Category: "Analysis"

Alarra's BE3 2016 Impressions

  02:47:00 am, by Alarra   , 1791 words  
Viewed 5082 times since 06/14/16
Categories: Games, Elder Scrolls, News, Fallout, Analysis

Just like last year, I watched the livestream of Bethesda’s E3 presentation, chatting with Damon and RobinHood70 in the wiki’s IRC channel as we reacted to everything (join us in the wiki and forum channels sometime, everyone’s pretty cool and most of us don’t bite.)  Here's the entire BE3 presentation if you're interested in watching the entire thing.

And here’s my own summaries and impressions of everything that was revealed.  We've got a little bit of news from all their current games, two newly-announced games, and more:

 

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Damon's #BE3 2016 Impressions

  03:00:00 pm, by Damon   , 1654 words  
Viewed 4638 times since 06/12/16
Categories: Games, News, Analysis

Guys and gals, welcome back to the UESP blog!

It's Damon again, and before I get into the meat of the post, I want to say that ESO is finally installed, it runs smoothly, but I can't play it, because I don't have a mouse and my touchpad on my laptop doesn't like attempting to simultaneously left and right click to get me out of the frozen "disrupt attack" tutorial. I'll have to find a mouse.

It's June and once again E3 is underway, and Bethesda Softworks has once again held an E3 conference to bring us up to date on their projects for 2016. Just like I did last year, I sat through the conference and watched the livestream of it, and after the break is a list of what's been announced, as well as my initial impressions of each particular item on the list.

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Damon's Adventures: Damon plays... err INSTALLS #ESOTU

  05:17:00 pm, by Damon   , 1087 words  
Viewed 4137 times since 05/29/16
Categories: Analysis

You know what? I want to propose that either officially or unofficially it becomes a rule to add a “Read More” link to the UESP blog posts after an introductory couple of paragraphs. The blog is so much more manageable to browse when the posts are condensed and the page isn't overrun with information and text, yes? Then why am I the only one who has started doing this?!?

Now, that little complaint aside, there's actually a real reason for this post… The Elder Scrolls Online, and the fact that I've never played it, which can be read after the “Read More” link that you're looking at if you're viewing this from the main page…

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Story-telling in Games

  04:11:00 pm, by Damon   , 1293 words  
Viewed 4833 times since 03/08/16
Categories: Games, Misc, Analysis

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.

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Damon's Adventures #2 - Homecoming?

  01:49:00 pm, by Damon   , 1422 words  
Viewed 3764 times since 01/30/16
Categories: Games, Elder Scrolls, Analysis

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.

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