This blog post would probably be out of the norm for the Unofficial Elder Scrolls Pages blog, because this is about soccer games, not fantasy RPGs. However, this blog post is not completely out of the line, as far as I'd think blog posts go. Sure, it's not about a Bethesda game or a game review, but it does offer forward insight into the roleplaying aspect of a game, I'd say.
Why am I making a blog post about Football Manager, then? How many gamer geeks like me who can tell more about Tamrielic history than our world's care about a niche soccer game where you look at spreadsheets and budgets? Probably not a lot, but humor me and stick around to the end, because I want to challenge the notion that there are some games that don't offer forward any value as far as story telling and emotionally driven narration go. With the right creative mindset, anything can tell a story if you want it to and slow down to truly enjoy the experience.
Citizens of Vault 069, it has been a long time since you've been graced by the company of your beloved Overseer. We were only together for a brief three or four days after the founding of our majestic home on the 13th Day of August last year (damn my being unable to afford an iPhone on my paycheck and having a superior mobile device). It has been a long time since we saw each other, and I must apologise for my departure. However, I bring you good news, because over the last seven months, the good folk at Vault-Tec have updated the Vault's central operating system numerous times, and we now have additional ways to make our lives tolerable and focus on improving our beloved vault.
Therefore, it is with great news that I am pleased to… Oh for the love of God! I was working on this opening speech to my vault citizens as Fallout Shelter downloaded to my phone. It turns out I didn't make a cloud save of the vault, so when I deleted the app from my phone because the initial release got quite boring after the four or five days, it deleted my vault. Therefore, I must make a new vault!
Ladies and gentlemen, welcome back to what will probably be the last post of the Adventures series, as it was supposed to be a series of "first impression" posts for the three Skyrim expansions.
In my last update on my Skyrim save, we witnessed the death of the Skaal shaman at the hands of Hermaeus Mora to fulfill his deal to get the Skaal's hidden knowledge in return for the power to kill Miraak. And then, of course, we left Solstheim to find a dragon soul to unlock the last word of Bend Will with, we faffed arounded for a bit, and now we are back to finish the job!
I haven't updated my Adventures series in Dragonborn because I haven't been home to finish the game on the Playstation 3. I plan to get some play time in in the next week or so, but in the meantime, I've been playing laptop games... Mostly Football Manager, which I talk about on my own dedicated FM blog, because managing a virtual version of an English soccer team seems like a bit of a niche thing that wouldn't fit in too well on here. And I serialise the posts and do season by season updates meaning there are a load of posts that nobody here would want to see and it would just dominate the blog.
I saw that Sega dropped a couple of free games on Steam, which will be free until the 20th. Normally, I redeem freebies and never actually play them, just because I want to have them, but one of them caught my eye: Jet Set Radio, a game set in a Japanese town where you're a rollerblading graffiti artist with a tagging gang that battles another one.
Hey, blog reader, it's Damon once again, with a new update on my adventures in Skyrim and the expansions that I am blindly playing. I'll admit that I didn't expect to be writing up a blog post about my Dragonborn experiences so soon after the Dawnguard one, but here it is.
It took me so long to play Dragonborn because my first Elder Scrolls game was Morrowind, and I have really fond memories of my times on Vvardenfell and in Mournhold and Solstheim. It's really hard to not try to compare the same locations when they are in different games, and I didn't want to know what Dragonborn's version of Solstheim was and end up completely disappointed with what I saw. There are things I like, there are things I dislike, and we'll get to those here in just a moment.