Monday, April 21, 2008

Conflict resolved

If you've been keeping abreast of my Twitter (that sounds filthy!), you'll know I had a slight incident over the weekend involving my ankle, a game of ultimate frisbee, and a strategically placed hole in a field. I was leaping to cover somebody on the opposing team and landed in a ditch. My right ankle made two distinct popping noises that were audible at least twenty feet away, and promptly swelled up like a balloon. I spent the rest of the day with my foot propped up, applying ice periodically. The swelling's gone down a bit, although the bruising would likely make you gag.

But it's not all bad. I took the day off, and as a result finally had time to polish off Crisis Core. As usual with these games, the final boss battle was a little disappointing. I don't like my games too difficult, but it seems like if you spend even the slightest bit of time leveling up, the last boss comes off as a chump. Still, the actual fight wasn't the true conclusion of the game -- it was followed in short order by a heartbreaking playable sequence that I was hoping would never come. Made me want to play Final Fantasy VII again right away.

But for real now, Squeenix, what's the score on FFXIII? Kick-ass portable games are all well and good, but my hopes have been fully re-energized for a full-blown PlayStation 3 version. Maybe my ankle will even have healed by the time it's out.


The Renaissance Man said...

That sucks. I had a similar injury about a year ago. I was playing basketball, and while grabbing a rebound, I came down on the back of a guys calf. Tore three tendons in my foot. I couldn't really do anything beyond hobbling for weeks. I got clear through Xenogears because of that injury.

If you've got at least a grade II sprain, the bruising you've got right now is nothing. wait a few weeks, it won't hurt, but they'll turn all the colors of the rainbow. I swear, parts of my foot turned orange.

Anonymous said...

I hurt my ankle one time. It was bad.

Daniel Purvis said...

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I'm at

Now that's done for, injuries that inhibit movement are the worst, especially when it comes time to take a leak.

I ended up lying on my back for two weeks in hospital jacked to the most painful antibiotic IV after I dropped a 5 kilogram weight on my little toe, crushing it, and ending up with a severe infection up to my knee.

The gear they hooked me on was corrosive to the veins, which meant not only did my leg pound but I also finished with massive internal scaring through both my arms.

Although, my PSP paid for itself in that time. I ended up playing WipEout Pure for more than 60 hours in that period, which might explain why I ain't so bad at it!

Good luck with your recovery! If I can find photos of my leg from back when, we can compare!

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Isn't FFXIII supposed to be a lot like an action/adventure game but mixed in with the RPG elements of previous FF titles? The main character is called Lightning (or Storm, I forget) and the main place is a floating city in the sky apparently. More flashy and gun-based as well supposedly. Apart from this I know little. Hope your ankle recovers.