I can mash-potatoe, I can do the twist, now tell me baby

Do you like it like this?

This post is a review of my experience with the video game The Bridge.  So if you haven’t played and you would like to.. you should read this because there aren’t any spoilers.  If you haven’t played and you don’t want to.. well, you can still read this 😉

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The game is primarily a puzzle game.  There are 8 worlds, each with 5 levels.  In each level, you need to get through the exit door in order to complete the stage.  As you progress from one level to the next, new elements are introduced that make the puzzle slightly more difficult than the last.

The basis for the creativity is the M.C. Escher-like art.  It is what drew me to the game, it’s what drew my brother to the game, and I’m sure it’s what drew most players to the game.  M.C. Escher is well-known for his optical illusion pieces.  Most people recognize the pieces where you may follow a path to go in one direction and end in another.

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M.C. Escher has a ton of wonderful pieces.  He is one of the most famous surrealists of his time.

The game stayed true to the tricky paths.

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You can move from one end of a path to another through a portal.  The paths also allow you to manipulate “gravity.”  Eventually, these portals will allow you to manipulate the color of your character… this allows you to access black keys and black doors only if you are black, and white keys and white doors only if you are white.  It is up to you to find the perfect path which gives you the proper color at the proper position.

Also, you’ll have to deal with portals and deadly balls.  As well, you can manipulate time so you do not have to begin a level all over again.

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Although you have these factors,  I found the puzzles much easier to solve than the game Braid.

All in all, I rate this game a 9 out of 10.  It was fun and challenging enough to make me want to finish the game.  Unfortunately, there wasn’t much of a story despite the fact that you get to meet Isaac Newton and your character is M.C. Escher himself.

Go on Steam and play the game.  Let me know what you think.

First Kiss First Kiss

So you know that First Kiss video that went viral a couple of weeks ago. The one that leads you to believe that it was an experiment conducted by sociologists/psychologists/studieshumanbehavior-ists… but it’s really an ad for a clothing commerical??

Well, someone decided to make a “spoof.” But you can’t even call it a spoof because it does so much more than even that First Kiss video did.. it shows that it doesn’t matter if someone is different than you in one of the most controversial ways. It shows that a hug or general kindness toward one another can break down hate (for a second at least).

This video takes some homophobic people and some gay people and it has them hugging it out. The video is on The Gay Women Channel (I also listed them in https://werrrd.wordpress.com/2014/03/05/women-are-funny/ ). I didn’t even know it became so popular until AfterEllen (AE) posted something about it today. I want to continue raising their views because it is a great video… one that I thought was funny but I guess holds more value.