I lack the time I’d have liked to screenshot all the wailing tweets I’d like to include on my site, but I just have to put on record how FUCKING HILARIOUS the current hard left meltdown is over Elon Musk buying Twitter.
They see the sun setting on their running amok, with all their “#BeKind” whilst calling anyone who thinks a transsexual man cannot be a woman “a cunt” and “a bigot”. Their little safe space to be the most vile cunts you could ever imagine, whilst trying to tell you it’s everyone ELSE who’s the cunt, is crumbling before their eyes and the mental meltdown is glorious.
Twitter was once great. Twitter was once useful. Until these insidious, disingenuous, foul, heinous, projecting cunts took it over, because they are so utterly miserable they need to try and make everyone else as miserable as they are in life. They’ve been believing the world works like they say it does for years now, and they’re having that bubble burst….and ohhhh, it’s going to hurt! 😎
Paradise Lost is an incredibly banal, generic title for a game. Indeed it’s been used for albums, books and films already – as that and also as the drastically reworked “Lost Paradise”.
I don’t know what the reviews say about this game – they’re of no consequence to me anyway since I never base my gaming choices on reviews. Why would I be that silly?
First of all I should say that 3 chapters in I’ve still almost no idea what’s going on, or what the story is about. The game opened with me, or, my female character, opening up an large iron hatch in the snow, and climbing down a ladder. I’ve ended up in some abandoned Nazi town deep underground (or was it an abandoned town that the Nazis invaded and left all their paraphernalia behind in?). I’ve little clue. But to me this hasn’t mattered, because I’ve enjoyed the exploring. You better hope you do too because that seems to be 90% of what this game is. Even in the hugest rooms, there is often only 2 points of interaction – like this one:
And even then, the interaction is picking up and looking at 2 pieces of paper. “WHAT???!!! No Nazis/Nazi zombies to shoot?!”. No. If you want that kind of stuff, go play one of the many Wolfenstein games (an act which I would never seek to discourage). Guess what?! There are also other game styles set around Nazi era stuff. A lot of the rooms are absolutely stuffed with objects and details, and they’ve made incredible use of the Unreal 4 engine. A lot of the objects it isn’t “just” like looking at the object in real life, it LOOKS like the object in real life. I don’t know if they’ve just been really clever with repetition or really have worked their arses off, but 3 chapters in and I’ve only seen 1, maybe 2 at the most, repeated objects (one stuck out as a cup and saucer – right next to eachother – it was clearly the exact same CGI just repeated). It’s this level of detailing that makes the exploration enjoyable. If there was repetition and lack of detail, then certainly no, I could not recommend this game, and would have stopped playing by now.
So we know the game interaction is sparse, and the pace is slow. The atmosphere is really good. Music kicks in from time to time, to move things along. The voice acting is…not the most amazing but due to the actor’s poor English it IS quirky – in a good way – even if some words are a bit slurred and conjoined. I would much rather hear a European’s poor English than an English person pretending to be a European. So it works fine.
There is no “save game” option – you quit and then come back to “Continue”. And this is the Achilles heel of the game. There is not one single time that I’ve come back to the game, clicked to “continue”, and not been STUCK!! You cannot move – no matter what. The ONLY way to move on is to restart the Chapter. Restarting from the last checkpoint won’t help either. So, if you do go for this one, and I would totally recommend it, the best advice is to make sure before you quit, you leave the game at the very start of the next chapter, or you’re just in for a lot of repetition and more wandering around than you ever wanted to do.
This game is not for all, and I’ve no doubt it’s received an absolute drubbing from the snotty gaming sites. I don’t care. I find it absorbing, relaxing, evocative, and it has me coming back determined to find out what’s going on, and meet up with the voice over the speakers which may or may not turn out to be a living human. I will report back when I’ve finished the game.
*7P.M. EDIT* I’ve…..finished it. It’s been a while since I’ve completed a game. And a while since it was over that quickly. It was short, but it was emotional. I really like it – even if I still didn’t quite understand – not least as the clearly grown adult with a female voice, was, in fact…………a man. And the voice actor was called “Alekzander” – which even in a different language is obviously the male version. I’m a bit weirded out by that, but okay. Anyway, without giving anything away, you’re forced to make 2 big decisions at the end. I want to know how both of them turn out, but I’m not sure if I can be bothered wading through that last chapter to find out how the alternative went. It will only be a couple of different lines of dialogue anyway. But still……you always want to know…..
I did NOT get a good night of sleep. Annoyingly I have no idea why. Everything was set up right…..maybe I did have a bit too much sugar last night. Well it’s fucking Easter!
I woke up at fuck only knows when – I didn’t want to look. Had to use my 4x 10 minute rain sounds album to get me back to sleep again – at least 4 times in a row. By the time that worked it was starting to get light out. When it starts to get light out it’s pretty much over by then.
Then I staggered into my bathroom to start running my bath and dropped my phone STRAIGHT down the toilet. Thankfully before I’d used it. My phone does not have water resistance…officially. But I happen to know from watching a teardown that both the Zenfone 6 and Zenfone 7 have a water detector just inside the USB port. It was this that’s triggered the phone to warn me that there is “water/debris inside the USB port” and it’s been automatically disabled. It says it will notify me when it’s okay to use it again. Pretty fucking nice on a phone that is not water resistant. Certainly when I dropped the very first Zenfone down the toilet (called the Zenfone 5 – due to the screen measurement of 5″) it pretty much killed it there and then.
So right now I still feel groggy. I’m about to make a strong cuppa (in case you are unclear, that only ever means TEA).
If I was still working at the care home I would be pretty fucking miserable after such a car crash sleep. But I am not miserable. I have escaped the drudge, and I really don’t mind giving up a bit of my day to go and collect the letters, parcels and sacks from all over town.
I hope I can knock myself out later and STAY asleep tonight!! Early night for me I think.
Really….? You’re fooled by a site that says “windows11-upgrade11.com” in the URL…? 😂
Sorry I’m somewhat less than sympathetic here but shite like that has been used for about 20 years. If it’s still fooling people in 2022 then this only goes to show the damage the massive decline in PC use has done to people’s basic understanding of the internet.
Here it is!! My first Bank Holiday Monday in 20 years!! And I feel GREAT!!! I can’t work even if I wanted to work today – there are simply no collections happening from the post boxes or offices.
I want to try and make a new YouTube video cos my last one went up 2 weeks ago.
I was thinking of venturing out to get more petrol but I think that can wait until after work tomorrow. It’s hard to know how to judge it what with that stupid cunts from Extinction Rebellion blocking the oil depots. And in case you’re looking at this wondering why I am saying that about them, it’s not because I don’t care about the environment myself, it’s because I see the rather obvious result of pretty much everyone getting fucking BORED of you blocking oil depots. The result of people getting bored is that your protest ceases to be effective.
Other than that, I have a lovely Bank Holiday teatime planned – of garlic and honey lamb shoulder, and creamy mash – all out of a BOX!! Well, the mash is in a plastic tub. I thought I would celebrate my first Bank Holiday in 20 years in some style.
I don’t think I’ll get everything done that I wanted to get done over these glorious 4 days of rest. But one of the tricks of being happy is not making sure EVERYthing gets done, it’s not beating yourself up about the stuff that hasn’t got done. No one’s died, and the world still turns.