Work Experience: Day 2

Things are improving already. I don’t know if I was just in a bad mood yesterday (very possible) but even by animosity towards Mac OS 9.2 seems to have cooled, thanks in part to the fact that it didn’t crash. I withdraw my statement that I’d prefer Windows 95 – I’d put it more on the level of Windows 98 – but maintain that Internet Explorer is a shitty piece of shit.

The first half of the day was spent choosing the best nine news stories that I found yesterday and writing them into little 100 word stories to fill in the gaps around the big ones in the magazine. I spent about three hours doing that (should have taken less time, but I had to fill a morning with it and kept checking various websites for news as I went along), and then about an hour or so just procrastinating until lunch. I was fairly happy with the stories so hopefully at least some of them will make the cut.

After lunch I was sat down in the games room with a debug PS2 and a PAL copy of Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga which it looks like I’m going to be reviewing. I played about four hours of it and my first impressions are very good. I liked the story and the demon designs are suitably odd (breasts with teeth?), the battle system is good, and the characters are likeable. I do have complaints – the music is sometimes cheesy, the voice acting isn’t brilliant, the settings are generic (the map is invaluable because so much looks alike), and I have a horrible feeling that the difficulty is about to spike – but it seems like a high seven or low eight at this point.

Much of tomorrow is probably going to be spent playing onwards with it because apparently you have to play “fucking loads” of an RPG before you even think about reviewing it.

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