Archive for the RPG Category

Dragon Age: Origins – A revisit

Posted in PC, RPG with tags , on 28 September 2022 by Thomas

I have written about Dragon Age: Origins before here on this blog (mind you, it’s in Swedish), and back then I didn’t like it that much. I thought the story was way too generic, and in general, it just felt old. However, now that I’m older, and ten times more cynical when it comes to gaming (and everything else for that matter) the game is not that bad. Not bad at all actually! It feels like a genuine throwback to a time when games were made with love and ambition. I guess I just couldn’t see it then, but that is not hard now looking out over the micro-transaction hellscape that is the AAA gaming landscape. But sure, it’s not the most innovative title ever, the RP parts is pretty rudimentary when it comes to mechanics, and the world is fairly static, but man, if it isn’t a totally charming experience to go through it now. And to add – Dragon Age: Origins was made by BioWare back when they usually produced quality stuff.

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Stygian: Reign of the Old Ones – Cosmic Snorer

Posted in PC, RPG with tags , , on 14 September 2022 by Thomas

Stygian: Reign of the Old Ones is a Lovecraft-inspired RPG by the developers Cultic Games. I have completed this game once before when it was released back in 2019, but I got into a Lovecraft mood and remembered I had this game. But after spending about 10 hours in Arkham again, stuff is coming back to me why I didn’t like the game that much. It’s not all bad, though, it’s just a major disappointment for what could have been something good.

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Solasta: Crown of the Magister – Lost Valley

Posted in PC, RPG with tags , , on 07 September 2022 by Thomas

Solasta: Crown of the Magister – Lost Valley is a fairly large expansion for the game Solasta, made by the developers Tactical Adventures. I have not yet written a review for Solasta, which might come off as a little strange since I’m reviewing the expansion, but I did a let’s play of the main game on my Youtube channel. Overall, I did enjoy Solasta, at least in the beginning, up to the middle parts. Later parts of the game felt way too easy, and linear, which in the end actually bored, and kinda angered me. The pacing was so slow with all these filler fights that didn’t matter that it started to feel like a chore to play, instead of feeling like you were on an adventure. So the question is, how does Lost Valley fare comparable?

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Back to the Dawn – Demo Impressions

Posted in PC, RPG with tags on 25 August 2022 by Thomas

Ever wondered what prison life would be like as a talking animal? Well, now you get the chance inĀ Back to the Dawn, a top-down RPG made by the developersĀ Metal Head Games. Fret not, it’s not a game about furries, it’s just a prison tale made more charming with cute animals.

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1428: Shadows over Silesia – Demo Impressions

Posted in PC, RPG with tags on 19 August 2022 by Thomas

1428: Shadows over Silesia is an indie top-down RPG made by the developer team KUBI games. Team, as in solo developer, but I’m not sure. Anyway, this demo that lasted about an hour was a true roller-coaster. It started great with a fantastic introduction to the setting, then my interest dipped when I was thrown into the linear world. But I stuck to it in hopes that it turns around, and the game suddenly popped back up into high excitement level when I reached the cave/dungeon. Man, it sure was a wild one-hour ride!

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