Sagittarius: Occasionally, you like to pretend that you are a lithe young woman in tight fitting shorts, and climb around caves, solving puzzles. Often, you may find monsters of a variety of shapes and sizes attempting to stop you from rescuing ancient relics and raiding tombs, but you usually tackle these by shooting at them.
Your lucky weapon is an Uzi and your lucky number is just seventeen.
Yesterday evening, I finihsed playing Lara Croft and the Angel of Darkness. Part of the "novelty" in this game was making the controls so insensitive as to be virtually unusable in some situations, and an interesting bug where occasionally you could see through the back of the heroine's head.
On the plus side, the game kept my attention all the way through (unlike one of the earlier ones that I was forced to give up on), and featured the novel device of replacing Lara with a bloke for some of the levels.
Shortly after shipping the game, Eidos - the distributors and backers - sacked Core Design - the programmers of all of the Tomb Raider games so far. There is a salutory lesson here for all of us.
How much do I love turn based strategy games? Call to Power II is one to while away lonely nights in hotels, half watching the Cartoon Network, half watching the barbarian armies wiping me out. Again.
I love these games, even though each is almost the same as its predecessor. I don't know what it is... maybe part of me wishes I was a great historical explorer. Then again, maybe not.