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Hashshashin!

It could have been such a productive weekend. Same as with previous weekends. But the XBOX 360 has me in its clutches. I finally finished Mass Effect last week, then I was so foolish to borrow bander's copy of Assassin's Creed. And that's what ate up this weekend (along with an awesome Mystery Visit to Restaurant Woods in Leiden. So after three days of furious climbing, stabbing city guards, eavesdropping, pickpocketing and interrogating, five of The List Of Nine have been slain by my hand, and the sixth is moments away from meeting his doom (Second mark in Jerusalem: the executioner). It's been a while since I've been sucked up in good storylines and visually appealing games. I don't mind the repetitive quests or simple button bashing as much. And you know what? I don't miss World of Warcraft one single bit.

Mmmm, gaming. Procrastination at its finest. And I still have a few cars and gates to find in Burnout Paradise. If only I didn't suck so much at Stunt Runs.

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nathreee
Jul. 14th, 2008 12:06 pm (UTC)
Gesundheit. Yep Assassin's Creed is pretty good, for as long as it lasts. But what are you goint to do when you have killed all 9 of em? May I suggest Age of Conan? :P
rob_d
Jul. 14th, 2008 12:20 pm (UTC)
Heck no, staying clear of MMO's for a couple of months. I'll start on Spellborn when it comes out (this year!), but mostly because one of my best friends is on the programming team.
nathreee
Jul. 14th, 2008 12:23 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I've been wondering when that one would come out. A real Dutch mmo. I'm very curious.

What is it about mmos that makes you go "Do not want!"?
rob_d
Jul. 14th, 2008 12:29 pm (UTC)
The chance at addiction. While I'll never go into total junkie mode, there have been times in the past three WoW years where I would spend every minute of my free time on the game for a week or two. When you're at work and all you can think about is which quest to do next or which loot you're gonna get at the raid tonight, you've crossed the line. They don't call it WarCRACK for nothing.

Since TCOS promotes itself as a casual game as well as suited for hardcore PVP'ers, I feel a lot better about trying that one. Plus I've gotten older and wiser. Hopefully :) So no more grinding sessions until 5 a.m. on weekdays.
nathreee
Jul. 14th, 2008 12:51 pm (UTC)
Many of my male friends speak of this addiction. I must say I've never felt it that strongly. Sure, right now I really prefer playing AoC to doing anything else, but that doesn't mean I don't work or don't get enough sleep. After 1 in the morning I just doze off, no matter how much fun the game is.

To every person his own fun. I was just curious.
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