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    Posted: 06 Mar 2020 at 7:37am
Hero might be a stretch, but there is an irony in that Alduin certainly brings about his own doom with this simple act of rage.
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Did you ever realise that the true hero of Skyrim is the one who saves the Dragonborn from getting beheaded at the start of the game? Who was that again? Oh right...


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Been replaying Skyrim but damn the more you play this game the more the AI just seems designed for meme creation.

Just wandered into a fight between an Imperial Legionnaire and a Stormcloak. Being with the Legion myself I stepped in and helped my comrade. Afterwards he placed a bounty for murder on me and promptly tried to arrest me. 
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Well Fallout 4 runs worse on Windows 10 than it did on Windows 7. 

I started replaying Fallout 3 instead now. Mind you, that was a pain in the arse to get to work. It fact Fallout 3 is actually unplayable on Windows 10. Crash, crash, crash, every two minutes. I had to merge the game into New Vegas to get it to run at all and even now it stutters like hell every time the game loads a new cell. 

Time has not been kind to this game engine. But at least it doesn't crash now. 
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Found out this morning that in my hard drive failure a few months ago I lost almost all of my Fallout 4 saves. A big fuck you to Steam's cloud save which only downloaded my saves games dating back to 2016. So pissed off right now as I had some the best settlements I ever built on my last character. 
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Just started the Spyro Reignited Trilogy. Nostalgia is in overload but this version feels much more clunky than I recall the originals being (maybe I've just forgotten). Certainly feels more clunky than the Crash remasters. I might just need to get used to it again. 

I've played the first realm of the first game so far. The first was never my favourite but I'm intending to play them in order. 
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I played as Amara, the Siren. She works different from past Siren's, in that she can be more melee based (which is how I use her), but she can still be focused on elemental damage, as well. I'm worried she might get killed off, if she ever reappears, because, well.......
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Who did you play as, out of interest?

I haven't looked at the new skill trees too closely but I've been assuming I'd play Siren at first, like usual (cause let's stop beating around the bush over who I played as in BL1 and BL2 (though I did play as Gaige the first time in BL2, but I like Maya's gameplay better). 
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Finished the game, and loved it, aside from some struggled with bosses (though the actual fights were generally better designed and more interesting than in past games, imo, it's the balancing felt off at times) and the new UI being annoying. The actual gameplay was awesome, side content is more abundant than ever, and great, the new planets are cool and add more exploration to the game, and I enjoyed the story a lot, unlike most people, and even found the Calypso twins quite funny, even though the series is almost certainly never going to match Handsome Jack, a fact some people seem to be unable to accept, I think. 

As for the second death: I thought it was a really awesome scene, and I loved the entire ending sequence, honestly, and there were a lot of cool twists, epic fights, fun dungeons and the ending and last boss were really awesome. I also think the character could potentially come back, as it doesn't seem 100% clear they're dead, though it does seem fairly likely. The first death didn't effect me much, even though I thought it was a pretty cool scene, just because I never played that character before (I actually used both DLC characters in BL2.) The second one, if it's real, would hit me pretty hard, since that's the character I used for my second BL1 playthrough, when I did the DLC, but I'd be perfectly satisfied, honestly, because it was handled very well, imo.

I will say, though: I kinda hope if they bring back the character I played as in, future games, they end up doing their own thing and don't stay to help out the Crimson Raiders indefinitely. Otherwise, bad things will almost certainly happen to them........


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Originally I had nothing against Tannis, but after more than one replay of both games I just started to find the character to grate on my nerves. Her journal entries that you find provide some good humour though. 
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I kinda figured they might do it, but yeah, I would have definitely preferred to see it for myself. Ah well. I have a habit getting things spoiled ahead of time, so it's nothing new, LOL! I actually did have the other death spoiled as well, by a complete fluke, but that one I would have likely figured out ahead of time, anyway, though I probably wouldn't have expected it to happen as soon as it did. 

And I definitely don't find Tannis annoying, but that's personal taste, I guess. I like pretty much all the returning characters, at least to some degree. Except maybe Crazy Earl, though that's mostly because he's voiced by Randy Pitchford, so I kinda can't like him, just for that. 


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Sorry if I've spoiled anything Travis; trying to hide the spoilers isn't always easy. But yeah I think you know which BL1 character I'm talking about and according to the summary of the plot on Wikipedia, they die. It might be a more fitting death than I think the BL2 character is so it might be OK, but for me it basically sounds like Avengers Endgame all over again. Loads of characters I'd be fine with getting knocked off and a couple I wouldn't. And it's someone I wouldn't that gets it. 

As for the annoying character, it's Tannis. 
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Fuck, I think that confirms the one death I was fearing, and I definitely did not see it yet, nor hear anything about it anywhere else. I guess I'll have to wait and see how I feel about it when I see it, but, damn......

The main missing characters I can think of so far are: Any BL2 vault hunters (aside from the one that dies, of course, though I've heard Krieg shows up in a sidequest later on), Athena (who I really hope shows up later, or in DLC, because she really should be there) Mr. Torgue (aside from apparently showing up in some endgame thing) and Fiona (who feels weird to not be there, since Rhys and Vaughn are, so I hope she at least appears in a DLC.) Anyone else I can think of, either has shown up, or died in a previous game (Tales is considered canon, so.......) 

I am a bit disappointed they didn't fit in everyone in, but the game is huge already, so I can kinda get that it would be hard to cram everyone in. The fact most BL2 vault haunters got left behind, while the BL1 vault hunters became important to the plot, is the main thing that stings, though, along with Athena now showing up, so far.

Also, who do you find annoying? I personally find Claptrap more funny than annoying, but I can't think of many characters in the series I find annoying, in general. I know there's a couple new characters some find annoying, but even them, I generally like.


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From the summary I read there are three previous Vault Hunter's killed during the course of the game. One I don't care about as it's one of the 'extra' characters but the other two were my BL1 and BL2 characters (well, I've actually played BL2 through with two different characters but as far as I can tell the other one isn't even in the game and the one that is killed is definitely the one I have used the most who I know is also a fan favourite in general). 

More than anything I didn't want them to fall back on the same shock that was Roland's death in BL2. And it looks like that's exactly what they've done, at least twice over and the second one is to the most obvious character possible that it makes the game look like it's lazily written. Meanwhile it sounds like the most annoying character survives (no, not Claptrap). 

I'm also bothered by absent characters and what seems like there's going to be a lot of unanswered questions. Which might get addressed in DLC of course, but everything I've learned is telling me to wait even longer for a complete edition. 
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I've seen one character death so far, and it was pretty sudden, but I actually thought it was pretty well done, so I wasn't upset about it. The game definitely hinted towards it happening in advance, tbh (since you presumable know already, I'll just say this particular one would have been your BL2 character.)

You make it sound like it's multiple characters, though, which if true, I hadn't known about a second character dying, yet, and knowing you, I think I know who else could die, so that one would piss me off, if true.


The game itself: I don't regret paying for both the game and season pass, but I do think it's a step down, at least from BL2. The actual gameplay loop is as fun as ever, the characters and their skill trees seem cool, and the new planets are great, plus I'm actually liking the plot so far, and the humor has been fun, as always. However, I always thought the boss fights were clearly designed for co-op, and balanced horribly for solo play, and that feeling is stronger than ever in this one, so it's driving me insane. That, and the new menu system is quite the mess, especially when trying to switch between menus. I am liking the game a lot overall, though.
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So I read the plot of Borderlands 3 since I don't especially care about plot spoilers in video games, especially one I'm having to wait for because of Epic Crap Store.

It made me want to not bother with the game at all. 

I'm sure the gameplay and humour will remain classic Borderlands, but the plot as I read it just pissed me off. I won't spoil exact details for others here, but as far as I can see the game doesn't feature every character you'd expect it to, kills off the Vault Hunters I personally previously played as and generally doesn't seem as in depth as expected for a game self-labelled as 'The Big One'. Of course I don't know how much is missing from the summary I read, but I think I'd be right pissed off if playing for full price. 
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I used to be in previous console generations, at least for handheld. I had the Gameboy Colour and then the Advanced plus for console I was a late adopter of the Gamecube. I do also have a Wii which I bought second hand with a bunch of games but I don't play Wii games much because I find the control system beyond awful. I still hook up my Gamecube (or the Wii machine) at times to play a few old favourites like Zelda and Metroid. 
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So I have to wonder, am I only the Nintendo guy here? Just curious!
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I'm starting to get really pissed off with The Witcher 3. Every time I think I have stabilised it on Windows 10, it goes and starts the bloody stuttering again. 

The weird thing now? I can sprint about Novigrad and Beauclair with a solid 60FPS (or higher if I set the monitor to 144Hz mode) and it won't stutter at all. In fact I've done extensively testing all around those maps and thought my game was stable again.

White Orchard though? Stutters more than Mattko. Angry Not in an unplayable way but with annoying little microstutters every few steps right from the point you start riding toward the village at the start of the game. It's not tied to total frame rate. Running higher than 60 still results in a stutter even though the FPS won't fall below 60. 

Before my Windows 7 hard drive death last week I had the game running smoothly easily 99% of the time at 60FPS except in a couple of problem areas where I'd lose a few frames without fail. 

This is so fucking annoying. Being forced onto Windows 10 feels like the worse thing that's ever happened to my gaming setup and I include two GPU death's in that. 
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