Time for naps should become a regular thing.
While I didn't manage to get more than a few hundred words down in my current WIP, I did manage to stream. I was home later than usual as I had to post things to people, and there was quite a line up at the post office. I have to go back to the post office soon, as I've more things to post. Lordy.
Anyway, I streamed. As you know, I'm currently playing Far Cry Primal (and loving it). I have thus far conquered the north, killing the leader of the Neanderthals and sealing their doom, basically. Happily, though, I have three of them living in my village currently. Dah, who has the illness that has been devastating the Neanderthal population since before I started my murderous conquests, and is feverish, but also has pledged himself to my service. I also have Ull's children (Ull being the leader I killed); a young one and an infant. I have a tonne of thoughts on Ull and the Neanderthal in this game, but I'll save that for my Sassy Review.
Now I'm headed south to the lands of the Izila, who are by all appearances proto-Celts. I feel less conflicted about going after these folks, because they're all suffering from superiority complexes, and aren't struggling for survival and confused and frightened by their dwindling numbers. They're enslaving folks, proclaiming it their right to do so on account of how they are the ultimate people. Fuck those guys and the woman who leads them.
It was a successful stream. I took over a substantial amount of land, discovering a fair few places, and captured two forts and a bonfire. I have one fort left before I own all the forts, and two more bonfires before I've claimed them all.
I'm super impressed with the level of research that went into this game, and how well they've managed to incorporate what the archaeology seems to be saying about life in the Palaeolithic into this fictional story, and my mind is whirling with all manner of theories about how it bridges into the mythos of the Assassin's Creed universe. I'm sure I'm wrong about a lot of it, but I'm having fun coming up with the theories all the same.
While this game isn't in my list of top games (the story has to carry me away for that to be the case, so currently my top picks are Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice, The Last of Us (Part 1) – which both left me in tears – and God of War (2018)), it's still one hell of a fun game, and is engaging my brain and imagination in all the right ways.
I feel like I go on about this game every Thursday, so sorry to my non-gamer folks and also to those of you who couldn't give a flying fuck about prehistoric anthropology.
Right, I'm off to do some French lessons before I start writing for the day. I have a bit to make up.