The third game in the Assassin’s Creed series and already the series has seen some ups and downs. With the success of Assassin’s Creed II, Ubisioft decided to continue Ezio’s story, but will this turn out to be a wise move?
I’ll hold my hands up and admit that I dropped the ball at the later end of last week. I just didn’t realise how much I would get engrossed in Surviving Mars, a colony building game that released on Steam last week. Since it has stolen a bit of my time, I may make a First Impressions post on it. Unfortunately, the time I spent with it meant a missed a day on posting the Harry Potter Challenge, my Recommended Reading post and the X-Men episode post. I’m sorry but I would be lying if I said it would never happen again. Still, that didn’t mean last week was entirely unproductive…
After being ill and everything getting behind schedule; last week was spent getting back on track, which has largely been a success. However in the real world, things haven’t been going so great. I was working on Sunday which meant I missed spending Mother’s Day with my mother and there’s some negative things going on at work, nothing aimed at me but it is affecting the atmosphere there. Still, this week is a new week which means things could look up, if not, I can always take my frustration out on some Templars!
OK, that may be a bit of an exaggeration, I just wanted a clickbaity title for this post. In all honesty, last week, I was not feeling good and I spent most of the week with this viral thing that meant I spent of most of the week in bed. So in case you were wondering why I had gone quiet, I was mostly catatonic. The good news is I’m back to (almost) 100% health, the bad news is I have a lot of catching up to do with this blog and my gaming challenge.
Yes, you read that correctly, I am about to step back into the blogging challenge madness. I intend to start on 2nd March, so it will last the entirety of the month. I’ve decided to do something a little different this time, well two things differently. The first, this is a challenge based off of books, since I have focused on anime and video games before; secondly, it is about one series in particular, which helped to reignite my love of the fantasy genre, the Harry Potter series. I’ll be talking more about the challenge later in this post, so for now let’s talk about the other things I’ve been doing.
Some of you may recall that at the beginning of the year, I was getting excited for a historical RPG called Kingdom Come: Deliverance. Well, last week it was released and I may have played more it than Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood. Oops. Fortunately, I have a week off work this week, so I’m such I’ll be able to catch up on my Assassin’s Creed challenge and I definitely won’t get distracted with medieval Bohemia…
Early last week, I found out that ABC’s Once Upon a Time has not been renewed for an eighth season. I’ll be honest, I stopped watching the show about half way through season six; it felt to me that the storyline for each season was just repeating itself and quite a few of the characters had very little development, which was a shame as I had initially loved Once Upon a Time in its early seasons. I’ll probably, closer to the final episodes of ONCE, actually write a post about what I think went wrong but that won’t be for a few months yet.
On a more positive note, my sister has gotten me hooked onto another TV show, Orphan Black. I’ve only watched the first four episodes, but I feel this maybe a show I’ll binge watch. Orphan Black is a mystery/thriller/sci-fi show about a woman who discovers that there are clones of herself and their search for the truth. I guess I should thank my sister for giving me something to watch, when I’m way behind on my gaming challenge!
Last week, I was focusing on catching up on things after the whole Internet issue. Its kind of scary how much the Internet has become a part of my life and without it, a lot of the things I do can grind to a halt. This coming week, I should be fully past those technical issues, two weeks on from the trauma. So, yay for technological dependency!