Game Review: Fallout New Vegas

July 18th, 2011

I have put off writing this review for a while, because I really wasn’t sure what to say.  I loved Fallout 3  so much and spent hundreds of hours playing the main game and all 5 expansions as they came out.

So I was really looking forward to Fallout New Vegas when I heard about it, and was intrigued by the  idea behind the new setting, an area that was not directly attacked during the war two centuries earlier.  I tried really hard to get the Collectors Edition, as I regretted being unable to find it for Fallout 3 (I still would like a Vault Boy bobblehead!), but was unable to locate the version I wanted anywhere in Australia.  I even held off buying it when it was first released in case I came across the Collectors Edition online or somewhere local.  But eventually I gave in a purchased the normal game, doing without the Lucky 38 Platinum chip replica, the deck of cards with characters from the game, and so on.

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Game Review: Lord of the Rings Online (Part 1)

January 21st, 2011

I have never been interested in Massive Multiplayer Online (MMO) games in the past, I’ve had a bit of a look at some of them and there was no appeal.  But the Star Wars game Old Republic has been in works for a while now, and I was kind of interested in that, and wondering if my laptop would be able to run it.

And then a gaming friend introduced me to Lord of the Rings online (LotRo).  One of my all time favourite settings, and the chance to be part of the story.  I was able to pick up a cheap copy of the initial game, Shadows of Angmar, and then had to do a 35,000 file update overnight.  But the next day I was ready to go, and it was with great excitement – and quite a bit of trepidation – that I logged in for the first time and started to use my free one month trial.

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