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&mdash Alfred Adler (1870-1937)

Sunday, November 20, 2005

Loose ends.

So after having finished Mercenaries and with GTA: San Andreas on loan to a neighbour, I decided to go take a look through our older games. Money's too tight to buy any of the newer titles we're interested in (God of War and X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse, fr'instance), so now's as good a time as any to finish a couple of games that I sorta left hanging:

The Operative: No One Lives Forever was a tremendously huge hit when it first came out years ago and though the Half-Life engine looks way dated, the creative level builds, chuckle-worthy dialogue and high camp factor make this a fun, brainless romp. More importantly, Cate Archer is a strong, well-developed female protagonist -- a rare thing in the videogame pantheon, especially the FPS genre. Clever, witty and clearly the most competent agent UNITY has on staff, she's a real pleasure to play.

I'd gotten about 90% of the way through it last year, then got sidetracked and never finished the last couple of levels. Time to rectify that oversight.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Chaos Bleeds is not witty, charming or remotely clever but it is an unfinished game gathering dust on a shelf, so what the hell.

While it's pretty repetitive and the plot plays out like a mediocre episode of the show, the graphics are alright and some of the characters' oneliners are smirk- worthy. One of our least- interesting games, but I'm anal enough to want to finish it regardless.


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