Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Spirit Camera

I know, I know I'm a day late. I wrote this post yesterday intending to publish it on my lunch break but the internet was acting up. How cool is it NY has free WiFi in the parks? Would be even cooler if it worked all the time. But, it's free so can't complain. Once I got home, my brain pretty much stopped functioning. I keep telling myself to write blog posts the night before or over the weekend but it never happens.

Anyway, I had a great birthday weekend. I treated myself to some lipstick from Sephora. One a plum color. Really nice. The other was black. I know- dark- but I'd been dreaming of black lipstick since I first saw it.

Funny how things change. As a kid, I once wore black nail polish to school. I was super excited about it until one of my classmates said something alone the lines of You know some people may think you're into witchcraft because of your nails. It was awhile before I wore black nail polish again.

I also bought the video game Spirit Camera and some books I'm really excited about. You can see the books in my Currently-Reading widget to the right. Yeah, I'm reading three at once. What can I say, I can't help myself.

About Spirit Camera.

I can understand the negative reviews. Yeah, that's how you start talking about something you just paid $40 for ;) It's not for gamers. It's really like low maintenance. I've played much harder- more intense games. Spirit Camera reminds me of the casual computer games I play through WildTangent.

You use the camera on the 3DS a lot which is pretty cool. Unfortunately, the camera doesn't have a light so in order to play properly, you need to be in a well lit room. Sun coming through two open windows is not enough.

But, I bought it more for the concept and it was so worth it. For most of the game, (the parts I've played) I'm talking to or battling ghosts in my apartment. Not literally of course. The game uses my apartment as the background.
Not my apartment 
To make things more interesting. I have to move the camera around the room to find the ghost first.

The game isn't set entirely in my apartment though. Sometimes I'm in a creepy house. The character walks forward on it own. Too look around, I move the 3DS left, right, up and down. So far, the only controls I've actually used are L and R to operate the camera and A to speak to ghosts. See what I mean by low maintenance. It's still pretty cool. As you can tell, this is not a game you play sitting down. I spend a lot of time standing and spinning.

All I can think of is how cool it would be to combine this game with, let's say, a fantasy book. I mean I use a book to play Spirit Camera anyway. Awesomeness! You never know.