I had a thought the other day about Waluigi and just how little sense his name makes. Now I know you’re thinking “Yes, I already know his name doesn’t make sense,” but hear me out anyway.
Logically speaking, if Wario is named after Mario with the first letter inverted, then the same should surely have been applied for Luigi’s evil counterpart? That would make Waluigi’s rightful name a somewhat stylised ‘Tuigi’.
Also, what gives with Luigi traditionally having more slippery control than Mario? Wouldn’t he go to the same Mushroom Kingdom cobbler as his brother? Imagine if how high he’d be able to jump if he had actual friction from his shoes!
I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about this, as you can tell, though when not deep in thought, I did carry on my journey into The Last of Us Part II, and relaxed with some 51 Worldwide Games and the wonderfully silly Behold the Kickmen, both on Switch.
Aran hopped in to say that he’s not been playing The Last of Us Part II, but has been playing BioShock Collection and Urban Trial Tricky on Switch for review. Also not playing TLOU2 is Nick, who’s instead preparing to buy his first house, which is terribly exciting, but also incredibly tiring. He has been able to escape from that with a few hours of Kingdom Hearts 3 and a quick go at Cartel Tycoon’s demo “which is brilliant.”
Reuben’s put in some more time with Streets of Rage 4, trying to get the hang of some non-Adam characters, and also been grinding out levels in Final Fantasy XIV.
Picking up a subscription to PS Now Steve’s got started with Control, and has really been enjoying it. “Audio design is so good through headphones (although the heat is not conducive to massive earmuffs)…” He’s also finished “all” the Hidden Object games available in PS Now with his kids.
Miguel popped by to say he’s continued to dip into Animal Crossing, Apex Legends, and Fortnite. He did pay the big Naughty Dog game, though. That’s right, he’s finally playing Uncharted 4!
So, you might be wondering, who has actually been playing The Last of Us? Well… Tuffcub!
“I have been playing TLOU2,” he said, “which went from being amazing to OH MY GOD THIS IS SO BORING WHEN WILL IT END? It still has not ended.”
Less bored is Nic, whose time in The Last of Us Part II has only “scratched the surface” so far, partly because he’s been reliving the PS3’s glory days with Burnout Paradise on Switch.
Calling it “excellent and very long” (arf) is Gamoc, who’d rather like to talk TLOU2 spoilers sometime. He’s also played a little Beat Saber.
There was also a touch of Beat Saber on Dom’s playlist this week, joined by the barmy “skateboating” of Wave Break, and a bit too much Elder Scrolls Online than is probably good for him.
Finally, Kris played “Mario”.
Now then, what have you played?