So apparently I haven’t posted in 2-3 weeks or so. It wasn’t intentional, I just wasn’t sure I had much to say in that time, and I was involved with actual GAME playing. Shocker isn’t it? And, of course, (American) Football season has started in earnest, so i’ve been kinda into that too. *insert a whole bunch of SPORTSBALL mental comments here…. and we’re back* After finishing my Mass Effect game (the first one) I started in on ME2, like I had planned, but then I got sidetracked…
I finally bought Dragon Age Inquisition.
I’ve been MEANING to do it for most of the year. It was supposed to be a Christmas gift from my wife last year, but I guessed it early and she felt compelled to get me something else (which neither one of us can even remember right offhand), and then the NEXT time she was going to get it for me Origin announced that they had been compromised, so I warned her away from doing it then because I didn’t want to go through yet another credit card replacement. (I was fortunate when it happened to mine, the bank caught the fishy stuff right away and put a hold on it, so there were no charges to actually fight, but I digress.) And then, well… It just kinda never happened, and yadda yadda yadda 6 months later, I still didn’t have the game, so my wife just said “You might as well go ahead and just buy it, you know you want to.” And I did, so I did. And let me tell you, the game is MAGNIFICENT thus far. I’m only level 15 so i’m not sure how far i’ve actually gone through it, but man. It’s just bloody wonderful. And it’s been quite a while since i’ve been able to enjoy a game that’s brand new to me again. Not that I don’t appreciate replays. Hell, replay value is one of the best things a game can have, as far as i’m concerned. I can’t even begin to tell you how many times i’ve played through various Final Fantasy games, Chrono Trigger, the prior Dragon Age games, or… well, if you’ve read this blog for any length of time then you already know about my Skyrim fixation. So replayability is huge for me, but there’s just something to be said for experiencing a game for the very first time, and learning the twists and turns and pitfalls for yourself. Especially when one is crafted as well, in story, as Inquisition is.
Aside from my time playing Inquisition, i’ve also been reading a lot, which is kind of my thing I do when i’m at work. But i’ve been re-reading the Wheel of Time books. Or, well, at least the last 3. I tried reading from the very beginning of the series again but man I just can’t do it. It was a fantastic series, don’t get me wrong, but they are REALLY slow going. And there is so much that happens and just… rargh. I loved the books, honestly I did, but going back and re-reading them is just painful. So instead I decided to go back and re-read the last 3 books. There’s a lot that happens in those last 3 so the downtime is kept to a minimum, the story keeps moving, and it’s not as much of an actual slog to get through.
So anyway, that’s what i’ve been doing the last few weeks. Football, Vidya games, and Reading. That’s a shocker, i’m sure. Anyway, i’ll try to post a bit more often now that i’ve remembered that this blog exists.