Be still my heart

Sooo the Bethesda E3 panel happened while I was sleeping and I woke up to several trailers from game franchises I love, and I’m so excited! Although Fallout 76 will be multiplayer, you will still have the opportunity to play solo.. but I don’t know if he mention offline play, maybe just solo on a server.. Either way I’m looking forward to seeing what it will be like.

 

Then there was also a trailer for a new Elder Scrolls game. It’s my absolute favorite game franchise of all time and I’m so happy that they’re finally going to make a new game. The trailer is very vague and I’m not sure if I recognize the landscape in it but I was hoping for Valenwood. It’s quite clear now that it won’t happen. Looking forward to seeing what it will become either way.

 

And lastly, something I found to be so funny, a “Skyrim: Very special edition” trailer. People always poke fun at them, saying they’ll release Skyrim on anything that can play it and this reflects just that. I’m glad they have a sense of humor about it.

 

Have you been looking forward to anything special being announced at E3? What do you think about the panels/announcements so far? I’ve honestly just been waiting for Bethesda’s panel and I’m so happy with what they announced.

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Playing through my steam library #3 – B part two

I got the idea for this from a series on YouTube called Steam Train where they try to play through everything on their steam account. I have way too many games anyways so it is a bit ambitious of me to take this one but I’ll give it a go. I won’t be playing through sandbox/strategy games because some of them never end, and it would take ages. So, I suppose this is just notes for myself, so I can look back and see which games I did play, which ones I enjoyed and not. If I didn’t like the game, I have most likely removed it from my steam library for good so this will be like a cleanup too.

Blood Omen 2: Legacy of Kain

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This wouldn’t launch at first, and when I did get it to launch properly, it kept crashing on the intro screen. So the game is probably too old to work on Win10 or any of the compatibility modes. 0/10

Book of legends

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This was one of the first puzzle games I ever played through fully. It’s a hidden object and puzzle game in one. It’s not too varied, and the ending was kinda a cliffhanger but I do have fond memories of it. I’ll give it a 6/10, for nostalgia’s sake.

The book of unwritten tales

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This is a point and click adventure game, and it’s one of the largest I have played in the genre. It has about 20 hours of gameplay, and a looot of puzzles and items that you need to combine so it’ll keep you busy for a long time. The graphics are quite good, the dialogue is quite humorous, I’d give it an 8/10 because no game is perfect.

The book of unwritten tales: The critter chronicles

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This is set to be a prequel to the previous game. Ironically I accidentally played this first anyways, even though I bought the other one first. It has the same kind of style, but follows a different story, the character in this you meet later in the other game. I have to give this the same rating as the other, because it’s just as good. 8/10.

Borderlands 2

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This is an open word first person shooter, and I think the series is most known for it’s cel shading visuals. It’s kinda cartoon-y, but still not at the same time and I think it’s a really good game. I’m not exactly good at FPS games, but this one is quite enjoyable and not too difficult, the story lines are quite humorous too. I’ll give it a 8/10.

Borderlands: The pre-sequel

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This was released after B2, but the story is set between Borderlands and Borderlands 2, and it focuses on the antagonist from B2, Handsome Jack. It plays pretty much the same way as the previous games. So if you liked Borderlands 2, you will like this. It’s also worthy of a 8/10.

Botanicula

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This is a point and click adventure game following the story of five cute little creatures. They all live in a magical tree but a spider like monster is sucking the life out of it so you have to find the last seed to replant the tree. The visuals are stunning, and although the puzzles can be a bit tricky, it’s a really good game. I’ll give it a 7/10.

The Bridge

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This is a hand drawn, black and white puzzle game. Gravity plays a big part of the puzzles since you have to rotate the world in different directions to reach your goal. It is fairly well made for being an indie game and I’ve had lots of fun with it. 7/10.

Broken Sword 5: The Serpents Curse

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When I first purchased this in a bundle, I expected it to be a RPG from the title, but it is another point and click adventure game. You investigate the theft of a painting and use the mouse to navigate around. It looks fairly well made, and figuring things out can be quite challenging. I have, however, played better point and click games. 6/10.

Brothers: A tale of two sons

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This game is very interesting, because you control two characters at once. It’s recommended to play with a plugged in controller to make it easier. It follows the story of two brothers, and the in game language isn’t “real”, so to say, so you mostly just see the visuals. It’s a beautiful but sad game. 8/10.

Bully: Scholarship Edition

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In this game you play as Jimmy Hopkins, a guy trying to rise in the ranks in his school, Bullworth Academy. It’s fairly open world but you also complete missions, whether its beating someone up or finishing classes. I think the game is a lot of fun, and even if it’s an older game (released in 2006), it’s still considered a good game now. 8/10.

Have you played any of these games?

 

Playing through my steam library #2 – B part one

I got the idea for this from a series on YouTube called Steam Train where they try to play through everything on their steam account. I have way too many games anyways so it is a bit ambitious of me to take this one but I’ll give it a go. I won’t be playing through sandbox/strategy games because some of them never end, and it would take ages. So, I suppose this is just notes for myself, so I can look back and see which games I did play, which ones I enjoyed and not. If I didn’t like the game, I have most likely removed it from my steam library for good so this will be like a cleanup too.

The Banner Saga

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In this game you follow the story of a caravan of Vikings. It’s inspired by Norse mythology. This is a game I just couldn’t get into. It is made really well, the story is solid, I just don’t know why I don’t like it. But I’ll rate it fairly and give it like 7/10. It’s not a bad thing at all, it just wasn’t for me.

The Bard’s Tale

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Wont launch at all, waste of time and money. 0/10

Bastion

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Bastion is an action adventure game. It’s narrator driven and about the character “Kid” who is collecting shards to rebuild a home base. It features plenty of challenging levels and the artwork is really pretty. I think this game is a lot of fun. So, I’ll give it an 8/10.

Ben There, Dan That

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This is a point and click adventure game with silly dialogue and a cute art style. I thought it was quite entertaining, and it provided a fair challenge when figuring out how to use items and combining them for such. I’ll give it a 6/10.

Besiege

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Besiege is like a sandbox hybrid kind of game. You have levels that you go through, but in each level you build a war machine, or vehicle, to finish the level. You need to be able to navigate it through the level and destroy whatever the target is. It’s a really fun game, but it can be frustrating at times. I’ll give it 8/10.

Betrayer

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This is a stealthy adventure game. Most of the world is black and white, with some red details. There’s also a different world you can and will have to switch to, to solve puzzles. It’s quite challenging but I think it’s a great game. I’ll give it an 8/10.

(A) Birds Story

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This is a short, unvoiced game. It’s made by the developers of To The Moon. It follows the story of a boy and his bird and it’s so so sad. It’s a short but sweet experience and I would really recommend it, especially if you enjoyed To The Moon. 8/10.

Black The Fall

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This is a puzzle platforming game. It looks really nice, and it plays well. It’s set in a dystopian communistic world where you basically are trying to escape from everything. I think it’s quite good.. It’s not my favorite but it’s a solid game. I’ll give it a 6/10.

Blackguards

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This is a tactical role playing game. I first thought it would be a generic RPG, but every fight is made on a grid and there’s no free movement like in the games I usually play. The story is quite interesting, and it’s not a badly made game. It does feel a bit slow though but it’s solid. I’ll give it a 7/10.

BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger

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This is like 80% anime, 20% game. It just was too much talking and too many cut scenes for my taste.. It’s probably great for someone who is into those kind of games, but I’m just not. So for me it’s a 1/10.

Something I’m looking forward to: Atomic Heart

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I’ve basically just been blabbering about the Bioshock games for the past month to both friends and internet friends and it’s probably driving them crazy.. So it doesn’t help their case that there’s a game in development that gives people serious Bioshock vibes. It’s a game developed by a Russian company called Mundfish, and the game itself is called Atomic Heart.

The game is a shooter (FPS as it’s called), set in an alternative universe where the Soviet Union is at its peak. There’s automatons and other hecking creepy creatures and it both scares and excites me at the same time. I’d definitely recommend checking out the trailer below if you’re interesting in those kind of games. I can’t wait for it to be released, honestly. It’s just a shame that it doesn’t have any specific dates just yet, but hopefully soon enough. And hopefully I can afford it when it’s released.

Have you played the Bioshock games? Do you get a Bioshock vibe from this? Let me know! I know a lot of people over at reddit (r/gaming) were very excited when the trailer was posted, that’s where I first read about it too.

Playing through my steam library #1 – A

I got the idea for this from a series on YouTube called Steam Train where they try to play through everything on their steam account. I have way too many games anyways so it is a bit ambitious of me to take this one but I’ll give it a go. I won’t be playing through sandbox/strategy games because some of them never end, and it would take ages. So, I suppose this is just notes for myself, so I can look back and see which games I did play, which ones I enjoyed and not. If I didn’t like the game, I have most likely removed it from my steam library for good so this will be like a cleanup too.

Alchemy Mysteries: Prague Legends

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It’s a point and click puzzle game, set in Prague. You play as Eva, the long lost daughter of some Nobleman who has been tricked to come to Prague. You then discover some devious plot where a man has been brought to life and so on and so forth. The voice acting wasn’t great, the visuals were okay and the puzzles weren’t too demanding. Could be better, but I have also played worse games. I’ll give it a 4/10.

AlternativA

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Another game set in Prague, but this time in an apocalyptic-ish world. It’s another point and click game and I can’t really say I got into it all that much. It just wasn’t interesting enough to catch my attention. The voice acting for the main character was okay but the rest wasn’t as good. I’ll have to give it a 3/10.

Anna: Extended Edition

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This is another puzzle game, but it’s more of a walking simulator/exploration game. The visuals are great, the story is kinda creepy and it has multiple endings. Some require very specific things to be done while others can happen on accident, so it does kind of have some replay value. It is a bit slow though so for me it’s just mediocre. I’ll give it a 5/10.

Anodyne

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Anodyne is a pixel graphic rpg/puzzle game. Basically you go through quests and solve various puzzles, and it’s a really charming game. It’s not the best in the world but it has its strong points. I’ll give it a 6/10.

Antichamber

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This is a super trippy game where you move from room to room, and every room will change around you. It’s kinda psychedelic, kinda fun and you always end up in the most random rooms. It does kinda give me a headache though but it’s alright. 5/10.

Arcane Worlds

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This is like a sandbox exploration and crafting game. What separates it from other games like this is that you fly, and you collect mana to craft spells who in turn creates objects in your world. It’s not bad, it’s still in Alpha though so it’s by no means a finished game. I’ll give it a 5/10 for now.

ArcaniA: Fall of Setarrif

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ArcaniA feels like one of those old school rpg games. The graphics are outdated, the controls are a bit wonky but it is a solid game. It could use some improvements though so for that I’ll give it like a 4/10. If they remade it I’m sure it would be awesome.

Arx Fatalis

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I remember why I haven’t played this one now.. It literally won’t launch. 0/10

Aura: Fate of the Ages

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This is an old point and click / adventure game. The graphics are super dated, the controls are a bit bad but it was entertaining to play. It’s mostly just clicking on machines and figuring out symbols and colors and whatnot to make it work. It’s not the best game I’ve played but also not the worst. I’ll give it a 4/10.

Avencast

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Avencast is a game about a magic school, where a mage has to do classes, then help defend the school when demons attack. It looks super dated and the dialogue isn’t too great. But it was good back in the day when it came out, it just hasn’t aged well. 4/10

Aviary Attorney

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This is a game inspired by Ace Attorney. It has a visual novel kind of style where everything seems to be hand drawn. You play as JayJay Falcon, an attorney whose work is to gather evidence and defend various clients in court. It’s quite humorous and plays well. I’ll give it an 8/10.