HAVE TO DIE? THAT'S SHOW BUSINESS, BABY!
Hiro (gets a call from Alphys): Alphys, help!
Alphys: U...Uh.... I can't see what's going on in there, but.... D-D-Don't give up, okay!? Th...There's o-one l-l-last way to beat Mettaton...It's...um...it's... This is a work-in-progress, so don't judge it too hard...But you know Mettaton always faces f-f-forward?
Hiro: Yeah!
Alphys: That's because there's a switch on his backside. S-S-So if y-y-you c-c-can turn him around... um... And, umm... press th-th-th-the switch... He'll be... um.... He'll be... Vulnerable. Well, g-g-gotta go!
Hiro: Ah. I guess it's my chance to make him move. But how? (notices the Burn option changed to Turn in yellow; selects it) Uuh, hey, there's a mirror behind you!
Mettaton: OH??? A MIRROR??? RIGHT, I HAVE TO LOOK PERFECT FOR OUR GRAND FINALE! (turns around and exposes his switch) HMMM... I DON'T SEE IT... WHERE IS IT....?
Hiro (flips the switch): Got ya!
Mettaton: DID YOU. JUST FLIP. MY SWITCH?
Suddenly, Mettaton was shaking violently as Hiro backed far away, worrying the robot would soon explode. Light bursts from the metal body until the whole area was engulfed in it, yet the only sound that was heard was....
OH~ YES~
Hiro: Oh...whoa...?
A pair of spotlights descended and focused their light within a cloud of smoke, a humanoid figure stood among it. Its voice had a familiar robotic tone in it, but it seemed more...human..?
???: Ohhh my. If you flipped my switch, that can only mean one thing. You're desperate for the premiere of my new body. How rude... Lucky for you, I've been aching to show this off for a long time. So... as thanks, I'll give you a handsome reward. I'll make your last living moments.... (a flash of light reveals a male android) ABSOLUTELY beautiful!
Hiro was stunned in seeing this android, even more so when he finds out it's Mettaton, but with an EX on the end of his name. Mettaton had taken the shape of a man with short black hair, most of it covering his right eye, a metallic section on his left cheek, large shoulder guards, arms similar to the ones he had as a robot, holes on the right side of his chest that may be the speaker, a dial on the left side, a chassis containing a white soul, black skintight pants, and high-heeled boots.  The boy watched as the android made various poses in place and noticed a line graph on the upper left corner that shows a yellow line, a cyan line, and fluctuating purple line, and the words “Ratings 3001”. His options are Pose, Boast, and Heel Turn. Hiro had watched the android doing many poses, so he tried one out dramatically, raising the ratings to 3101.
Mettaton EX: Lights! Camera! Action!
Hiro saw six legs appear, descending towards him. Hiro shot two grey ones to move them and went between moving ones, hitting on the right. He saw green words pop up and the ratings had 50 more points. Hiro posed again, raising the score 3311.
Me. EX: Drama! Romance! Bloodshed!
Bombs appearing between little umbrella-carrying Mettatons threw Hiro off as he shot the ones on the right side. A bomb explodes, catching him off guard. Hiro ate a Starfait, which the audience loves and received 300 points, the score being at 3756 now.
Me. EX: I'm the idol everyone craves!
Six legs and some boxes appeared, drawing Hiro's attention as he shoots the legs and boxes. Hiro didn't notice a leg and it hits him, making the score bump up to 3826. Hiro decided to do a boast.
Hiro: Your attacks won't get me! I won't get hit at all!
Me. EX: Well then! Smile for the camera!
Hiro saw the ratings gradually rise as two arms and four Minitons (as Hiro decided to call them) descend. He managed to survive, and the ratings hit 4151. Hiro dramatically poses again, bringing the score to 4251.
Me. EX: Oooh, it's time for a pop quiz! Have fun with that on-screen keyboard... This one's an essay question!
To Hiro's surprise, a blank screen and grey keyboard popped up in front of him with the Essay Prompt: What do you love most about Mettaton? Hiro was unsure before putting his answer: His style and legs. Hiro threw in the legs part because he's been seeing them a lot in this battle, not because he liked them. Apparently, the mention of legs raised the number to 4601.
Me. EX: That's right. Legs was the correct answer! (saves the answer for future use)
Hiro (confused): Oh...I guess?? That was right?? (strikes a pose again, seeing the number bump to 4701)
Me. EX: Your essay really showed everyone your heart. Why don't I show you mine?
The door of the chassis opens and Mettaton's soul came out. Several pulses of electricity sparked out along with some Minitons blowing heart kisses at Hiro. Hiro tries his best to dodge the onslaught, but still gets hit by them. Even the violence contributed to the score as it rises to 4856. Seeing his health running low, Hiro eats a Glamburger. Because it was on brand, it jumped the score to 5356.
Me. EX: Ooooh, I'm just warming up!
Hiro manages to dodge all of the Minitons and their hearts. The score rose to 5416 now. Hiro hadn't noticed before, but the area had a peculiar smell wafting in the air. He soon realized it was coming from Mettaton. Hiro made another dramatic pose, making the score hit 5516.
Me. EX: You got some pretty lovely poses! But how are you on the dance floor!?
Hiro: Not that great...
A spotlight focused on Hiro as a disco ball  hangs above him. Hiro shoots at it, noticing it changing the lights from white to blue. He keeps going as he noticed Mettaton's poses seem to be a little faster than before. The impromptu dance-off brought the score to 5526, with Hiro ending it in a pose, raising the score again to 5626.
Me. EX: Fabulous! Can you keep up the pace?
Hiro: Yeah!
The disco ball descends again, but the lights move faster. Hiro messes up his shot once, but he quickly regains control, ending the dance with 5666 points while posing again.
Me. EX: Lights! Camera! Bombs!
Hiro: Not again!
Hiro sees his battle field become thinner and four bombs and blocks appear. In his attempt to shoot them, one set hits Hiro while he was caught in the explosion. The violence bumped the ratings to 5856 before Hiro's pose made it 6006.
Me. EX: Things are blowing up!
To Hiro's dismay, more bomb blocks fall. He somehow only got hit once, bringing the score to 6136. He eats a part of a Bisicle, which he noticed it didn't bring the descending score up.
Me. EX: Time for our union-regulated break!
The words “Happy Break Time” flashes on Hiro's field.
Hiro: Just like Napstablook... (notices Mettaton posing at a rapid rate) I'm gonna pose, too! (poses with style)
Me. EX: We've grown so distant, darling... How about another heart-to-heart?
Hiro sees the soul coming out again and shoots at it. 4 waves of boxes pulsing in and out from the android's soul along with sparks, and Hiro manages to dodge everything surprisingly well while shoot the dancing bot's soul, raising the score to 6496. This caused Mettaton's arms to fall off, startling Hiro as he poses to bring the score to 6596.
Hiro (panicking): M-Mettaton, your arms fell off!!
Me. EX: A..Arms? Wh...Who needs arms with legs like these? I'm still going to win!
Hiro didn't do well this round. He was hit by several blocks and bombs, and just when he thought it was over, there was a strange feeling in the air.  Like time was being rewound. Suddenly, the blocks and bombs that went by him came back up, causing him to jump between the spaces he shot out. The ratings sat at 6816 because of this.
Hiro: That was close! What was that feeling..? It feels...
Me. EX: Come on...!
Again, the record/rewind stage appeared before Hiro. He did a little better this time, now that he got the gist of this stage. His score rose to 6996, but this is where things took a heel turn for the worse. He's run out of items.
Me.EX: The show...must go on!
Many blocks and bombs fall, causing Hiro to try and shoot at them. Hiro was hit a few times blasting the bombs away, his score hitting 7136 and jumping to 7286 after he poses.
Me.EX: Dr...Drama! A...Action!
The blocks and bombs fall again faster, and Hiro was hit a few times again. The ratings were at 7446 when he poses again.
Me. EX: L...Lights... C..Camera... Enough of this! Do you really want humanity to perish!? ….Or do you just believe in yourself that much?
Hiro: I don't want that, but I do believe in myself!
Hiro was becoming weary, which caused him to mess up the bomb block section. The score rises to 7576.
Me. EX: Haha, how inspiring! Well. Darling! It's either me or you! But I think we both already know who's going to win. Witness the true power of humanity's star!
Mettaton's soul comes out again. Hiro had to dodge more sparks as he shot away at the soul and the two bombs that revolved around it. Once done, Hiro saw half of his field flashing with a warning.
Hiro: What's that- (sees a row of legs jutt out at him; dodges away) AH! (hears the warning behind him and moves away as more legs appear) Gah! This is crazy!
Hiro had to deal with the soul sparks and kicking legs twice more before he saw Mettaton's legs fall off and the ratings hitting 7696. He poses in front of the limbless android, adding 100 more points and making it 7796.
Me. EX: ….then.... Are YOU the star? Can you really protect humanity!?
Hiro: I don't know. Maybe if I tried hard enough?
In his thoughts, Hiro is caught off guard with the soul shooting sparks at him while he shoots at it. Mettaton remained silent during the exchange. Hiro was so worn out from the battle that he didn't realize the disco ball came out and he panics. Some sparks and Minitons came out and hit Hiro as he desperately tries to shoot and dodge them. With no more items left to use, he was left at 2 Hp. With the last of his power, Hiro poses with all his might. The audience screams in adoration, but it wasn't enough. He was completely worn out to the point where he couldn't see the bombs nor recognize that it was the rewind stage. He shot at one, causing it to explode on him and making him literally go out with a bang. He soon wakes back up at the save star outside of the elevator. Even though he usually gets healed and refreshed at these points, Hiro still felt the remnants of exhaustion from that battle and lays in his spot for a while. It was during that rest when he remembers that feeling from being rewound in the fight.
Hiro: That was weird. It was like.....a tape rewinding? Oh... Is that what happens when I die? I redo stuff? ….. (puts his hands on his head) My head hurts....
Deciding to not think more on it, Hiro rested a little while longer before getting up and reentering the room where Mettaton is waiting. Hiro was not much in the mood to hear Mettaton's monologue and tells him about the mirror again.
Me. EX: CLEVER. VERY CLEVER.
The battle ensues again. Poses, bombs, and bolts fly as Hiro danced and fought his way against Mettaton. He stopped caring about the ratings as he needed to concentrate. Despite doing much better this time around, he ran out of items and was back on his last two HP again. And once again, with feeling this time, Hiro poses with his might. The battle was soon cut off as Mettaton sees the ratings skyrocket past 10000.
Mettaton (excitedly): OOH, LOOK AT THESE RATINGS!!! THIS IS THE MOST VIEWERS I'VE HAD!!! WE'VE REACHED THE VIEWER CALL-IN MILESTONE! ONE LUCKY VIEWER WILL HAVE THE CHANCE TO TALK TO ME...BEFORE I LEAVE THE UNDERGROUND FOREVER!! LET'S SEE WHO WHO CALLS IN FIRST! (phone rings) HI, YOU'RE ON TV! WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO SAY ON THIS, OUR LAST SHOW???
???: …..oh.......hi....mettaton....
Hiro: Huh? This voice...
???: ….i really liked watching your show...my life is really boring....but...seeing you on the screen...brought excitement to my life...vicariously. i can't tell, but...i guess this is the last episode...? i'll miss you...mettaton......oh.....i didn't mean to talk so long....oh......
Mettaton: NO, WAIT! (tries calling back) WAIT, BL.. (hears a click) ..H....THEY ALREADY HUNG UP. …. I'LL TAKE ANOTHER CALLER!!!
As soon as he opened the phone lines, calls started pouring in as the viewers voiced their joy in watching Mettaton on TV and the sorrow they felt at the thought of losing him.
“Mettaton, your show made us so happy!”
“Mettaton, I don't know what I'll watch without you.”
“Mettaton, there's a Mettaton-shaped hole in my Mettaton-shaped heart....”
Mettaton (saddened): AH... I...I SEE...(grins solemnly)...EVERYONE... THANK YOU SO MUCH. … DARLING.
Hiro: Yes?
Mettaton: PERHAPS.... IT MIGHT BE BETTER IF I STAY HERE FOR A WHILE. HUMANS ALREADY HAVE STARS AND IDOLS, BUT MONSTERS...THEY ONLY HAVE ME. IF I LEFT....THE UNDERGROUND WOULD LOSE ITS SPARK. I'D LEAVE AN ACHING VOID THAT CAN NEVER BE FILLED. SO... I THINK I'LL HAVE TO DELAY MY DEBUT. BESIDES. YOU'VE PROVEN TO BE VERY STRONG. PERHAPS...EVEN STRONG ENOUGH TO GET PAST ASGORE.
Hiro: …
Mettaton: I'M SURE YOU'LL BE ABLE TO PROTECT HUMANITY. HA, HA... IT'S ALL FOR THE BEST, ANYWAY. THE TRUTH IS, THIS FORM'S ENERGY CONSUMPTION IS....INEFFICIENT. IN A FEW MOMENTS, I'LL RUN OUT OF BATTERY POWER, AND...WELL.
Hiro: Oh no! Will you be okay?
Mettaton: I'LL BE ALRIGHT. KNOCK 'EM DEAD, DARLING. AND EVERYONE.... THANK YOU. YOU'VE BEEN A GREAT AUDIENCE!
With Mettaton's parting smile, a bright light flashes in the area then fades. Once Hiro lowered his arms to look around, he saw the stage had return to normal and Mettaton's resting form on the ground before him. Before he could make a move, he hears the door opening behind him.
Alphys: I...I managed to open the lock! Are you two... (runs in; stops in shock) Oh my god. (rushes over to Mettaton) Mettaton! Mettaton, are you.... (checks him over, sighs in relief) Thank GOD, it's just the batteries. Mettaton, if you were gone, I would have.... (trembling) I would have.... (silent, then shakes her head) I m-mean, h-hey, it's n-no problem, you know? He's just a robot, if you messed it up, I could always...j-just build another. (becomes silent again)
Hiro: Alphys?
Alphys: Ah....I'm...fine. Why don't you go on ahead? I....I just need a moment.
Hiro: Okay....
Hiro took a look at Mettaton's broken body, and got a quick vision of a more deadly version of him. Strangely, despite this towering version with its flowing cape, laser eye, and deadly gun arm, that Mettaton was shot down in one hit. Hiro shook that vision away, and departed the room exhaustively. As Hiro made his way down the corridor, he was caught up by Alphys as she apologized for before.
Alphys: L-Let's k-keep going!
(silence)
Alphys: S-So you're about to meet Asgore, h-huh? You must be...Y-You must be... Pr... pretty excited about all that, huh?
Hiro (frowns): Not really.
Alphys: Oh.. (twiddles her thumbs) A-At least you'll f-f-finally... You'll finally get to go home!
Hiro (smiles): I'm more excited about that! (arrives at the elevator; pushes the button and is about to enter) Here I go.
Alphys: W... Wait!
Hiro (notices Alphys standing some distance from him): Yeah?
Alphys (smiles nervously): I mean, um... I... I was just going to..….um...say goodbye, and.. (her smile slowly drops; faces away from him)
Hiro: Alphys?
Alphys: ...I can't take this anymore. (turns away) I...I lied to you.
Hiro: About what?
Alphys: About....A-About how to l-leave here. R-Remember wh-when I said that with y-your human soul, you c-can pass through the b-barrier...?
Hiro: Yep.
Alphys: A....A human soul isn't strong enough to cross the barrier alone.
Hiro: It isn't?
Alphys: N-No.... (looks down at her feet) It takes at least a human soul...and a monster soul. (silent; turns to him) If you want to go home.... You'll have to take his soul. You'll have to kill Asgore. (walks away then stops) I'm sorry.
As Alphys ran off, Hiro stood before the open elevator in shock. He has to...kill Asgore? He had no intention of killing anyone in the Underground, nor anyone ever anywhere. Besides, Hiro's never killed anyone before in his life.
…...
Right...?
TO BE CONTINUED
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Favourite Stream Moments!
Streamed by Philza on Twitch on Wednesday 13th of January
SUB SERVER TOUR TODAY POOOG
it got reset today rip
AUDIO IS IMMEDIATELY SCUFFED RIP
good start dadza
he’s got no idea why that keeps happening
he really just locked down the server and deleted it riiiip
people filled in a google doc to showcase their builds so he’s gonna tour it now then make it into a stream!
IAN IS HERE POG
HI UNCLE IAN
starting at spawn pog
spawn is the only area that’s claimed, so phil can make it into whatever they want
after the christmas tree kristin and ian made it a doomclock!!!
which ticked over without really anyone knowing lmaooo
should’ve paid attention 4head
PRIME FOX PRIME WHEN FOX
noo ian don’t kill him!!!
prime fox had to be put in barrier blocks bc he got stolen by people lmaooo
… ian is changing his skin??
WHY DOES PHIL HAVE GOD ENCHANTED WINGS LMAOO
ian is just a floating head now
IAN IS WEARING AN ORANGEZA OUTFIT
HOLY- there’s a hidden bedrock area under spawn
it’s an ice rink lmao
there’s an enitre underground build around the bedrock area pog
it’s a casino?
people on here are so dedicated wow
lmaooo there’s a hidden entrance where you have to fly through the void then up into a one hole gap
it takes you to the secret casino!
THERE’S A SECRET VAULT NOBODY HAS SEEN IT
it’s just a god apple lmao
BEST MOD ROOM POG
it’s just a shrine ian made for himself lmao
he tp’d some people into it then right out again lol
dragon pog
PREZ KILLED THE ENDER DRAGON AND GOT THE EGG POG
ian has a statue that gets snowballed in the face lmao
there’s a friend!!
oh its called niavi lol
ooooh there’s a sans and there’s no map art plugin so someone actually made it
the snowman that’s snowballing ian is actually breaking through a castle wall lmao
christmas build pog!
aww the people who made it actually put really good presents randomly around the map!
netherroof hub pog
pvp arena??
ah nether and end were open, and every once in a while someone brought a bed or a crystal and things would explode
but there’s also a lot of community projects!
HOTTUB???? C U R S E D
hottub in the nether pog
(ian made it through commands)
CONNECT 4 POG?
there’s an obsession with it on the sub server apparently lmao
ian played it a lot as well lol
oh pog spaceship? the colours are so pretty
HOLY- HAND MADE ELYTRA COURSE POG
time for the right music!!!!
YOOOO ITS SO COOL
i love the end part with the floating endrods
and the starting point is like a spaceship!!
AWW THEIR FACES ARE IN THE WALL!!
ooooooh excavated stronghold
it looks so awesome!!!
lmaooo there are baby zombies inside
D O M E is very pog
oh it’s called “glorified cowfarm” lmaoooo
FRIEND
WE FOUDN SANS AND PAPYRUS
oohh invaderbekk made them!!!
floating island pog!!
it’s called the islands of possibility aww
COMMUNIST ELMO POG
pt 2: the gateway is really pog!!! awesome end portal
there’s a pillar of water at spawn lmaoooooo
GLITCHED ARROW
LIKE THE ONE GRAIN FOUND IN HERMITCRAFT ITS IN THE BAMBOO
they broke the bamboo BUT IT LIVES
aww ian attempted to get hit by it but it missed
THE ARROW IS GONE RIP
LGBT+ GANG POG
lol phil actually protected the lgbt+ gang sign he made aww
the mansion next to it wasn’t actually made for it but got adopted into it lol
there’s a chapel in there pog!
phil says the server is weird but tbh it’s just cute and pog i think
aww cute message!
it’s honestly an awesome base just in terms of efficiency?
IT’S THE LOST AND FOUND LMAO
THE MAKER OF IT STEALS PEOPLES STUFF THEN PUT THEM IN HERE WHEN SHE HEARD THE SERVER WAS RESETTING LMAOOOOOO
there’s even stolen animals lol
now don’t look at the names of the items, just the signs lmao
legendary behaviour
lurkerland lmao for the tommy offline peeps
they got haunted by phil and ian on halloween lol
THE MAPART OF THE KRISTIN EMOTE IS THERE TO LOOK AT YOU THROUGH THE WINDOW LMAO
rip geoffrey, long live geoffrey 2 :)
phil giveth and taketh away
“just like i took the server away today :)”
he gave them a death message lmao
there’s a connect 4 stage here as well lol
“game of the gods”
THERE’S A DIFFERENT ELMO AS WELL
NON-CAPITALIST ELMO
REEEE
lmao thanks for the warning “some of these items are not safe for twitch”
mars base pog! very fitting in a badlands
D O M E
oh my god he doesn’t even have potatoes shame on him
awww cute little house!
SUB TO PHILZA
blue
it’s so adorable honestly
bee :)
ALL HAIL COMMUNIST ELMO
ITS A CUBE OF MAPART LMAO
UNDERTALE NOTEBLOCKS LMAO
PHIL ACTUALLY GOT UP AND LEFT HIS CHAIR LMAOOOOO
oohhh i love this build! it uses diorite actually really well pog
awesome underwater build!!!!
when will project bioshock return dadza
even ian wants it
D O M E
a lot of netherite blocks on the server were won by a group of people who tore down a farm build out of obsidian in 45 minutes poggg
phil was there the whole time so the ones that attempted to get netherite without doing any work lmaoo
ENDLANTIS SHADERS POG
pretty geode!!
big boi rocket pog
its so in the middle of nowhere lol
a topic of high controversy?
ah it was an attempt to lag the server (although not confirmed) bc its a too efficient creeper farm lol
it’s basically the exact opposite of the nethervoid
CUSTOM PORTAL WOW
woooow this is an old build on the server but it’s absolutely awesome
rip the iron golem
ian and phil just went ham on instinct
“we’re speedrunning now phil”
the iron farm is scuffed bc it’s so old lmao
oh criron farm pog
its iron x creeper farm pog
enbee-hive awww pog!
d i a m o n d s
natural beefarm pog!
panic room pog?
ITS A DRUGS LAB LMAOOOO
ofcourse there’s also a sans
there’s a final control room reference as well lmao
“we’ve corrupted them”
lmao this next location is a shrine from when phil banned someone for xraying lmao
it’s basically a philcult location
D O M E
this thing is massive wtf
the hole boys lmao
PREZ BUILD POG
oh ian worked on this as well
it’s incredible holy-
(haha, hole-y)
it’s all customised as well it’s wild
probably biggest group-effort build on the overworld pog
there’s a connect 4 island here lmao
people would just hang out here at one point lol
and a bunch of cages with rare mobs
“it’s such a pretty build as well-there’s me.”
awww sidecave with a hardcore heart
BDAY CAKES FOR EVERY BDAY PREZ HAS
HAPPY BIRTHDAY PREZ
GIANT ZOMBIE GIVES UPON A THRONE
he sits
Dave jr.
LMAO HES NAMETAGGED AS IANS TWITCH
oooh it’s such a pretty storage room!!
PHIL JUST BROKE A CHEST OOPS
AND THEN IAN TP’D HIM RIP
gotta go fix
lmao he went into survival but he could’ve just flexed admin powers
HE REROLLED THE THING BUT IT WENT WRONG AND NOW HALF IS MISSING LMAO HE SCUFFED IT
aww a little sandcastle
END BUILD POG
made by the janitor of the end lmao
he ran dragon respawn saturdays?
ian may or may not have spawned like ten dragons sometimes
lmao during the week people would hollow out the obsidian towers, then it would respawn on saturday
also more water where water isn’t supposed to be
TUBBO IS ON THE BOARD FOR THE END BUILD
phil was talking to tubbo one night, and tubbo didn’t know about the sub server lol and phil op’ed tubbo, which was an incredibly mistake
tubbo used commands phil didn’t even know existed lmao
tubbo goes absolutely insane when given admin powers lmaooo
he killed so many people
to be fair they started it, which is why phil gave him op
the build is also pog bc it’s almost indestructible when it comes to the dragon
enderman farm pog!
it was so popular people just started hanging out there aww
phil made it bedrock even
SUBSCRIBE TO TECHNOBLADE MOOSHROOM
this isn’t even an enderman farm anymore this is just a mall lmao
it’s the same way an airport is not just a sub goal
SUB GOAL POG
15K SUBS WHOOOOOO
MOMZA IS HERE AND SCARED HIM LOL
SHE HAS CONFETTI LOL
EYELINER STREAM FRIDAY LOL
phil is gonna end up like f1inn5ter is he doesn’t watch out lol
EARCHECK POG
THERE’S SIGNS FOR THE CORRECT EARS POG
lol this is actually the first time phil has used this enderman farm
BEST XP FARM ON THE SERVER NOW
it’s huuuuuuge
it’s the second version of the one that got taken down in 45min lol
YOOOOOOOOOOOOO that’s awesome when ian killed that zombie piglin
lol they’re still following ian in spectator mode lol
the pleb trap lmaoo
old skool mob farm pog
the music rn is the original minecraft music as well lmao it fits so perfectly
lol it’s build incorrectly so phil roasted it
phil hasn’t seen the polar express
ohhh it’s got the full song throughout the train!!
there’s a cabins for the full sbi pog
WORLD BORDER POG
phil ian and kristin decided one day to go to the world border and build stuff in the plus plus corner
there’s an end-of-the-world bar!
and there was epic loot here, so two people came here first and 4 or 5 people in total have reached it
there’s a casual end portal if people want to get home lol
but the people that reached it build their houses near aww
lol phil posted a picture of him and kristin laying down there and the discord freaked out that there was actually stuff there
phil was here when people reached it!
there’s actually a hard barrier past the world border
there’s a journal of the journey lol
IT’S GOT 21 PAGES
this is incredible, worth watching this clip (little over 2 hours in) just for the journal lmao
DEVILSGREEN MADE IT SHES THE THIEF WHO MADE THE LOST AND FOUND
also rip the file size of the server, it doubled due to these trips
it’s actually over 500 gigabites oof
rip the soundeffects actually break due to the world border
BOX OF POTATO BOXES
“techno is shaking”
imagine walking outside of your base and just looking at the world border
lmao someone was strip mining along the world border
back at the tommy offliners but this time its an underwater build
lol it’s another creeperfarm
LAST BUILD NOW
they didn’t submit the coords but ian knows the location so you know its pog
yoooo this literally looks like it was made in creative
he’s such an awesome builder wow
THERE’S A FOOD TRUCK
“hi welcome to chili’s”
aww ian is never roleplaying again bc phil shot him down
some of his buildings are giving xisuma vibes and others more scar/bdubs
PHIL BROKE THE DOOR LMAO
LOL THERE’S A SECRET CHEST WHERE THE DRAGON EGG WAS HIDDEN AT ONE POINT WHEN IT WAS STOLEN LMAO
anyway 100% this dude watches hermits, he’s got the buildings and the redstone for it
actually @ hermits i nominate this dude i don’t remember his name but he fits right in
THE ZOMBIE MASTER AND VILLAGERS ARE BEST FRIENDS
rip this entire server, it’s very pog but also dead
a new map will be made and preloaded as much as possible
there probs won’t be a world download because it’s so incredibly big lol
server stat time!
the overworld was 108gb, the nether was 403gb wtf
and the end realm 76
352gb total wow
4430 unique players have joined, that’s wild
lol if they ever put another doomclock somewhere people are gonna freak out so much
SOMEONE GUESSED A DATE TO RELEASE A BUNCH OF WITHERS
IAN IS UNCLAIMING THE LAND  SO THEY ACTUALLY WOULD DO DAMAGE
they were off by one day rip
LMAO THE WITHERS DIDN’T EVEN SPAWN BC THEY USED A THING THAT PUSHED UP THE SOULSAND BUT IT ONLY SPAWNS BY PLACING THE HEADS LMAOOOOO
IT WOULD’VE FAILED
TIME TO FINISH OFF WITH A SNOOP DOG LETS GO
phil was gonna stream with techno and ranboo but techno woke up late so he ended up doing the sub server tour!
ian is gonna show what could’ve happened lol
lol it’s really loud and laggy but not much is actually happening
IAN SPAWNED IN SNOWMEN THE WITHERS ARE GOING HAM
free earcheck
rip my ears
the snowmen didn’t even die bc they’re friendly and in a claim
this could’ve gone on infinitely lol
anyway, TIME TO PURGE THE WEAK
awww this was actually really sweet and wholesome and kinda sad, but i also cant wait for the next season of the sub server
We’re raiding TaneeshaHogan , who we raided at the request at her boyfriend ages ago and she’s now become partner!!
she fits in really well and has got an awesome hardcore world pog
GARBAGE DAYYY
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cyancaat · 8 months ago
✦ Has your own interpretation changed from when you first began playing the character? (for felix!)
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Oh, absolutely!! (especially since I started as a pkmn trainer blog), but this still applies a lot since switching him over to Villager, too. The more I got to know myself and become more independent IRL, the richer my portrayal became, not just on the personal scale but characterized and world-building as well. Things started off pretty generic until I got more aware and comfortable with issues and how i relate to the world.
Some things that have changed include:
my relationship with gender identity and how Felix presents. XY pkmn trainer era and the sm4sh demo era, I was an egg (thought i was a cis girl) still, so stuck to a bit of hyperfemininity; Reds, Pinks, very highly sassy, combative, and defensive as an aggressor. By the time I switched fandoms I was NB/Agender and so had went with the green villager, softened up but cried a lot, really milked the cuteness before the they/them pronouns came in. I ID as binary male now and picked up cyan villager cause my IRL friends were like ‘that’s literally Felix’ cause, I have very very sleepy and heavy-lidded eyes and give off that bruh vibe, dove more blatantly into the ocean aesthetic rather than plants and greenery. I have more ego now too, and am comfortable with being less submissive and more confident in general.
Felix’s hybridization/race. it kinda started as a haha funné explanation that i wanted for possibly why animal crossing chars have such prominent red noses, which started in turn to fit and explain a way the villagers are a different entity from their pets of a feral species. He started off as a leopard, but when my husband found out that ocelots exist and adapted it as part of his DnD Tabaxi cause he’s part Native, and they are big cats indigenous to north america, I kinda did the same thing.    The whole thing works as a nice allegory to me being a bit mixed race. Like, I’m white, don’t get me wrong, but I’m white and mixed, enough to matter to me. I’ve experienced some microaggressions so my life is a bit different than my mom for example, so the experience of having white privilege, brown chicano cousins, and a maternal family lighter than me and not knowing how I have to care for my skin/hair type is all a thing. A lot of it was confusing until I learned some things about racism. It is what it is, but I like having a half furry char per sé, lmao. So by all this logic it’s probably similar to how Felix feels about being a hybrid himself, his company, my muses, and romantic-aesthetic taste reflects both human and animal even if he’s not explicitly comfortable in either communities at times. (tl;dr it’s a great excuse to throw in animal facts too, such as Bowser’s kids or Shovel Knight’s summer energy/flirtatiousness, or Felix might admire things such as feathers, signs of health, or whatever animal behavior within reason among his peers) Plus, the gamecube AC Mom’s kinda mean about animals in a way that’s pretty familiar and hits a bit close to home. like, if needed things can delve into stuff similar to BNA or Beastars. historically speaking, animal species in animation are often symbolic so i don’t mind honoring that from time to time within reason! plus animals are just cute, what up
The pkmn verse was (and still is if i ever bring it back) darker and edgier. While it was very good and raw writing about consequences and realism, it came from a place of pain, and a bad time of my life. I’ve had to cut off some practices, views, and remnants of the past w/ the pkmn fandom so while I’m comfy when i’m Being Pika, i have a lot less muse for trainer Felix, it may trigger me. But also the shit’s kinda heavy, like gore and supernatural gods kinda stuff. Villager Felix is a bit more idealistic and balanced.
He’s more responsible, that just kinda comes with age, growing into being a mayor (he was somewhat....flossy? starting out? a bit vapid and glamorous for a while? nothing wrong with what it was but he’s calmed down a lot on that part.) He’s also more lively at the same time, cause I took inspiration from cat videos so now he cat cat cats instead of only having problems.....he just has silly cat problems mixed in. more optimistic.
Transition has very much toned down his negative emotions and PTSD. While it doesn’t go away, being triggered can be a weirdly positive experience for him, depending. Also we both can’t really cry anymore unless it’s an emergency, so there are biological basis's for some things within reason.
I ain’t afraid to selfship and write my own romances now. You know, as a treat. I’m not afraid anymore of acknowledging that yes, some of my muses are interested in only Felix, and rather than trying to force them to be multiship or tone them down, to just deal w/ it, rlly. Trying to fight these muses on it would be unnecessary. ok, rather, i am afraid of it sometimes but at least i get it done sometimes, and it makes for decent motivation to do my shit. and in some ways it makes interacting with certain muses easier because i don’t ship everything under the sun with them and don’t have the energy sometimes to bend the less social ones out of context. Like worst case scenario i can always change my mind and move them to a diff page if i think shit might work. used to only write ships w/ other people and i love that shit, it’s just my portrayal ain’t nobody else’s. i like to sprinkle dumb HCs in from the smallest silliest jokes jfkdjgdk. 
Speaking of joke HCs? love em. applies more to other muses than him but worth noting in a general sense. such as Undertale’s prologue ‘back when the world was still sepia’ being like, worldbuilding. I like to write funny things seriously, and while it’s always had a shade of it, my dialogue is very genuine. I research voices and bilingual/cultural differences too.
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decimadragonoid · a year ago
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Some Musts for Artists!
As I'm typing this, it is currently midnight on April 12th during the coronavirus pandemic. We're all artists here, so let's go over a few things that we can do as like-minded people. I've been on Deviantart for nearly 6 years now. I recently started a Tumblr and a Ko-Fi to make this a fun side job. Expanding my art network and social media outlets was the name of the game throughout the years, but I thought I'd create a small journal entry or a manual somewhere midway through the process for current and newcoming artists. So, here are some tips and musts for artists that all of you can use! 1.) Practice as often as you can. - This step is pretty self-explanatory. After all, practice makes perfect. You might even unlock hidden potentials that you never thought you had before. Even if you don't feel comfortable using certain tools (e.g., the perspective ruler, mannequins, outlines), making use of them will become much easier if you ease your way into using them. For example, I've always had trouble making backgrounds while using the perspective ruler synchronously, but over time, I eased my way into using it for making settings. Now I use the perspective rulers when I'm trying to capture the essence of a room or an area outdoors. It may be hard to create characters, props, and backgrounds at first, but once you find methods you're best comfortable with, stick with your guns and flesh out your masterpieces with your own unique styles! - I also use thicker sketch lines to make characters and poses just right to accommodate my nearsightedness. I call this technique 'The XL Method.' 2.) Study and Observe from Others. - If you have a favorite show, artist, or animator you like to watch, observe how they flesh out their characters, backgrounds, settings, and stories. Using any of the listed in the last sentence as reference material is a good way to analyze the big picture and make it your own. Of course, you must remember that you're not doing this to mimic your favorite artist, but rather referring to them as a template of sorts. Don't try to stay as someone else's shadow. Your art style is created through your body and soul, not by emulating your idol. 3.) Take care of yourself. - This is probably the most important thing you must NEVER neglect as an artist and overall person. If you can't draw yet due to other responsibilities outside of being an artist, don't try to force yourself afterwards. I've personally seen artists get hounded with questions and comments like 'When's your next page coming out?', 'Finish this project up already!', and even 'I only came here for Undertale. It's the only thing that gives me life. If you stop making Undertale comics and cancel your series, I'm not gonna watch you anymore.' Every artist I follow has been pressured more than once, especially in the Undertale fandom, when they actually put a project on hold, had a desire to draw something else for a while and try new things to take a break, or had other responsibilities outside the digital realm that followers neglect to understand or just don't care about because they're so anxious to see what happens next in a story they like. With followers, some are patient and respect that the artist has other responsibilities and hobbies they'd like to attend to, and others feel like they're entitled to the next page, when really, they're not. This isn't prominent in just the Undertale fandom, but also in many others - so many in fact, that it's a hassle just to list them all. - It's important to balance your lifestyle with things you like to do. If you like to draw, by all means, do it. If you like to read, by all means, do it. If you like to hang out with friends, by all means, do it. If you like to play video games, by all means, do it. If you have to take care of yourself and put your health over everything else first, do it. Do NOT compromise! When it comes to your health and lifestyle, unless it's beneficial to you, nobody else's input matters. Your followers won't get mad at you for it, and the followers undergoing the stages of entitlement will have to shut the hell up and take a hint. You're your own person, not someone else's servant. 4.) Eat! Eat! EAAAAAAAAAAAATTT!!! - Whether it's your favorite food or something jam-packed with nutritious value, eat all the food you want to eat! No artist can operate on an empty stomach. Keep your metabolism going and grab a snack, breakfast, lunch, or dinner. You want an example? Eat popcorn or sushi. Popcorn is high in fiber and helps keep your blood sugar in check as long as you don't drench it in too much butter. I also recommended sushi in this tab too. The reason is because sushi and other types of fish are high in DHA content, which stimulates brain activity and keeps your creative juices flowing. - There are other snacks that can help you stay motivated and full. Yogurt prevents diseases and enhances digestive and weight control. Bananas are high in potassium and help maintain a healthy heart. Chips and hummus go together too! Not only is hummus a good dip filled with fiber and protein, it's also filled with antioxidants! - I can go on and on about what kind of foods you can eat as an artist, but there are too many to list! I just love food THIS much! You'll be sitting here reading this tab all day if I did, so I'll leave the examples in the previous paragraphs for you. Whether it's a snack food, breakfast, lunch, or dinner, feed your body and mind, and you'll definitely make it as an artist! 5.) If you're a comic artist making an original story or building up from someone else's idea with a fanmade comic of your own, achieve total secrecy and wow your viewers later! - Yeah, I know it's great you've finished a comic page to show to your followers, and it has them craving for more. But sometimes, someone else's desire for more pages might be a little too much. Whether you're a regular artist or a comic/fancomic artist, not only is it important to balance your lifestyle, manage your time, and decide when you want to draw an art piece or the next page to your story, but it's also important to limit the amount of desire and demand you take in. - If you don't mind giving your fans spoilers, then that's okay too. But sometimes, achieving complete radio silence and being exclusive helps you get the most work done. - For example, a clothes designer named Geoffrey B. Small utilized a marketing strategy in which he made his clothing line limited and exclusive to shoppers. He doesn't want you to find his clothing. Even more so, he's not interested in being available to everybody. This makes his clothing unique and valuable to the eye of the beholder. If his clothes were found by literally everyone, it would disappoint him and jeopardize the overall exclusivity and value of his products. If your someone who doesn't want anyone to know that you're working on an art piece or a batch of comic pages that's gonna gobsmack your fans, pull a Geoffrey B. Small-esque move and don't leak any info whatsoever. - But IF you must inform your fans your project is still up and running, leave a subtle hint or a W.I.P thumbnail behind. That'll suffice. Keep your fans guessing, even if it means making them succumb to their anxiety or neediness for updates. - Limit any questions or comments you want to take in until you feel ready to reveal your big guns. You decide when you'll work on your art on your OWN terms. 6.) Allow yourself to imagine and enjoy your creative mind going wild before fleshing it out on your tablet or on paper. - Creativity is what makes literally anything in the world come to life! That's how we have the technology, video games, buildings, and other necessities in our generation today. For us artists, our most creative tool is the brain. The brain is the center of all human activity and thought. It's what allows us to imagine what happens next in our stories before we physically flesh them out on our drawing tablets or on paper. I always use my brain to generate a thought in my head that's so powerful, when I close my eyes or flesh it out every second, I can see a glimpse of it playing in my head like a roll of film filled to the brim with moving images for a movie. - It's also beneficial to write out a script, and even pretend you're a character in the story you want to create. - Flesh out your thoughts, play the track over and over again, add more thoughts, put a few funny moments into the mix, and BAM!! You've got an idea! Of course, you must also understand that unless the thought is something long-term you want to remember, you might forget some parts of your idea at first. Some ideas might be some you'll totally dislike later, and that's okay. There's always room for re-imagination and improvement. - Also take to heart that you shouldn't let your creative thoughts take over your real-life responsibilities. Those come first! - Overall, it's important to imagine and have fun going wild before physically bringing your thoughts into being. Let the creativity flow naturally. 7.) Understand you're not perfect, and neither are others. - In the wise words of Mayuri Kurotsuchi from BLEACH, 'Nothing perfect exists.' - 'If something is truly perfect, that's it. The bottom line becomes, there is no room for imagination, no space for intelligence, or ability, or improvement.' - 'Perfection is a dead end, a condition of hopelessness. Always strive to become better than everyone who came before you, but not perfect.' - You need to understand no artist or average working person in the world is perfect. Nobody is better or worse than anyone else. If you start to develop an egotistical sense of perfectionism, stop. You're not Picasso or Van Gogh. You're not better than anyone else. Neither am I. Everyone has their own ways of creating things or getting through the harsh reality of the real world. - The only thing we are is a small part of a bigger picture. We're all here to fill the gaps that plague the digital realm and society as it is today. 8.) Enjoy every minute. - The last thing an artist, viewer, average kid, and/or working adult needs to know is that if you enjoy doing something, it's worth enjoying all the way no matter what anybody else says. Have a good time. Don't let anyone take your modes of enjoyment away from you. Because at the end of the day, everything that lives is designed to end. We don't know when the time will come where we won't or can't enjoy what we love to do today anymore. So take your life and hobbies, make them the most enjoyable and memorable moments of your life, and never let them go! As an artist and overall human being, I care about my own well-being. Hell, I even care about the well-being of strangers and passersby on Deviantart, Tumblr, Ko-Fi, and real life. As such, I feel it's important to share my words of wisdom so you can read, listen, and make them your own. So remember to not only enjoy art or any other hobby or career you wish to pursue, but to never stop growing. The growth and development of the normal human being is a neverending journey, and it's one worth living well. Thank you for reading, and take care of yourselves. Stay determined, where and whoever you are... See you soon... Your friendly stranger and creative thinker, DecimaDragonoid
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pocket-infinity · a year ago
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My personal top games of all time
Honestly this is just gonna be me talking about games and why I like them. There’s no particular order.
Minecraft by Mojang - This was the first video game I ever knew about. Not the first I played (if we count stuff on wii, but do we count that?), but I certainly knew about it before other things. Beyond that, it was also the first game I ever played seriously. I’ve spent hours upon hours in this game on servers with friends, alone just building stuff, and this game is probably a big part of the reason that I have any creativity at all. Even if I could know how many hours I’ve played this game, I wouldn’t want to. Gotta be in the multiple thousands, now, if not tens.
Heartbound by Pirate Software - This game is a... unique experience. A lot of folks would probably say that this is some sort of “undertale clone” or “new undertale” but honestly? They’re only similar in speaking terms, and this game is in early access and it does the whole “All of your choices matter” thing better than Undertale ever did, but here’s the neat part: it never announces it. Nothing is going to tell you that you can not put on your sweatshirt and/or not take the axe at the start of the game and make all fights harder. Nothing tells you that having the jacket vs not having it will give you different dialogue for characters. Nothing tells you about the achievements in the game; they’re all secrets, and some are incredibly well-hidden to the point where I (not being a super completionist) would never have had a chance to find them if I didn’t regularly attend the development streams. Oh yeah, by the way, they stream development on the game on weekdays & play video games on weekends at twitch.tv/gopiratesoftware. And, lastly, the music for this game fucking SLAPS.
Undertale by Toby Fox - Okay we all get the deal, it’s a good game, choices and lore and story and stuff, I’m gonna move on bc nobody wants to hear that and I don’t wanna have to write it again.
Team Fortress 2 by Valve - The first FPS I ever played! I have 894 hours on this game oh god when did that happen. But yeah this game invented a whole genre that nobody even tried to replicate until 2016. The music is great, it’s a weird game, and if you don’t take it too seriously, it’s fun.
The Stanley Parable by Galactic Cafe - This game is so much more than it lets on. It’s an insane, surreal, bizarre, comedic game about a dude who walks out of his office. Similar to Heartbound, there are innumerable choices to make, and the developers seem to have thought of more than everything a player could want to do. It’s also got some very meta storytelling, and it’s the game that first got me into that sort of thing.
OneShot by Future Cat LLC - Honestly, it’s just an interesting story. I’m not really sure what makes this one so fun, but I think it might be stuff like the characters being kind and adorable, the oddness and diversity of the adventure, the general setup and intro for the story and the absolute insanity of everything that happens during the Solstice playthrough.
Hollow Knight by Team Cherry - 100% the game that made me enjoy the difficulty of games. It’s a very, very long adventure packed to the brim with lore and hidden storytelling (which I love), and the gameplay is remarkably tight and engaging. The customization via the charm system is also incredibly and allows for an insane number of gameplay styles.
Hyper Light Drifter by Heart Machine - This game is just so damn wild to me. It’s not the craziest or most visually stunning or most difficult game in existence, but it’s got a charmingly simple art style, a metric ton of stuff to do, and engaging gameplay. The story, as well, is great, especially if you can figure out what’s actually going on in its entirety due to all the enigma surround the events. If you can’t, then the end is still an incredible experience. Panacea by Disasterpeace (a song from the ost) is absolute perfection.
Portal 2 by Valve - This game got me thinking with Portals.
Pathologic 2 by Ice-Pick Lodge & tinyBuild - Not gonna lie, I can’t finish this game. I know I just threw out all of my credentials there, but this game is just brutally punishing before you know what you’re doing, and I never knew what I was doing. However, it’s very atmospheric, and the story is rather engaging. I couldn’t get past Day 3, but I was super damn interested by then.
Destiny 2 by Bungie - I have more than 1k hours on this game if we include the time it was on Battle.net. The gunplay in the game, the moment-to-moment, is so god damn good. Every gun is satisfying, and it’s just a good experience there. The visuals are certainly beautiful at times, and the lore goes so many miles deep. So many. I find the grinding in this game to be acceptable to great, depending on the circumstance, so it’s a pretty neat experience. A decent chunk of the game is free to play, too, if you’re uncertain.
Ori and the Blind Forest by Moon Studios - First and foremost, this game is beautiful. Every single god damn frame is a piece of art unto itself, and putting them together makes an unimaginably magnificent experience as you jump, bash, and glide your way through Nibel. Unrelated thing, but Ori is so damn adorable. I love the little glowy baby. But the platforming is sublime, as well, and the combat isn’t terrible. The story, though... oh, the story. The characters aren’t that deep, and the narrative isn’t complex, but damn does it make you feel things. It is in no capacity weak in any area, especially not the visuals and music.
Ori and the Will of the Wisps by Moon Studios - Fun fact before we begin: this game came out on my birthday! Anyways, moving on, take everything that Ori and the Blind Forest was, and just make it better. That’s this game. The story packs even more of a punch. The visuals are even more incredible (assuming your computer/xbox can handle them). The music is even more beautiful. The platforming is even more engaging and enjoyable. And the combat is a drastic improvement over the previous game’s already acceptable stuff. This game... its story... again, not some deep, philosophical narrative, but that mother fucking story... I am not joking when I said I cried for a week about this game. It is a transcendent experience, and quite probably my favorite game of all time. I can’t imagine something better.
Real quick, let’s just do a rapid-fire round of games that made me cry:
Heartbound
Undertale
To The Moon (not on the list)
Minecraft
OneShot
Hyper Light Drifter
Ori and the Blind Forest (a lot)
Ori and the Will of the Wisps (profusely, for multiple days)
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