The Witcher: The game that keeps growing

Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings
Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings

The Witcher has sold over 1.2 million copies as a PC only game, which isn’t the best I know, but it’s not bad either. It’s one of the best games out there that has been severely overlooked. If any of you people out there are RPG fans you owe it to yourself to go pick this one up. It’s only 20 bucks on steam right now.

Some game footage has been leaked for the game’s sequel Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings. Witcher 2 has a chance to be like Half-Life 2. Half-life was a good game. Half-Life 2 was an awesome, genre changing game. The Witcher was a good game. Can it’s sequel be ground breaking?

The current generation of RPGs was birthed with Morrowind, Dungeon Siege, and Knights of the Old Republic, among other titles and perfected in Oblivion, Fallout 3, and Mass Effect. I think it’s time for some fresh ideas on the genre.

Witcher 2 has some interesting concepts from what we’ve seen of it so far. Dynamic NPCs that have things to do, innovative combat with finishing moves, a high end graphics engine, and a unique dark world for the story to develop in. None of this means “earth-shattering”, but it’s a good step towards something great.

Keep on gaming people!


Oblivion take 2

I never played Oblivion all the way through when it came out. I made a half dozen differnt characters and played a bunch of side quests. I have finished Shivering Isle, the Thieves Guild, and all the Dark Brotherhood quests. I have sunk about 50 hours into the game. I never got past Kvatch on the main campaign.

For some strange unknown reason I decided to save it. For the same unknown reason I have never watched any of season 3 of TOS of Star Trek. I want it to still be there. I want there to be something new for me down the road.

Well the time has come. No not for season 3 of TOS, for Oblivion. I have 2 weeks before Dragon Age comes and I need an RPG fix. I have no reason to play something crappy or spend money on another new game right now. I have Oblivion.

I’m not gonna post a review. I’m gonna say how awesome it is. I’m not even going to ramble on and on about how this might be one of the best RPGs ever. Nope. Not me.

Keep on gaming people!

Welcome to the project!

Hello everyone and welcome to my new project. I am Josh Derocher, self-proclaimed Internet guru.

The goal of this blog is to post 7 days a week with one blog post that’s about 180 words long. The content will be centered around gaming mostly but I’ll throw in some other nerd related things that interest me. I am strictly a PC gamer so that will be reflected in what I choose to write about. Currently I’m playing Bioshock and Oblivion, two older games I missed because my laptop at the time couldn’t handle them. I built a new machine last year so now I can keep up on all the great new games coming out.

I am putting this blog up to get into the habit of writing everyday, to refine my style, and to see if I can generate any response from people. There has to be someone in the world who wants to read something like this.

So brace yourselves for the coming excitement. Tell your friends how awesome this is. Spay or neuter you pet.

Keep on gaming people!