Someone recently pointed out to me that games suffer due to the lack of urgency felt during the game. Here's what he said; "the story and theme of the game suffers because of the non linear game play..in the case of skyrim,the legendary dragon Alduin is coming to destroy the world and bring the apocalypse...and you can stop and take a break from trying to stop him ANYTIME and go gather herbs and plants for some old lady..." Honestly, I couldn't agree more. We find ourselves doing whatever we want during the entire game, which don't get me wrong, is a great thing, all the freedom; but on the other hand, shouldn't we feel like we REALLY needed to complete this certain quest before continuing?
When Alduin started his onslaught on the world (or…Read more >
Okay, so let me start off by saying two things, first, I won't have any links in this blog (maybe) because I don't feel like having to do all of that, let's just say I'm a lazy blogger ;). Second, I didn't play much of Morrowind, a good bit, but not enough to where I know a WHOLE lot about it. So let me go ahead and appoligize in advance for my knowledge, or lack there of, of Morrowind. If I get any facts about that game wrong, let me know, I'd love to learn more about it, definitely buying it soon so I can go ahead and finish it.
Anyways, let's go ahead and start this blog hmm? So, if you've played more than JUST Skyrim, you will definitely agree with me on a few points here. I'm glad that Skyrim became so popular amongst the gamers, but I…Read more >
We've all been in that situation in Skyrim (or any Elder Scrolls game really) where a decision between being good, or bad, had to be made. Alot comes in to play as to which side we choose, and it comes down to what we expect from the game. Even our day to day feelings come in to play, our day to day views on what is right and what is wrong. As soon as that decision is put in front of us, we take that pause, to think, to imagine, what might happen if we make the wrong, or hell, even the right decision.
You see, we all sub-conciously make the decision as to whether or not we'll be a good or bad character before we even start the game, but that decision haunts us the entire way through to the end of our character. I, myself, can remember playi…Read more >
Dwemer, the lost race, the most fascinating, most mysterious people of Tamriel. Very little is known about there current whereabouts, or how they vanished, but a lot is known of their history before they disappeared. A lot is known of how they lived, thrived, rather, and all of this, I believe, should be taken into account when studying them. Most people focus on the obvious question, what happened to them? I like to focus on the better question, what became of them?
So the Dwemer were the most well respected of the races during their reign. They crafted the most gruesome weapons and armor, and many outsiders would have their weapons and armor made by the Dwemer. They made the best cities, their mines were massive, and they were well known …Read more >