This is the last, final, ultimate update of Grimly Enthusiastic. Probably.
A variety of personal reasons mean I just can’t really keep it going any longer. But feel free to subscribe to the blog just in case I do ever post again.
This seemed like a good time for a reflective list of highlights from the last 65 or so posts. If you’re a random internet surfer from the future who has stumbled upon the blog, this is a good place to start!
The Best of the Blog:
Let’s Ruin Tetris! – What happens if you take a classic game and update it to modern, corporate standards? (Spoiler: The Worst Thing I Have Ever Done.)
Top 5 games that COULD make great movies – Basically a list of ideas and some cool trivia you might not know. Note that David O. Russell’s Mark Wahlberg mob movie is how not to adapt Uncharted.
Final Fantasy XIII sucks a lot like XII – An unrestrained rant, has some interesting comparison pictures and was one of the most popular posts on the blog.
The value of life in video games or: How not to throw disposable henchmen at the player – Because seriously. Stop doing that.
Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory guide for the PC – A serious take on the weighty issue of anti-piracy DRM for PC games and the effect it has on consumers.
The trio of comics:
(With props to hatebreeder for the great art on the first two.)
The Game Design category – is actually full of posts I believe are worth reading. That’s why half of them stopped being about game design and were just fun list articles. Whoops!
Anyway, I enjoyed writing here and I’m proud to have not missed an update in over a year. I hope everyone who read the blog and the extra lovely people that left comments enjoyed it too!
Thanks for reading!