Hey guys. I'm a little stuck for content to give you this week, since I didn't really play enough Dragon's Dogma to form any cogent opinions about it. Though I feel I should elaborate by saying that I actually poured quite a few hours into it, it's just that I got so very little done because of how intensely ponderous that game is to play. What I would've have given for a horse or a jetpack or something to get around with. I also played a little Pullblox, which I'm loving, but I can't really think of any way to form a cohesive blog around that either. Best deviations of Sokoban?
Instead, I'm going to do this mini half-LP/half-guide/all-cop for a DOS favorite of mine - Master of Magic. Follow the link for a further clarification, but it's essentially a fantasy-based Civ clone from the same people that brought you the Master of Orion games.
Reason being is that the GOG sales are in full swing and because they're running a popularity contest of sorts for which game gets the better discount, I'm going to do my part by exhibiting some of the better titles they may or may not include in future contests to convince folk to vote for (and purchase) them instead of something stupid, like FahrenheitPostal 2 nothing in particular. Perhaps I'll make it a temporary blogging theme while these sales are on, though conventional wisdom might suggest that I only cover the games that are actually on sale right this moment. "Pfah!" is what I say to you, conventional wisdom.
(Though for the record, you should probably vote for Arx Fatalis this week. Gothic is likely as not going to be in the imminent Steam sale with at least two of its sequels, since it has been before.)
In short, a hero (who are traditionally not as magically-inclined as the wizards they serve) decides to antagonize a wizard with glowing red eyes, who has grown so powerful that he has learned the spell that wins the game. It goes about as well for Fu Manchu as could feasibly be expected.
As for the actual game itself, though, I'll just jump right into the pre-amble here:
So I guess that's a suitably cliffhanger-y place to leave things. I'll show off more of this game tomorrow and will probably continue throughout the week highlighting some other decent GOG items you might want to consider voting for. Should they come up. You know, just in case.