I’m finally over this flu we’ve had. It’s been hard for me cause until a couple of years ago I’d metabolize pretty much any illness in a couple of hours at most so I’m not really used to them lasting as long as this has. I kept getting paranoid about what was causing it, which didn’t help. Anyway, it’s over now and I went down town for the first time in ages today.
Typically it was all go for a Sunday. There were two marathons (one 11 mile and one 25 mile) running different routes through the town as well as a load of traffic on the way to a local rugby match. The town centre was packed with people. At one point I was crossing the town square and some day-glo pink wearing midget ran smack bang into my knee (almost making me drop my XL double bacon cheeseburger 😡 ), bounced off, said “Excuse me” in a tone that people only use when they’ve got witnesses and don’t expect you to follow them home with a chainsaw, then kept running. No sorry or anything. People have no bloody manners these days.
While I was browsing the shops I found a copy of Fable II. As my older readers know I’m a fanatic for this game, and regularly load it up to play a new character type on it. If you’re not in the know the Fable games stand out feature is that your character changes depending on your actions. Level up your strength and you’ll get more muscled, eat fattening foods and you’ll soon have an over hanging belly, continually be evil and you may grow horns, get beaten in combat and you’ll gain a scar that stays with you throughout the game. There are plenty of examples of this throughout the core game but the downloadable content adds much more to the game. However, we’re not online here (yes, I know I must be to have written this post, but mobile browsers can’t download things over Xbox Live) so we couldn’t get any of the DLC packs. The version of Fable II that I found was the Game Of The Year edition with all the DLC added onto the game disc so I snapped it up, and it’s given the game a new lease of life for us with a few new areas, plenty of new quests, some new events and creatures, and some new abilities. Plenty to play with.