It’s been exactly five months since my last post and no, I’m still not done with my Ultimate Skyrim Run. First, I had to finish a side job which consumed most of my free time and every molecule of my personal energy, and then… I simply got distracted by other games. So, here’s a short summary of what I was busy with before October 1.
When working at said project, I decided that Skyrim was too taxing to actually let me relax. Instead, I decided to buy something with a relatively simple gameplay, literal prolefeed, and my choice was Sleeping Dogs. As it happens, I watched a YT playthrough almost immediately after it got released, decided that it was a nice GTA clone, and forgot about it.
When I finally got it on Steam, I expected a quick and cheap amusement for a couple of evenings. What I got instead… all achievements and 135 hours of playing on my Steam counter. In fact, I liked this game even more than any part of the GTA series I’ve played before. There’s no wonder that Sleeping Dogs is a cult game for some fans and I’m anxiously waiting for a possible sequel – and the film adaptation.
And then the cops arrived. I liked the free alpha and beta versions of Police Stories so much that I finished the three levels multiple times and even wrote about the experience, but now the full game is finally available. The plot and writing are disappointing, to say at least, but it’s still a great fun with 18 missions to finish and a whole new arsenal of equipment. The devs expanded the range of possible behaviour of enemies and hostages which makes each approach to a level unpredicatable and exciting. I’ll definitely write a full review when I’m finished with the campaign.
That’s right, I’m still busy with sailing the Sunless Skies. Without permadeath and a more gracious difficulty system, it’s not as slow as the prequel, but so far I managed to get only one of the Ambitions. And yet again, the quality of writing makes me feel simply dumb.
Busy or not, I still didn’t abandon my Dragonborn. When I’m writing these words, he’s spending a wonderful vacation on the isle of Solstheim after defeating a terrible evil and taming a dragon. I’m really enjoying the experience of visiting a place I explored more than a decade ago in Morrowind and tasting the different shades of nostalgia. Still, I’ll have to leave it soon, go back to the mainland and finish the main story, because at this point playing Skyrim feels more and more like a chore. Besides, I still have the other parts of my personal Unholy Bethesda Trinity to beat.
Looking forward and smiling
Nothing has changed and my backlog is still so bloated that I hardly feel any need to try new games, but I’m still hopelessly waiting for Metro: Exodus to be released from the exclusive title jail. If it doesn’t happen, my resolve may finally break and I’ll buy it on Epic Store.
Obviously, my plan is to keep this blog running after another long hiatus, so stay tuned in and cheers!