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September 2014 Update

I ran out of clever titles or URLs for this post, so I’m just going to publish it as is.

 

I feel that a blog post is in order. For the past year I’ve been keeping everyone in the dark about what I’ve been doing, and while this wasn’t completely intentional, I didn’t feel the need to make much of a fuss about what I’ve been doing.

 

So I will briefly talk about the reviews I planned to do:

 

Shadowrun Returns Review: June 2013
I was meant to write a review about Shadowrun Returns. I got about +3000 words writing about all it’s bad stuff before just giving up. It was a game with a load of problems at the time of release. Some stuff in the Dragonfall DLC fixed this. The dialogue for Shadowrun Returns is well-written, and the game is consistent with it’s conceptual origins, so not quite an all-around failure.

Power Up Review: September 2013
This review is something that is still long overdue. The reason I kind of gave up on this was the fact that my Xbox 360’s Disk Drive gave out, and I didn’t want to have an ethernet cable I’ve tripped on before to be sticking out of a console I’m only going to really be playing one game on. I have some good things to say about it, but I didn’t really felt like I’d put enough time into it. Definitely worth the money regardless, and provides a solid Shoot-Em-Up experience.

Might and Magic Legacy X Review: January 2014
I was meant to review this, but the game is horribly optimized for low graphic options and my old PC just couldn’t run this without having frequent thermal shutdowns. It’s a nice throwback to the older Might and Magic 6/7/8 games and if you liked playing those games consider picking this one up.

Shadowrun Returns Dragonfall DLC Review: February 2014
I was supposed to review this, but for some reason never got around to it. The update released with this DLC fixes a lot of issues in the core game, and the DLC provides a better story overall and supplements the game with a lot more options on what to do. Get this if you liked the core game.

 

Titanfall Review: March 2014

I’ve had quite a few thermal shutdowns with my PC before, and this really knocked my confidence for trying out new games on it. I know some games work, and I know some won’t. This game looked like the coolest thing ever, but again, a bit pricey, it was locked down to the Origin DRM system (I’m not a big fan of DRM, I like having physical copies of games that just work without verification to an external entity), also no real single-player mode, as far as I’m aware, the entire game has to be played online, and it seems like the developers just didn’t care anything for the story.
Elder Scrolls Online Review: April 2014
I was going to review this, but the pricing model was too expensive for a game that I felt failed to deliver a multiplayer elder scrolls experience. £50-£80 for the game (it’s standard and limited-editions respectively) plus £9, at a time when there were so many better MMORPGS for consumers to sink their money into, gave me the impression that there was no benefit to writing a review for this game. TERA, or The Exiled Realm of Arborea, is probably a much better game if you’re into fantasy MMORPGs.

 

I was working on a couple of other articles for a couple of months, but I now feel they are redundant.

 

Aside from that I’ve been on work experience placement with a telecommunications company for 7 months, I can’t say much about it at the moment but it is something I will touch on later. The work experience I’ve done has been the main timesink that’s taken me away from producing content for this website.

 

I was hoping to do reviews for Smash Bros 3DS and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, but I’m not going to be able to deliver reviews as soon as they come out and I would rather wait until I’ve enjoyed playing the games, and then comment on my afterthoughts about the gameplay.

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