Along with fellow Team GameCola member Brian Wolf, I’ve been playing a lot of Secret of Mana (SNES) this month. We totally rock at it (though, let it be known that I’m the only one of us to have ever cleanly completed the game). Occasionally, somebody else from our dormitory here at Rutgers University will join up with us; but as a general rule of thumb, they don’t know their rabites from their cups of wishes. It’s sad, really — all these kids who claim to have played SoM in their youth are now totally out of touch with the game. It’s gotten to the point where we’d prefer to have the characters be powered by AI than by an actual human being. Anyone familiar with Secret of Mana should immediately see that this is a sad state of affairs.
Please, all of you, don’t let your gaming abilities decay to a girl’s level of skill. Don’t waste your time on “more important” thinks like school work or having friends. Don’t let yourself be that kid who used to know their way around the dungeons. The princess needs to be rescued! The world needs to be saved! The bad guy MUST be defeated.
Also: don’t do drugs.