After an epic battle with the Skeleton King, Afrow Jow nets some neat headgear and we’re off into the dread mansion itself…
Characters can often make or break the game. In the same way that I find it baffling when devs say that story doesn’t matter, I find it hard to wrap my idea that some people don’t think characters matter, because for me at least, they’re almost always one of the most important elements in any game. Whether your character is well-developed and full of personality like Geralt of Rivia or a vessel in which to place yourself like Gordon Freeman from the Half Life series or a little of both, one thing’s for sure – who they are matters. It’s the person whose eyes you’ll be seeing through (for first person povs) or whose perspective you’ll be viewing the world through (for third person) and personally, there’s nothing worse than an irritating or lacklustre main character. I don’t think that simply because the character doesn’t talk or the game doesn’t go into detail about their past, that automatically means the character’s uninteresting. Gordon Freeman might a silent protagonist, but rather than being boring he’s actually the more mysterious for it. You gain snippets of insight into who he is from how his long-time friends and acquaintances interact with him and what they say about him. Also, being able to put yourself in his shoes makes the game all the more immersive.
The same can be said for all the other characters in a game. A game with mediocre gameplay can be livened up with some interesting characters, whereas an otherwise excellent game with dull generic characters won’t really stick with me. Of course, I don’t mean to say that character development matters for every game, but even games like DotA 2 can be made better with interesting looking characters. So, here’s a list of my personal top 5 favourite characters of all time. These are characters that were invaluable in making the game a memorable experience in some way.
OH GOD! THE DEATH! SO MUCH DEATH! Afrow Jow, Grumbl3dook and I embark on our epic quest (again), but this time on Hard Mode. As you can see, the results are… incredible!
In the final part of our tutorial trilogy we cover common equipment, maximizing your dps and jungling – the easiest way to get your whole team pwning 😀
Blaze Rods! That’s what we need and no matter how deadly, fire-y and full of ghasts the nether is, we WILL find some!
Wow, so that took a LOT longer to finish than I was expecting it to. Don’t get me wrong, I thoroughly enjoyed my time with the Witcher 2 by CD Projekt Red, but especially for semi-completionists like me it was long. I mean REALLY long. The important thing though is, of course, was it fun? Did I like it? Would I recommend it to you? And the answer to those questions is YES, YES and YES! It’s won around 50 awards including Game of the Year and Best RPG and was received critical acclaim as one of the deepest, most beautiful and most immersive RPGs of our generation and I wholeheartedly agree with those assessments. I didn’t play the first one, but even on it’s own, it far surpassed my expectations. It isn’t without it’s flaws, but in general, the Witcher 2 is truly a masterpiece.
Once again, Grumbl3dook worries about my state of mind while we’re on a hunt for lava. Instead we get a lot of cows, violence and even a little musical number. Also, Grumbl3dook finally reveals his secret base!
Check out the guest post I wrote for Roboheartbeat! I promised sci-fi and I doth provide. 🙂
This week, I have a very special guest post from one of my favorite bloggers, Sam at Cheeese Toastie and Video Games! If you haven’t already checked out her site, you really should. She writes all about video games and posts awesome playthrough videos of the games she’s playing. Today, she writes about science fiction and one of her favorite novelists and series in the genre. =)
It’s no secret that I’m a huge science-fiction fan. It probably started with Star Wars when I was a kid and just sort of escalated from there. I’ve always enjoyed consuming all kinds of sci-fi TV shows, movies and games. Battlestar Galactica, Star Trek: the Original Series and the Mass Effect trilogy are some of my favourite franchises of all time. I love lasers and spaceships and technology. I love it with an all-consuming passion and I can’t get enough of it…
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“[Graphics is] the thing that immediately impresses people. As soon as you start interacting with a world of pretty graphics then you realise that actually it’s not really that interactive. It’s always bugged me about the way computer games developed over the years. Even if you take Assassin’s Creed, which is a phenomenally complex game with all these NPCs wandering around, it is nothing but an elaborate paper-thin illusion, to be honest.”
So much death! My death no less! As one of my viewers mentioned last time, I couldn’t have expected the horrors that awaited me!