Finished: Skyrim + 1

Take Elder Scroll

It is done, Alduin is defeated and Tamriel is safe.  Ish.  Sort of.  If you don’t worry about all the side quests and DLC I didn’t do.

It was fun, I enjoyed it.  With a few mods installed the game looked fantastic.  I don’t really have a lot to say about Skyrim that hasn’t already been said though, so I’ll leave it at that.

Also, I finished Bulletstorm.  Turns out when I last played it I had stopped about 30 minutes from the end.  So there’s that.

Of Tombs and Dragons

Progress is slow.  I blame WoW’s 5.2 patch, and all its Thunder King shenanigans.

Still, slow is better than non-existent!  My progress in Skyrim is steady, if somewhat meandering.  My Dovakiin is level 25 now.  I’ve been doing a lot of wandering/side-quests.  Have to say, did not expect time travel.  If that’s a spoiler, too bad.  You should’ve played it sooner.

LaraMy Tomb Raider pre-order also activated this past week.  I’ve been poking at it a little, though more time is going into both WoW and Skyrim.  Have to say I’m quite liking it so far.  I had never played a Tomb Raider game before, and picked this one up based on the fact that I enjoyed the Uncharted games quite a bit.  In a nutshell, the game looks amazing, and plays well, but it is somewhat buggy.  There are a number of crash bugs, and the TressFX hair seems to still have a few kinks that need to be worked out.  Still, well worth playing, so far!

Retrospective: Sleeping Dogs

While I was away I was gifted Sleeping Dogs and quite enjoyed my time with it.  It was like GTA, but without all the silly adolescent pandering and with a much much better combat system.

Sleeping DogsOne thing this game did a great job of was in making you attached to characters. Characters that you only just met become important to you very quickly, and it just becomes that much more poignant when Bad Things™ happen to them.

If you’re a fan of GTA you owe it to yourself to try out this much improved take on the formula. If you’re not, but like the idea of the setting or the whole Hong Kong cop/Triad member story, I recommend it doubly so.

…there’s this one off-ramp on the high way though where the geometry of the guard raid can catch your car and bring it instantly to a stop. I was propelled through my windshield on at least three occasions when I got snagged by it. Be warned.