The game is full of unlockable units and pilots and stuff. I have played just the tutorial and everything is confusing.
I finally finished Portal and cake was tasty. I really enjoyed the whole game and the athmoshpere they set up with sounds, music and all those little hints and lines during the game.
I played it instantly again in commentary mode and it went by so fast and I realised how short it actually is.
But the commentary made me understand how much design and work went into making it so playable.
I hope I can start with Portal 2 soon and of course those Half-life games are also still waiting 9.9
I was playing TF2 with Evelmiina and Kabomaru.
It started out as a nice 2 vs 2 but more and more people joined and it became very chaotic!
I pulled off a few twitch sniper shots and my heart was racing like crazy :O
I tried the demo Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning.
The game has a nice start. You are thought to be dead and dumped to mass grave…
Then it becomes your typical fantasy game. Secrets, gnomes, ultimate evil and knights and everything. Very nice graphics and faces but without the quarks and personality prevalent in the Divinity II tha I tried earlier…
What’s more, I had to make an EA account to even play the demo and saving the game did not work. And finally it crashed and bleh :P
For some reason I found my characters unmoving face hilarious. Whatever the situation, she had this “tonnin seteli” look on her face.
Nice fish bonus!
During this month I tried out some more games.
Civilization IV : I found it fun to build and name cities, but as the game progressed I just kept playing but not really enjoying the game anymore. I promptly deleted the whole game to not get stuck with it.
Interstate 79 : Actually, I have played this one before. About when it came out. My friend got it from the Good old Games and we tried it out. The game is still awesome in music and voice acting. And the cars roll nicely. I want to play it some more when I have time.
Witcher - Enchanted Edition : I bought this one some time ago but have been putting it off so I can get really into it. I am happy that I did, because the introduction was quite long and very nicely done. The gritty athmosphere and visuals combined to make the world seem very real. The only downside is that there is no character creation, but I think the story will be good this way. I want to continue this one too.
School has been going forward. There is the Dare to be Digital Competition coming up, but I am going to Abertay anyway. I am rooting for my friends who have put a team together and have an exellent idea for the competition.
I borrowed two travel guides about Great Britain. First time to borrow something like that. At least he pictures are nice :D
New term started yesterday and we are already in full swing :O
1. I got chosen as a programmer, but the whole programming line was merged with game engine programming. Like, a day before school started. I wasn’t happy about that and wrote a reply to the teachers, but it seems that things cannot be changed. I’m going to attend the interesting courses anyway and figure something out for the game engine courses.
2. New projects are starting up and our four producers (namely Hitler, Stalin, Mao and Mussolini) are sorting us to balanced teams. We are to come up with as many ideas as we can and best of those ideas are chosen for further development.
3. There were total of 14 entries to the Nokia’s Windows Phone competition. Next wednesday will be a voting session for students and we need to be there to showcase our game to everyone.
When telling us about the upcoming projects, the teacher took care to mention that visual novels or other forms of story telling would not be allowed :( Luckily I have some other ideas as well.
Next weekend I’ll be at Desucon Frostbite, talking and teaching about Visual Novels.
I spent my holidays petting a fat cat and playing Mount and Blade Warband. I joined the Kingdom of Rhodoks as a mercenary captain and helped them take two castles and managed to capture one enemy commander by myself.
No post without a picture: my character seems to have a heart of steel.
Trying out Dwarf Fortress
The Dwarf Fortress is a sort of simulation / RPG game or something, where player leads a new colony of dwarfs in their task of creating a working fortress. The homepage for this game is here
Here is shown the humble beginnings of my dwarf fortress. I managed this far with this tutorial
There is an entrance to the mountain (or a hill made mostly out of sand) and inside a storage area for stuff and some room yet without a purpose.
I wanted to try this game out because it’s very nerdy and underground (literally).