Last weekend, I had the fortune of hanging out with one of my best friend from high school. Laha (his nickname) and I have been friends for over 13 years. There were times where we were out of each others lives, but over the years we have reconnected. This year, I am trying to host more hang outs at my house, since I now have the space and resources. It amazes me that after all these years (and now that we are all almost close to our thirties *rip*) we can just hang out and be goofy without our parents trying to get us to do something else instead of playing video games.
The original plan that day was for him and my brothers to come and hang out for the day. My brothers could not come unfortunately, so it was just Laha, my wife, and myself. This did not stop us from having a good time since we had all the entertainment we needed. I was in the middle of playing Dark Souls 3, so I got to show off my sick cool moves on how to die in different ways. After that, we decided to increase the chaos by playing New Super Mario Bros Wii U Deluxe Special Edition Gaiden Arcade Edition 2: Electric Boogaloo Featuring Dante from Devil May Cry with Funky Mode & Knuckles. I still believe a game like classic Mario was not meant to be played with four people, but it does make for a chaotic time.
But do you know what is more chaotic than that? Mario Maker.
After getting past the first world in NSMBWUDSEGAE2EBFDDMCFMK, we switched over to Super Mario Maker 2 and played each other’s levels. Once again, adding multiplayer to classic Mario is a chaotic time. We told each other that we would have to create new levels in order to top the craziness that we have already unleashed to the world.
The real MVP of the evening however went to a little game called Overcooked. If you have not played Overcooked before, it is a cooperative game where you have to work together to fulfill customer request. Each stage has you preparing something different or adds new items to the menu as you progress. It is everyone’s job to work as a “team” in order to get a high score in order to advance. The first two stages are simple enough and allows players to get the hang of things and to assign roles. After that, good luck trying not to kill each other.
By stage 1-3, we had gotten the hang of working together and working at optimal pace. When it came time to splitting the room apart and us going back and forth, that was when the real fun began.
I will now provide a transcript of how we communicated to each other:
Cat: We need an onion!
Me: Onion on the floor!
Cat & Laha: ONION! ONION!
Cat: What is this mushroom in here!? I need ONION!
Me & Laha: ONION! ONION!
Cat: No! We need tomatoes for tomato soup!
Cat: NO! TOMATO!
Cat: STOP CUSSING IN THE KITCHEN!
Laha: *send soup out* Here you go $^#%#&
Cat: WHERE IS THAT TOMATO!?
Laha: KITCHEN ON FIRE!!!
Cat: I NEED A BURGER WITH THE WORKS!
Me: *chopping meat* I’M BEATING THE MEAT IN HERE!
Laha: PLAIN JANE COMING UP! VEGGIE BURGER! $*#(^%@$(*#^@
Cat: I NEED AN ONION!
Me & Laha: ONION!
All: ONION! ONION!
This continued for the rest of the night. I love these people ❤