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29th October 2017

Did some work behind the scenes of the game blog page so that the game filters now work much better.

30th June 2017

A couple of months back I found loads of old notes about all the old Epic Space Marine games we played, starting from back when I was in high school. I thought it would be a good idea to type them all up as best I could, and upload them all. While I was at it, I also converted the Epic-S and 40K battle reports from their PDF state to HTML, and they can be found on the Warhammer 40K page.

16th May 2017

Finally got my pointing pictures up and into the Vault. Don't ask me why.

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Bloody Hearts & Wine Stones

Computer Games Blog

This is where you can read any of my irregular wafflings about computer gaming. The whole point of this blog is to help motivate me to properly finish games, whether they be recent ones or older ones I played when I was younger that I never managed to beat.

31st August 2012 - Bastion Rebuilt

Bastion all done. Despite how much I liked the style, especially the audio, I could feel that the repetitive gameplay was starting to bore me a little. So I sat there for several hours and made myself finish it, as I didn't want yet another game to slip through my fingers without completion.
Had a bit of a lucky break really with the soundtrack. Darren Korb, the main man behind it, did a great job, and it kept giving me nostalgic flashbacks to the TV show Firefly. Anyway, after a bit of investigating I discovered the Humble Bundle downloads were still active, so I've been able to download it even though the Bundle ended weeks ago. Pretty cool.

Bull, you are shit.

Bull, you are shit.

Under fire

Under fire

Grrr

Grrr

I'll hit you with my bommyknocka!

I'll hit you with my bommyknocka!

The end? Make your choice.

The end? Make your choice.

29th August 2012 - Rebuilding The Bastion

And for the last couple of days I've been playing another one of the Humble Indie Bundle games. This one is called Bastion, and it's an interesting little beast. It's a little similar to the button-bashing-boredom that was Diablo 2, though without the multiplayer option, and with greatly expanded combat mechanics and a strange, more interesting, storyline.
You play as "The Kid", a character that looks about 12 even though he's already supposed to have been a soldier for 10 years. In the wake of a calamity that destroyed your city, you are looking for special cores and shards to re-construct a place called The Bastion. It's a cool, simple little game, with awesome narration and fun combat against funny enemies. The only problems I have is that some of the weapons are awkward to use, so I stick to my trusty hammer and musket combo, and the fact that it's really, really easy to fall off the edge of the "world". Can get frustrating at times.

Weird miner enemy is about to get spanked

Weird miner enemy is about to get spanked

Meeting some poncy new dude

Meeting some poncy new dude

Smile you son of a bitch!

Smile you son of a bitch!

I think I'm about half way through it so far, so will knuckle down to get it done. I've still got the Witcher from GOG to get into, and have also recently purchased Torchlight, another Diablo 2-esque game. Hopefully it will better than Diablo 2 much like Bastion is. Or I will have wasted my monies.