Timothy Cain YouTube channel

Just want to give a small tip here. It seems Timothy Cain of legendary games such as Fallout and Arcanum: Of Steamworks & Magick Obscura has started a YouTube channel where he answers questions, and goes over development issues on the games he has worked on. Very interesting stuff, if you have any kind of interest in CRPGs.

I wouldn’t say he has impressed me much when it comes to modern times since some of the games he worked on are questionable at best. Nonetheless, I highly recommend giving the channel a watch! Maybe he will invest in a new better microphone too, if there is enough interest.

Food for the Soul (gamer style) – Volume Four

Time for another session of gaming music, and why not start with the excellent intro tune to Syndicate Wars. Yes, Syndicate tops the list again.

It’s a bit of a weird one for sure, however, it sets the tone perfectly for this mysterious corporate cyberpunk hellscape that is the future. A future we all have to hope doesn’t come to pass.

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Star Wars Jedi Survivor – Master of Parkour

In my Quick Impressions of Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, I wasn’t very impressed by the game, but I went back in and to my surprise, I started to enjoy myself… a bit at least. The things I brought up in that post still stand, though. Actually, things get worse from that point on. It becomes even more “anime” and absurd, with the addition of another problem; a disconnect from story to gameplay, and vice versa. The story and cut-scenes are presented rather realistic within the setting, however, the gameplay turns crazier and crazier the further you get into the story. Hence the disconnect, and to me this is usually immersion shattering, especially when cut-scenes dictate how my character acts. Like when taking a wound, but just moments before I could eat blaster fire all day. The game is filled with issues like this, and this is on top of the things I already mentioned in my quick impressions.

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Star Wars Jedi Survivor – Quick Impressions

Star Wars Jedi: Survivor is a sequel to Jedi: Fallen Order, a game I played on the old and crusty PS4. I didn’t hate it, but for some reason, my PS4 suffered from serious stuttering during play, which killed a lot of the enjoyment. Beyond that, when the game ran okay, I wasn’t too impressed with it, but as I said, I didn’t hate it. However, it felt way too gamey for the setting, since I have always considered Star Wars fairly grounded for being fantasy in space. Fallen Order is a little too much anime for my liking, and in combination with the Dark Souls mechanics, it transformed the gameplay into an arcade experience. So, how does Survivor compare?

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Stranded: Alien Dawn – Quick Impressions

Stranded: Alien Dawn is a colony builder in the style of Rimworld that just left Early Access for its 1.0 release. It’s made by Haemimont Games and published by Frontier Foundry. This is far from a review since I have only clocked in about three hours of the game before I asked for a refund on Steam. I will explain why.

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