Fallout 4 graphics and the cynics

Fallout 4 E3Fallout 4 is not even out yet and gamers are already voicing their opinions about the graphics. What is surprising to me about this is not that there are gamers who look down their nose at graphics, but that people are doing this before even playing the content. Fallout 4 was easily one of the most anticipated and celebrated titles after E3 this year. During my coverage of E3 I would run replays during the morning while we waited for the live events to start and the most requested footage was Fallout 4. This game promises a massive experience, world, and seemingly endless potential with its optional crafting and building systems and the lack of a level cap or a hard finish to the game. And yet, in light of all of this, Bethesda is fielding questions in interviews about people who are already decrying the graphics. Continue reading

The Elder Scrolls Online First Impressions

The Elder Scrolls OnlineIf you would rather watch me play The Elder Scrolls Online than read a review, you can follow my stream here and ask me questions live on my daily twitch stream.

The long awaited continuation of The Elder Scrolls franchise has finally arrived on consoles. Last year the game was supposed to launch across all platforms but was halted and delayed due to its horrible performance and reception on the PC. Thankfully more games are taking the approach to delaying games after some big AAA titles suffered from embarrassing and bumbled launches. The Elder Scrolls Online received a lot of well deserved harsh criticism for the early versions on the PC, but we are not in Kansas anymore, this game looks and runs beautifully. Yes, servers are having issues, but that should be expected with an MMO during the launch week. If you go to Amazon right now, literally every 1 star review is just someone griping about the servers. Don’t listen to these people as they are not reviewing the game but venting about a problem we just have to accept with a game and a community that is this large and this instantaneous. So where does the actual game shine, and where does it fall short? Continue reading