I think I’ve just given up on listening to roleplaying podcasts, at least the “let’s play” variety. I finally realized that one of the major podcasts I listen to, and have listened to for a very long time, just doesn’t do anything for me anymore. Here’s what I think they’re doing wrong.
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I’m not the kind of guy who plays games over and over and over again in quick succession. I think I’ve played through Fallout 3 two or three times and I’ve only gone through New Vegas once. But sometimes things break, even though they shouldn’t, and you just have to start over.
So now I’ve restarted Fallout 4 from scratch, sort of, and I’m going to see if I can do it differently than I did last time.
This has happened on more than a dozen occasions and I just don’t get it. Why is it that when you express an opinion, especially on a very pointless subject, there are people out there who fall all over themselves to demand that your opinion must be wrong because it differs from theirs.
Are these people insane?
I reviewed the first of the Tomb Raider reboot games a while ago and I knew they were putting out a new one, I just completely forgot about it until recently when I picked it up. I thought the first game was pretty decent and had about the same expectations this time around. I actually like these games more as shooters than they are platformers, although they still have that element to them, but I’m more of an FPS guy than a puzzle solving guy anyhow. So did this game make any improvements from the first? Read on to find out.
I’ve been listening to a lot of roleplaying podcasts lately and one thing that I always notice when someone is playing D&D or Pathfinder or some other fantasy system, at least when they’re playing them seriously, is that I really lose interest very quickly. I’m fine when they’re playing for laughs, but when they want the listener to take what they’re doing seriously, I just can’t do it. Fantasy roleplaying, to me at least, is a complete waste of time and here’s why.
I recently watched part of a video from a guy who spent, I shit you not, 2.5 hours explaining why he thought Fallout 4 was a bad game, or at the very least not the game that he wanted it to be. And this comes after hundreds of hours of playing a game that he finds so inferior.
So why in the hell are you doing that?
Yes, I’m still playing this game, I have hundreds and hundreds of hours invested and I don’t know that I’ll be stopping any time soon. Lately though, I’ve mostly been doing settlement building and I was inspired to write this article when I saw a mod that was intended to make your settlements more dirty.
More dirty? They’re dirty enough as it is!
I don’t know how this came up in my mind, but I was listening to the theme for Fallout 4 and started to try to remember how all of the previous Fallout themes went. I’m not a huge fan of music in general, but I know that when I was playing Skyrim, I used to listen to the soundtrack in the car a lot. The theme for that game is amazing and I feel the same about the theme for Fallout 4. So I asked myself which one was best and had to go back and revisit all of them. Therefore, here they all are. Let me know which one you like the best!
I’ve spent quite a bit of time lately listening to “let’s play” RPG podcasts and one of them has a serious love of so-called “narrative” games, games that actually accomplishing something isn’t as important as telling a good story.
I hate that.
I never really got the paranoia of the Institute in Fallout 4. In fact, the Institute seems to be one of the only decent factions in the game, if you want to look at it realistically. Yet when I say I favor the Institute, even other Fallout 4 players get upset with me because they’re supposed to be “evil”. But why are they evil? Why are they worse than anyone else in the game? Let’s look at that, shall we?