Ack, I've had enough. I made it through the next planet and its four missions, then it started getting into silly old 'protect the convoy' missions and making me shoot missile turrets off of buildings that I'm not allowed to get a scratch on. The missile turrets are absolutely lethal, but they're not as bad as the floating mines that home in on you when you get too close. When you've got a combination of the two together, it's just not fun. Could I still progress in the game? Undoubtedly I could. Do I want to? No. It would involve masses of mission restarts (and as I've already mentioned, the restart process is agonising) and I just haven't got the will.
In other, slightly better, news I completed Costume Quest on the PS3. It was a very short, happy happy game that was a joy to play. Three cheers for Tim Schafer! If I had one criticism, it was actually way too easy. There wasn't really any skill involved in the combat or the exploring, and the couple of times I died the game restarted me just before the battle and I beat the fights on the next attempt. Still, I'm not complaining, it was a fun game with a lovely art style and it's another one ticked off the list. Yay!
Next up on the randometer is...Line Wars 2, a...nooooo...shareware 3D space shooter. Ug. One day I'll be free of them. Never heard of it, so who knows what to expect. Nothing else on the PS3 list yet, so I think I'll try and knock off the rest of Ratchet and Clank, which I started a while back but haven't picked up again.