Film Genre Meme: horror (1/5)
Mother’s interrupted the course of our journey. She’s programmed to do that should certain conditions arise. They have. It seems that she has… intercepted a transmission of unknown origin. She got us up to check it out.
Oooooh I should add this to my list of movies for 2SPOOKY MONTH
So I’m replaying Riven on my iPad (I recently finished replaying Myst the same way…OH NOSTALGIA) and goddamn, I forgot how big this game is. In Myst all the novelty revolved around “oooh I’m Linking to a NEW AGE!” In Riven, the world is so big that it’s novelty enough on its own, and there’s not much Linking involved in the majority of the game (at least until the end). I also forgot how frustrating the puzzles are. >_<
And as much as I appreciate that they made these games available for iPad, because for a while there was literally no way to play them unless you had a really old operating system, I have to say…these games don’t work well for iPad. The key to solving many Myst franchise puzzles was the visibility of the cursor; that’s how you knew some tiny thing on your screen was clickable, because it went from the “go in that direction” cursor to the “pick up the thingy” cursor when you hovered over it. You don’t have that with the iPad, where you just move around by tapping the screen. Right now I’m stuck on more than one puzzle in Riven (that’s another thing…Riven is so big you can work on more than one puzzle at a time, which you couldn’t do in Myst because the puzzles were isolated in their own Ages) and I’m trying really hard not to cheat, because when I was playing Myst I couldn’t figure out how the fuck to get out of the Stoneship Age and I finally caved and looked it up and I’m STILL MAD because how the hell would I know the Linking Book was hiding THERE without being able to pass a cursor over it?! Am I supposed to tap on literally every damn thing to see if it’s clickable?? I haven’t played these games in over 15 years, I DON’T REMEMBER WHERE STUFF IS >:(
Anyway, Myst games belong on the computer, NOT on the iPad. And I’m still bummed Myst III hasn’t been updated for new platforms, because I never actually finished that game. *sigh*
Every time someone says "spanakopita" in the episode "Spanakopita!"