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Mine Games Runneth Over

One of the benefits of writing a Blog is that you begin to recognize patterns. For example, at about the point where I say, "I'm considering buying...", I've pretty much mentally cut the check. Space Empires V narrowly escaped this fate through sheer ineptitude of its Artificial Intelligence, but Geneforge 4 had no such excuse. (At least I got caught up with my homework... well, most of it.)

The registered version of Geneforge 4 is unfolding nicely. It has 80 zones, each telling a story that makes up a part of the big story. It's not linear, and traveling back to old zones is the only way to overcome certain challenges. At about 20 hours played, I estimate I'm less than half way through the game. I've just unlocked shaping (creating) Drayks, which are like dragons: look out, world!

I'm tired: Warioware Inc Mega Microgame$ has been keeping me up too late at night. Like a good book, taking Warioware to bed is a surefire formula for insomnia. This game has proven a considerable value and, if I can unlock Pyoro 2, I'm "considering" buying Warioware Twisted.

In addition to GeneForge 4 and Warioware, I've been playing snatches of Elder Scrolls IV Oblivion and City of Heroes/Villains. I've lost continuity in Oblivion, but I still play because of the upcoming expansion and also because I've a never-ending plugin project that continually improves it. City of Heroes is feeling good because I've been progressing my highest level hero and not overplaying the game to the point of burning out from it again.

Rogue Galaxy and Twilight Princess have been sitting on the backburner, half-completed, and that's a shame. Perhaps when I "finish" Geneforge 4 (by completing the storyline) and Warioware (by unlocking the last minigame) I'll make more time for them. City of Heroes and Oblivion are never quite finished, the former because its an MMORPG, the later because of my plugin work.

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