I'm satisfying my itch and replaying Skyrim from the beginning. I'm about 2 months in or some such. A few hours here and there because I've started a study course and can't afford to waste time. HOWEVER, that said, Skyrim is not wasting time and it's a wonderful way for me to relax. Yup, I relax killing trolls at Keeps or Draugrs (notice the word "guard" backwards?) in long-forgotten dungeons.
Skyrim's music is just beautiful. Sometimes I play just for the music. Jeremy Soule wrote the score. Here's his Streets of Whiterun theme, my video from my riteasrain youtube channel:
And a comment someone made on there:
"Multiplayer is incredibly overrated. It makes it so the games have a shelf-life, a moment where there’s not enough people playing it anymore and the only way you can play with them is to painstakingly gather enough people to play it and even then a lot of the game’s content is locked away for public matchmaking. And that’s assuming the publisher doesn’t shut down the servers completely after a few years. Games like Skyrim don’t have that problem, in fact as time goes on modders make hundreds of hours more content to play."
I just broke out FarCry 3 again. I've finished the game and I'm tentatively looking at resetting outposts. Why tentatively? - cos I'm chicken that's why. I'm trying to work out where I should be when I do it - inside an outpost safe house? Lol that'd be fun but probably mean death. Maybe the game will take me to Amanaki Town and I'll start from there. Should be fun. I've got all the weapons I want, Loot Pack is full, and I'm all set up with healing stuff.
Wish me luck!
So I've finished Operation: Anchorage, The Pitt, and Point Lookout. Point Lookout was pathetic, Anchorage was ok, and The Pitt was probably the best of the three but don't think I could've got through the final bit without the tgm cheat ("toggle god mode"). Ah, cheats, where would I be without them. They're great when you've beaten the heck out of a game and you just want some fun.
Yesterday I reinstalled Fallout 3. Five years since I finished it, 2009! How time flies. I was itching to play something, it was a rainy day (great for plays) so Fallout it was. I also have the 4 DLCs (downloadable content) I haven't touched and got them a few years after completion, so today I'll install some of those.
I noticed the Take It Back! quest was open and so I went to the Citadel. However, 10 mins in I remembered I'd already done it 5 years ago - the Purified Water one - & finished the game but here it was again. I just couldn't be bothered. However, I've just read that to play the Broken Steel DLC I have to finish that quest (again) to continue on, because without BS you cannot wander the world after the game completes. Hopefully I'll find a cheat that works. So far none online work.
My thoughts on the game years later is it's not as full on as I thought. My character is far less immersive than say in Skyrim. When I change the camera angle to swing around and see characters I'm talking to on quests, I turn around as well which is weird. Far more stiff. It's fun though revisiting lots of places I've forgotten about and I'll do the runaround before venturing on to the DLCs.
"There's gotta be a way out of this dungeon!"
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