So after having recently completed Fallout: New Vegas and Dragon Age 2, it has become time to start some new games. I have since started some shorter let’s plays to take a break from the long rpg’s, but I really like doing them. Inherently rpg’s and shooters are the type of games I play the most when not recording them either way and that has bled into my let’s plays over time. I initially tried to not do those as they take up so much time and that might be really repulsive but because of that it may also be a lot of fun. So now it’s time to pick my next project.
So after saying I need to pick a next project, I have a couple of games that I really want to get into. 2 out of the 3 have been on my mind for a long time as I’ve been interested in them, the 3rd though is rather new and I have spent several hours with it and though it’s not “clicked” with me yet. But the first game also didn’t do that initially, so I’m not entirely sure what to make of this yet. I’ll give my thoughts on the games below to give an indication of my thoughts on it and why I want to let’s play them.
The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion – The Shivering Isles
The Shivering Isles will be a follow-up to my Oblivion let’s play, though it won’t be done on the same character as I really don’t like the high-level stuff in Oblivion. In fact the leveling system is one thing that really frustrates me about the game and especially so when I have to figure out a good character to work with that system with regards to the skills/abilities I’ll be leveling. With regards to that I have been thinking of using some leveling mods and especially Oscuro’s Oblivion Overhaul looked interesting. Saying that I’m not sure what to do on the subject of mods or the character I’d be playing. I’d probably try to go for a Melee/(de)buffer or maybe just a pure powerhouse on the weapons as I’ve surprisingly never played a melee-oriented character.
As for my knowledge regarding The Shivering Isles. I’ve played maybe 1 or 2 hours shortly after release and remember the gatekeeper and wondering around in a castle that was full of traps. So you might as well call it blind, but from what I’ve seen it looked very interesting and after the Oblivion let’s play many of you wanted me to do this very expansion since I asked at the time. I simply really enjoy the game and am curious about what it has to offer.
The Witcher 2: Asssassins of Kings
Similar to Oblivion, this is a sequel to a game I’ve also let’s played. This game is one of the big releases of the year and many are talking about it and playing it. I have played a couple of hours myself and quite enjoyed it but just like the Witcher 1, it hasn’t clicked with me yet. What I mean with that is that I don’t feel the drive to finish that game yet. As such I don’t know how this would go, if I would get sucked into the world and story or not would be a huge factor to the fun of the let’s play.
Also a nice thing to point out is that I’ll be importing the savegame from my witcher 1 let’s play. I do have to say though that I have no clue what it does and doesn’t import with that function. Other than that I have to say that it’s a good looking game with really tough combat and as such I’ll most likely play it on Easy. Other than that I don’t think this is a game that I can say too much more about.
Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Magick Obscura
Then as the final option there is Arcanum, a 10-year old game. A game that has a very big following to this day and it has been one of the games I’ve been interested in for a long time. It is set in a steampunk world where there has just been breakthroughs and there is electricity and steampower. I have since played it for a couple of hours at most and really enjoyed it. It is however a sandboxy game and I think this may cause some issues with me being randomly killed etc. Also I am not really familiar with the game mechanics so I’ll probably need some help with those along the way, as well as with companions you can bring along, I’m pretty sure those are pretty much required.
I would be playing this game with the Unofficial patch and the High Quality townmaps and textures to make the game look a tad better. It doesn’t look bad for such an old game at all though. But being able to play it in widescreen really helps. One downside though is that if I record it in 1080p, the text will be too small to read in the window. So I’d record it at 720p which will have me scroll a lot more, but the text’ll be readable.
I would probably try to play a rogue-like character with some lockpicking and backstabbing. I’m not entirely sure on how much I’d go towards charisma and such stats to talk my way out of situations, again, these things I have no clue about yet. I’m really looking forward to seeing what makes many people call this the best RPG ever made.
Voting will end at July 1st.