Hey, remember when I used to post things? You would come here to see what I had to say about a game, learn a thing or two about the topic I was ranting about, and possibly even were coerced into playing something you previously had no inclination to play?
Yeah, me too. Those were the good ol’ days.
The question is: what have I been doing all this time?
That’s A Good Question
Well, you see… I rediscovered an old obsession of mine. After months of whining and complaining about seeing port after port of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim to every platform known to humanity, I caved in an bought a copy for Jennifer to play on the Xbox One. Then I proceeded to play it for her, because she’s still toiling away in Divinity: Original Sin 2. Can you believe the nerve? I just took away what was essentially part of her birthday present!
At any rate, my Khajhiit sorcerer is level 48 and can lob around spells like a boss, though I’m not entirely sure how he’s managed to keep his fur intact.
Of course, what initially began as a character meant to be played similarly to its counterpart in one of the D&D campaigns I’m taking part in quickly spiraled into becoming a character which is equally skilled in archery, blacksmithing, and magic. That’s Skyrim for you!
Where To Next?
As you may already know, I also have another love… Cities: Skylines. Interestingly enough, like Skyrim, Cities: Skylines has extensive modding support. Naturally, the logical progression from Skyrim to a city-building game would be to download a map which is modeled after the province of Skyrim. In the above photo, you can just make out the trio of larger islands in the lake just west of Riften.
New Skyrim is a bustling metropolis now, sporting all manners of unique attractions and diversions. In addition to a maze of highways, there’s a fully functional mass transit system complete with rail and bus lines, as well as cargo and cruise ports to ferry people and goods to the rest of Tamriel. Sure, there’s a little pollution to contend with and the coasts near Dawnstar and Winterhold are inundated with moderately treated sewage, but what else do you expect? Such is the price of progress and the fat stacks of cash the city is sitting on is not going to go to something wasteful like sewage treatment facilities or free mass transit…
But Wait, There’s More!
My life wouldn’t be complete without getting my paws on a copy of Forza Horizon 4 though. After much hemming and hawing, and a little waffling, I finally let Jennifer let me buy it. It’s like she knows when I want something, and just needs to give me the okay to be okay with buying things. Does that sound odd? It should, because it is.
Am I glad I finally caved into buying it? Hell yes! Forza Horizon 4 is awesome, and I can’t wait to put off reviewing it! So far, I’ve made it to level 69 and I have barely even scratched the surface. The bulk of my play time has revolved around me cruising around the UK and wreaking havoc. Thankfully, there are plenty of ways to keep me busy when I’m tearing about the countryside, like violating speed limits and jumping off ramps, or just breaking through peoples’ fences and chasing sheep. I’m still not entirely clear about how I can afford to be caught on so many UK speed cameras and still have money in the bank, but I won’t argue. Apparently the Horizon Festival organizers paid off the cops or something.
Other than that, I’ve just been working and trying to fit in gaming when I can.
What about you guys? Been doing anything fun lately?
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