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Blog | Sunday Sickness

Spider-Man dives through the streets of New York in the PS4 game

Another month, another bout off illness - although I think this came from co-workers at work bringing it into the office. I survived the first wave that kept a number of people off last week, and fortunately only started feeling bad Saturday morning. Does it suck that a weekend has been effectively wasted? Yes. Is it good that I don't get a mark against me for being absent from work? Yes. Perfectly balanced, as all things should be.


I'm now up to the point where I get a warning that the next mission is it, so I'm just going around and finishing off the side missions first before I'm done with the game. I've maxed out Spidey's skills, so am just ticking off a checklist for the various trophies now.

I have to be honest and admit that I haven't entirely enjoyed my time with the game - in fact, there's been a lot more bad than good. It's a shame, because there is so much good here, but it's either been poorly implemented, or there's something else that cancels out the good. I'll post a review at the end of the week to explain more.

Indiana Jones

The random movie picker pulled out the Indy series this time, and I'm going to watch it in in-universe chronological order. I don't think this is a particularly common thing like Machete Order is for the Star Wars franchise, but I've not watched the movies in this order before, so it'll be interesting to watch Indy develop and grow in the 'correct' order. TL;DR - Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom will be reviewed tomorrow.

Stranger Things

I still haven't actually started watching this yet, but it fortunately only has eight episodes, so the plan to post the review this Wednesday is still on course. Having never seen anything more than promo photos and having (easily) avoided spoilers, it'll be interesting to see if it lives up to the hype.

Other games

If you're wondering if I'll playing Red Dead Redemption 2, stop wondering - I never got into the first one, and have no interest in the sequel. Maybe if it eventually gets released on PC and ends up on sale, but that never happened for the original, so might not happen again this time.

Instead, I'm looking forward to Football Manager 2019, where I'll finally get around to doing what I'd planned for the 2018 version: taking over Arsenal and seeing if I can out-perform the current manager. Annoyingly, waiting this long has made it harder - a nine-game winning run will be hard to match so early in the season.

Soon after that, Hitman 2 will be out, and I can't wait to spend time exploring the new levels if it lives up to the quality of the 2016 game. IO Interactive are actually putting all of the maps from that game into the sequel for free if you own Hitman, and as DLC if you don't, so you can try out the new gameplay mechanics in familiar environments.

And, of course, Dragon Age December is still planned, even if it does spill over into January. I'm now leaning towards playing a female noble as the character for the play-through because not only does it add an extra layer to the main story, it also adds to the sequels if everything plays out as I'm planning.

November and NaNoWriMo

It's getting close to the time for me to write roughly 1,667 words per day and that means reduced posting on here. The last day of regular posting will be Halloween, with a review of Zombieland; from that point on, the next post will be the Monday afterwards, with two reviews per week and any Premier League predictions until I've either reached my target of 50,000 words for NaNoWriMo, or November is over.

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