|The first person you meet in Phlan|
After taking the hour or so to make some good characters, all a mix of classes, all multi-classed as well, I set off into the world to start clearing sections of the city so civilization can return and re-occupy the city. Immediately I'm reminded that these old school RPGs were VERY unforgiving. They didn't hold your hand. They didn't make things easy as you gently learn the ropes and rules of the game as the newer titles usually do. I was slaughtered first battle in... unlucky enough to get caught off guard, surprised by the enemy, and my two casters with Sleep memorized taken out of battle almost instantly.
|After my very first battle...|
In the meantime, I've also been working on a newer game... Duke Nukem Forever. Just recently released and added to the backlog of games I have, I decided I wanted to not keep this one waiting. I loved Duke Nukem back in the old DOS days, with his sidescroller adventures, and then into Duke 3D. What came out now after 12 years of waiting for this 'longest running joke in gaming history' is just a mediocre shooter with little to set it apart from the other games in the genre.
The one-liners, brainless women, and testosterone overloaded males are funny, for a bit. If taken light hearted, and with the idea that this is supposed to show both extremes of chauvinism and machoism its easy to laugh at this game. And so far, it hasn't taken itself too seriously either.
|Graphics are better, Duke is the same.|
|Whats he say? He'd still hit it? Be my guest...|
That's all for now, I'll be switching off the night shift at work here after the weekend, so hopefully I'll get more time to continue to play and check things off the backlog.