Mister Eclectic (howeird) wrote,
Mister Eclectic
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I spent about an hour playing Lord of the Rings on the PlayStation. I'm not good at tracking where I've been, and they don't map in any detail, so it was a lot of time wasted going in circles, returning to the same places and not knowing where in Middle Earth I was. I did manage to get the hang of the basic idea - I had expected it to require an explicit action to pick up things, but in this game all you have to do is be in the same room to get the hint that something you need is there, and then just walk over it or near it to pick it up. When I throw rocks or swing a stick at things, they don't break.

Went to Blockbuster and rented two games, and will try them during the week. Expensive - $8 a week! And they were out of Grand Theft Auto in all its mutations. Will have to look for less costly alternatives. 
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