Hello, random(?) person looking at my page. Enjoy your stay, just don't...touch anything.
A few days ago I was cleaning through my mod folders, and found a simple, single player Jedi Outcast mod that I downloaded years ago but never played. Upon further investigation I discovered that I actually know the mod creator quite well(Though I didn't back when I downloaded it). Anyway, so I decided to play through it, and while it was loading, I thought to myself, "What the hell, I'll record it".
And thus, my first ever Lets Play:
It's a three-video playlist, which is about thirty two minutes total. Anyway, it's a fairly simple conversion mod, but I found the new weapons to be a lot of fun to play with. And I've only ever played Jedi Outcast once, so I didn't remember the levels all that well.
Enjoy! Or don't. Up to you.
...I was thinking to myself the other day, "I should really update that blog thing, else people think I'm dying or something."
Then, for some bizarre reason, I get sick again. So maybe this blog thing will just update each time I get sick. There's a thought. Or maybe I should just delete the old "blog" posts, since I never really use this thing anyway...Or I could actually start posting stuff here, other than random sick updates coupled with youtube videos.
Well, since I'm here anyway, might as well say what I've been doing other than being sick:
House remodeling! Not much fun...But the kitchen and my bedroom are currently being remodeled. Yay, I guess...Hopefully it won't take 19 years this time, like the last remodel project that we finally managed to finish this year(A story for another time, perhaps...).
Work, school, ect, the usual stuff. Been working for the neighbors a bit here and there, lots of house work, as usual, still doing school...Nothing out of the ordinary, really. Goats are still stupid.
Social life! Social life? Yes, I've sort of got myself a social life in the real world...And by "social life", I mean I have one non-related person I talk to on an almost daily basis. But she's the first real-world friend I've had since 2006, so it's actually a really big development for me. Yes I know, no friends in six years, pretty pathetic to be honest. But that's what happens when you live out in the middle of the country in a neighborhood where everyone is old enough to be your grandparent. But yeah, I've been biking about 7 miles each day, and talking to people. Lots of fun.
Aaand....Because of those three things, especially the first and the last, I've hardly been getting any computer time in. Almost no moding progress lately, and a lot of days I don't even check in on forums and Steam. I'll probably be more active on the internets once October ends, a certain store closes, and the rainy whether forces my bike off the road.
So...Yeah, that's what I've been doing I guess. Doesn't sound very productive when I put it that way. Ah well, thanks for reading, whoever you are X)
Yay, I'm sick. Don't want to mod...Should be modding...
Maybe I'll just play more Just Cause 2 while listening to the Drunk Tank...Yeah...I'll do that...
Now, I will leave you all with a video showcasing gaming's highest quality, and most realistic in-game physics ever recorded:
I know, I'm a few days late, but HAPPY NEW YEAR anyway!
2011 pasted really quick it seems...Even quicker than usual. It was a pretty good year for my real life, and a not-so-good one for my internet life. I hardly got any modding done whatsoever...But on the plus side, I played some really great games this year, like Half-Life, Mass Effect, Just Cause 2, Batman Arkham City, ect. And I also accidentally got myself into a role-playing project called Dawnbreaker, which is loads of fun, if not for the fact that it soaks up massive amounts of time.
Now, time for recaps, lists, and resolutions, all of which are in no particular order.
I played every Half-Life game in order of release except for Decay. Half-Life is now my favorite shooter franchise.
This game...Is awesome. It had a very Knights of the Old Republic feel, which is good, because KotOR is my favorite game ever. I hope to play Mass Effect 2 this year, and later, Mass Effect 3.
I got this as a Christmas present, and man, it is INSANE.
BioWare's first RPGs, if I remember correctly. I played them co-op LAN with my sister this year. Great games.
This game really took me by surprise. I'd heard the name several times before, and I finally looked it up sometime in 2010, and found it got really, really good reviews. A super hero game being good? How can this be? So I just made a mental note to check it out sometime, then half a year later, I finally played it. I loved it so much, Arkham City became my most wanted game of 2011. The gameplay, music, voice acting, were all fantastic.
Free roaming, fast paced driving around on a very breakable island never gets old. Ever.
You can destroy anything. Nuff' said.
Definitely my game of the year. Met and surpassed all my expectations, and was completely awesome while doing it. HIGHLY recommended!
The characters, story, atmosphere, music, were all perfect in this game. The single-player campaign is pretty straightforward and easy, but the co-op mode is there for those of you looking for more of a challenge.
This game is really, really fun to play with friends. One of my favorite co-op games.
At first it looks like a 2d minecraft, but it is very much it's own game. Minecraft is about survival, building, and creativity. Terraria is about exploration, combat, rewards, and survival. Sure you can be creative and build huge castles in Terraria, but it's a lot more fun in Minecraft. Just like exploration and combat is a lot more fun in Terraria than in Minecraft. So yeah, I recommend both games, but all in all I prefer Minecraft.
Despite officially releasing this year, Minecraft does not make it on this list because I've been playing it since 2010.
I sadly didn't play many mods this year, but I did play quite a few good ones, such as...
First HL2 mod I played. New gameplay and maps were very well done, and I look forward to part 2(Or 1, depending on how you look at it).
Fascinating mod...I will say no more until you go play it. Do it. If you have Half-Life 2, you should really download this mod.
One of the best Mount & Blade mods I've ever played, and, it's Lord of the Rings! Can't get much better than that.
A Jedi Academy mod that replaces the saber system with a new and improved one, which blocks, parries, special moves, ect. There's actually a lot to the mod, which surprised me at first. Definitely worth a look.
All still very WIP, but also very fun. Modern guns in a Star Wars game...Yea...It's pretty sweet.
I don't think I've ever made a New Years Resolution before this year...But this time I actually have a good one. Or rather, two.
1. I will finish ALL of my mod projects.
(STOP laughing, I haven't finished yet)
2. Any mod that I do NOT finish by the end of the year, I will abandon and never return to.
Here are my reasons:
1. During 2011, I was bogged down in so many projects, that I ended up hardly working on any of them, and none of them were getting the attention they deserved.
2. I've had this game idea for almost four years now, it was actually the reason I got into modding. Last year I finally got some serious planning done, and I now have pages and pages of character info, detailed gameplay info, scripts, plotlines, a couple pecies of concept art, ect. But all my other mods were holding me back from starting real development. When 2013 comes along, I want to be working on one game, and only one game.
3. Why don't I just drop my current projects and get to work immediately on my game you ask? Well...In the case of a couple projects, they aren't even mine, I'm just helping. And until I get a couple things finished, I feel like I shouldn't leave. In the case of my solo projects, like Return of the Sith...Well, call it some kind of stupid pride, but there are WAY too many dead mods floating around, and I don't want any of my mods to ever be "added to the pile". Because I announced it and made a page for it, I feel obligated to finish it. So, 2012 is my final deadline so to speak. It is the last chance I'm giving myself to finish everything.
First, I will work on Jedi Betrayal until the demo is released.
After the JKB demo is released, I will work on my Tales of a Forgotten Realm module, until it is done. Then, I will work on Return of the Sith and Jedi Betrayal. How will that turn out? Who knows! We'll have to wait and see. I'm fairly sure that I'll be able to at the very least finish two of them though.
Well...I think that's it...Thanks for reading, and have a good 2012!
I was completely blown away by the awesomeness of Arkham City, and then I was lucky enough to win a boxed copy of the sequel when it comes out. Only a month away now...I can hardly wait!
EDIT: NOOOOOOOO! Delayed to November?! ... *.' ... Hopefully it's just to polish the game even more...*Crosses fingers*
EDIT 2: Delayed AGAIN?! ....Grr.....
Open world: Check.
Blood and gore: Check.
Blades and decapitation: Check.
What's not to love?
So, the reviews have come in. Some people hate it, some people love it, but most people just seem to call it "OK", or "Good". Doesn't make a difference to me, as I was going to wait for an under-30$ sale anyway, and I still plan to.
I'm a big Lord of the Rings fan, and action games are one of my favorite gameplay styles, and co-op is probably the most fun I ever have in gaming, so I'm really hoping they do a good job on this game. The reason I have it beneath RAGE, is because the pessimistic side of me expects it to be badly made. Still, I've liked most of what I've seen so far, and definitely look forward to its release.
Reviews have come in, and like Skyrim, it's pretty much what I expected. From the trailers and info, I guessed this game would be somewhat above average, but still not great. Too bad, this game could have been really awesome.
...Need I say more?
Yes, I admit it. I am looking forward to Skyrim, despite not enjoying or finishing Oblivion. Skyrim just looks like so much fun! Still, I'll wait for a sale before getting it, because I just don't "Trust" it to be good.
Reviews have come in, and it's just about what I expected - Oblivion, only better. It sounds like it still has the biggest problem(IMO) that Oblivion had, and that would be the lack of characters with personalities, and dialogue. I still plan to get it someday, most likely in a few years when it's cheaper. Or during a Steam sale, which ever comes first, as long as it's under 30$.
I bought it during alpha, and I've been playing ever since, to the end of alpha, through beta, and now it's going to finally be released as 1.0! I haven't played any of the 1.9 pre-releases, so this should be fun :D