Friday, June 26, 2009

Drake's Fortune: The Movie

I don't play a lot of video games and I'll tell you why. You may have noticed that my posting has been a little behind this week. Well, on Saturday I had to go to the Apple store to pick up some software for my newly fixed laptop and sitting right next to it on the shelf was the Mac version of Sid Meier's Pirates: The only thing I miss from when I had my old PC. So I had to buy it.

Which means that Monday and Tuesday nights were spent cruising around the Caribbean; stealing from the Spanish and killing other pirates, while trying to rescue relatives from evil French noblemen. Wednesday night was spent catching up on sleep from Monday and Tuesday nights. Thursday I had to catch up on everything else that I'd been neglecting all week long. So that's why I don't generally play video games.

But if I did play them, Uncharted: Drake's Fortune would be exactly the kind I'd check out. I have no idea if it's any good or not, but according to /Film, "The story features Nate Drake, a descendant of Sir Francis Drake. Nate is being shadowed by journalist Elena Fisher as he searches for the coffin of his forefather. When found, the object contains a diary that seems to point to El Dorado, and Nate and Elena are soon involved in a run and gun tale featuring pirates, lost gold and mutant humans." Mutant humans are boring (unless they're the X-Men), but the rest of it sounds fantastic.

Fortunately, they're making a movie out of it so that I can continue to have a life. Just as soon as I retire from pirating.

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