The Night, Almost the Morning(?)

Monday 5th January 2009

I’ve had loads of ideas of things I want to write here recently. But unfortunately I’ve not bothered, and now when I sit down to write something out I can’t remember what the hell I was going to say. Really, it’s a lesson to not put things off too long. Or to write things down, I’m not sure which.

Anyway, it’s 2009. This is the first January for a while where I’ve not got any exams, which is pretty great. It means that since I finished work a couple of weeks ago, I’ve spent most of my time alternating between playing different games (various things on the Wii but particularly WiiSports and Tennis, Left4Dead on the PC, and lately Darwinia and Bioshock – thank you Steam January sale). Not that I probably would’ve spent my time all that differently if I did have exams, but this year it’s all guilt free…

Speaking of the games, I thought Darwinia was absolutely brilliant. It’s hard to explain what it is, so I won’t try. All I’ll say is that it’s bloody addictive, and it’s caused a fair few “oh shit, is that the time?” moments over the past few nights/mornings. Left4Dead is also rather good, but then you’d expect that from a Valve game. Bioshock has disappointed me a little, if I’m honest. I love the style of the game, the look and feel of the whole thing. But for some reason I don’t think the actual gameplay is that good; it’s not quite as compelling as other games are. It doesn’t keep me up till the early hours of the morning or make me say to myself “I’ll just finish this one thing, then I’ll go”. I’m not sure why exactly.

Anyway, 2008 was pretty good, all told. Probably could’ve been better, but it was certainly better than 2007. That said, like (I guess) most students years really start and end for me at the end of Sept/start of Oct, so the “proper” new year isn’t quite such a new start.

Uhm, I cant think of anything else to write. Thats a bit poor really. Le Sigh.

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Monday 5th January 2009, 3:32 pm

Oh, but the guilt gives such an adrenaline rush! It’s almost not as fun playing if you’re not procrastinating…


Monday 5th January 2009, 9:57 pm

I’ve got an exam – the not procrastinating isn’t going as well as one would hope.

I can’t even remember the last thing I wrote about, so you’re doing better than me, at any rate. Honestly, I had a plan and everything.

My current poison seems like it’s going to be Fallout 3, which, as clich├ęd as it is, really does seem to be Oblivion with guns. There we go.

Darwinia is really, really awesome. That is all. Bioshock is a game which has pieces of awesome, but which don’t all gel together perfectly, I think. The art is fantastic, the story thought-provoking, and I love the Big Daddy / Little Sister dynamic – I really should play it again sometime.

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