Thursday, January 27, 2011

Video Games: The Franchise

Not too long ago I started playing some old video games (talking about them old school NES system games like Zelda and Metroid). This started a new John Project that I am still working on but just slowly, because I don't have a ton of time for things like video games right now. Anyway, what I am doing is playing through my favorite game franchises in chronological order. I am still on the NES, but thus far I have played and beaten: Legend of Zelda, Metroid, Castlevania 1, Castlevania 2: Simon's Quest, Castlevania 3: Curse of Dracula, and Ninja Gaiden 1. The franchises I plan on following are: Zelda, Metroid, Castlevania, Final Fantasy, and Ninja Gaiden. More may get added later, but that seems like plenty already to me.

Granted I don't own all of these games nor all of the systems along the way that I will need to finish this, but like I said, there is no rush on this. I'll get to it when I get to it. Until then it is really fun playing and finally beating these games that I loved when I was little but was not coordinated enough to beat.

Mind Phase

I am curious about whether anyone else experiences life in phases the way I do. I have two basic phases that I go through: (1) info comes in, and (2) info goes out. During the "In" phase I usually am in a more lazy state of mind and I will watch lots of movies and TV, play video games, read lots of books, and surf the internet to learn random facts and information on whatever is most interesting to me at the time. The "Out" phase is my more creative mindset and I do things like write music, poetry, and stories, I blog more, and I become more active, playing soccer or whatever. Granted, there are those in-between stages where I am doing both, but most of my life has followed this pattern. Anyone else experience life like that?

Anyway, I've been in an In phase for a long time. I think I am heading toward an Out phase soon, because I am starting to get sick of taking info in; my brain feels full.

Anyone else experience anything like that?