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Monday was entirely consumed by more green quests for Kand. It was fun at first, but in the end I just felt like I had completed a bunch of monotonous tasks... is the entire game full of monotonous tasks? They'd probably seem a lot less so if I were actually challenged. At least this Monk now has quite a few more books in his room.

Tuesday (this) morning, I reinstalled F.E.A.R. in order to install for the first time the F.E.A.R. Extraction Point expansion. I'm not really a big fan of the Horror genre - I never really derived much pleasure out of scaring myself. However, F.E.A.R. doesn't entirely live up to its namesake for me. Deep psychological terror like that in System Shock 2 is pretty effective, but creepy special effects are just skin deep. There is a creepy story to F.E.A.R., but it's spoiled by my genuinely feeling sorry for the antagonists, Alma and Patton, as the nightmare they thrust on the protagonists had been forced upon them first. Thus, I was able to complete both F.E.A.R. and the expansion where I was unable to finish System Shock 2 against the likes of SHODAN or the Many.

Overall, it was a reasonably worthy expansion. The gameplay was pretty excellent although it more of the same from the original game with a few new weapons and enemies. The plot didn't progress much, however. The fate of Douglas Holiday, Jin Sun-Kwon, and Norton Mapes is determined with varying results. Alma's fate remains unknown, although it seems optimistic. Fettel was apparently too good of an antagonist to leave dead. The pointman himself (the player's role) is left in yet another cliffhanger.

Well, I've still got another 3-5 waking hours. I'm thinking I might spend some more time in EQ2, but I'm not entirely sure what I'll be playing. I've got three roughly equal-leveled characters: a 26th Monk, a 29th Illusionist, and a 31st Swashbuckler. None of them particularly stick out as being the choice for me.

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