Tagged: rpg

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Games of the Year 2014

It has been an interesting year, for gaming and myself. Perhaps not the best for either. Having been plagued by health problems that began with my back, extended through my neck and extremities, resulting in some ongoing conditions, has left me with little time for gaming. I decided to take some time off and work on […]

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‘The Banner Saga’ Is Worthy of the Name ‘Saga’

Can be seen on PopMatters The gods are dead. Building on the ancient tradition of Nordic storytelling, Stoic Studio’s The Banner Saga manages to tell a story that is both epic and intimate. The Banner Saga doesn’t bombard the player with backstory as many RPGs do. That isn’t to say that there isn’t a well-fleshed out world to explore, […]

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Games of the Year 2013

It has been an interesting year in gaming. There have been many milestones in the triple A space and the indie scene continues to boom. It is also the first year in my adulthood that I have been active enough a gamer to put together some sort of “best of” list. My list will not […]

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Baldur’s Gate II: Enhanced Edition

Can be seen on PopMatters With so much to say about Baldur’s Gate II: Enhanced Edition, it is difficult to know where to begin. Originally released in 2000 by BioWare, which was based on the 2nd Edition Advanced Dungeon & Dragons role-playing system, Baldur’s Gate II became widely praised as one of the greatest role-playing […]

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Now Playing: Baldur’s Gate II: Enhanced Edition

Currently I’ve been playing Baldur’s Gate II: Enhanced Edition in order to review. While I am an avid RPG fan and a fan of BioWare in general, I must admit I am new to the Forgotten Realms universe. And my first  observation is, wow, modern RPG players are really very spoiled. Baldur’s Gate II uses […]