I must say I cannot wait until summer! Gaming has been an afterthought to all the work I have been doing. My job and school have absorbed most of my time. Now, this is not necessarily a bad thing. I mean I have to excel at something. However, my hands miss the comfort of that 360 controller. Ah, ok, back to reality.
I do have some exciting news. First, for all you nay sayers of the Obama Stimulus Package, here is a little something to think about. The money provided is actually opening up new jobs. Huh, what a concept?! Because of the stimulus package, our school district is not going to cut as many jobs as originally conceived, while at the same time it will open jobs for federally funded programs. So where does this apply to me you may ask? Well, next year I am going to be a fully-fledged special education teacher! I will run my own classroom. I really cannot wait to take on such an honorable position. I love and care for these children and to be in such an influential role is remarkable. Another great example is a person I am currently working with. She was offered a job to work in the school district as a direct result of the funds.
I know we live in scary times but this is the change we need. I understand my perspective is manipulated by the fact I did not lose my job. I feel blessed. However, it is comforting to know a deserving person looking for a job will fill my previous position. There does exist opportunity for a brighter future. This is only the beginning.
Now to the gaming…
What little gaming I have done has been Resident Evil 5. This game has so many bi-polar moments I cannot decide how I feel about it. I hate the inventory management but I like the strategy it implies. (If you play with another person) I love the setting and environments but it does not scream scary. I love Sheva, your partner, as she adds the comfort of knowing someone is around. You get the point. Clearly, what this Resident Evil has changed is that it’s all about the action now. While not necessarily a bad thing, you could have called the game any other name and it still would be a good action game. Resident Evil is all about the tension and eerie feeling that anything can happen, but Resident Evil 5 fails at this. It is so predictable. It is obvious its game designers were trying to appeal to the Gears of War market. For crying out loud, 5 has a spotty cover system in certain levels. Please, Capcom, I beg of you. Do not succumb to the mainstream! Stay tried and true to what makes your franchisees unique! That is why we love them.