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Well, it's been a little while longer than usual since I've updated. I hope anyone who takes the time to read this insignificant little blog of mine is doing well.

I've been hit hard by food poisoning the last four days. I was very fortunate it didn't last longer. Since I had the most painful earache last year, I can't recall a time I was more terrified due to a sickness; or when I suffered so much. My family was of no help, and now I know I'm truly on my own. They're little more than my landlords and primary mode of transportation now. Maybe that's a good thing. I've been trying to do more on my own, haven't I? In any case I don't know how I got sick, and it's very maddening. I've been washing my hands constantly, and due to sheer paranoia I don't think I can ever eat any of the things I ate on the day I got sick ever again. I know that's extreme considering that salmonella can infect you up to 72 hours prior, but what else can I do?

In better news, Steam has had a lot of fantastic summer game sales, and I've picked up The Darkness II, F.E.A.R., and BioShock and BioShock 2. I've already finished The Darkness II; it unfortunately is a rather short game. However the writing was rather good, the characters were all fun (or made for detestable villains, though the leader of the Brotherhood was a major letdown in terms of being a boss), and the gameplay was about as fun as the ads made it look. I really like the protagonist and was legitimately sad when terrible things happened to him. The ending wasn't as bad as people told me it was, though it was predictable and I called it once the main plot key had been revealed. I'll buy The Darkness III if it ever comes out. Jackie and Jenny are precious babies.

F.E.A.R. I haven't gotten too far in yet. The beginning was kind of a drag, but at least the A.I. soldiers aren't stupid as hell. They're actually kind of smart. Poor Point Man is probably tired of me learning that I can't just run and blow shit up this time around. BioShock on the other hand is a different story. I just started playing the first game tonight and I love it. The graphics, atmosphere, story--so far everything is awesome. But it makes me laugh when you fight the Big Daddies: the game pretty much expects you to die. "Well yeah, you're a guy with some neat gene powers and a few guns, but you have to fight a mecha monster with a drill arm who can charge you at insane speeds and put you through a wall. Just respawn over there and keep hacking away at his health, will you?" Derp. I don't even want to know how it's going to be fighting the Big Sisters in 2. I heard they're a nightmare. I've saved two Little Sisters so far. I'll never hurt them. I don't need ADAM that badly.

In another unrelated bit of video game news, it turns out in the new Poke'mon Black and White sequels, *SPOILER* N isn't actually Ghetsis' son. He's an orphan who was born with the power to talk to Poke'mon so Ghetsis took him in as well as the two older girls (also orphans I guess) to be his nannies of a sort. *END SPOILER* I am not pleased. At all. It seems like an extremely lazy cop-out. Did Nintendo think it was suddenly too extreme for Ghetsis to be some irredeemable fuckface who socially destroyed his own child by depriving him of any real human interaction? Nintendo, you do realize you just made your villain pretty much a big pussy now that you took away probably the one really nasty thing he did as a villain, yes? Sure he still DID it but the weight isn't nearly as heavy when you consider N isn't his own son; he's just some magical tool now that Ghetsis pulled off the street in order to further his own agenda to take over the world. There's no emotional weight there. It's so fucking dumb. I always assumed N GOT his powers to talk to Poke'mon from being isolated from humans for such a long time. That might have been a really cool part of his backstory. Why can he talk to Poke'mon? What happened to his parents? Did they abandon him? Why did you have to go the dumb cliche' route instead, Nintendo? Fail. : ( Also fuck you for dyeing Elesa's hair black! We get one cool blonde character and you have to go fuck it up. Blegh. Just leave Bianca alone and maybe I'll still buy the games later.

Work hasn't been super hard this week. I just hope it stays at a manageable level. I've said a lot of things I regret this week to people who really do care about me, and I wish things didn't hurt me so much these days as they seem to.



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Jul. 25th, 2012 04:55 pm (UTC)
FEAR is one of my favourite games in the world, though the AI isn't as smart as it might seem. it's a testament to the level design that the AI is capable of doing what it does.

don't worry, the game picks up once you go to armacham. the plot gets really crazy there.
Jul. 26th, 2012 01:34 am (UTC)
I got to Armacham, and yeah, it sure looks like it. They shot the guys with me in the heli before we even touched down. I'm gonna have to hang on to my shotgun.
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