Entries for August, 2007

Lately, I've been getting into adventure games, Myst-style.  Haley and I have been snatching them up, having a great time playing them.  So far, the two standouts have been a game called Scratches and another called Barrow Hill.  Not only that, but a good number of the quotes which tickle us have come from them.  Oh yeah, and they're pretty bloody scary, especially Scratches.  Definitely a recommendation from Narzack.

 We're about to start another one called Dead Reefs.  It looks like another lowbudget keeper.  Really, most adventure games are lowbudget labors of love.  It's a dying genre.  Sad, but true. 


Currently listening to: Gogol Bordello
Currently reading: Pushing Ice
Currently watching: Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure
Currently feeling: hungry
Posted by Narzack on August 2, 2007 at 09:05 PM | 1 Dropkicked

Haley and I finished Dead Reefs.  It really blew.  I think it's a good example of why adventure games are a dying genre these years.  Clunky interface, ridiculous puzzles, and NO MOUSE SUPPORT.  I kid you not.  It's like it was a direct port of a console, right down to the control scheme.  It's really bad. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone. 

 We did, however, just start Penumbra: Overture.  This one has a lot of promise.  Hurrah.

Currently listening to: Adventures in Odyssey
Currently reading: Pushing Ice
Currently feeling: calm
Posted by Narzack on August 6, 2007 at 04:55 PM | 1 Dropkicked

I'm a bloody, wretched fool.

 Who's surprised?

Currently listening to: Banging of construction outside
Currently reading: Pushing Ice- Alastair Reynolds
Currently feeling: guilty
Posted by Narzack on August 8, 2007 at 11:09 AM | 1 Dropkicked

Haley's now an internet radio DJ.  She has a show tonight from 9pm-11pm, and you should definitely check it out. 


Go to www.mojoradiolive.com to listen.

Posted by Narzack on August 11, 2007 at 08:23 PM | Get some!
Posted by Narzack on August 16, 2007 at 11:20 PM | 2 Dropkicked

Haley's show is on tonight, 9pm-11pm.



Posted by Narzack on August 18, 2007 at 09:09 PM | Get some!
I'm finally reading The Children of Hurin.  Maybe I'm just a stupid Tolkien fanboy, but I bloody love it.  It reads a lot like The Silmarillion and Unfinished Tales.  I'm just having a great time with it.  A definite recommendation to any Ring-geek.
Currently listening to: Haley's Radio Show
Currently reading: The Children of Hurin- J.R.R. Tolkien
Currently watching: Jack of All Trades
Posted by Narzack on August 20, 2007 at 10:59 PM | Get some!
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