As most of you who know me are aware I am a huge PC gamer. So today’s blog is a bit more about the games I have been playing recently and the game releases I am most looking forward to in 2015.
But first I will start with the game that I had been playing since November 2014 – Dragon Age: Inquisition. A fantastic game that I have sunk almost 900 hours into. However, as all games, it isn’t without its flaws.
1. Huge beautiful environments. No recycled areas.
2. Fantastic diverse interesting characters/companions.
3. Wonderfully written love interests.
4. Great main story.
5. Creating a game that reflects the society around us, while still maintaining it’s fantasy role play feel.(LGBT community) Even as a straight gamer, I appreciate it.
6. The sheer amount of work that went into this game by the writers, artists and developers, it’s truly amazing. And no matter how you personally feel about this game, you cannot dismiss their hard work over the course of 3 years.
1. Main story felt way to short. I cannot decided whether the game itself was so big that the main story got somehow lost in it all. Hopefully DLC will add to this and balance it out a little.
2. Too much filler content, fetch quests. Now I love fetch quests as much as the next person, but when the fetch quests overshadow the main story, begin to become tedious or just plain silly. There’s too much.
3. Not enough consequence in players actions/choices. Not a fan of slideshow endings.
4. Being released for Xbox 360 & PS3.
Why on earth do game developers keep trying to develop games for systems that are over a decade old. Even “next gen” consoles are old in comparison to PC gaming rigs. Developers and Publishers should be pushing the boundaries of game development and not be held back by long dead hardware. Mid to High range systems (PC, PS4 and Xbone) is the hardware they should be developing for.
Now I realise there are many people out there who are still on old rigs and consoles. But there comes a point where a line has to be drawn and development stopped for those systems, otherwise game development will always be playing catch up with hardware progression.
5. Bugs/Glitch’s – I only experienced one bug, No Glitch’s. However there are instances of others experiencing a lot more. But SOME of them go back to my earlier statement. Don’t expect to play such a huge game in 2014/15 on a obsolete decade piece of hardware and be all surprised when it bugs, glitch’s or doesn’t have high end graphics like next gen systems. Game development is not magic!
Other games to look forward too.
Cities Skyline – SimCity style game. Looks fantastic. Out in March.
The Witcher 3 – I am a Witcher series fan and also a fan of CDPR (CD Projekt Red). So have been really looking forward to this game coming out since it was announced.
The Division – Have been looking forward to this game coming out in forever, but frankly if they don’t announce a release date soon, my interest is going to move on elsewhere. (Was suppose to be released last year) Hopefully at E3 there will be more, as not holding out hope for Pax South.
Mass Effect – Next – Very little is known about the new Mass Effect, but from what little we do know, I am hopeful it’s going to be superb game. It could have Q4 2015 release date, but realistically it will probably be early 2016. It’s been almost 3 years since Mass Effect 3 was released, so fingers crossed for this year.
Well that’s all from me today. Why not tell me about games you are currently playing and/or looking forward to in the comments section below.