• Incompleted - Pile of Shame

    Final Fantasy XIV – A long term relationship

    Writing about this game is surprisingly difficult. It’s an MMO – yes. It is seemingly one of the most played MMOs right now and – with the World of Warcraft exodus of players to the world of Eorzea – in the spotlight of many theme park MMO players. Obviously, MMOs are by definition games which cannot really be „completed“, so this genre seems a rather good fit for someone who calls himself an Incompletionist. I started playing the game in 2014, after being turned off by WoW: Mists of Pandaria and disappointed by Star Wars: Old Republic, Guild Wars 2,…

  • Open World

    Wasteland: No directions. No clue.

    So after adding some more hours in Wasteland, I have to admit, that the leap back to a more 'older' style of game & play is a challenge. And not a small one at that. Most of all, I am so used to what a modern AAA or AA game already provides a player to 'smoothen' things up. Too often, I have a hard time twisting my brain around to understand what is expected from me in Wasteland. Slowly and steady I start to better manage and read the game, but sometimes I am still amazed, what depth the game…

  • Open World

    (Game #1) Wasteland Remastered (1988)

    Wasteland, released in 1988 for the Apple II, C64 and DOS-PC, was seen as a successor in spirit for the well received Bard's Tale series, both produced by Interplay Productions; a studio run by Brian Fargo. And interesting enough, Wasteland has been categorized at its time as an Adventure game (I always thought about it as a cRPG) and even made it to IGNs Top 25 PC games of all time, praising it "one of the best RPGs ever [to] grace the PC" and ranked at place 24th. Well, what an interesting game to start this journey!

  • Pile of Games - Pile of Shame

    Interim Report: Fall – Part 1

    After the glory that has been Assassin's Creed: Origins and Star Wars: Fallen Order I thought that finally a momentum started building up. After enjoying and completing both games, I would now(!) be ready and on fire - a Streak-of-Completion with my next selected games, and my Pile of Shame would finally start melting like snow on a first spring day.

  • Completed - Incompleted - Pile of Games - Pile of Shame

    Interim 2020: Sorting my Pile of Shame.

    Besides the recent longer posts, there are also other games I played in between; some of these I did complete, but more I did not. So for this Interim Report on the first half of 2020, I would like to briefly mention and reflect on my experiences in: Tower of Time (completed) Assassin’s Creed (stalled) Warhammer 40k – Mechanicus (incompleted) Elex (incompleted) Quantum Break (completed) Tower of Time (completed) This games is a mixture of a bit of Baldur’s Gate, Divinity Original Sin, and… well anything Infinity Engine’ish. Story-wise the game is set in a dying world with a plague…

  • Completed - Pile of Shame

    Perfected: Assassin’s Creed: Origins – Confronting Demons.

    And so, I completed Assassin's Creed: Origins. My first Assassin's Creed game and also the game that brought me at the brink of a long depression on playing video games 18 months ago. The game, no ... UbiSoft's open world formula ... had drained me then, grinded me through, and spit me out ... exhausted. I lost all will to play anything for almost two months. Remarkable, as no other game has achieved that before.