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,…

Re-Opening the Gates of Oblivion

The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion is one of the most beloved of Bethesda games, so much so that many fans still celebrate it to this very day. I can’t count how many YouTube videos I’ve seen which sing the game’s praises; some even go so far as to say it’s superior to Skyrim! As someone who played…

On the Borderline: DOOM (2016)

Maybe this is just me but for I don’t know how many years now, there has existed a certain subset of games in my collection. These are games that I bought fully intending to play, but just can never find the right time to play. They are interesting enough to buy, but I’ll consistently prioritize…

Cheeky Charlatans: Sheogorath

My first meeting with Elder Scrolls’ “mad god” Sheogorath occurred in The Elder Scrolls Online. Upon innocently agreeing to retrieve a handful of magical books for the Mages Guild and discovering that there was more to said book than met the eye, my travels eventually landed me in Sheogorath’s lair on the Shivering Isles. Little…

Discovery Isn’t What it Used to Be

Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve been really digging-into The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind. I’ve had good time with it, and I’ve had some not so good time with it. I’ve got plenty to say about the former, but all I’ll say about the latter is that I now fully understand why everyone who’s…

Getting Creative in Morrowind

Well, last week I said I wanted to get back to The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind, and this week I can say that I’ve been following through on it! I’m not playing pure Morrowind; I’ve applied many mods to fix bugs and improve the visuals. I’ve also added things to make combat and character growth…

Getting Back to It: Morrowind

A few years ago, I decided I’d try diving into what is possibly the most celebrated RPG of the past 20 years: The Elder Scrolls II: Morrowind. The game got nothing but praise when it first launched, and fans have been singing its praises ever since. As someone who started with Skyrim, I was a…

Building a Brotherhood, and Just Building in Fallout 76

When I decided to bid adieu to roaming Fallout 76’s Appalachian wilderness last November in order to spend more quality time with Geralt of Rivia, I didn’t really think much about returning to the wastes. At the time, the release of Fallout 76’s latest expansion, “Steel Dawn,” was just a few weeks away. I was…

A Tale of Two Fallouts

When the “One Wasteland for All” patch was released for Fallout 76 in September, despite my best efforts, I was pretty darn excited. With Bethesda’s promise that one could now “experience all that the Appalachian Wasteland [had] to offer no matter [one’s] level” with “re-balanced combat and rewards,” I was ready to tackle all those…

Wastelanders is good, but it’s still Fallout 76

After hanging up my power armor and bidding not-so-tearful farewell to Fallout 76 late last year, I didn’t figure that I’d see much of Appalachia any time soon, no matter Bethesda’s purported roadmap for the game. The introduction of the Fallout 1st subscription service, while interesting in theory, only soured the situation further. And when…