At one point, the
Falcons were up 27-7 over the Seahawks. What the hell happened? They
made the game exciting in all the wrong ways. In the end, the
Falcons won with a 30-28 final score, but there is no way that
Seattle should be able to rally against Atlanta (or any other team
that is not out of Kansas City or Miami...or has "High School"
following the team name).
Yes, I am a Seattle fan,
but I can see the obvious. Unless Seattle gets a bad season, then
it's a guarantee that Pete Carroll and John Schneider will pick some
bum in the first round of the draft instead of a new franchise QB.
While I was happy to see that T-Jack could pick up his game, it is
sad that when he had about 260 passing yards the announcers
proclaimed this the best game of his entire career. Really, a
starting QB who has been in the league for half a decade calls the
mid-200 yard range a career day? That is not a quality QB in
anyone's book. Of course, T-Jack ended with over 300 yards, but it
feels like the magical 300 yard mark (which typically qualifies as
an awesome day for a QB) is not that important when it feels like
every QB has thrown over 300 at one time this season...this four
week old season.
At least Seattle did
some smart things. It was nice to see a couple long passes. The
first touchdown of the day for Seattle followed a long bomb to Rice.
As I've said, if Seattle can establish a long passing game, then
this team could become a threat...or more of a threat than the team
was in the first two losses of the season.
Anyway, while the world
is revolving around the Suck for Luck idea, I actually wouldn't mind
seeing Seattle pick up someone like Moore (Boise State) who looks
like more of a threat in the future than Luck. I mean Luck looks
great, but Moore is just amazing with the most touchdowns of any
Heisman hopeful and a lot of yards to come with it. While the
interceptions are a bit higher with Moore, the touchdowns are far
fewer with Luck. I'll take a risky accomplished QB over a more
conservative accomplished one when you're looking to grooming
someone for the future.
Anyway, I've now
finished Bastion. It was a damned fun game. So fun, in fact, that I
have a second game (New Game+) going right now. I saw there is a
Steam achievement for beating a New Game+, so I'm hoping to see
something cool if I try a second time. Also, I'm hoping that a
second time through will make the ending matter.
At the end, to avoid
spoilers, you have a couple of choices. Do you save or
in the final dungeon? Do you use the power of the Bastion to
the world or the world? I chose my choices and saw little to
say what happened. It felt like the end didn't matter. I selected
two things and one was under-represented at the end...while the
other was completely ignored. Ok...Spoiler in the next two
sentences; I chose to save Zulf and he was never there in the final
moments. Where the hell was he?
Anyway, I doubt New
Game+ will change the problem with the ending feeling tied to my
decisions. However, it would be cool if it did happen. However, more
than anything, I just want to keep playing. I beat all but two
proving grounds; the shield (kept getting hit four times due to
stupid mistakes, when three is the goal) and catastrophe cannon (I
really don't like that gun, since it has too much friendly fire).
Plus, I'd like to try giving something other than my standard
weapons a chance. I was almost entirely machete (so damned fast) and
dueling pistol (with armor pierce...OMG). Maybe I should give the
spear a chance. Maybe I should give the mortar or shotgun a chance.
Maybe I just cannot get enough of this game. Actually, all of those
I think, with the cheap
priced downloadable games I've picked up this last year, Bastion is
the best use of the money. It was one of the more expensive ($15)
and worth every penny.