Fang Talks

The heart is the strongest muscle.

As I mentioned in a few posts already, I picked up Skyrim!

I’m genuinely surprised by how hooked the game has got me. It’s a huge game. Maybe too huge, even; I’m already drowning in quests. But that’s great, too. I’m not required to progress linearly. Hell, I could save the main storyline for last if I wanted, and train up my surprise archery skills in the mean time. Or maybe just wander around and see the sights, playing songs of bards to calm my assailants.

It’s been quite some time since I last felt this into a big, explorable game. I’ve been looking for something like this for so long, something I could sink my teeth in, but still play casually enough for it to stay enjoyable. Something with depth, options, but no pressure to discover every single path.

And I have played games that match that description, but they never really stuck. Maybe this is different, because it’s such a highly esteemed game that I’m finally experiencing, discovering where all the hype and jokes come from. Maybe this is different, because I can just hang back and play using a controller, rather than cramping my hands on the keyboard and mouse. Maybe this is different, because I’m forcing myself over my fear of exploring dark, scary dungeons. Heh. Maybe it will stick, this time.

But then again, maybe I’ll have dropped this game come next week, and found a new favorite experience.
~ Fang


  • 28/03/2016 (8:19 PM)

    I don’t even want to know how much time I logged in Skyrim. All I know is that I played that game for at least 2 years straight and still didn’t finish every quest/storyline.

    And what Mark said – don’t forget the mods! Those make it even more fun. And visually stunning. And adds a ton more NPCs/quests (that you obviously need more of).

  • 28/03/2016 (2:50 AM)

    Skyrim is a great game for getting lost in. I’ve clocked in over 90 hours in that game and even then I didn’t do everything. I just reached a point where I decided enough was enough and wanted to finish it. Don’t forget to mod it and make it last even longer!

  • 26/03/2016 (10:18 PM)

    You describe playing games the way I describe listening to albums.

    I suppose both of us got some kind od of life-changing buzz at our respective pastimes at some critical point in our lives and have been looking to replicate or beat it ever since.

    Drugs might be easier.

    But I’m going to eventually find an album that makes my head explode.

    • 26/03/2016 (11:26 PM)

      Heh, I suppose I have a “wow music” moment; the time I started listening to music. For the longest time I didn’t listen to music, it just didn’t interest me. But then I started enjoying soundtracks, and from there it escalated into over half the genre spectrum. Shove something into my ears and I’ll probably enjoy it, be able to see its charm, like it for what it is. In a sense, I still carry that “wow music” feeling with me to this day, as I constantly discover new music.
      What kind of music do you like listening to? Maybe I can recommend something.

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