Sunday, 9 August 2015

Feeling Braindead - Blaugust day 9

I want to say I have hit something of a writer's block but that's not the case. I know what I want to write and want to talk about on my blog. I even had a post prepared on my laptop, but for some reason I didn't feel like using that material right now. My head feels a bit heavy today, I'm having one of my headache days, and not drinking enough isn't helping either.

Looking at Twitter there is enough going on in the big world of gaming today. There was the WoW Dev Q&A that I missed which was apparently very uneventful. There is League of Legends playoffs which I'm having on in the background. I could catch up on some Heroes of the Storm and Hearthstone tournament VOD's or look at Method winning Frostmourne. This is all stuff that I watch rather than play though. My motivation to start up a game is on an all time low today. I managed to get my mandatory Tavern Brawl win in on Hearthstone and played two games of Heroes of the Storm with a friend, but I'm just not feeling it.

I can't say I feel restless, I rather feel tired. Physically and mentally. My head is just empty today and my body desires nothing but laying down. I refuse to give in to it though, using the time instead to clean out my bedroom, the bathroom and vacuum the entire upper floor of the house. Oh and do some laundry aswell. I wish I could just start up a game and lose myself in it for a few hours, but meh. I guess today isn't really a gaming day and in a way that's okay aswell.



Lara Croft
One of the PS Plus free games this month is Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris. Unlike the Tomb Raider games this game isn't very much an RPG but instead a top down action/adventure game. You can play it with up to 4 people and your goal is to resurrect Osiris to stop Set.
I got to play it a bit with two friends yesterday and had a blast. I managed to claim Lara (she is a very contested character) and proceeded to die a lot, but that didn't matter.
The game is made up out of a main objective: defeat a Map's endboss and claim a piece of Osiris' statue, and a lot of side objectives. For instance there are 5 red skulls hidden throughout every map which you can find for extra loot. There's "beat the timer" challenges and "get x amount of points". Running with more than one person allowed us to get up to difficult places with good teamwork. It was also very fun to place bombs and blow my friends up with them, although I'm sure they disagreed.
There are a lot of fun mechanics to advance in maps and if anyone who owns a PS4 is searching for a fun game, which isn't too complicated, to play with friends I can heartily recommend this one. It will keep you busy for a few hours and you won't feel bored whatsoever.
I still need to discover how the game is solo, but I want to stripe of more of my gaming to-do list before I add this one.

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