In other news, what is it with my unhealthy relationship with moose(s) recently?
Like seriously - maybe an ancestor of mine must have killed a white sta*cough*moose or something....maybe in a previous life I pissed of a moose by....simple existing in its general vicinity?
In the past month or so I have beaten Horizon - Zero Dawn and I died countless times to some robo-moose either by a charging stampede of them or by being on the receiving end of a trashing Grazer (the name they go by in H-ZD). Since there is an in-game challenge (First Hunting Ground) with lots of them involved with some cool reward as well as lots of generic loot I did fight them pretty often; and since death in H-ZD comes pretty often in form of being shot, mauled, electrocuted, incinerated, pounced upon and dive-bombed at in a matter of minutes I didn't think much about it. But since I beat the game and restarted it on Ultra-Hard for playing at leisure (at a later time) my first death in Ultra Hard was against an angry stampede of them again in above-mentioned challenge.
After that, I finally came around to playing Skyrim for real this time since my craving for Open World games (with neither cars or templars in it) isn't all that satisfied. And yet again I die in combat with moose. Two times already and that happened just after I killed my first dragon.
As they are skittish animals in Skyrim I can understand your moderate skepticism about that fact but well, the first one was me chasing one around in my compulsive "kill everything that moves and loot it" drive and not paying attention to my surroundings lead to me falling from a pretty steep cliff. The second one was again pretty much like above but resulted in me neglecting the compulsive drive of a nearby giant to use squishy wood elves as convenient golf (or baseball) practice opportunities. At least my resulting attempt to reach orbital velocity was nothing short of spectacular.
And now this. Finally caving in on the countless attempts of a good friend to try out Nier: Automata my first death after the prologue as the world opens up was against the first living creature (aside from non-interactive birds) I met.
Yep, you guessed it right...a moose! I could state that I was at low health after some interactions with some aggressive robots and on top of that I simply suck at N:A evasive maneuvers whereas in H-ZD I nearly aced it but....well at long last I see a pattern here. The moose deity has either used some eldritch ritual to curse me or issued a "kill on sight" warrant on me.
Either way, I am terrified to see what the future has in it for me....gulp are there moose in Far Cry - Primal? Or Fallout 4?
Better play it safe in the meantime...