Weeklong Failure and Overlord

My intentions were to update this thing nearly every day, and I failed this spectacularly for the last week. First I had that busy weekend I mentioned previously, and then I got distracted by CMAC, work, and Overlord. I’m still busy with the first two but, thankfully, have nearly finished Overlord.

Overlord is like a dark version of Pikmin (which I admit I have never played [but now probably will]– this is what I was told by the gf), where you are a resurrected dark overlord who commands an army of Minions. The minions look an awful lot like the little guys from Gremlins, and are quite entertaining. You basically do pointing and clicking to send them off to attack things, and they chuckle with glee and yell battlecrys as they do. They can also outfit themselves with armor and weapons that they find laying around, which increases their strength.

You do a lot of sending minions to move things around and general problem solving of getting from one point to another. But most of it is killing and breaking things. I decided to try the game out because I had spent a lot of time playing first-person shooters, and need a bit of a pace change (So far this year I’ve played through Half-life 2, Half-life 2: Episode 1, Half-life 2: Episode 2, F.E.A.R., Portal, a few others, and a lot of TF2).

By the way, I would highly recommend playing through F.E.A.R. The game is quite fun, and pretty damn creepy (I don’t know why children are so scary), and has one of the most glorious endings of any game that I have played (save for, of course, the HL-2 series).

And now I must be off. Tonight will be a bit long, since we’ll be holding elections for CMAC after rehearsal. It should prove to be interesting. I’ll get back to the few unfinished things that I wanted to post soon, hopefully.

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