Last Friday night was ordinary enough; training, home for some food, bit of Singstar later before bed. On Saturday morning however, I woke up to find I was utterly ill – streaming nose, eyes feeling like they were trying to burn their way out of my head, pounding headache and aching all over – fun! Normally when I get a cold I can feel it coming the day before and at least be ready for it with some Lemsips and assorted ‘feel better’ paraphernalia, but there was no warning at all this time. “No problem!” I though, colds usually pass off within a day or two for me now, but alas no. Five days later, two missed training sessions and two days off work and I’m still not right, although I am at least up and out and back at work. I can’t believe how badly this has kicked my arse.
As you might imagine, with me being bed- and sofa-bound for the best part of four days, there’s not much to update here. Fortunately moving my thumbs proved to not be too exhausting, so I’ve put in some time on Halo 3 and Virtua Fighter 5 that I otherwise wouldn’t have been able to. That’s finding a silver lining, right? Halo 3 is the big surprise of Autumn’s games for me. It was hyped to death once again, and being the weak-minded, easily led fool that I am I caved and bought it on the day of release. I honestly expected to play about an hour of the campaign, try it online once or twice, then consign it to the shelf forevermore. But no! Adam perseveres with a game shocker! I’m still trudging through the campaign slowly, but I’ve put in loads of time online and have started to hold my own (steady!). It’s a really enjoyable game online, and the variety of gametypes help to keep things fresh. Playing with a group of friends is just hilarious though, top stuff!
I also crumbled like a cheap custard cream and bought Virtua Fighter 5, although in fairness that was only because of the excellent deal Game had in-store. What a deep game, I can see why people get addicted. I think I’ve barely scratched the surface in terms of understanding the game, but I’m getting better and love the tactical, fast-paced gameplay. I’ve ventured online a few times and the standard seems to be pretty high for the most part, and I’ve already learned loads by having my ass handed to me repeatedly. Buy it now!
Wow, to think I said I had nothing to write about! Hopefully next time I’ll have been back to training and have something TSD-related to bore you all with instead