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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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Mafia: Definitive Edition – Cannoli Time!

Posted in Action, PC with tags , on 02 September 2022 by Thomas

Mafia – Definitive Edition is a remake of the classic PC game Mafia, and it’s made by the developer Hanger 13, which also did Mafia 3. While I do remember Mafia, at least parts of it, and I do recognize its cultural impact on the PC gaming scene, I was not that blown away with it back then. I did think it was an okay game, but funnily enough, the open-world fatigue had already set in for me back then, even in its infancy. Or well, you can say, I did recognize the pointlessness of having a big world if nothing is going on in it. A thing, this game masterfully remade as well…

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Chameleon – Forgotten Stealth

Posted in Action, PC with tags , on 16 August 2022 by Thomas

Chameleon is a stealth action game made by the guys behind Hidden & Dangerous, Mafia and the Vietcong franchise, they were known as Illusion Softworks. Like many old times game developers, they are no more. The thing with Chameleon is that it was only released in the East, so it didn’t see proper publishing in the West, but thanks to Internet magic it is now playable for us that live here. Somewhat.

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