Hi chaps, I won't be Friday night gaming this week cos I'm popping in to see Sam Fraser. Last time that Scotsman was down south, he married one of OUR WOMEN and then TOOK HER BACK ABOVE THE WALL. I need to make sure he doesn't do it again.
Gaming wise, I'm about to have a bit of a shift, I think. I love returning to Minecraft for a bit of a "holiday", it really feels like a second home and I can potter around like a digital garden. I'm still planning on finishing CSA, and improving the underside now it is up so high.
How many years to 40 now?
The next game purchase I am likely to make is GW 2 but I am not convinced it's for me. Noel (office gamer chap) says it's going to change the world. I know there are some GW1 fans on here. Anyone catch the Beta? Any thoughts? Opinions? Half formed points of view welcome!
Saints Row 3 is awesome. Got it in the Steam sale and played it Co-Op with the big fella last night. It's fucking hilarious but not because it's trying to be funny, just because it is. It is because if you have a penchant for fucking about then it will help you fuck about more than any other game I know.
So, I've got all these games in my Steam account that I rarely play. Or have never played. They came as bundles or got gazumped by other, flashier games. So I redownloaded a couple to play and here's what I think.
Red Faction Guerilla
Babies are annoying. Pink, fat, you stuff food in one end and wipe crap off the other. Keep it warm, fed and clean and you won't kill it. They don't do anything entertaining. Toddlers are terrifying. They get up, run around, get their hands onto everything. They're anarchists that don't have the language skills to express themselves.
War, what is it good for?
So, Buttocks is harder than a coffin nail and is becoming more self-righteous than a University Christian Union committee member at Easter.
I don't love fantasy as much as I love apocalyptic or sci fi settings. I don't love fantasy much at all. The main reason for this is that it is buried within Tolkein (et al) tropes that a broken at the peril of the creator. Move too far from fantasy and those who expect fantasy tropes will not enjoy your game.