I know, I know. I haven’t been keeping up with stuff like I’d planned, so I’m just going to dump a ton of stuff on you guys today!
I’ve got the RE: Revelations review finished and it’ll be up on Friday. I just finished The Swapper’s review a minute or two ago, so that’ll be up next week. I’ll also be doing an update of the review list at the end of the post.
Neople’s Dungeon Fighter Online Facebook page is back up to 40k likes after having been falsely boosted to around 60k, if I remember right, by some overzealous fans. I’m glad to see the love and determination of those folks, but it would’ve wound up hurting in the long run. Neople might’ve gotten some projected goals and missed them if they’d gone in expecting 60k+ players. Now, I know it’s going to be DFO Global, so we’ll probably have more than that anyway, but still, not the best idea. Heart’s in the right place, but the brain wasn’t. You know?
Either way, the beta goes live in March, so I’ll be there, literally, bearing the Cross to smash some scumbags.
What’s Up With Me
So, as the blog’s been quiet, a few of you mind wonder why. Well, the answer is simple; I’ve started playing DayZ again with some friends. I’ve also been messing around on H1Z1 (which may or may not get a review, it’s still “early access.” More about it later.), and traveling a bit. Aside from that, I just haven’t really had much motivation to dig back into the review list. I do try to stay a few steps ahead and have reviews done a week or more in advance so that I have time to ease up and relax if I want to.
As for H1Z1, I’ve been having some fun with it, but I feel like it still has a long way to go before it should get a proper review. One of my readers has ask me about it specifically and I gave him a quick run down on my thoughts. I’ll go ahead and bulletpoint them here. Remember, this is more of a first impressions thing.
- Seemingly large open world to run around in.
- Absolutely in love with the crafting system and that it carries over if you die.
- Zombies shamble instead of running. I like this, I’m a Romero kid, so this is how I imagine they should be. That doesn’t mean they’re weak, though, they’ll tear your ass apart in groups as small as three.
- I spent four hours playing this game before I realized I’d been playing so long.
- Hunger and thirst levels need some tweaking. They’re difficult to keep up when you’re first starting out and if you can’t find a water bottle or any food, you’re in trouble.
- As large as the world is, it seems very empty. Even on high population servers, I still rarely saw another player or zombie.
- Wolves. Fuck them. They’re the assholes of H1Z1. If you hear a howl, you better run and hide.
There you go, a first impressions mini-review for H1Z1.
Now, let’s get the updated review list in here!
- Dead Space
- Dead Space 2
- Dead Space 3
- Enslaved: Odyssey To The West
- Warhammer 40,000: Space Marines
- The Addams Family (SNES)
- Spec Ops: The Line
- Dungeon Fighter Online
- Portal 2
- Obscure II (Obscure: The Aftermath)
- Magic: The Gathering 2015
At this point, I haven’t really changed much on the list. I did add SolForge and Magic 2015. Now that The Swapper review is done, I’m not quite sure what’s coming next. Maybe Bastion, but that’d be a pretty short review. Maybe I’ll give it a special day or something, I don’t know.
Anywho, that sums it up for now. Check back on Friday for Resident Evil Revelations!