20 Levels of TERA

Jumping straight into things, as I’ve put off this post for far too long now. TERA is not a game that I’ll be playing in the future. I had a good taste of the “beta” and there’s a pile of things that I’d rather not do for a couple thousand hours. The combat is not…

Suckered For Cheap Steam Games

I’ll keep this one short-ish. (edit: I lied) ¬†Grats to Dungeon Siege 3 and Steam for wasting approximately 5 hours of my life over the past two days. This game was definitely not for me. Isometric dungeon crawler where the dungeons are straight lines and the fights are copypasta swarms. It’s just a scrolling scenery…

When All Else Fails, Dig

I might take another crack at this Let’s Play/Livestreaming thing in the short future, so I decided to see whether or not Livestream is going to behave itself this time around. At any rate, Minecraft was my test platform of choice and once I started rolling… well, I just made a tour of my single…

DLC and Compromise

You bastards. You know who you are. Peddlers. Charlatans. Vendors of 20$/hour DLC. Whatever happened to REAL expansions? It was one thing back in the day to sell expansions as smaller-than-the-original-game pieces of content that extended a story out with new areas, gameplay, mechanics, and all that other good stuff. Sometimes they would cost upwards…

Feeling Dirty

I’m a fan of the gritty, dirty, leans-towards-realistic art style when it comes to video games. If something looks like it’s coated in plastic, or is just too clean for it’s own good, I’ll probably pass on it. Initially at least. I like to be deeply immersed in my gaming experience, and the visual art…

Frrrrriday

It’s another end of the week at the end of the year. I’m just sitting around watching the twitter stream scroll by while listening to some last.fm and thinking to myself. It’s been a while since I’ve made a post. Well here you go, for your pleasure I’ll ramble on about what’s been going down…

Skyrim Impressions (vague spoilers)

Because if anything, this game is very impressive. When you hold it against other games from the past 5 years, there is really nothing revolutionary going on. Bethesda didn’t re-invent the wheel with the graphics here, they just threw a bunch of paint on it. Nice thing is, they’re goddamn artists at what they do,…