So I’ve finished Dragon Age: Inquisitions (at last), well actually I finished it a while ago I just haven’t posted anything about it. I have downloaded the DLC pack “Jaws of Hakkon” but have not played much of it. From my point of view, you really need to increase your level before playing that DLC but that’s another story. I also started re-playing the Mass Effect Trilogy and am currently half way through the third and final chapter but have put that aside for a little bit. I’ve now gone back to Sims 4 again now that they’ve released more packs and add-ons. Of course, they’ve now released news that there’ll be a Kitchen pack coming out and that dishwashers will be making a return (free update) soon so this build I have at the moment may change when this new pack comes out. Continue reading
One thing I left out of my review last week was the Build and Buy mode in the game. It wasn’t intentional, I just completely forgot about it. I’ve been following some great Sims builders online and they’ve finally given me enough inspiration to begin building a bit more seriously now. I have to admit that towards the middle of a build I tend to start feeling ‘over it’ as it just takes so long, but many other Sims builders have the skills to be able to build awesome houses in shorter amounts of time. I’m hoping eventually I’ll get to that stage too but for now its still early days so I’ll work through it my way (slowly).
I think at this stage the build options are great but there is still room for improvement, and additional options. The above image is from a house I just recently completed. Nobody lives in it yet, I just decided to have a go at building something to it’s completed stage. At the moment, my current family, the Kennedy’s, live in a house that is not quite complete yet. Most of the walls are bare but this was deliberate as Angelina is an artist so naturally all the walls will be covered in her own work (masterpieces of course). Her son is also a creative soul so he may also paint pictures to hang around the house. Also I had created a separate playroom for their son, but now that Angelina is pregnant again, that playroom will be turned into a second children’s bedroom. So their house is still a work in progress. Continue reading
Last year I picked up Mass Effect and began playing it through for the second time around. In my first full playthrough of the game I had a female Commander Shepherd and played the game offline (not connected to Live). The second time I chose to go with the male Commander Shepherd, original version not the one where you can change his appearance. I took a few different ‘turns’ this time around but found playing the game a lot easier 2nd time around, and usually that’s the way for me I get a little antsy when playing a game for the first time and tend to hold back rather than go all out. Once I know how the game runs then I’m okay to pick it up a second time and have more confidence in playing it through.
This second run on Mass Effect, I played it through to the Ilos campaign where Shepherd and his crew had broken protocols (and the locking down of the Normandy) to escape from the Citadel and chase after Saren. This long weekend (Happy Aussie Day today!), I decided I’d better finish it as whatever happens in this game will affect what happens in Mass Effect 2 – due for release this Thursday here – so I went ahead and finished it. Surprisingly it went by a lot quicker than I’d expected 2nd time around, especially since the Citadel fight took me forever to complete first time around. Second time around I knew what I had to do and basically just moved Shepherd through the areas quickly, doing what needed to be done while allowing my AI companions to take care of my back. It really was kind of a shock to see that I could pass through it a heck of a lot quicker with just that small amount of knowledge!
This second time through I again played Paragon, I’m good by nature so its hard for me to go against my own instincts lol, though I must admit when I play a game where Demon’s are the ‘good guys’ its not so hard being ‘bad’ lol. Anyway this time around I also aimed at bringing Shepherd’s charm ability up to the top most level so it got me a few extra brownie points with negotiations.
Anyway, I’m really looking forward to Mass Effect 2 coming out this week. The only downside I see is that there is no Mako this time around. Some people say its because some Halo fans complained about it (??) others say they were glad it was gone but I kind of enjoyed roaming around in the Mako. I guess, however, I can see their point that the ‘roaming around’ part made it difficult to do when there wasn’t much to find on each planet that you could land on. Either way I’m still sad to see it not make a return in ME2 (maybe in ME3??)
The game is officially released here in Australian on Thursday, however EB Games are saying that they’re shipping it out from the 25th (yesterday) so I am wondering if the game is already in store? I may have to check it out tomorrow.
Another game I will be checking out and will pre-order next week is Final Fantasy XIII. When I went and picked up Darksiders, EB Games had it up for pre-order though there was no special edition or collector’s edition at that time. Today I just checked EBG’s website and they now have the Limited Collector’s Edition up. It basically contains the game, Soundtrack CD (selected selections), a book featuring artwork etc, 3 Art Prints and a collectible decal. If you pre-order the game through EBG, you also get a bonus FFXIII calendar. This is probably the first time that I’ve been ordering ‘so many’ games at once it is kind of a shock to the purse but I can’t help it this time around and I’ll definitely be pre-ordering this game since I’m an FF maniac lol.