Interests & Hobbies
Yeah, yeah, I know - MORE computer stuff...
I've never really been one for these first person,
"run around and blow the hell out of anything that moves"
type of games. Personally I prefer the type that make my brain
do a little work... That isnt to say I don't like blowing shit
up LOL - just that it isn't the be-all and end-all of computer
gaming for me.
Maxis has a habit (*cough* conveniently forgetting
things like SimAnt, SimFarm, SimGolf etc - what can I say Maxis
were young and stupid and wanted to cash in on the Sim thing)
of producing these fantastic time sapping simulation games where
you get to play god.. Simcity 4 is, unsurprisingly, the 4th Simcity
game, where you take the role of Major of one or a number of cities,
the aim being to make the city (or cities) as "good"
Grand Theft Auto III
Yeah!! Steal cars and blow shit up!!!! hehe -
Well, I did say I liked it occasionally... GTA III, the third
GTA is such a massive step up from the original GTA and GTA2 that
it hardly deserves to be saddled with the moniker, sequel. The
view is different, the graphics are like the difference between
Monkey scribbles and Monet, and the sheer playability is indescribable...
Elite for the 21st Century... Microsoft seems
keen to try to distance this game from comparison with the BBC
classic, Elite, but the similarities are impossible to deny -
after all, the whole point of freelancer is to fly around in a
spaceship, taking on missions, and/or carrying cargo and trading
for more money so you can get a better ship with bigger weapons
etc. In Elite you used to have to, well, just re-read everything
above from freelancer to etc.
Anything Command And Conquer Related
Westwood Studios... You rule... From the Original
Command and Conquer, and add-on, to Red Alert, with its several
add-ons, Red Alert 2, Tiberian Sun, Dune 2000(not officially part
of the C&C series but the same idea), C&C Commando, C&C
Generals (ok, never played the last 2, but only cos I didn't get
round to it) - asset management and production is the name of
the game - get the raw materials, and turn them into Buildings
and Military Units, then go get em all blown up - what more could
a man ask for on a sunday afternoon...
...plus Living It Up, House Party, Hot Date, Vacation/Holiday
(depending on your side of the pond) Unleashed etc. etc. ad infinitum.
The God game on a more personal level - don't run a city, or a
world.. Run a family... Jobs, life, love, fights, furniture, decoration
etc etc - You micromanage the lives around your Sims and hope
they like it... If they don't they will let you know... If you
don't listen, they will bugger off... I have yet to purchase the
superstar add-on - I got kinda bored at Hot Date - the vacation
and unleashed.. well ok the puppies are cute but they HAD to put
in kittens too, didn't they.... I am NOT a cat person LOL
Going back a little while now, but how can you
not love a game with ailments like Bloaty Head, Jellyitis and
Slack Tongue... Build and manage a hospital to the required level
(well build is a bit of a misnomer - you don't get any control
over the external layout, but rooms and thier uses are completely
under your control)... The mission, get to the biggest best hospital
and run that one till you hit the targets. New ailments and rooms
every level keep it from getting tedious, and vomit viruses keep
your handymen busy. By now this game is available for about the
price of a pack of cigarettes and I guarantee it will last you
longer (unless, of course, you don't smoke)... If you dig around
on the net you'll be able to find the "pregnancy" patch...
apparently someone decided it wasnt PC to call it a disease...
But you can get it if you really want it...