A slow news day. The worst, worst, ABSOLUTE worst thing to occur for someone caffeine-filled and eager to start typing about something. Blogging has become part of my routine in the morning, and if I don't get the satisfaction of inching closer to one hundred posts, my day feels off. Relating to that, once I will hit a hundred posts eventually this week, I will keep working hard to two hundred, then three hundred posts and even more if I am still into this whole blogging thing. So this post is an update on what I've been playing. Nothing original, nothing spectacular. Let us get to it, shall we?
Since Bethesda is masterful at releasing a continuous stream of information that makes us gleeful, I have picked up Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion for the second time. Before I played a thief and got rich quick. This time I wanted to take a more realistic route - instead of stealing everything in sight, I'd earn my way properly. The Fighters Guild was my best bet. After taking out some mountain lions and saving a store from numerous nighttime robberies, I advanced in rank. But that is not the real adventure. A vast open world cannot explore itself. There's over 200 locations to discover and thoroughly explore, and the reward greatly outweighs the risk.
Playing as a warrior, I fought and killed anything and everything in sight. Frequently I had to make treks back to the Imperial City to sell my loot. After a few hours of bashing heads and beating imps senseless, I bought a shack on the Imperial City Waterfront. The poorest neighbourhood in town, but with good people, so I fit right in. Sprucing up the place a bit with furnishings, I embarked again to further explore Cyrodiil. I'll post more later.
I rented Crysis 2 and I'll break the review into two parts. The single player and multiplayer are drastically different, and it's appropriate to grade them differently. The game is still great though.