Mission 2: Head For the Goal

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September 2nd, 2009

Mission 2: Head For the Goal

RayHope you enjoyed the comic today. It’s always interesting how difficult it is to do these Lace comics because I spend so much time deciding what would or wouldn’t be in her future video game and then try to make sure the comic reflects that accurately….

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66 Comments

  1. blaster says:

    I knew I gueesed it right!

  2. TAYREL713 says:

    Well it’s not super hilarious but it is really gorgeous.

  3. Purty, purty pitchers…

    And, yes, I also guessed it’d be a Lace comic after seeing the ‘super-secret’ preview announced on Twitter. Basically because it was pink.

    • blaster says:

      I guessed because it’s pink and pixel… what else?
      And everyone hates things getting delayed all the one AND beyond expectation.
      NCG.

  4. MetaRidleyR27 says:

    I didn’t find the joke super funny, but the art was very nice. Decent comic guys!

    • roadjcat says:

      Those are pretty much my thoughts as well.

    • RedVinnie says:

      I’d have to agree with you meta, but its always interesting to see another Lace comic. The delayed sign at the end made me chuckle a bit though. nice artwork, but the joke leaves a bit to be desired. I know its not the ideal comment, but hey, I calls em as I sees em.

    • RedVinnie says:

      I’d have to agree with you meta, but its always interesting to see another Lace comic. The delayed sign at the end made me chuckle a bit though. nice artwork, but the joke leaves a bit to be desired. I know its not the ideal comment, but hey, I calls em as I sees em.

  5. elah says:

    This comic rings especially true for me because I am a total cheapskate. Believe me when I say that I have not yet spen a single penny on Steam, instead downloading a wealth of free trials. I, like Lace, groan at every point when I am interrupted halfway through a level and told I have finished the trial version, and that the full one will come at such and such a bygone date.

  6. Kvb says:

    I’ve never seen a real-world counterpart of this problem.
    Help?

  7. Mikallein says:

    some what funny but the artwork rocks Ray nice job.

  8. moonjuice7 says:

    Decent puncline, depressingly true. Better than decent artwork overall, NCG.

  9. Kilburn says:

    Beautiful artwork. Looks like my guess was right on the comic preview.

    • Kilburn says:

      Why is there no edit button…? Anyway, is this also a stab at all the big name games that got pushed back to the first half of 2010?

      • roadjcat says:

        Which games were those? XD None of the games I care about have been delayed…

      • Kilburn says:

        Oh lord… Bioshock 2, Dark Void, Starcraft 2, Singularity, Mafia 2, I Am Alive, Conviction, Red Steel 2, Bayonetta, Red Dead Redemption, Ghost Recon 4, and the new 007 Racing Game (Not making that up… James Bond RACING).

      • Kilburn says:

        So, I whipped out the old Dreamcast to play some Sonic Adventure 2 and Power Stone. As soon as I pull it out of the box, this giant hunk of plastic falls to the floor. Somewhat puzzled, I looked at it this massive thing and realized it was the controller. I never truly realized how gargantuan that thing was when compared to almost every other controller. Not as big as the original Xbox’s, but 2nd biggest without a doubt.

  10. freeplay says:

    YEEEEEEEEESS!!!!! i LOVE the lace comics. SNEScg(super nice extremely sweet comic guys)

  11. BadnikHunter says:

    Its been said a lot on this comic, but the artwork was awesome. The punchline, not so much. So I guess we have to blame Tim for this one? Oh yeah, and why don’t we have any Pixel Vision wallpapers? Panel 5 would make an awesome background for my iPod Touch or my computer 😀

  12. Snifit says:

    Going to have to piggy back on everyone else’s comment here. Good artwork, ok joke, decent comic over all.

    Nice to see Lace back though. If only this game existed. *sigh*

  13. TomX says:

    Good to see Lace back! Not the funniest thing you guys have ever done, but that’s ok. It was still a good comic and still funny. As always, fantastic artwork as well.

  14. Betta splenden says:

    Like everyone else was saying, nice art, but okay joke. But does this really count as Mission 2? Lac’es score has increased from last time. But then again, we didn’t see the goal symbol at the end of Mission 1.

  15. yeah568 says:

    That was awesome. Got some actual LOLs outta me.

    PACG (Pretty Awesome Comic Guys)!

  16. Matteron says:

    yay a lace comic finally.

  17. Kyzin says:

    Good art, mediocre joke at best. But then again, the all of the Lace comics and really the concept itself doesn’t appeal to me, so it’ll be more of a surprised when I do like one. Still, gorgeous art, and perhaps the next one will change my opinion.

  18. Dark_Devin says:

    Wow Ray, simply amazing, I can’t wait to see what sort of missions Lace will be going on in the future, not only is the subtle humor great, the pure time and effort put into it shows amazingly! I do have one problem though, this was supposed to be ready by last Friday xD.

  19. D3vin says:

    Not Laugh out loud funny, but I like the whole ‘Delays’ thing… That strikes a cord with me well since SONIC DELAYED BRAWL!!!!!

    Ncg, but not in the usual way.

  20. Jake'm says:

    Damnit, now I wanna play this game! I’m a sucker for beautiful platformers, and love when they’re good as well.

  21. Bobipine says:

    to much unawared of references to make a decent comment.. first, this isn’t the first Lace comic?(except ”if 2P start was daily)… second it wasn’t you guys that created Lace?… finally, it’s all from a game I never heard of wich ending is yet to exist?

    good job on the artwork, good cshdes and everything, as the joe, well… see first part of my comment

    • CKcheeseboy says:

      1. Nope
      2. Yeah, it was Ray specifically.
      3. Well, the game itself doesn’t exist yet at all.

    • Ray says:

      CKcheeseboy pretty much covered it, but everything about Lace stemmed from the creation of an album I made in 2005 called ‘Pixel Vision’, which is available for free download in our extras section.

    • Bobipine says:

      a little late to give some feed back but, better late then never? anyway, thanks for the info, just seemed to be unable to remember that comic for some reason, thus creating the other questions

  22. Gadoink says:

    Hooray for another Lace comic!

  23. Tacos says:

    Meh. Joke was alright, but definitely nothing special. Looks gorgeous though, but I almost feel desensitized to that now (which in a way, is kind of a good thing and definitely a huge compliment to the artwork).

    • Gadoink says:

      Ray just set the bar way too high for his own good. I bet these comics take maybe 4 or 5 times longer then comic number one.

  24. twarner500 says:

    Q2! Whyyyyyyyyy

  25. Reader says:

    not again…

  26. D3vin says:

    Does anyone else find it weird that Lace has no face?… At least a mouth would make it less creepy…maybe some eyebrows?

    • Snifit says:

      I think Lace works without a face. Its seems like a technical limitations thing. Just like how Mario has a hat because hair was too hard to animate.
      I like to think that the first Lace game (made for Game Boy Color back in 1999) was a bit simpler and so a simpler character model was needed.
      Now I’m sure when the series prequel Pixel Vision Adventures: Rise of Anti-Alias comes out on the DS in Q4 2010, Lace’s model might get an update. I hear they’re even going to render her in 3D for the first time.

    • D3vin says:

      I would like to see some retro-styled boxart or concept art depicting her, though… It makes playing the game a lot easier…

  27. BvrBoy says:

    Unfortunately, my comment has been delayed until comic #140.

  28. ultimateDK says:

    Ah its good to be back 😀
    In the next to last panel, Lace looks like a guy…a silhouette would even make her look like Dr. Crygor from the Warioware series.

    And I was just thinking, given the cinematic nature of this week’s comic, perhaps Lace would be better suited as an animated video as opposed to a comic (Easier said than done, I realize, but hey the 2PStart Youtube account needs to be dusted off guys 😉

  29. Zoltan says:

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!
    …I don’t get it.

    Also: I RISE FROM MY GRAVE! nah, just kidding, but does this still mean you’ll read my comment?

  30. Evan says:

    Not feelin it, dudes. Kinda worse than the Mario steroids comic. Here’s hoping next week is a return to form.

  31. Nebula427 says:

    I don’t get these Lace comics. I think I am missing something. They look cool and all but…………..

    Oh, and I am not taking the numbers out of my name.

  32. Qazzz says:

    Nice comic, and I love how your always trying to predict how the game will be, however It took me a while to figure out the pun and that’s been the case with some of the ur recent comics!
    Keep up the Good work, and try to go for the pun more!!

  33. Jonny Niko says:

    Hey 2pstart fans here is your chance to get a hold of a one of a kind drawing by Ray Hargreaves himself. This is legit as Ray will testify. Just go to the link to view and bid on this fantastic art.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=150370798693&ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT

    Don’t let this pass by!

    • D3vin says:

      I’ll pass, I can just take the picture and copy it or redraw it freehand… Now if it was something that wasn’t a piggybank with a few raybob logos…

  34. Ray says:

    This is indeed legitimate.

  35. D3vin says:

    2p Start needs its own Saturday morning cartoon in the vein of Super Mario Bros Super Show/Legend of Zelda/Captain N… with PixelVision being shown on every once in a while… It’d make millions!

    • Snifit says:

      Swig your Dr. Pepper up and down
      Come on everybody, let’s do the Tim!
      Leave the show to check the baby
      Come on everybody, time to do the Tim!

    • I enjoyed watching them in their day, but have you tried watching one of those lately?
      It’s… painful…. particularly Captain N.

  36. vincecult says:

    you chheateed and reused the logo from the other lace comic

    • Gadoink says:

      Oh, I’m sorry, did you want him to draw the exact same thing a second time?

      Ray copy and pastes when it benefits him. Deal with it.

      • CKcheeseboy says:

        No, I think he wanted a new logo, like we get for nearly every other comic. Seriously, chill out, it’s nothing to get all defensive over. He(?) simply said they would rather a brand new logo instead of a reused one (albeit with poor spelling). He wasn’t saying Ray had to comply with his demands or else, and he said nothing about redrawing the same thing (why would redrawing the same logo again even make a difference? That doesn’t make sense at all…)

        People posts comments about things they wish were different. Deal with it.

  37. randomperson says:

    the stem of the mushroom isnt a pixel

  38. Myuu says:

    Someone needs to make this on XBLA or WiiWare or something. Fictional or not, I WANT TO PLAY IT 🙁 Although if someone did make it, I still wouldn’t get to play because dial-up prevents my consoles from going online. So it’s a lose-lose ;(

  39. Mirby says:

    Hey, at least it’ll be done before Duke Nukem ForNEVER!

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