Day 4 was jam-packed with tons of activities. Well, we went to four places in one day. But hey, that’s a lot.
The day was scorching hot. SCORCHING HOT!!!! Wow, I thought summer in Hawaii with humidity is the most miserable thing I had to tolerate. I definitely shouldn’t been more prepared with the heat, like strapping a tank of fucking slushy on my back. First place we went was Gatorland. It kind of remind me of this one little gator zoo I used to go in China. People used live baby chicks and ducks to feed the hungry gators. That’s something you cannot unseen once you see it. Very brutal. This one was nothing like that. It was definitely more family friendly. Everything you feed to the gators are dead. The zoo was not big. And it doesn’t take long before seeing everything there is. We watched one show, take photo with baby gator and fed some birds and off we went.
Second place was Ripley’s Believe or Not. It’s like a hands-on museum of stuff you wouldn’t believe existed. Pretty cool place. We spent about couple of hours there. By the time we got out it was almost 3pm. We decided to go one last place nearby.
I was Mario and he was a clown. Idk what happened to the after-filter
Eat him first, please.
There was the Orlando Eye near by along with couple of other attractions. We didn’t have time to do it all and beb thought riding in the ferris wheels is gay, which that was the one I wanted to do. Oh well, it probably gonna be beaming hot in there anyways. I doubt they have A.C. So we went to Madame Tussauds, the wax museum. Neither of us have been to a wax museum before even when we were in L.A. I’m not that big of a picture whore so we sort of just walked through it. Beb took a couple of pics with his idols. And I just selfied with Johnny Depp and Steve Jobs.
After that we went home for a few hours of rest and about 6pm we drove to Kissimmee for Medieval Times dinner and tournament. We were given red-colored crowns at check-in, which put us in the back row. Of course, ‘cuz I never picked the premium seating or whatever bullshit they charge you extra money for so you can see the knights sweat better. The dinner was served in actual course. Soup first, the main course and lastly dessert. They gave you fair amount of food to eat, without utensils. The main course was chicken with potato which was okay, wouldn’t been better with Tabasco. Whenever you eat, you watch the show, which was quite entertaining. Everything was staged. So whoever wins or loses aren’t real. But it’s all for good fun.
Wow, day 3 was a fucking nightmare. So mind blowing as I never seen anything like that before. Day 3 we went to the new addition to Universal Studios Orlando, the new water park called Volcano Bay. I didn’t take much photos ‘cuz I forgot to bring my dry-bag for my phone. Oh wells…The parking situation was easy enough. You get picked up by a shuttle which transported you to the park itself. Then at the gate you were given an advanced looking wristband for you to use in the park, which turned out to be the biggest nightmare there is.
The park thought of the fact, that being in a water park, you probably won’t be able to carry all of your shit with you. So there you go you were this wristband on, and connect it with your credit card and pay for shit as you go. I did thought it was a good idea though I never even had the chance to try it. Another main use of the band is to wait for a ride. That’s right. You wait for a fucking ride with this band. What happened was, instead of standing in line, you scan your wristband on the ride you wanna go on, and the wristband will show how long the wait time is and vibrate when it’s your turn to go on the ride. This whole thing is to save you time standing in line, instead you could be doing something else, like spending money at the bar, float around in the wave pool or walk around the park like idiots because it’s fucking crowded everywhere.
So after me and beb put away our shit inside of a locker, in which you lock it with the wrist band, OK. We walked to the first ride we saw and scanned our band. The wait time was 20 min which wasn’t bad for a crowded memorial Monday. We chilled in the lazy river until we had to go on the ten second ride. When the fun was over, we looked around for another ride to go on. This was when the shit went flying. Everywhere else that we went, the wait is 200 minutes to 350 fucking minutes. Are you fucking kidding me??? That’s like 5 fucking hours and more. I can fly back to Hawaii and still be waiting. Ya, ok, I understand it’s Memorial Monday, there’s tons of people there. But that can’t be right. Have you ever stand in an actual line for that fucking long? Unbelievable. So we chilled in the lazy river and the wave pool for the rest of the time, which was just as well crowded. Finally we left after merely couple of hours ‘cuz we didn’t wanna walk around anymore. We took off with only one ride rode and we went to the Island of Adventures and rode all the rides we couldn’t yesterday.
You know, I haven’t fly for over 8 months. Last trip I did was in September, so ya, about little over 8 months. I couldn’t remember the last time I was so fucking miserable on an airplane. Well, only if I knew ahead of time, I would probably get wasted first and charge my laptop to the fullest (it was 15% till dying). We had almost three hours of layover in Phoenix, if not counting that time, the total travel time would probably be around 11 fucking hours. FM. I didn’t know flying from Honolulu to Orlando would be so much pain in the ass. Anyways, our first supposedly vacation day is wasted on the plane just getting there.
After we got there, things started to get smoother. We got picked up by our shuttle right away. I was dreading that ‘cuz last time we waited for 45 plus minutes. Motherfuckers…then it was a very short drive to our hotel. There was a tiny glitch there, too, I guess. The fucking hotel is in the middle of nowhere. There’s no convenient store or plaza or any sort of shopping area nearby. It’s like a fucking wasteland. I looked on Google Maps ahead of time and there’s seemed to be tons of stuff nearby. I guess when you’re actually on foot, they aren’t so nearby after all. We tried to walk a little bit but the heat was killing us, at 6pm in the afternoon! It was still fucking hot as fuck. FM. So me and beb ordered pizza and just chilled in the room for the night.
The second day we walked to the nearest car rental place and got us a car. It was a fucking SUV ‘cuz they don’t have any compact cars left. I don’t know why I even bother made the reservation ahead of time. AND there were only less than a quarter gas left, thanks a lot asshole. We drove to Universal Studios and it was so jam-packed. It was memorial day weekend. Good thing I found that out last night and got us couple of express passes. We were able to cut in line like couple of assholes all day, which is cool, ‘cuz you really saved lots of time standing in line. We still stood in line couple of times for re-rides and stuff. Revenge of Mummy was so much fun, almost the same as the one in California. They both are in-door roller coasters but one goes backwards and the other don’t. They’re both super fun though. Rode it twice. The rest of the day went smooth until beb crapped out. We still jet lagged, well, he mostly. So we went home at around 5pm. Ugh.
Playing Evoland 2, is like playing a game with all sorts of genre and fields dumped into a mixer and mixed together. There is side scrolling shooter, strategy/puzzle planning, beat-em-up style boss battle, Gwent style card games like Witcher 3 and more. It’s very unique and completely separates itself from most of other games that I’ve played. It deserves more credits and attention than it’s getting now, which is almost none. I’ve never heard of the Evoland franchise before getting into the game and I definitely wish I had.
The gameplay is very RPG like. Very typical old school 2-D style. Walking around village, speaking to NPCs, opening up treasure chests, waving your sword at chickens, etc. There are tons of Easter eggs in this game. I came across one on the very first screen, which I thought it was hilarious. The game moves on and I learned more on the plot of the game, which is very unusual. That’s the part where I mentioned the game deserved more credit than given. Without giving away anything about the plot, the game involves and depending heavily on time traveling. And the graphic of the game changed depending on which time period you are in, past, present or future. In the past, the game graphic is very pix-elated, feel like something straight out of the old school gameboy. In the present, it looks exactly like the graphic of the picture to the left. Not entirely crystal clear but better. In the future, the game becomes 3-D and it’s similar to the featured image of this post. I won’t be speaking more on the plot, it’s so frigging complicated anyways I’ll probably confuse you more. And I didn’t understand it entirely on the first run. I had to look up a few things, not to cheat, (ha) but just to clarify a few things I couldn’t understand. Time-traveling is always complex to think about especially one involved with such gigantic mix master of a plot.
It took me about 25 hours of play time to beat the game. Not that the game is long but there’re so much crap to do. You know how when you’re playing GTA 4, it probably won’t take long to beat just to toggle all the main missions only, but in order to achieve 100% completion you need to do a whole mass of other crap, like shooting pigeons. O, man that one pisses me off..okay back to Evoland. So that’s what I was trying to achieve, other than just beat the shit out of the final boss, which is not too hard (took me four tries), I was also trying to collect all the collectibles in game in which I did okay, I got 95% completion and I was only missing a few items. I took a pic of the final shot as evidence but I’m not gonna attach here ’cause it’s sort of a spoiler. For the 100% you’ll probably need help, between all the locations you the game you also got the three time lines to play with. As if it’s not complicated enough.