Christian Cashman
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1/6/19
1:22 AM
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I got unreasonably giddy to see Set in this article. That is one of the best games ever.

11/3/18
9:35 AM
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I never said that Fallout 4 was a bad game. I just said it was not a great Fallout game.

11/2/18
2:03 PM
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I agree that Fallout 3 and 4 are at the of their narratives more personal, what with the searching for family members being the main stories for both. They follow arcs akin to the Hero’s Journey which make them compelling, but they both sacrifice proper world and lore building to make the games about these particular Read more

11/2/18
10:29 AM
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I’ll give you that there was a lot of the “science without ethics” trope in the Institute’s design, but it was somewhat balanced by the overarching goal to rebuild the Commonwealth. There was a depth and nuance to them that was severely lacking with the other factions, which contributed to the game’s disappointing Read more

10/22/18
10:32 AM
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Save the TP and stockpile their cardboard tubes. We call them “doot-de-doos” because we use them like trumpets (and on occasion vuvuzelas). They can also be taped together to form budget binoculars.

10/20/18
8:21 AM
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Oh yeah! Both galaxies are expected to collide in 4 billion years, which will fling so many stars and planets out into the void that whatever’s left will look like an interstellar Pollock painting. Heck, if the Earth hasn’t already been burnt to a crisp by the Sun expanding into a red giant or isn’t hit by a freaking Read more

10/19/18
9:40 PM
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I was an avid astronomy nerd as a kid. The first book of decent length that I read was a National Geographic tome called “Our Universe”. And it was in this book I learned of the horrible, terrifying truth that there are black holes out there, trapping everything within its grasp, including light, and then crushing it Read more

9/25/18
1:52 PM
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Like any truly great RPG, the intro is a slog. I do promise you, though, that it gets soooooo much better after you’ve better established your character and finally get out of first few areas and explore. The other people and places add so much to the rich tapestry that is the Fallout universe.

9/25/18
1:47 PM
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One of the main things I’ve learned is that companions can be both a blessing and curse. If you have enough in your party, you can cut a major swath through the enemies, but having too many with can be dangerous if they accidentally get in the crossfire. A way to decrease the chances of friendly fire is to make sure Read more

8/31/18
3:40 PM
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Full disclosure: I played KotOR II first, so my opinion is probably a little biased. That being said, subsequent patches and the restored content mod make it a much more complete experience. Even without those bits and bobs, I still rank KotOR II higher than the original due to the aforementioned narrative complexities Read more

8/31/18
12:17 PM
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I agree that twist was telegraphed from the very beginning, but I still contend that the overall story is better than KotOR’s. One lackluster moment doesn’t take away from deft way Kreia attempts to open your character’s eyes to more nuanced perspective on the Force and how it ensnares all life.

8/31/18
9:37 AM
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Agreed on Kreia. I left her out, though, because Papito Qinn has cornered the Kreia market and I don’t want to cramp their style. Read more

8/31/18
9:02 AM
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Yeah, introductory levels do tend to suck, but I think we’re on the same page in that Peragus is slightly better than Taris. I hated that Undercity section with a passion.