If you have Steam, you may want to check it out. It’s kind of… esoteric, but not in an occult way. I think that I will be buying the game, despite the fact that it looks like it’s about as far away from Mass Effect or Skyrim as a game can get.
This Vikingdom flick looks really, really bad.
…not to mention uncomfortably like some of my past gameplay, if I had somehow managed to play a game that combined the feel of Skyrim (yay!) with the combat animations of Dragon Age 2 (…yay?). The martial arts Vikings were a nice touch: I personally like to ninja it out in my games whenever possible – and sometimes when it’s, strictly speaking, not.
…noted here and in the video below:
It’s very pretty, very comprehensive, I expect to enjoy playing it, and it has a bug in its early “No Harm, No Fowl” quest: the wolf just stops in the middle of the road, and you have to go find the quest end location yourself. I mention that specifically because of this comment from developer Alexander J. Velicky:
“I’m going to wait until the bugs have been patched.”
With all due respect, prospective downloader, you are crazy! Falskaar was rigorously tested nonstop by a very dedicated quality assurance team for the entire duration of its development. This means that there are very few bugs, if any, that you will encounter. (This does not include mod compatibility issues, for which I can only test so much) Every quest was tested and ensured to function, every script should go off without a hitch, and your experience should not be marred by broken or buggy content. Granted this engine isn’t exactly perfect, but this mod should provide a very polished experience, and expecting there to be bugs and waiting for them to be patched, in the case, is foolish! So get downloading, and get to adventuring!
Dammit. Not completely unexpected, of course – but I can get why some people are a little annoyed that the Civil War is only sorta-kinda resolved, and that the status of the Thalmor hasn’t been resolved. I’m maybe a little bit annoyed myself. Not enough to go into nerdrage or anything, but they’re still kinda leaving money on the table.
Welp, I guess that it’s time to start waiting for Witcher 3 (Dishonored isn’t grabbing me, for some reason).
Because I got this hat:
Damn straight I wore it in public. You know how you see something cool, and you go get the money to buy it, and then you come back to discover that some guy had bought it in the meantime? Well, today I was Some Guy. It is, indeed, a heady feeling.
Back to regular posting tomorrow.
I just spent an hour exploring the question If you take your highest level Skyrim character, take away all her items, drop her on one corner of the map, then start running to the other diagonal corner… what happens?
Well, what happens is that you dive into a lot of caves when you hear dragons roar, up until the point where you scrounge some actual armor. You also end up killing a lot of bears and sabre cats. I had forgotten the joys of hiding in general, but there’s nothing like suddenly remembering that all of your health potions were on the desk at home to make a person appreciate the art of not starting fights with giants.
But, yeah, new game time.
…well, the main quest, at least. Anyway: well worth the twenty bucks. Interesting main quest and good visuals; I got stretched a little even though I was running a 77th level character. Also: if you’ve been having trouble finding specific copies of books for your library collection, this add-on will take care of that.
Hoo, boy: yes, it will.
Which is not necessarily a bad thing; I’ve clocked in a staggering amount of hours in Skyrim*. And, apparently, so have the folks making The Witcher 3. Anyway, first details here; sounds like I’m not the only one who found certain aspects of The Witcher 2‘s inventory system annoying as all hell. It also sounds like The Witcher 3′s not quite yet ready for release, alas.
*Dragonborn’s going well so far, actually.