I’ve resolved to be a better blogger, end of the semester be damned. This might mean I have to write coherent posts, which is scary. Right now I’m wrestling with some Zizek and Lacan (arg!), but on the side I’ve been getting back into Oblivion. It really is impressive how they can make me forget that their game’s plot is worse than “Harry the Handsome Executive’s” plot. By the way, if you knw what that last reference is about, you earn major points. Anyway, Oblivion is fun, my fighter/mage/thief Dunmer is having fun.
I really want to play a magic-heavy character though, even though I know that woul take a huge chunk of time. Plus, I hate Timber Wolves that can kill me when I’m level 15. What!? Oh, and is it just me, or is it hard to picture Bethesda making a good game without mudcrabs. I know, they’ve made some soso Star Trek games, but those games didn’t have mudcrabs. What I mean to say is, I’m worried about Fallout 3. All of the good press in the world doesn’t stop me from being very afraid of those new screens they keep putting up. I guess that just makes me a loser diehard fan. Oh well.
To borrow from someone else on the intertron, if the game at any point has me escape through the caves with the leader of the vault, only to see him die, for him to give me a mission of great importance, and for me to see the outside world for the first time… And suddenly, I see the “Vault Tower” rising above a nearby city… Now I’m just being childish (but it better not happen).
Bethesda, make it rock, hard. And use at least 6 voice actors this time. Maybe 7? Oh, and if you make it so female characters can only be played strongly as mages or persuaders or something like that, I will never buy your game, and I’ll think up of horrible ways for your company to fail every day, inside my frightening head.
And yes, that title is very much an allusion to child wizards. And Oblivion.