Fallout 76: Year Two in Review

When this past August rolled around, I considered writing and update to my ESO/Fallout 76 from the same time last year. Only then, I remembered that I barely touched ESO over the past twelve months. I found far more comfort in Fallout 76, which sounds strange, because the game is far from comfortable. Looking back,…

What is a Dragons’ Dogma, Anyway?

Dragon’s Dogma is a game that’s been on my radar since it was first released in 2012. When it’s enhanced version was released not too long after, Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen, it immediately went on several of my wishlists…and there it remained for a very long time. Between then and now, I became immersed in…

New Thoughts on Old DLC in Mass Effect Legendary Edition (Part 1 of 2)

I recently completed what will surely be the first of many playthoughs of Mass Effect Legendary Edition, and let me just say, I am impressed. Granted, while its upgrades are notable (mostly within the first game), this remaster isn’t far flung from the original Mass Effect trilogy. Players still get to navigate their own Commander…

My E3 2021 Highlight Reel

I’m still working out my thoughts about this year’s revamped E3; it came and went, was mostly fun but also predictable and underwhelming. Granted, the various crises we’ve all been weathering since early last year have taken their toll on the games industry, so it’s not terribly surprising that E3 2021 was more low key…

What I Hope to See at E3 2021

With the heralded return of E3 just hours away, I figured I would throw my proverbial “wishlist” hat into the ring, because why not? Though the event won’t be as traditional as it once was (and will probably never be again), and though my own gaming inclinations of the past year have lain firmly on…

Mass Effect: Andromeda – Worth a Second Trip?

Truth be told, I really hadn’t thought much about Mass Effect: Andromeda since I first completed it back in 2017. Between then and now, I ran though the original trilogy a couple times, because of course I did, but replaying MEA never really struck as a “thing to do.” It wasn’t until the late 2020…

Bidding Adieu to The Witcher 3

Upon last leaving The Witcher 3, Geralt and his crew (and me) had just recovered from an intense battle at Kaer Morhen, one which was brought to an end in an awful and unexpected explosion of magic brought on by none other than Ciri.  As terrifying as that was for everyone, it was not enough…

Here, There, and Everywhere in The Witcher 3

Considering that my last update on my playthrough of The Witcher 3 was in November of 2020, one might think that I would be done with Geralt’s adventures some four months later. That couldn’t be farther from the case. However, I do think I might be on the verge of completing the game’s main story,…

Happy Tenth Birthday Dragon Age II, and, I’m Sorry

This week marks the tenth anniversary of the release of Dragon Age II, one of my favorite and most-played games of the past couple years. Had you told me in 2011 that this game would become something special in my life, I can only imagine that I would have laughed, hard. For you see, after…