A month ago I figured I’d give Star Wars: The Old Republic a fair shake, 6 years late. I was pleasantly surprised by how much it felt like the original game from Bethesda. It still contains some of those MMO tropes that I dislike, but it became manageable after a bit of practice.
The other thing I wanted to mention was the superb work done on writing the Sith paragon path. I’ve never seen such an in depth look at the Sith. The writing in general is great. I would be lying if I said I didn’t laugh when my smuggler got frustrated with hacking the terminal and just shot it up. But the fact you can play a Sith and save people from enslavement, protect the innocent, and keep your moral compass in check is really impressive. I never understood why George Lucas focused on the idea that Jedi, the religious and emotionally detached warriors of Light, would be helpful and caring, while the emotional and open-minded wielders of the Dark side are portrayed as callous, psychotic, and ruthless. Perhaps it’s that I’m blinded by the Dark side, but shouldn’t the Jedi be the ones ruling the impartial and hard handed empire and the Sith fighting for freedom and liberty from their restrictive order? I fully intend to explore the extent of this possibility, and I hope you guys enjoy the ride.
The mask worn by our Sith is not available in Star Wars: The Old Republic. It was completely thought up by Serpie, with a few changes from yours truly. If you like it, send him some tweets, he deserves them.
Breath of the Wild.
This is probably going to be the best game to come out this year. Finding anything to complain about was unbelievably hard. Even this comic is essentially nit picking. I like to call this comic “Shrine Fatigue.” I’m not saying that the shrine puzzles in the new Legend of Zelda are bad, or tedious, in any way. Every new shrine is some new puzzle to wrap your head around. The problem is that there are so many of them. I’m not kidding, by the way, we’re talking over 100 different puzzles spread out across Hyrule. I don’t know if maybe I don’t have the dedication necessary to complete them all, but they tend to sound like a broken record after a while. Picking up a ball and putting it in the hole can only be done so many ways before it becomes painfully boring. Maybe you’re not like me and you enjoy puzzles for the sake of puzzles, but I’ve always been more story focused. At least, that’s the excuse I use so I don’t feel bad for not doing everything possible in this game. So, long story short, this game is unimaginably good, and practically overflows with content. My only complaint is that there’s so much to do and I have no clue where to get started.
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We understand that @asteroidbase just updated their Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime title to move from it’s original 1-2 players up to 1-4. We had a hard enough time time with three, we can’t imagine what it would be like with just one other person to man the four possible weapon stations, the shields, the helm, the scanner, and don’t forget the Yamato cannon! Insane. Not that the three of us didn’t encounter other kinds of problems. With the new larger player count we recommend this game as great for parties because of how quickly people start yelling at each other.
We at Various Garbage want to be clear that this story line in no way endorses Nazis or Fascism. Quite the opposite in fact. Uncle Dogster was cruising around the Gary’s Mod RP server list and saw World War II Occupation, as noted above, and he became curious… These were real people who thought it was fun to play in a setting where Nazis beat up on resistance fighters and torment civilians. So he took it upon himself to turn the tables on the Nazis and that is story you see before you.
~Various Garbage Admin