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Thursday, July 07, 2005

My Favorite Things

My Favorite Things
Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens
Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens
Brown paper packages tied up with strings
These are a few of my favorite things

Cream colored ponies and crisp apple streudels
Doorbells and sleigh bells and schnitzel with noodles
Wild geese that fly with the moon on their wings
These are a few of my favorite things

Girls in white dresses with blue satin sashes
Snowflakes that stay on my nose and eyelashes
Silver white winters that melt into springs
These are a few of my favorite things

When the dog bites
When the bee stings
When I'm feeling sad (and bored)
I simply remember my favorite things
And then I don't feel so bad
Remember that song?
From Sound of Music... The scene of the thunderstorm with a bunch of girls in pyjamas frolicking on their bed (Stares into nothing dreamily...) Reminds me of another movie, but that's porn, so nevermind.
Firstly, please note the title; My Favorite Things - Plural!
I'll be listing out some of my favorite thingS occasionally now and then from now on, and like I said, note the plural, so I'll probably list down a few favorites in the same category.
So? What shall we start with today? Games! Since I've been rambling about the quite frequently lately, let's start with games.
Now what's my favorite game? Got a few; Diablo 2, Counter Strike, Pirates, GTA...
Let's start with Pirates
Sid Meier's Pirates
I played this game a few months ago, it was actually a remake of an old Sid Meier classic back in the early 90s, when games are still 2D and the sounds are limited to blips and chimes. The new version is 3D and boated a great background music; I can still hum it out.
Why do I like it? Simply because its an adventure game, you get to become a pirate (Doh!) We all know how fun that can be, added by the influence of Pirates of The Caribbean that's still fresh in my mind, pirating can never be more fun, not being able to swim aside. Its also great because you can jump into the midst of the action immediately after the game starts, there's nothing more satisfying than seeing your tiny little sloop sinking a Spanish Imperial Navy War Galleon, boarding an English Royal Navy Ship-of-the-line, or sinking Blackbeard's frigate.
The game's also addictive, and because the gameplay is so fast, you can re-play the game all over again, and again, and again, and again and... I think I re-played the game almost 10 times, using a different strategy and a different country every time.
The graphic of the game is stunning, of course not as whack as Half Life 2 (Which I hate) and GTA, but its great in its own class. You can actually see tiny little cannon balls shooting at the enemy's ship, see the sails fluttering in the wind and the waves actually looked real.
Now you have it, a short review of one of my favorite game, 'till then...
"Shiver me timbers! Ships ahoy! Starboard side! Roll out the cannons!"


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