My life took another turn for the worse, even the surreal yesterday. I’m really getting tired of being treated poorly by people I go out of my way to help. That’s about all I’m going to say about yesterday online at least for a good while.
After rolling back the clock so to speak to three or four weeks ago. I did the dishes and decided to nothing couldn’t wait until tomorrow and ended up playing Avernum 6 for quite a bit while enjoying a beer. Things went relatively well in the game, I completed some missions, advanced the plot line, my team is working a lot better, as they have better gear, skills, and magic powers. I still think I like the Undercroft style better, but Avernum has a lot to see and do. I took a couple screen shots so those that take issues with the graphics can raise their petty little heads perhaps.
I also have two suggestions to the designer for future games. Since a lot of time in a new area or after a fight you have to pick up stuff on the ground, it seems to me a grab everything button would be of use. I admit often I only grab the better stuff that I find as you can only carry so much, but rarely do I use up all the slots on all four party members.
The other feature is a notes. In the bigger RPGs in the old days, you had to make notes about where you’ve been, what you need to do etc. etc. Now a days the quests are written down for you and the game maps as you go. That said I still needed to do some of my own mapping in Undercroft to solve mazes and in Avernum 6 since I like a lot of people game on a lap top, I’d like to be able to write notes in game about who I’ve meant why I’m carrying around four bottles of wine, etc. etc. The mission summary isn’t always sufficient and sometimes you just want to go some place and buy something or trade for it, regardless of your mission, or there is a room you couldn’t unlock but hopefully now that you’ve leveled up you can…
I ran some errands today so I have my NAD back. I haven’t hooked it up yet, but I’ll do that tonight. I missed being able to listen to music, watch DVDs, even use my Wii. I’m going to take a video game vacation. Not that video games are the cause of all my problems. I can go months and months without gaming. However regularly getting a good night’s sleep is healthy and I think I can make more productive use of my time, reading, going to the gym, even painting again. So starting tomorrow I’ll be taking a break from Avernum 6 and Red Steel 2 will remain just a plan to play even though I already bought it.