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Happy reviews and unhappy people—a rant

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Screenshot

If you ask me what a review should be, it should absolutely include feelings, thoughts, and emotions that are stirred in the player. However, it needs to also include other factors, such as various aspects of design, how bug-free the technical side is, and how it functions overall. On top of that, a good critic will take into account a game's content in terms of how it relates to others that have come before it.

New Vegas and Xenoblade pre-orders

Fallout: New Vegas Screenshot

Completed Fallout: New Vegas the other day, and although it got a little buggier than I would have preferred towards the end, I still pushed on and rolled credits in support of the New California Republic.

Zelda's wacky controls and Fallout: New Vegas

Fallout: New Vegas Screenshot

After Skyrim bored me to the point that I did not care to continue, I was still in the mood for a Western-style RPG, and a quick look at my backlog reminded me that I still had an unopened copy of Fallout: New Vegas that I picked up but never played thanks to the widely reported of glitches and bugs that plagued it.

Gamer pay and 'Rimming wrong

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Screenshot

So I've formally bailed on The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. However, after my initial post about being tired of it after fifteen hours, I was inundated with comments from people on Twitter and elsewhere regarding my lack of enthusiasm for it.

Fifteen hours with Skyrim--and that's enough

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Screenshot

So, Skyrim. Everybody's heard of it, everybody's playing it, and it's getting stellar reviews. Clearly this game is the jam for a whole lot of people right now, and that's pretty cool. Seriously, no hate coming from me towards those of you who dig it, at all. For me, though... I have to say I'm just not feeling it.

Need for Speed: The Run, ending 2011, consequences and Dead Island's Bloodbath

Need for Speed: The Run Screenshot

I never play racing games. There are a number of reasons for this, but part is that I'm not very interested in cars in general, and I'm even less interested in playing a game that makes me repeat sections over and over and over in an effort to get my performance exactly right.

Fate/Extra and Aquaman #1

Fate/Extra Screenshot

I recently started Fate/Extra for the PlayStation Portable. I know that it's based on an anime or some other related property, but I'm not familiar with the source material. In fact, my only other exposure to anything from the Fate series was the Fate/Unlimited Codes fighting game, also for PSP. (And really, that was pretty good!)

Escape Goat, flying Pirates, Dark Soul fixes and Child's Play

Two Worlds II: Pirates of the Flying Fortress Screenshot

I finally started playing Two Worlds II: Pirates of the Flying Fortress on Xbox 360.As you've probably guessed, it's a DLC add-on to Two Worlds II which released way back in January. I liked the core game quite a bit and this new chunk is basically more of the same. That's not a bad thing at all, but after nearly a year away from the original adventure, it feels like the window of opportunity has passed it by.

Thieves are scum and another Comics Rundown

Thieves are scum and another Comics Rundown

I used to be a huge Ghost Rider fan for many years, starting with the original Johnny Blaze stuff from back in the '70s, and I was pretty okay with the later reboot starring Danny Ketch, but things got too silly after a while and I had to bail. It seemed to me that the mythology was getting to complicated and too ridiculous, and I just couldn't swallow it anymore.

Dark Souls is finished (Thank God!) and remember Buffy the Vampire Slayer?

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So, after eighty-two hours with Dark Souls, I finally defeated the cheese-tastic final boss and completed the game. Whoopee.

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