Saturday, February 27, 2016

X Rebirth mods

X Rebirth wasn't that great at launch. I saw potential in it but it was just a bit buggy. Anyway with the release of the DLC Home of light it got me looking into the game again and I found this:

This is how i imagined cap ships would be like before the game is released. It looks like a fantastic mod.

Blog neglect

I have been neglecting this site for a while now because I am now posting crap on twitter and discord. I need to put more effort into posting things on here.

Just I have this internal rule set on what this sites theme is and posting endless kitten gifs isn't one of them.

I'll brain storm on new ideas for this blog that isn't just game trailers.

The price of games vs value

I recently read a good post about how a $20 is worth it for a Indy title:

But then after seeing how long Super Hot is its got me wondering on price vs value.

To me, Super Hot is just not worth the $35 NZD asking price. Its a 1.8 hour game which never really challenges you with its story campaign in stead goes into the challenge mode after finishing what is essentially a tutorial.

It has interesting mechanics which aren't really explored to full potential. Its visuals are basic and so is the audio. So it got me wondering, where is the value.

On the flip side I recently got the Indy series Distant Worlds for $50 NZD. It is a game with a squinty UI and basic 2D graphics yet offers so much value for game play. Games can last months there is a lot to do and learn.

To me a game needs to last around 10 hours or longer. Its price doesn't matter to much. This is what value is to me.


Friday, February 26, 2016

Dark Souls 3

I have been playing a lot of Dark Souls recently after re-buying it on PC. When I had the PS3 version I never rang the first bell, last night I rang the second in my PC game. The game is a addiction. Anyway, a new Dark Souls 3 trailer was released today.

I hope this is as good as the first one.Dark Souls 2 is ok but I really don't like the despawn mechanic for newbies this actually makes the game harder as any lost souls are gone for ever. Eventually you can't re-farm them back up.

Also Dark Souls 2 world is really fragmented, it doesn't give you the same journey as the first one does. Ether way I am hyped as this is one of the best action adventure games for melee combat around.

Sunday, February 21, 2016

The Division

The Division open demo beta is running this weekend and I like it quite a bit. Its a interesting spin on the RPG shooter. I think I will be getting this at launch.

Friday, February 19, 2016

Neverwinter Nights: The Manor is back

I managed to drag the server back from the depths of linux hell and got it running on a modern 64bit system. So the Manor is back online and play able again. I even applied a few patches to the module just for fun.

Arma 3 Eden update - Out now

The Eden editor is now out for Arma 3. Going to have a play of this and see what I can come up with.