Some context...

June 19th 2013

Hello -

I've just put my first post in 7 months up - this isnt because I've been lazy or not playing games, but I've had a couple of big personal things happen (inc. moving house and changing job) so its been pretty hectic. Also, there  are a couple of game reasons why I've not posted, and I wanted to explain why, more because it is interesting how choosing which games to play can drastically affect my ability / will to write...

  • initially I planned to write 4 posts on RE6, basically as I expected big things from it. However, after playing Chris's campaign and enjoying it, I moved on to jakes - completing this nearly made me want to not play the game again, but I started Leons and then decided, as good as it was, I'd complete the walking dead (on iOS) first...
  • So then I completed the walking dead and immediately wrote half a post on it, thinking I'd come back to it the next day... a week or so later I fractured my wrist meaning I couldn't really play games or type very well, so that meant my posts  went on ice...
  • When it recovered, I decided to play some Skyrim, which basically took up all my gaming time and, as I don't generally post until I finish a game, nothing ever got written on Skyrim. I've not even near the end of Skyrim, but I will still post about it at some point given that I have completed the Thieves Guild and Dark Brotherhood + a handful of missions on the main quests, so I definitely have some things to say about it (it is a fantastic game that's for sure...)
  • Now, I have just bought the last of us, and boy is it good. I am about 4-5hrs into it and once completed it will be reviewed properly - it is truly a great game so far and again, like the walking dead game, it has so much good about it you forgive the relatively minor flaws.

So there you have it - a short potted history of my excuses for not writing quite as much as I would have liked, but I hope to get back amongst it now that things are (I hope) beginning to settle down. I have high hopes for the end of the last of us - its a great game and like the walking dead it has both a strong male central character with a younger female in support, but Ellie (LoA) is very different to Clementine (WD) ; the similarities are more in that both games have genuinely interesting and believable young female characters that are superbly voice acted and well written - to be honest, it kind of makes a nice change from the ropey dialogue in resident evil games and the like (though I do love RE games of course...)

So yeah, watch this space...

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