Sorry for the serious lack of posts. I’ve just been playing all sorts of games lately.
Still chugging away in Aion. My Cleric has reached level 34 and I’ve realized that I need to redo my action bars. What I found out about action bars really made me happy. Normally when you arrow down to get to another clean action bar it’s just that one that changes. Any extra bars you have on your screen stay the same. Not so in Aion! When I switched bars the other day to see how I would organize them, all the extra bars on my screen went blank. Which means I get a clean slate. So I’ve decided I need to spend time in setting up a healing layout and a grinding/DPS layout. That’ll be time intensive but definitely worth it. I’ve taken over 320 screenshots! You can find some of them here.
I’ve given up on Champions Online again. I didn’t get much further than last time either. I did make a character I was loving and finally chose a powerset I was happy with but the controls and abilities just felt sluggish. It seems I don’t enjoy the fighting style. This is just not a game for me.
Still playing Torchlight though not as much as last week. I’m currently playing the Vanquisher on Easy mode (I think) since I’ve never really played a game like this. I’m actually excited to go back through on another character and try a harder mode. I think I’ll try the Destroyer next.
I picked up Dragon Age: Origins as well. I haven’t gotten very far but I think the story is amazing. Though this game does seem to be cut-scene heavy. At least so far. Not that that’s terribly bad or anything. As in Mass Effect, during cut-scenes you get to choose how you want to answer/ask questions. I found this to be “meh” at best. Your character doesn’t talk or ask those questions. The NPCs just respond as if you had. Having played Mass Effect myself I find that a little disappointing. I’m still trying to get the hang of combat since it seems I can’t keep my teammates alive. Though I love how I can give them roles to play that helps me out.
Uncharted 2 is finished! Wow. Just amazing. That game is awesome! If you don’t have it yet … what are you waiting for?!