I had to do this once with Privateer II: The Darkening. It gained a bit when he said “I bet you didn’t play it through, I bet somebody just told you how…” and I was able to smile gently and say “God, possibly, since I wrote the game.” And plainly the Deity was with me that day, as I happened to be carrying docs from my UK agent (who’d done the deal) that showed not only that I was the writer, but the five-figure sum I had been paid. …It was a happy day for me. Not so much for him. I’d never had a referent for the word “slink” for a full grown male before. As in “slink away in utter dejection.” I smiled for at least three days without stopping. And am smiling now… I had completely forgotten about this.
Reblogging because “I beat the game” is fantastic, but “I wrote the damn thing” is even better.
Reboggling again for the fortuitous mansplainer smackdown.
Spoilers for the asshats that use that phrase. Best idea ever. :D
Explanation for those who haven’t played Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune. Drake and Elena wander around an abandoned, maze-like underground vault. They hit a dead end and Nate boosts Elena up out of the pit, so she can rotate an old mining crane and lower the rope down. Now, while there’s treasure to be found in the vault, there are also monsters… which promptly turn up. Thankfully, an old baddie happens upon your trail to help you out. Soon though, he’s pulled into the darkness by the advancing horde and you’re left to fight by yourself while Elena faffs with the rope on the ledge above.
I’m terrible at Uncharting, but the monster fights didn’t go terribly. This wasn’t due to some eleventh hour flash of brilliance with the controls, no. This was solely down to my kiting instincts kicking in, resulting in Nate dashing around hysterically, screaming and blindly shooting at anything and everything moving in the shadows. Turns out, this is a good strategy as none of the monsters managed to get close enough to me for swipes of death. In fact, the three or so times I died was due to falling into pits or running into a corner.
Cowardice wins once again! Huzzah!
On the art side, once again a fannish tribute to David Aja’s Hawkeye style. Looking forward to reading the trade of that so very much. I’m sure I’ve commited terrible anatomical wrongs, but the exaggerated action poses of both the monsters and Nate were immensely fun to draw. Aja’s angular lineart style did much to alleviate the dullness of the inking process.
Now to purchase Uncharted 2 & 3 and continue on with my Failgamer adventures.
P.S. I’m playing… failing at Assassin’s Creed II, so you have that to look forward to.
process gif for this! didn’t think to save my first few steps, decided partway through HEY let’s make another gif. i tend to paint on one or two layers, too many layers and i get confused. referenced from season ten, of course.