Monday: work. Tuesday: work. Wednesday: insane session of exercise cycling to the shop and back (I did get one more free product! A choice between pesto and pasta this time), then a morning walk, then cycling to Kungsängen and back - taking a walk with a buddy while there; running a lap while at the track we walked to. Thursday: work (and surprisingly little muscle soreness). Friday... well, that's today! I'd planned a haircut, a walk and if I was up for it a tour to Lidl (in Kungsängen) for some early Christmas shopping, but I wasn't up for the tour and in lack of time my hair is still a mess. This blog is top priority. No work. And why am I posting this so early? I felt like writing, and now that my weekly ration of required work days are over I thought I'd leave the weekend free. Let the blog rest a few days too. No obligations. Meditation and contemplations and serene inner peace only. And maybe some Worms World Party.
I've been playing a bit of Worms World Party each day of the week thus far. Too much, almost. I reached Superhero rank on deathmatch on the first day, and Elite the day after. And I beat Elite mode!! For the first time ever... as far as I can remember. That's the final rank. I'm still having trouble with the beginner missions though, still haven't polished my aim through repetitive practice to the point where I'm as dot sure (pricksäker) as the AI I battle; whose impeccable aim is difficult to avoid unless you're below ground (in which case it's difficult to attack).
Worms World Party is a game I have really fond memories of, from all the way back in highschool when my teacher (Mr. Christopher) installed it on the classroom computer. We spent pretty much all available breaks worming around and bashing each other. All available breaks when the computer was free, that is, and there was some competition...
When the game became a little less popular at school, I asked if I could borrow it, and thus gameplay continued at home, on my (also borrowed) older sister's laptop. Years later I attained the game for my brand new GBA, bought second-hand in Örebro while again visiting my sister who had just moved out, and brought it to high school where I spent an even greater amount of time by the little screen. I frequently battlied it out against the on-this-console-very-crappy AI, but also occasionally against buddies who happened to have the same time free. I might even have skipped a few classes... that's how devoted I was to this one game.
And then, for some reason, I moved over to Worms Armageddon, on PC, this time commonly lashing out against my cousin David. In time we started with more and more super-weapon oriented warfare - until the weapons couldn't possibly get any more crazily destructive, then played rope races and designed our own levels... and played those. I made this one gigantic compilation of all the official levels of the game as just one awesome battlefield graphic, where we jetpacked around and teleported and bombarded our various bases level with holy grenades and donkey shots. It was bananas. Bombs.
Maybe WWP was more difficult to customize. Maybe it just didn't work on my new OS (Windows 7) at this time. Maybe it lagged. Whatever the reason, we enjoyed Armageddon for a few more years, and eventually gave Worms 4 and Worms Reloaded a shot before moving on to other challenges, leaving Worms outplayed and empty of new opportunities.
Then... my nephew came to visit, and I dug up WWP again. We tried it on GBA first, but realized how limited that old port really was and moved to the big screen. Now, it plays well on Windows 7, with remastered sounds and graphics and is still just as entertaining as I remember it! Though now when I'm playing single player I'm not sure if I'm doing so out of nostalgia (additional wonder in this post) or because I'm really having a blast with it...
It is a good game, but at this point I feel it might be enough already. Even with an incredible amount of modes and multiplayer potential, there is only so much you can do on the same platform. Maybe it's time to revisit DooM again... especially since HOLY SHIT IT'S ON GOG NOW!! A dream just came true. How long has that been there?!
I had my first saffron bun of the season yesterday btw, a glimpse of the delicious pastries that await this hallowed holiday. Coming soon. Though it's almost too soon to start preparing for Christmas. We just made it past Halloween, and there's a month between that and the time when you should even start thinking about New Year Coals and shocking stockings. Original post title idea for this week btw: All Work, Though Play. (All Work, No Play... k?)
On the blog I've posted just 3 movie reviews again, though they were all great! I can't recall the last time I gave a movie a 5 but there's two of those this week! And here's a bunch of other posts worth checking out. I was pretty happy with this one in particular. ;) If you want to see my name on a page listing winners for the contest I mentioned last week, here's a link there. Until next time: have a Great Week End and Weekend till the deep end and we speak again!