I've always liked the concept of Spelunker. A super-vulnerable platforming protagonist. That reminds me of one of the characters in my unfinished super-hero team parody outline, who possesses super-strength, but lacks super-toughness, so all he does is throw things, since punching someone would shatter the bones in his hand and cause his skin to rupture. The Pitcher.
@anandxxx But wouldn't the sheer momentum of the throwing cause problems in the longterm?
An on semi-related note, I fell so hard on the ice yesterday that I felt like I had a concussion, even though my head didn't actually hit ground. Just the sudden movement, it was probably the fastest my head had ever gone from 0 to X in my entire life.
Yeah but that was someone hitting your head! I just slipped and my body hit HARD but my head didn't get hit at all. It just hurt from the sheer momentum of things. One second I was up, one second BAM on the ground.
Or maybe I broke my spine a bit and didn't realize it. Either way, my head was f-ing killing me despite not taking any direct damage.
@Zero Yeah, I've considered that. It's a potential pitfall. Maybe if his technique was really good, it would be fine? Or if he spun around after throwing something? He could just shove people really, really hard, I guess. But, you know... the vulnerability.
I used to fall and get the wind knocked out of me all the time. Like, once a day. But I don't really fall anymore. The trick is to skate when it's icy. Don't let your feet leave the ground, and stop and accelerate gradually. Just like driving on ice.
I did get whiplash from trying to go on a kids ride at the playground on my knees a couple of weeks ago. And I do get that 'about-to-pass-out' feeling all the time these days. I guess it happens to guys a lot when they are suddenly active after being inactive for a while. It also happens when I go up and down stairs too fast, which is a bit worrisome. Oh, and once in a while, my vision will literally start to spin, and I have to concentrate to make it stop. That's probably bad, as well...
Ugh, it's really coming to the point where I can't keep up.
I'm making a point to finish the last star in SMG2 first. Also I should beat Nac's Blade score in Marvel Pinball before he starts thinking I've forgotten about him. (Revenge is a dish best served cold... but there are limits).
Vagrant Story also came out, yes? Just what I need: yet another tempting RPG on my plate. Sony should have brought this game and Xenogears early in the gen, not late when all the new JRPGs come out.