Star Trek needs an RPG, deep character development, and a story. The reason most Star Trek games fail is that the game developers and publishers don't recognize what makes Star Trek Star Trek. Star Trek has action, and ideas, and morality lessons. But more than that it has great characters that interact and form friendships… Continue reading What Star Trek games need
I spent a lot of time playing Mass Effect recently. Probably 150 hours taking all 3 games into account. Way too long according to my wife. But then EA and Bioware released the last DLC pack for Mass Effect 3 and it felt like the right time to dive in. In tone, it's certainly different… Continue reading Mass Effected
Captain's Log Star date unknown My crew is dead, my ship's systems badly damaged, and I'm out of fuel. The rebel fleet is out there, coming closer. Escape is unlikely. My mission is a failure. Tell my wife I love her. This is the typical end in FTL, an indie game I bought from Steam… Continue reading FTL
You I've recently gone back to a very old (2001) video game on my PS2 called Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance. It's fun for a while but gets pretty repetitive in only a short while. So what cliche's are there? You start off with nothing but a rusty dagger and no money, like some transient drifter.… Continue reading video game cliches
Last night as a way of "relaxing" I decided to put in a little track time with GT4 (a racing simulator for the Playstation). The air quotes started to settle around my relaxing experience pretty early on. I started a race and quickly found myself falling behind my computer-controlled competitors. It wasn't that I lost… Continue reading Your cheatin’ heart
I've been engaged in a long quest to free a land from the scourge of pixelated evil. It's been hard on my thumbs, and earned many eye rolls from my wife. And I'm still not done. I want to do some writing, but I guess I just haven't wanted it enough to actually put away… Continue reading How I spent my past few weeks.
I know that there are a few of you who have asked why I haven't updated the site in a while. Well, I could say that I've been lazy, but here is the cause. Yes, that's right, I've been bingeing on computer games. Conquering animated sprites and multicolored pixels and saving electronically rendered worlds has… Continue reading Meet Diablo, one of my obsessions