Laurence and I love video games. We both have different tastes and while Laurence is an old school console gamer at heart, I am more of a PC gamer (though I played the came consoles growing up). The best times and laughs we have is when I'm watching Laurence play a video game. My office is in the main living room so I get to enjoy all of the adventures that Laurence has. Sometimes I will buy games specifically that I want to watch him play.
Assassins Creed 3 is kind of a mess for various reasons - some of which I've mentioned on G+ - but this most recent one has some serious flaws namely the fact that it's, in reality, a Mohawk Indian / Historical Simulation Game pretending to be an action/assassination game.
Every single time Laurence plays a new game we forget to set the cameras up. He and I will go on and on laughing and poking fun at the game or the characters or the story and this stuff is GOLD and we always say, "next time we have to remember to hook up the cameras!" (my god you should have heard the epic great material when he was playing Prototype 2) This time we remembered to hook everything up and here are the highlights of our almost 2am gaming flap.
1. Introduction to Sam Adams - "'sup man I love your beer"
Don't try to get beer when redcoats are after you!
2. Bad clipping paths - "stop neckin'"
Watch people make out and merge with each other until they share the same face and eat each others brains. This is horror movie material right here. Is this how they do shit in historic Boston?
3. Drunk NPCs in Boston - "this chick is so drunk"
This is really beyond explaining :)
4. Being left behind in Boston - "damn niggers just leave you places"
We have to find our own way home and we're mad as hell about it. So is Connor actually!
5. The hilariously meaningless lumberjack mission - "why the hell is this here? terry let go of the log"
This is just too funny to explain. There's an elf at your window, wait he's drowning, wait he's a lumberjack.
6. GAME FLAP - "What's wrong with AC3"
Laurence and I launch into a discussion with each other about what exactly is wrong with this game and where the creators have gone horribly in the wrong direction. This is actually quite interesting because I think by then we've forgotten the cameras are even on. These are the kinds of talks we have often and just never record. The game is Settlers 7 PLUS The Sims MINUS Actual Assassination
7. Catherine - The Steel Maiden
Don't ask. Just watch. She hates us.
8. Achievement Unlocked - Most Boring Game Ever
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