Derik Badman's Journal

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2019-10-14 08:13

Yesterday I also started the "Discovery Tour" mode of Assassin's Creed Odysssey. Basically, it removes all the enemies and quests from the game and you run around taking tours and learning about locations and Ancient Greek history and myth. The various tours take you through guided paths to different monuments/locations and then at each one you get a little cut scene with narration about the location and then some text you can read for more information. It's a pretty cool idea. The developers did it for the previous game in the series, but I never got around to trying it.

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2019-08-05 08:10

Still playing Assassin's Creed Odyssey even though I've finished all the main content and DLCs, now I'm just running around finishing up whatever side missions are left and continuing to admire the scenery. It really does make me want to play a D&D game in Ancient Greece, so I guess I haven't totally given up on that idea.

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2019-07-16 08:39

I started playing Assassin's Creed: Odyssey again this week. I've been playing that game on and off since last year. They keep releasing new DLC and updates with missions, so every now and then I turn it on again to play some more, then I get tired of it (it can get repetitive) and turn if off for awhile until the next DLC. It's probably good in that it has kept me from really starting some other game that would take up more time. Playing video games for me is an engaging way to spend time that doesn't require me to be too thoughtful: more active than tv/movies but less so than prepping my D&D game or writing. In that respect it becomes an easy way to spend a lot of time, as I get immersed in the games and their stories (I always prefer games with stories), and then time flies by and in the end I have not really accomplished anything. But, then again, why must I accomplish something? Is there some inherent good in just getting something done, regardless of what it is? Is me making a comic anymore worthwhile than just playing a video game? Particular if almost no one will see the comic I make anyway? Not that I've made a comic in probably years now. Maybe I already decided it wasn't worthwhile.

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