Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Doukutsu Boss Yell

Ok, so I was playing this game called "Doukutsu Monogatari," which is Japanese for "Cave Story." (The translation is lame, I know, but the game is fun.) Anyway, I was fighting the final boss before the next final boss before the bonus level's boss which I've never beaten or actually even reached, and I noticed that when you beat the boss's almost-final form, which is this crazy sort of mad-scientist guy who's hair makes Einstein look like a tv anchor, he yells "Aiiiigh!"
This isn't a normal yell. For example, try saying it out loud. "Aiiigh." Sounds dumb, doesn't it? I mean, I could understand if he said "Augh" or "Aaaaah!", "Argh" or even "Aiii!" because those are all noises that humans make. But he's trying to roll them all together! It's like a frustrated screaming pirate ninja all in one!
So, not only is he deciding to make this noise, he's deciding this while his body is dissolving into a bizzare red smoke after a little amnesiatic robot's been throwing knives at him repeatedly for the past three minutes or so. I don't think that's something he came up with right then and there. No way he could do that under that kind of pressure. He must have planned it beforehand, though I have no idea why.
That brings up an interesting point. If I ever die at the hands of an amnesiatic robot after becoming evil and using massive amounts of deadly chemicals on myself, what do I want to scream? Not something cliche, like "I'll get you yet," and I'm certainly not going to mention a little dog too, as funny as that may be. Maybe something enigmatic about "You fool, you know not what you do," and then things start blowing up.
Or maybe I'll just go with "Aiiigh." It certainly caught my attention... And yet, because I was inspired by this almost-final form of this almost-final boss, it still wouldn't be original. I'll have to give this some thought. Suggestions are appreciated!

6 comments:

The Real Caffeine said...

You could yell:

"SHUT UP, RICHARD!"
"FOR GREAT JUSTICE!"
"A STITCH IN TIME SAVES NINE!"

or the best one yet:

"BUCKLE UP!"

Arya Svit-kona said...

amanda,
you're tired
or something

and you could yell
"I'm off to play the grand piano!" in a british accent...like on monty python...

Dana said...

To quote a Buffy line...

"You have too many thoughts."

And no, that's not what he should yell. Or maybe he could, it'd certainly capture attention...

Dana said...

*He meaning the boss, not you. >_<

Amanda said...

No, I'm referring to myself in the postion of the boss, so that IS what I would be yelling. Not that I understand your point...

Dana said...

Right then. *is lost, wanders around mind*