|Current mood:||STILL exhausted & very lazy|
|Current music:||Half Pain - Bana - Witch Hunter Robin OST|
@.@ *flops on couch*
Damn... I am still rather beat from yesterday... I'm not TIRED as in terms of sleep, but my body feels rather weary. Well I shouldn't be that surprised since I was up on my feet, working furiously to cook, clean, and decorate for 10 1/2 to 11 hours straight when I wasn't feeling very well [I think at least 3 hours of all that work goes to being extra careful to wash my hands every 5 minutes, not to sneeze/cough on the food, keeping my work station as clean as possible, and miraculously I haven't gotten anyone sick yet! I think I suceeded thus far... *snicker*]. Yeah, my parents asked if I still wanted to go through with it a few days before halloween and I'm sure they were not surprised when I was all "Hell YES I'm doing it! *coughhack*". I wasn't about to let 1 1/2 weeks worth of planning and a couple days worth of shopping for supplies go to waste just because of some stupid cold I caught! Well.. at least I was feeling BETTER at the time, so I'm glad I kind of "relapsed" today instead of yesterday.
Needless to say, I haven't been doing much since I could not really muster the physical or mental will to do so. I know I'm just being a baby, but hey... it's the weekend... So for a good amount of the day, I've been playing Castlevania: Lament of Innocence. I still like the game quite a bit, and it is a vast improvement on the rather "Un-Castlevania-ish" gameplay of Castlevania 64, but it still has its fair share of low points like it's 3D predecessor.
First and foremost, it is a hack and slash adventure [which isn't really a BAD thing, but...]. I was actually quite surprised that there are no real RPG elements present in this game, but I suppose it is a tribute to the games of days long past or something. Second, the backgrounds. Sure they're very smooth and gothic, but ye gods... Almost every freaking room looks the same and I don't know where the hell I am going. It is a bit annoying having to look at your map every 5 seconds T.T; At least in SotN, or even C64, I at least had an idea of where I was. In this...god it's like playing .hack all over again! @.@; And lastly, for now, is that the combat gets a bit repeatitive after a while. Sure I was all "This is GREAT" for the first 2 hours or so, but later I usually end up avoiding enemies unless they're in my way. That's a big sign of something being wrong there... I mean in SotN or HoD I never truly got tired of fighting countless enemies over and over again. The music is also somewhat of an issue.. Well not for the quality of music, that's just fine, but the quantity. I wish they had a bit more of it... T.T;; Oh well! It is still a pretty fun game none the less, but so far I am glad I rented this instead of buying it. ...Hm... I think I'll still buy it, just later down the line. But if anything, I want to get more of the 2-D Castlevania games like Circle of the Moon and Aria of Sorrow beforehand.