On Sunday, I celebrated my 29th birthday!
I admit, I knew what I was getting because I sent a screenshot of an EBGames shopping cart with my games of choice…turns out they were having a sale ; )
I had been playing the trial version of Destiny leading up to my birthday. My initial impressions were that it feels like a cross between Halo and Defiance. I didn’t completely suck at it either so that was nice. I’m more of an RPG player and keep shooters as a couch co-op experience with Timeoin…even then we often play on ah, easy difficulty.
I also scored a copy of Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited for Xbox one. We have ESO on PC but that was back when it was subscription based and we couldn’t justify the price for how much gameplay we managed to get. Nerdling bedtime coincided with the maintenance downtime.
Timeoin is a Bethesda fanboy so he’s been geeking out over the book and artwork. I managed to have a bit of a play on ESO: Tamriel Unlimited. I’m a Nord Templar fighting for the Ebonheart Pact. When we got ESO for PC I was a High Elf. I’m liking it so far. I’ve not had any of the queue issues that others have reported but I have had it freeze mid-combat. My gear lost durability because apparently I died after the gameplay froze on my screen. That sucked. I had a similar issue with the PC version, my poor Elf fell into the sky and I had to kill her via console command.
But, I am a sucker for the Elder Scrolls lore so I’m going to push through the glitches. It has been an enjoyable experience so far. I am planning on writing a full review in the coming weeks.
I also received gift cards to EBGames from my mum. She knows me well, and has always encouraged my nerdy endevours. 12 years ago, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix came out on my birthday. She waited in line to get me a copy that day. I’m thinking of getting Witcher 3: Wild hunt with them (I scored $100 worth of gift cards).
Overall, I’m very happy and grateful for the gaming goodies I got. So many new games for me to enjoy. And, I’m also looking forward to my anniversary with Timeoin because …. FALLOUT 4! We did the thing and secured a Pip-boy edition as our gift to each other. We were engaged 11/11/11, any guesses why?
[Yes, Skyrim was a part of the proposal]
What games are you currently playing? What are you looking forward to?