Sunday, March 21, 2010

Heavy Rain - A Short Review (May Contain Spoilers)

You will have probably seen the tv adverts for this game, there have been a few different ones.  I was given a copy for my birthday and this is my review.
Eurogamer has said that this game will be "unlike anything you'll play this year", and it is certainly different.  The game requires you play as one of four different player characters and to try and track down the "oragami killer" before he strikes again.  You play as the dad of one of the victims, a private detective, a journalist and an FBI agent.  You don't choose who you play as this is determined as the game unfolds.  Your actions determine what happens next and all the characters are vulnerable, meaning the game can take any turn at any time. 
You take actions by using the controls in a set sequence given for you on screen depending on what it is you are trying to do at the time, from the mundane (using the toilet) to the more complicated (hand-to-hand combat with the killer).
The game is good, the graphics are excellent and the story well thought through and scripted.  My only critism is the amount of game play, from start to finish (including successfully identifying the oragami killer and rescuing a child) took me about 20 hours of play.  I was expecting more given the number of characters.  Given the cost of games nowadays this is becoming more important as a consideration.

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Allotment Update Sunday 21st March 2010

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Planting Early Potatoes

This is an edited version of a video that I uploaded earlier. YouTube were concerned that the audio content over the speeded up sections infringed copyright, so this has been removed. You can of course still hum a tune through these parts yourself.

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Wednesday, March 03, 2010

A Social Media Picnic?

In the last couple of years @documentally on twitter has been instrumental in organising a gathering at the site of George Orwell's (Eric Arthur Blair's) grave in Oxfordshire.  I asked today if there were any plans for something this year, to which the answer was a yes, and a link to this page
Having read the post, I have to say I agree.  I love the outdoors.  I blog/video blog.  I use twitter.  I could go on, but there is an attraction to me in trying to combine some of these and share with others who have similar interests.
Hence this blog.  I'm not sure where this will go but I am happy to organise a gathering - A Social Media Picnic, and there is of course a birthday gathering, coming up.  If you would like to organise something and use this site to promote it then please let me know, via email [tontowilliams[at]gmail[dot]com], or twitter.  If you would like to contribute to this site, to organise or promote a gathering then likewise let me know, and I'll set you up.
So if you fancy a picnic, a guided hike, campfire gathering, bushcraft experience let me know.

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A Mouse In The Hand...

The Thing I Call #deerwatch

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