Over the weekend I had two gaming goals. Finish Dark Souls II and finish Trials Fusion. Lofty goals. Unbeknownst to me, as I was just about to finish the final obstacle on the final track of Trials Fusion, Kotaku Tech Man Ben White began filming me on his mobile phone. This is an insight into many things: my mental fortitude, the craziness that can occur in my home, and how bloody difficult Trials Fusion is. If you ever wanted to watch a man teeter precariously on the edge of a mental breakdown, this is the video for you.
Just a little background...
On Saturday, I had a bunch of my family over for lunch. This means:
— Three kids aged three or under making a buttload of noise. — Loads of people watching me and wanting me to stop playing this stupid game. — My wife thinking it's 'hilarious' to totally give me crap through the whole thing! (She's the one constantly telling me how much I suck. That's love people.)
Some more background: this track is bloody tough. I've restarted it a bunch of times. This was the first time I had gotten to the last obstacle and the pressure was on, to the point where I actually paused the game and tried to gather myself, as you'll see in the video.
Ben, my work mate and brother in-law (it's a long story) is the only one who understands. I honestly had no idea he was filming this until after the fact. Neither did my wife: this is just the kind of heckling I have to deal with when I'm playing games at home! Ben just thought it was hilarious that I was trying to do this extremely difficult thing, that required pitch perfect precision, with kids and family going crazy in the background.
If you watch closely, you can pinpoint the precise moment when my heart shatters into a million tiny fragments.