Cheap and short “I’m on vacation” blog post incoming.
The new PC is awesome, thanks for asking. Having everything on one large SSD drive is not only fast, but also convenient. No more worrying about which drive to put this game on, or where this large download is going to auto-place itself.
The two games I’ve been playing a lot lately are Total War: Rome 2 and Farcry 4. TW:R2 plus some DLC is as great as ever, and looking all that much nicer doesn’t hurt of course.
Farcry 4 continues the long line of “better sandbox than most MMOs” theme that has been on display for a few years now. Seriously, why is it that the ‘world’ in Farcry 4 is more open ended, more real, more alive, and just more fun than anything the genre that is supposed to be about virtual worlds is giving us?
That aside its also a very fun game overall. I never played Farcry 3, so everything is new to me (I guess Farcry 4 is basically 3 in a different setting?), and just the sheer variety of stuff, combined with solid execution, makes for enjoyable entertainment. Also this being the first game I’ve played to use an Indian setting is a breath of fresh air.
Regular posting to return next week, happy New Year everyone!