Throwback Thursdays: Star Wars: Yoda Stories

Star Wars: Yoda Stories was a part of a Desktop Adventure series developed by LucasArt back in 1997. It was preceded by Indiana Jones and His Desktop Adventures and ended up being both the second and last game in the series—for, what I have discovered, was probably good reason. I used to play this game a lot as a child, but unlike other childhood computer games I had, I can’t say that I particularly enjoyed it all that much. Yoda Stories mostly appealed to me because it was Star Wars, and since I love Star Wars, I had to play it.

Okay, the ship is literally only two spaces away. I think you can hold your breath.

Okay, the ship is literally only three spaces away. I think you can hold your breath.

Since the new movie came out and got me all nostalgic for the original Star Wars, I decided to go back and revisit this game. I was about fifteen minutes into the first mission when I threw my hands up in the air and screamed, “screw it! I can do better.” Then I pulled out my original trilogy edition of Star Wars Monopoly—which somehow managed to have a playable figure of Leia, even though she’s a girl! What a shocker!—and played that instead. Because even playing fucking Monopoly is better than playing this video game.

Continue reading

Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters

Kronos_(possibly)

This movie’s been out for a little while now, and I had put off seeing it until a couple days ago. I really didn’t want to watch it, especially after talking to my brother, who saw it before me. When I asked him how it was, he responded that it was about as good as the first one, which meant not that good at all. However, I would like to take this time to say that, now that I have seen the movie, I disagree with my brother. I think Sea of Monsters is better than The Lightning Thief, though not by much.

Continue reading