So while I’ve been ill, I’ve been gaming. I just finished Ultima IX: Ascension. Wow. Now that’s a game. It took me several months because these days I only play in my spare time and as always, I don’t use hints or spoilers of any kind. (Why bother to play if you just look at the answers?) The game map is truly huge, varied and immersive and so is the story, especially if you played any of the other Ultima games over the years. All I can say is that this game is an example of what 3D gaming can do… It makes other action/adventure/RPG titles like King’s Quest: Mask of Eternity and Omikron: The Nomad Soul look like teenage pranks. This is especially true of King’s Quest, which tried to do something similar (it was also the ninth game in a long series about a persistent world) but failed miserably by comparison.
Now I’m going to go and revise a last paper and/or essay that I wrote while I was feverish… I was supposed to submit it yesterday, but I got an extension because as it is now, it makes almost no sense. I don’t know what I was thinking when I wrote it, but it’s clear that whatever I was thinking, I was thinking it at 102 degrees.
Footnote: Damn. That Jazz loss last night was probably the most painful I’ve seen in a long time. Shit. The very last basket made in the game is the one that wins it for Dallas and eliminates us from the playoffs in the first round. To the final moment, I was sure we had it. Even that last Malone shot… I was sure that !@#$%^!@#$%^ was going to go in.
After I get my paper and/or essay re-written, my semester is over.