John "The Gneech" Robey (the_gneech) wrote,
John "The Gneech" Robey

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Ponylands 2

Guess it's time for my hipster moment. ¬.¬

So I picked up the Borderlands 2 Mechromancer class add-on. The core concept of the class is "Anime Schoolgirl with a big, badass robot." Which is cool and all, but...

Well, let's just come out and say it. Half the class abilities are My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic references. And far from charming me, it put me right off. Compare this with the recent news that IDW's upcoming My Little Pony comic series has over 90,000 preorders, outselling X-Men and generally making people lose their tiny little minds.

I don't want to be mean about it. MLP:FIM is good. Yes. But it's not that good. -.- And it's certainly not so good that I want it saturating my life.

Okay, it's not entirely a hipster moment. This is not a "liked it before it was cool" post, because I didn't. I didn't even hear about it until there were already AJ & RD fursuits bouncing around at AnthroCon and the first season was over. This is more like someone in the '60s who enjoyed the Beatles and liked their concerts getting dismayed at the screaming frenzied mobs who started chasing John, Paul, George, and Ringo everywhere they went. As the casual Beatles fan is to Beatlemania, so am I to MLP:FIM.

Oh well. Life carries on, I guess!

-The Gneech
Tags: gaming, mlpfim
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