After 2014 being enveloped by the disappointing PS4 releases, it takes a game from my distant past that pushes me to engage with the world of PC gaming. So yes, since posting here last I have struggled with my new PC crashing out of Elite Dangerous due to out of date BIOS. It took a little bit of patience to discover the cause but from that point on…pure bliss.
There comes a time when art imitates life to such a degree that the two align in perfect harmony
Elite Dangerous satisfies the explorer/hunter in me but also allows the freedom to create a story from these activities. Yay to no half-boiled, tacked on narrative!
I’ve enjoyed reflecting on the emotions I had with the original Elite when I was a 14 year. 30 years feels a long time gone but the emotions from that time are still, thankfully, intact.
We say ‘no’ to preorders
From the poll in the first Patching post we have some interesting results;
100% state they haven’t ordered any preorders this year. This is good to see. As consumers we should vote with our pockets; 2014 was a great year for hype but a poor year for quality with Watchdogs being the pinnacle of hype over product.I’ll keep the poll open as it’ll be interesting to see if this trend continues throughout the year.
For me, this is the year I wait and see before I part with my monies and this has already paid off – see The Order 1886.
I no longer have a preorder to my name. Saying that I do still have a few games that I’m looking forward to in 2015:
- The Long Dark(PC/Mac)
- The Division(PS4/XB1/PC)
With Uncharted 4 now a 2016 release my list for this year is rather short. Mass Effect 4 could be a 2015 release but in the same breath, The Division could be pushed out into 2016.
I’ve paid into the early access Alpha of The Long Dark with the sandbox part of the game only currently available. The story mode and full release have a tentative 2015 release date which I’m eager to see. Bloodborne will be released on the 27th March and although I’ve not played any of the Dark Souls series I will be watching as much on YouTube to gauge whether a purchase is on the cards or not.
Currently the most promising title for 2015 is Firewatch from newly formed studio Campo Santo. I stumbled across this last night via the below video and anyone that knows me, I love a narrative-based game.
A new departure
A YouTube channel by me? Surely not??
Ah yes I’ve now taken the plunge; dmo plays is the channel where I’ll discuss my PC/PS4 gaming with some play-through and impressions videos. I’ve talked a little about The Long Dark – with a new video due next week dependant on an upcoming game update – and will begin a series of videos, as I play the entirety of The Vanishing of Ethan Carter, this coming week.
Those of you interested in hearing me talk about gaming, you can find my channel here.