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A Little Gaming Here, A Little Gaming There

I’ve finished Mass Effect 2 and I’m making steady progress through Mass Effect 3, but that’s not all I’ve played lately. I’ve also played some Splinter Cell: Conviction, ME3 Multiplayer, Mechwarrior Online, DC Universe Online, and Sid Meier’s Ace Patrol.

Once I’ve finished this playthrough of ME3, I’m expecting to cut loose on a few games, namely I’d like to get back into regularly playing Star Trek Online instead of occasionally looking at it wistfully while I do my schoolwork. Further, I’d like to settle into a bit of Neverwinter, some more Star Wars: The Old Republic, and I think I’d like to play some more Diablo III before the expansion comes out.

Oh, I’m very very excited about the upcoming expansion for XCOM Enemy Unknown. Entitled “Enemy Within“, it’s going to include new enemies, new options for soldiers, and I’m hoping some more council missions. I mentioned it in a P.S. a couple of weeks ago, but as it gets closer to release, I get more excited about it!

I’d also like to share my excitement about the new Tex Murphy game coming soon thanks to a successful Kickstarter campaign. The game will be called “Tesla Effect” and takes place after the last game, Overseer. Check it out. I grew up with Under A Killing Moon and came to love its dry humor and film noir style approach.

Anyway, I’ve got things to do, so until next time!

– Elorfin

P.S. “All I’ve ever needed was a soft felt fedora, a well-tailored overcoat and a comfy pair of sneakers. Some people know what they like and they stay with it.” – Tex Murphy, Under A Killing Moon.

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Busy Busy Busy

These days I’m keeping extremely busy. Balancing school and gaming is a challenge all over again.

I’ve been replaying the Mass Effect trilogy and I’m about halfway through Mass Effect 2. I can’t wait to be back in Mass Effect 3. Being the newest of the three, it’s got the most fluid combat system. Further, I keep misremembering side quests… well, misattributing them to Mass Effect 2 instead of Mass Effect 3.

I picked up Sid Meier’s Ace Patrol tonight on Steam and I’m simultaneously thrilled and impressed by the game. It has a super simple interface with rather complex gameplay mechanics under the hood. There’s something about a turn-based strategy flight sim amalgamation that thrills me. I think everyone should look into it.

Honestly, that’s all I’ve got to report right now. As I said, school’s keeping me busy and nothing spectacular has happened in Mass Effect (well, I’m picking the occasional Renegade option just to move things along sometimes).

Until next time!

– Elorfin

P.S. “Simplify, simplify.” – Henry David Thoreau