Monday, July 21, 2008
So I've been playing Age of Conan a bit and it is rather fun. However, it suffers, as all MMO's do from the old just killed that overlord quest that I've been working on forever and he just respawned ten seconds later. I just end up feeling like the world isn't changing around me. So, when I get to feeling like that, I take a little break. However, I will be back and I just wanted to throw up some screenshots that I have been taking. It's weird-now that games are really starting to look so good, the screenshots sometimes almost taking on a slightly artistic look. Anyway, I hope you guys enjoy. And as always, leave me some feedback. I'll probably eventually do a best of gallery sometime in the future. Cheers!
Sunday, July 20, 2008
So I'm playing Mass Effect for the PC right now and I'm completely blown away. The graphics are great--the loading isn't too bad because it appears to be using the streaming tech developed for consoles--load crappy textures first, then the hi-rez. I do wish there was a force-load button in the console (maybe there is) that would force-rez all the high textures in the area. But anway, the voice acting and the story so far are just stellar. Truly stellar. For the first time I actually feel like I am controlling a movie. I wasn't a big fan of Kotor (though I do generally love Bioware products -- Baldur's Gate anyone)? So anyway, I'm gonna gush about the game more later because right now I just want to play some more. But, I thought I'd upload a few choice screenies that I've taken. Of my character and other cool stuff. I didn't realize how generic of a military-lookin dude I ended up making, although in my defense the nose and eye options aren't too shattering. However, the fact that your character really does end up looking pretty fantastic when you are done is a testament to the handling of the engine. Anyway, here are a few pics and now I'll shut up and play.