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…

No Foolin’, Fallout 76: Wastelanders Releases this April

Last week, Bethesda released a short trailer for Fallout 76’s much-anticipated Wasterlanders expansion, the one that promises to bring NPCs, and new quest lines, into Appalachia. After watching it several times and mulling things over repeatedly, I’ve come to the conclusion that it looks…fine. Have at yourself if you’ve not already seen it: 

The Outer Worlds is the Fallout: New Vegas Sequel I’ve Always Wanted

Two of my favorite games from the PS3/Xbox 360/Wii generation of games are Fallout 3 and Fallout: New Vegas. I’d never played anything like them before, and they captured my attention immediately with their large worlds filled with intriguing quests and witty writing. The presentation was a bit wonky and the bugs were numerous, but…