Confessions of a Steam Addict 5: Winter is Coming, Eventually

Boy, a week sure does go fast, huh? Sorry this update is late, but I told the time machine operator that I wanted to go to Sunday and he took me to the very first Sunday! What with the time differentials and all, it took me a while to catch up, but here I am once again to regale you with stories from lands afar. Or, more accurately, I'm going to update you on what it's like to play through a literal embarrassment of Steam games, one by one.

This week, I started playing A Game of Thrones: Genesis, or, as I like to call it, RTS the first. Real-time strategy has never been something I've been good at and since I prefer to play games I am good at, I've generally stayed away from the genre. However, I'm not willing to ignore a whole genre, especially one which includes Achron.

AGoT:G plays with the themes of the books by introducing deception and underhandedness into the gameplay, but mostly it's just flavor text for what amounts to rock paper scissors, only sometimes your opponent doesn't tell you you're playing until he's stabbed you with the scissors. Still, it's an okay theme to get someone like me more interested in playing the game. Plus, it provides some interesting backstory on the events of the books, if you're into that sort of thing. I haven't read the books, but I like the TV show and I don't think there's anything I haven't understood up to where I've played.

My time with the game so far was spent reading the in-game encyclopaedia, which took a couple of hours somehow, then going through the tutorial, then playing through the first campaign, which seemed to be a more applied tutorial. I am now ready to start playing the game and am entering this next week with gusto.

Remember to message me if you want to play, even if it's just to get achievements or something. I won't be playing this forever, I hope.

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Posted by eccentrix

Boy, a week sure does go fast, huh? Sorry this update is late, but I told the time machine operator that I wanted to go to Sunday and he took me to the very first Sunday! What with the time differentials and all, it took me a while to catch up, but here I am once again to regale you with stories from lands afar. Or, more accurately, I'm going to update you on what it's like to play through a literal embarrassment of Steam games, one by one.

This week, I started playing A Game of Thrones: Genesis, or, as I like to call it, RTS the first. Real-time strategy has never been something I've been good at and since I prefer to play games I am good at, I've generally stayed away from the genre. However, I'm not willing to ignore a whole genre, especially one which includes Achron.

AGoT:G plays with the themes of the books by introducing deception and underhandedness into the gameplay, but mostly it's just flavor text for what amounts to rock paper scissors, only sometimes your opponent doesn't tell you you're playing until he's stabbed you with the scissors. Still, it's an okay theme to get someone like me more interested in playing the game. Plus, it provides some interesting backstory on the events of the books, if you're into that sort of thing. I haven't read the books, but I like the TV show and I don't think there's anything I haven't understood up to where I've played.

My time with the game so far was spent reading the in-game encyclopaedia, which took a couple of hours somehow, then going through the tutorial, then playing through the first campaign, which seemed to be a more applied tutorial. I am now ready to start playing the game and am entering this next week with gusto.

Remember to message me if you want to play, even if it's just to get achievements or something. I won't be playing this forever, I hope.