After a year that seemed like it was somehow ten years and ten days simultaneously, we are finally about to head into World of Warfract: Shadowlands. There's one more week of the pre-patch left, and then a new dawn will rise for both the Alliance and Horde. But how's the pre-patch going so far? If you haven't participated in the pre-patch event or have only done some of it so far, there will be some spoilers here.
It's a pretty weird and unsettling time in this world of ours right now. With many of us hunkering down at home, things can get downright boring at times. Fortunately, if you're someone who enjoys videogames, you likely have a backlog of games to play through or even some new titles to play in the coming days and weeks. These are some of the titles I'm playing this month.
Conan Exiles has had its crafting tree updated. Red Thomas logs in to explore how the game has changed and whether or not this is something that players should be excited about. Have you really been itching to get your crafting/survival on? Red's thoughts might help guide your next steps.
Red Thomas explores the world of Hammerting and gives his impressions of the new Early Access title. Interested in doing your share of "diggy diggy holes" and enjoying a life in halls of stone? Are you the sort of person who eschews the glow of blue moons for the glittered beauty of precious metals and rare stones? Then grab your picks and follow Red.
Instead of opining on something this week, I thought I'd write about what I'll be playing this weekend! Weekends for me are the only time I really get to dig in and game these days. Sometimes I'll play a couple of different things, but this weekend I'll be focused on (hopefully) finishing my latest project: a replay of Final Fantasy Tactics: War of the Lions, using a fan mod called Valeria.
It's been a wild couple of years on this front and while I'm mostly satisfied at this point, there are some games that still haven't (and probably never will) see sequels. These are just a couple of sequels I'd still like to see.
Red Thomas explores the unexpectedly uncommon horror in Cultist Simulator, a game that captures Lovecraftian dread better than most. Looking for a game to fit the season, and perhaps the year 2020 in general? Red gives his thoughts on the game and who might enjoy it, and perhaps touches on something a bit darker for those who would hear the Lantern call.
Yes, Victoria managed to snag a Free Company plot. No, it's not fair, nor straightforward -- and it shows how not all FFXIV players are built equal.
This past week the Shadowlands Pre-Patch went live for everyone currently playing World of Warcraft. However, this pre-patch is a bit different for two big reasons. The first is although all of the significant system changes have gone live, we have not started the pre-patch event, and we have absolutely no idea when that will start. Secondly, we have no idea at all when Shadowlands will launch. We could potentially be in the most prolonged pre-patch phase we have ever seen. This, of course, has
Baldur's Gate 3 has released to Early Access with little fanfare, but Red Thomas steps up to take the title on so that it might not go quietly into the night. Red's thoughts on Early Access with respect to RPGs and how Baldur's Gate 3 compares to other available titles that are skipping theaters and releasing direct to readers.