Monday, April 02, 2007

I have to face the facts, my powers are weak!

I just had a great game of Worms on XBLA. There I was, battling 2 french lads and it was a right old ding-dong battle. I watched as one coward eventually girdered himself away in a far corner before elegantly building a little hold-out up at the top corner, for when sudden death was going to kick in. However, I had other ideas and teleported in there when I reckoned he'd finished it.

Suffice to say his mad scrambling movements on his next turn indicated some anger and frustration at my squatting (with my 1 worm left). With 1 worm left, a few rounds of long-range grenade tossing ensued before Sudden Death kicked in and one of them was picked off.

Then, the remaining french guy made a mistake and I'd saved a rope, so out I went, tarzanning my way across the cavern, collected 2-3 crates (just to show off) and then perched on a ledge to get out my bazooka.

Unfortunately, in the brightly lit conservatory I'd not noticed some pixels that I thought were background and in classic school-boy error, I managed to blow myself up. Utter tragedy.

All my watching 5yr old could say "Dad, I thought you were supposed to have made this."

My powers are weak. I'll have to hone them on an innocent 5yr old - and probably lose.

4 comments:

Vladimir said...

Hah. This old-school error, well known since at least Worms 2, is usually accompanied with the not-any-less-known saying/excuse - "Blame the pixel!" - which is even sometimes associated with 2D Worms games due to their pixelly nature of landscape deformation, and common appearance of tiny specks of land. There's even a community web-site named after this phrase.

Kilburn said...

"Unfortunately, in the brightly lit conservatory I'd not noticed some pixels that I thought were background and in classic school-boy error, I managed to blow myself up."

Don't ever talk to me about shit excuses again.

Martyn "Spadge" Brown said...

Err, I admitted the error and didn't use it as an excuse? You're the one who wrote the book on excuses, I bow to your greater experience with regards a multitude of other excuses - "quoting page N of Kilburn's book of excuses" is a phrase that's been in circulation since 1995.

Paul said...

News-worthy! I spotted the threat as soon as I saw the first screenshots of the game. I guess the trick would be to have the smallest groups of pixels perish after an explosion. There may of course be times when a pixel saves your worm's life, but you'd have to have the luck of the devil!