Holy Cow, I'm getting ~750 hits a day on the Deviant Art Pokémon Thingy.
Stupid LucasArts released a Special Edition of Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's revenge. So naturally, I had to replay Monkey Islands 1 through 3... and I'm currently working on number 4. This comes at a really bad time because I want to finish Pokémon HeartGold (and finally get my complete pokédex) before Atelier Rorona (PS3) and Sam & Max: Beyond Time and Space (Wii) come out in mid-September. There just isn't enough hours in the day for all the videogaming that needs to be done.
MI2: SE is predictability brilliant. The updated graphics are stunning and capture the essence of the originals. The new voice acting is above par. Dominic Armato and Earl Boen delivering their lines almost exactly how I had imagined it. If I have one criticism, it is the music. They dumped the old iMuse system and replaced it with a full recorded orchestra. iMuse was a very clever system that subtly altered the music as you moved around the game, and allowed music to be synced with in-game events. In my option it was very important to the feel of the game and it was a shame to see it go. Still, a worthy update.
I'd also like to praise the Value Steam System a little. I bought the game on steam at launch and was playing it the same day. Steam offered me the pre-order bonus even though I missed the deadline. Also, since I already had a copy of the pre-order bonus (Monkey Island 1: SE), it allowed me to gift it. I sent it to my mum.
More people have been contacting me about my Deviant Art Pokémon Thingy, including another person who was angry that their picture was appearing on the site. Since the site is obviously getting some use I thought I should spend some time improving it. I made the following changes:
- Added Title and tweaked template
- Added sentence explaining what the results represent; Added disclaimer to bottom
- Added about page to explain the purpose of the page; information for users who don't understand why their art is included.
- Added newly announced pokémon in a temporary section.
- Google Analytics, to find out where people are coming from
- Misc tweaks, inc. XHTML compliance.
I plan to finish the set of Pokéballs soon and then I want to do another big piece. Any suggestions?