Did some work behind the scenes of the game blog page so that the game filters now work much better.
A couple of months back I found loads of old notes about all the old Epic Space Marine games we played, starting from back when I was in high school. I thought it would be a good idea to type them all up as best I could, and upload them all. While I was at it, I also converted the Epic-S and 40K battle reports from their PDF state to HTML, and they can be found on the Warhammer 40K page.
Finally got my pointing pictures up and into the Vault. Don't ask me why.
This is where you can read any of my irregular wafflings about computer gaming. The whole point of this blog is to help motivate me to properly finish games, whether they be recent ones or older ones I played when I was younger that I never managed to beat.
So, been trying to play the Witcher at long last, after owning it for over a year. The games in the series have got a good rep out there on t'interwebs as being some of the best RPGs you can play. But unless the 2nd one is much better than this, I will most certainly have to disagree. I'm currently on chapter 4 of 5 chapters, and I'm really struggling to stay with it. The last couple of times I've played I've only managed about 20 minutes each. It's just so frustrating. Here's why:
And this is the enhanced version believe it or not. I'd hate to have played the original. Here's a few images of my adventures so far, as well as some of the interesting bugs:
Strange floating skull
Priest's face obscured by random block of concrete
Kill the evil dog
I think I'm a bit pissed
Priest and fat bloke try and take on a professional killer
You have no idea kid
Weird ghostly apparition
Monster waits patiently while I speak to an NPC
Boobs in a computer game. Green boobs no less. Geralt approves.
Check out my Matrix moves
Dude has trouble getting through a door
Big bad wolf completely ignores me as I hack it to bits
These two women keep saying exactly the same thing
Someone else doesn't know how to use doors
Camera does a great job of chopping off this dude's head
Massive scrap breaks out in the sewers
Helping some naked vampire chicks kill a bunch of religious types
Weirdest werewolf ever
Out of the way old woman
Out of the way drunk baffoon
Yet another patient monster
Would much rather watch this again than play any more of the Witcher
So are there any good bits? Of course there are. The game wouldn't be so highly respected if there weren't. I'm just too much of a critical douchebag to have really paid them any attention with so many things wrong with the game. The story and characters are indeed pretty cool, even if the game assumes you know the story of the Witcher books and stories. Which of course I don't.
Most of the voice actors also do decent jobs. One in particular sounded very familiar so I looked him up and found out it was none other than Peter Marinker, who did the voice to Doctor Benn from awesome old kids TV show Star Fleet. That's definitely a plus. While I was reading about Star Fleet I also saw that Mark Rolston (Drake from Aliens) did the voice to John Lee?!?!?! What?!?!?!? That is something I can not believe. At all.
I know Star Fleet has nothing to do with this game. But that's what happens when I have such little good to say about it. Oh, the X-Bomber is still the best space ship ever designed. Period.
I'll try my best to finish the game seeing as I've come so far. But it's all very meh at the minute.