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Weird Video Wednesday: “2V – that’s the highest you can get”

Things have been quieter than usual on the blog front this week, but there’s a genuine excuse this time: a cat. A new addition to the Very Very Gaming household! Now I have to think of some hilarious way of making her interact with all the lightgun and Gamecube bongo accessories I have lying around the place and film it so that this blog can hit the big time. Oh yes, sorry, it’s supposed to be Weird Video Wednesday, not Weird Report on my Life Wednesday (although I should keep that idea for after all the weird videos out there have been exhausted).

Ulillillia. The topic of this week’s post, ulillillia takes fanboyism to new heights. Pretty much all of his videos are odd but the obsession with Bubsy 3D on display in this video is particularly startling.

The first thing to say that is Bubsy itself looks absolutely horrendous, the environments especially. Why would someone play this game for a reported near-500 hours like ulillillia? Who can say. But, as well as gently mocking this video for its creator’s insane dedication to Bubsy 3D, there’s an element of recognition and perhaps even some admiration for the meta-game around trying to reach the highest spot in the level and being able to track that height. Not that I identify with ulillillia exactly (I’m not big on Bubsy the way he is) but this is someone who has unleashed their inner nerd in a way I could only dream of. I could only dream to be so nerdy. But if I ever did I would definitely write it down, and possibly post it online for all to see.

Xenoblade Chronicles (Wii): a love story to remember?

If you’ve been reading this blog or listening to our podcasts, you will know what a stickler I am for endings and having a good, engaging story to keep you warm on those long RPG nights. However, I am a fair woman and, as much as I believe that story is important, it’s not everything. I believe that Xenoblade Chronicles is a game changer as far as the RPG genre goes, and worthy of all the critical success it has achieved. It is beautiful, majestic, pioneering, and all those good words. I am a believer. I am a huge fan. Therefore, rest assured, what lies ahead are the complaints of an ardent fangirl.

This contains storyline spoilers for late in the game, so read at own risk. And if you haven’t played Xenoblade Chronicles to completion already… what are you waiting for?! One of the best RPGs, even games, of all time awaits.
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