I was excited, back in 2007, about Mass Effect 1. After a quick search I decided to skip it, because I really don`t like FPS and the idea of playing a FPS/RPG hybrid isn`t my thing. After finishing Dragon Age i felt a change is required in my game habits. I spotted some raving comments on net, checked the reviews on Game Spot and decided to give it a shot. I still don`t like the FPS/RPG combination, but the story is equal to Freelancer or Elder Scrolls, two top favorite games for me (third is Neverwinter and four Drakensang, if you wonder !). Rich background, awesome characters, fun, albeit limited, classes, everything is there. Plus the story. Fighting Reapers, Collectors, geths, gangs (Eclipse, Blood Pack, Blue Sun) and asari commandos is a dream come true, because Mass Effect universe is ALIVE. There are many things I dislike in a FPS, but with little patience I overcame the frustrating gameplay and designers choices. I`m not ashamed to recognize I uninstalled the first game twice, but a game with only one bug and great story deserve every praise for the team who thought about Mass Effect universe. I hope the third instalment will stop making changes for things that do work and get back the looting and direct customization.
For three weeks now I played Drakensang The Dark Eye. I never cared about Pen and Paper games before, but I get bored by Neverwinter and Elder Scrolls. I the end it was a good choice. Drakensang is great story driven game and a lot of fun while learning the game mechanics so different from my usual RPG. I still have a hope that developers will concentrate more on story than graphics and stupid gameplay and Drakensang is living proof you can do wonders, even with a low budget.
After a while Titan Quest bugs and crashes become really annoying. Let`s try Spaceforce Rogue Universe, a Freelancer wannabe, a big disappointment. The engine and interface are so poorly designed that i break a record yesterday. No moving past first steps in mission 1. At least I try a couple of missions/hours of gameplay before letting go, but it`s not possible with Spaceforce. Big letdown for a space sim fan who consider Freelancer the game who make me enjoy gaming. I choose Night Watch for a while, hope he`s going to be interesting.
Today I found the right avatar for me, thanks to TESFU and Elder Scrolls Union. It`s a werewolf kind of creature, close enough to the legends circulating in my country, even somehow to ~ human ~. Well .... I plan to work in the same time at two faqs related to Jade Empire and X3 Reunion, but I feel the holiday in the air and man - o - man I dream to ` run on the meadows ` so to speak.