Monday, July 27, 2015

| *Taps Mic*

Is this thing on? lol

So Sunless Sea! I've been playing it a bit.. pretty fun. It's very text-story heavy, with a semi-random map.. lots of exploration and really the heart of the game is resource management. Making sure you have enough fuel and supplies to make it from point A to B to C and back home to port without running out of gas is pretty much the core of what you do.. and along the way try to work through the various story lines, deliver X cargo to Y location for a Z% chance of what you need to further the story. I'm no where near the end of it (it's pretty rouge-ishly brutal).. the story pretty much tells you right off the bat your first few captains are going to probably die a horrible death, and they'd be right. Heh. I find myself starting to keep hand written journal/notes about places visited, which shops offer which supplies.. who wants certain goods/services and will pay a premium (or offer a discount).. so in that regard it sort of combines old school RPG gaming with the video game experience. Dig it.

Darkest Dungeon! Did I already pump this one enough? I can't get over how much fun it is. A very differently packaged dungeon crawler / character building system. I love how the prevailing theme is how fear and dungeon crawling will slowly break even the sturdiest of adventurers without enough care/mental health maintenance back at home. The voice overs are just absolutely perfect. The combat is compelling and interesting, and the dev's are still cranking out tons of free updates. I think it's technically still an 'early access' game but it plays like a polished, finished product. Highly recommend.

Otherwise, hope all is well with you and yours. :) I'm coming up on my summer vacation at work... yay 17 days off! Very much looking forward to some respite and mental health recovery myself. Hard to believe I'll be there a year and a half soon. Crazy! It's never boring, that's for sure. And getting paid hourly is something I am now getting very accustomed to. lol. Yay for overtime and double time pay!

On that note, time to get ready for my swing shift today. Lates!