Finished up with New Vegas. I actually finished the main plot a while back, but then reloaded my last save because I didn’t do any of the DLC. So now I’ve been through all the DLC except Lonesome Road. Just didn’t feel any urge to finish it and nothing would have changed the ending I got in the main quest so I just stopped. Figured I’d give my thoughts on the matter. Overall I’m more inclined to like it this time but it’s still not a game I will ever play again. Just didn’t have enough of what I enjoy in it. I wasn’t even looting for most of the game. Had too many caps, didn’t need ammo, and I liked my outfit and weapon just fine for like 2’/3rds my playthrough. Plus I didn’t do any crafting. So, really good writing but I didn’t like the game aspects. Plus it just doesn’t feel like Fallout to me. Guess that still puts me in the minority with all the people who love it and I continue to not.
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My latest activity obsession has been Fallout New Vegas. Which has been an interesting experience in at least two ways.
First off, I’ve been playing Offworld Trading company. Point of the game is to run a corporation on Mars to support a growing colony. Mine resources, build other resources, make money and out-capitalism the competitors. I know at least one of my online friends will be happy to hear that the game has shown that I’m terrible at capitalism. The game is kind of kicking my ass because I try to keep my debt down and focus on long term sustainability instead of immediate profits. Oh well, it’s still fun and I’ve gotten up to second place a few times.
My mother and I are watching Agents of Shield and season five has turned out to be really good! Partly because it’s so disconnected from the previous seasons. More or less. Also because it’s a cool situation and they’ve managed to pack a lot into the first half of the show. We just finished episode 10 and I think finished up the current story arc. I think. There are a lot of dangling plot threads. Feels like we’ve watched an entire season already and we aren’t even at the halfway point. I enjoyed the previous season. Well, I enjoyed about half of it. The supernatural elements as high-level science and tech is always a favorite. When season four got to virtual reality and robot doubles I was less interested but enough to finish it. Season five? We are watching two episodes at a time instead of one just because we want to know what happens next.
I’m not sure I’d recommend it to someone brand new? A lot of my enjoyment is based on knowing the characters and backstories. On the other hand, given the premise, it’s more stand-alone than previous seasons so might be a good starting point? Not sure. Mostly just wanted to recommend it to anyone that was disappointed about earlier bits of the show to let them know it was worth giving another shot.
I don’t have any reviews typed up, it’s late, and I want a post for today. So you get a filler post!
Today’s filler post is me telling you guys that I have three games sitting in my Steam inventory that I’ve wanted to give away but all my friends on Steam have them already. So, gonna give them to the first people who say they want them.
- Avernum – Escape from the pit (a cool fantasy rpg)
- Defender’s Quest – Valley of the forgotten (a wonderful tower defense that has great writing)
- Iron Brigade (mechs and alien electricty monsters in post world war 1, silly and fun)
Also a thanks to Pascoite who helped me get into two Discord chat servers so I can lurk. Especially the one where I don’t have permission to actually type anything so all I can do is lurk. Which is wonderfully freeing, even if I might like to speak up every now and then.
I got around to finishing the main quest for Fallout 4. Then I just kinda went bleh because in other play-throughs I’ve done just about everything and so after the one last big unresolved bit was, well, resolved I didn’t have much motivation to play more. I really do think trying to make a Fallout game that is as open sandbox as possible but give the game a plot was a terrible decision. I know I’m not the only one that ntoiced this. The plot and general story of the main quest isn’t terrible. The execution, sure, but the basic story isn’t.