I sing along with almost every song in San Andreas, occasionally missing turns and stops because I’m thinking back to when I first heard whatever jam it was.
Unlike whichever GTA I played in high school programming class, I’m playing this one solo and am interested in more than just running from the police and over people. Despite completing several missions, decking out in green (and an eye patch!), and trying to find some real plot here (and some damn money!), though, it’s not resonating with me as much as it could.
And I know how much it could, because I just finished Saints Row. Oh, hell yes.
BBC News – Gay men blood donor ban to be lifted – Better than a permanent ban, but a one-year deferral is still discriminatory. And how often are people not sexually active for one year? o_O I ended up in a poorly handled (on my part) Twitter fight about the issue of safety vs. discrimination. Ugh.
Video interlude! This video convinced me to start playing Mass Effect (the first) tonight.
So far, it’s a blast, and not too chock-full of grumpiness. Just enough to be fun.
…I did punch a rambling scientist, though.
On the Lieberman/Coburn plan (again) – “What we really should care about in [using life expectancy as a factor in Medicare change] is not life expectancy at birth, but life expectancy at age 65. In other words, if you make it to 65, how long will you be on Medicare? That’s when things get tricky.”
“On the one hand you are required to provide the prisoners with proper treatment and on the other hand… you listen to the news and see a bombing in Jerusalem and hear them celebrating. And that is in addition to the usual conflict of being in a position where you need to take care of people who would truly like to kill you.”
Sorry, I really couldn’t come up with anything wittier than that.
I finished Too Human about a month ago at this point, I think.
Let’s celebrate that for a moment. Given my propensity for games like Sims, GalCiv 2, and Civ 4, getting to finish a game is always a miracle.
Guy totally warned me about some of the game’s disappointments, so I went in with eyes open.
It was… alright. Kinda fun early on. Really frustrating later. I want more, but not more of what was in Too Human. (I’m restarting Fallout 3–which I never finished–as the balm for my ache.)
A couple of nights ago, Greg and I enumerated about 15 flaws in the game. Here are some of the highlights, ordered by their importance to me. I played through with the Berserker class, which is something of a glass cannon: very fast, but not a huge damage dealer and pretty fragile. Continue reading Too Human Was… Too Human→