Posts Tagged ‘Bioware’

So I stumbled upon this post on my facebook page:

https://shadowrealms.com/blog/an-important-update-on-shadow-realms?sf36160145=1

I was really looking forward to this game. Granted, they were kinda vague what it was all about, but that also appealed to me. I think the the videos they produced and that it was set into a modern world. First thing it reminded me of was The Secret World by Funcom, but this seemed even darker. Just having a peak at their art work made me incredibly enthusiastic about this game.

shadowrealms_concept_01 shadowrealms_concept_02 Hallowed05knight_of_molochTo me this concept art is pretty stunning and creepy. It’s a shame when a game people are looking forward to is being cancelled. However, I did spy that Bioware is focusing more on Dragon Age: Inquisition (are we getting an xpac?) an new mass effect (ow please let it have a sexy Turian you can romance) and an unknown new IP….. So at least we can expect more from Bioware.

Did you ever anticipate the release of a game only to find out it was cancelled?

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I’m still running around in WoW and really enjoying the low level area’s. It feels uncomplicated and there’s no pressure to perform at my best. I can glance away at times and spam some buttons while watching a film on my other screen.

I should be playing Guildwars 2, but I still haven’t settled on a class or when I think I have I come to a point where I can’t do any more heartquests (all of them are done) and I just have to grind out the last levels for my story quest to get to the appropriate level. It’s something I really hate doing. I guess that’s one of the reasons why I haven’t settled in GW2 yet. If I would have to go for a class though, I guess it’s a tie between elementalist and a guardian. I will sit down to play through it properly one of these days….I hope.

A game that really surprised me yet again was Star Wars the Old Republic. I’ve made a post before about why I wasn’t going to play any longer, but now that it became free to play the pull to get back to the game was back. I decided to see if the f2p option was not going to annoy me too much and I could always un-install the game if it did. 

I hate the fact that I can’t have more then 2 character slots. For someone like me who is an altoholic that’s just horrible. I deleted all my alts but kept my agent, who was now moved to a pure pvp-server but I’ll rant about that another time. I decided to create a new character on the English rp-server. I wasn’t quite sure what to play, but decided to go Republic side this time. I was tempted by the smuggler, but it’s basically the same class as my agent. I needed something else. For now I didn’t want to play a Jedi, since I wanted another steamy romance to happen *smirks*. Hence my kick ass trooper was born. I wasn’t quite sure about her until I heard the same voice as my Shepard from Mass Effect! That got me so excited! I was running around doing quests and before I knew it 3 hours had passed without me even realising it. So far very good first impressions again. We will have to see if the story holds up in the end, but for now I’m enjoying myself. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that EA/Bioware will enable purchasing more character slots in an (early) upcomming patch, because if I get too attached to this char there is no way in hell that I’m deleting her!

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See that previous post? The one from last year? I know I’ve stated that we’ve moved, but perhaps I should phrase it a bit better; everything that has to do with my podcast has moved to www.girlsgonewow.net and I will post most of my wow-related blogs over there too.

However, I feel the need to put down all this rambling inside of my head and I don’t feel it would be a good place to do that on the girlsgonewow-website.

So yes, I am back here and I shall be posting more gaming/geeky related things. I need to build up my blogroll again it seems and I’m always open for new blogs to follow!

Bioware, I LOVE YOU!

Now to start of this new blog I’m going to talk about a secret I have. It’s dark and horrible. I am cheating on my husband. No hold your pitchforks! I’m not cheating on him with a real guy… he’s pixalated. Or when I say ‘he’ I actually mean ‘they’.

Bioware has this horrible way of making me fall for some of their romanceable characters in any game that I am playing. It started with Dragon Age Origins. I loved my little human mage, being all bad-ass and then I met Alistair. I made it my goal to woo that sweet guy with the awkward humour.

Then there was Dragon Age 2, this time I tried going for a warrior and my Hawke was not interested in the Anders-character in the least. Then she met Fenris and my heart was beating a bit faster. I know, I know, he was a bit too emo at times, but give the guy a break! It’s not as if he had an easy life. I did my best to get on his good side, but that was pretty difficult with me not wanting to piss of all the mages around me.

Now I didn’t finish either of the Dragon Age games. I blame my ADD when it comes to gaming. However, then there was Star Wars the Old Republic. I was simply adoring my Chiss Sniper Agent. She was so cool and I could picture her flying around the galaxy with Kaliyo as her bad-ass sister in crime. Then I met him; Vector. Sure, in the beginning I wasn’t quite sure. The eyes… the hair… the constant referring to himself in the third person. I stayed friendly though and when he became a part of my crew I decided that I might as well give him another skin. Ow boy, I found the perfect skin for him, dare I say he even looked a bit like my husband with the hairstyle and colour (mind you my husband will deny this, claims he looks nothing like that. Of course he’s wrong.) Me and Vector started talking more and more and soon I was wrapped around his alien finger. I squeed in delight when he kissed my blue girl and it almost felt like my own second marriage when he proposed to her. After that, I actually thought that nothing more would happen, but behold, he was sending me love letters (something I might need to mention yet again to my husband.)

Now that I’ve stopped playing SWtor (something I will talk about in a later post), I missed having the romance options in a game. I spotted my husband playing Mass Effect 2 and decided to give it a go. Now here I am playing Mass Effect 1 and I’m loving the story so far. I do have a bit of an issue with my female Shepard being so …. manly. I can get over that though. Now here is me being… well typical me I guess and I do not fancy the romance options at all in the first Mass Effect. I find the humans boring and the Asari does nothing for me, no guess who I found the most interesting.  The Turian, Garrus Vakarian. He’s cool, makes funny jokes and has the most amazing face paint. When I’m going to start with Mass Effect 1 I’ll be romancing him…. and probably also in ME3.

On a more serious note, I am really impressed with the way that Bioware makes their romance options so amazing in their games. I’ve never felt more connected with my own character as well as my crew/team members in any other game I’ve played. I wish there were more games out there that would do that.