Well, I was going to do a brilliant, subtly nuanced review of Darkside Psychic*, full of amusing yet pithy observation and great research, but Fallout 4 happened to me yesterday. Basically this means that I’m going to be spending a minimum of 14 hours/day when I’m not working/tending to my family’s every whim/eating/bathing** surviving the post-apocalyptic wasteland that is Boston and Massachusetts in the year 2277. In fact, here I am:
So my posting schedule has moved from ‘try and get a meaningful and insightful post done 3/4 times a week’, to ‘let’s just really strive to get that 50 word Slayer review finished by Christmas … or maybe Easter’. Sorry, but I have people to save and mysteries to solve and if I keep playing it at my current rate I’ll be a real bad-ass by next Monday.
To any non-gamers out there, I’m sorry but this is my life now; in fact Fallout 4 literally is my life, the time when I’m not playing it will seem a bit like an unrealistic, clunky, slow-frame-rate first-person perspective version of Sims 3 set in the most boring universe imaginable. Ah well.
To gamers out there, wowzer! Fallout 4 is incredible-looking, tough and lots of fun so far, although not without a real touch of emotion either. As always from Bethesda games the sheer scale of the game world is simply awe-inspiring as is the overall design of the retro-futuristic world you get to run around in. As always the 50s, early 60’s soundtrack is beautifully chosen and atmospheric, ‘The Wanderer’ never sounded so good as when you’re exploring the ruins of civilisation. True story.
604 Down (still).
PS: Am really, really enjoying Eagles of Death Metal Zipper Down, supremely silly and rather rockin’. And why have I never read any Nathanael West until now? brilliant writer.
*a brilliant, subtly nuanced LP, if you don’t know it.
**sleep is for wimps, obvs.