I may have accidentally neglected the blog for a month. not that much has really happened mind you.
Screechy Car? :(
So about a week or two ago my car started making some hella squeeky/screechy noises from the left side, and I don’t really know what it is or how to sort it out – I’ve booked it in for a look this coming weekend, and i’m hoping it’s just a brake pad which needs to be changed or something. The obvious bit is that it screeches when I brake, but the more confusing bit is that it makes the same (less pronounced) screeching when i’m cruising at low speeds (around 20mph), so i’m wondering if it’s the axle or something because the brakes shouldn’t really be doing much unless i’m braking… right? Not looking forward to that diagnosis though, as I’m going to assume changing brakes is going to be over £100 at least. Being an adult is hard yo.
I’ve also rather annoyingly been getting migraines during work over the last 2 weeks. It’s been quite a pain because I end up going to work and then just being in a state of death after work – leaving me with not much to do but go to bed, getting my physical rest sure, but i’d like to do some other stuff other than work, cook and eat. I kind of assumed it was maybe my eyesight dying on me, but I went for an eye test today and to my surprise, my eyesight doesn’t seem to have gotten any worse over the last 8 years or so. The last time I actually had an eyetest and got a pair of glasses was before I started university, and i’ve certainly done a lot of stuff since then which could potential affect my eyesight.
Board games at Luke’s
We had an awesome little meetup at a friend’s for boardgames, we played a game called Dark Moon – which played a bit like the game Tharsis on PC, but with people trying to sabotage the game secretly, basically it’s co-op but a few people are secretly bad and try to sabotage the mission but trying to make it not look obvious. It was a good bit of fun, though quite tricky.
We played codewords too, which I really enjoyed but we unfortunately only played one round of it – basically a word association game but team based, defo recommend giving it a try if you get a chance.
We also tried to play Avalon but unfortunately one of the dudes at the games night had too much to drink, and our host was too kind to him, trying to include him and it all just kind of fell apart as one team was effectively man down with a complete wildcard.
I hope this turns into a regular thing, maybe I should look into joining that London on board group (London boardgaming society)
Have been thoroughly enjoying some of September/October’s games thanks to Steam family sharing,
Cuphead is a 5/5 masterpiece : amazing visuals, very polished and fun boss fights, interesting characters, good music… It’s an absolute blast to play while it lasts, though sadly for me it was over a bit too quickly, lasting only 4 hours or so.
A Hat in Time is also an amazing 3d platformer, easy 6/5 though let down by it’s relatively short length – or more likely, it’s just nowhere near as long as I wanted the game to be – for a 3d platformer though it really has an amazing mix of levels and objectives, you’ll be racing to a marker in one level and then the next will suddenly have you in a stealth murder mystery, it feels like the development team had a ton of neat ideas of levels and just went ahead and made them all, I pray there is a sequel at some point.
Human Fall Flat was an unexpected surprise, I nabbed it for $1 from a humble bundle, and it turned out to be an incredibly enjoyable few sessions with the girlfriend, which was a huge surprise because she sucks at games so I have no idea why she stuck or was so entertained by what is actually a pretty difficult game in terms of mechanics (think QWOP but 3d puzzle platformer), she usually gives up rapidly after getting frustrated yet somehow managed to spend 30 minutes trying to nail a jump staircase thing. Definitely recommend playing in co-op if you have a partner even vaguely willing to play games.
I’ve also given Elder Scrolls Online and Borderlands presequel a go recently, the former i’m not too big into yet, but borderlands is pretty fun playing with my group (though a bit too easy). Unfortunately i’ve not been able to play too much due to the migraine situation.