Bought Elden Ring last November. I struggled with it during the first few hours of the game.
I tried taking on the Tree Sentinel, who roams around at the starting area of the game. The Devs must have put that boss there as a preview of what's to come and maybe just for laughs. Because unless you are a very skilled player, you are not going to be able to defeat that guy, no matter how hard you try. I was both a newbie to the game and an unskilled player. I could not defeat the Tree Sentinel. Just at this very early part of the game, I already died more than 10 times I think.
Anyway, so I moved on and tried to follow the golden markers. I ended up at Gatefront Ruins. Instead of resting at the next site of grace, I only touched it and moved on to fighting the enemies at Gatefront Ruins.
^ This was a very noob mistake, because if I had rested at that site of grace, I would have unlocked the ability to level up. As it is, I kept racking up runes (they are like XP, used to level up), but had no way to make use of them. I could have made my life easier by leveling up, but didn't know I could do that.
I then spent multiple hours trying to clear the enemies at Gatefront Ruins to no avail. I could not defeat the Knight with the Spear and Shield.
^ What's hilarious is that, this guy was not even a field boss. He was just a regular enemy, granted, he was the strongest enemy at the ruins. Couple that with my mistake of not unlocking the level up feature, it's hilarious to look back and think that I could have made the fights against him so much easier.
Starting off the New Year with this wonderful tribute video for Elden Ring. If there was ever any doubt that Elden Ring deserved to be 2022 Game of the Year, this video will extinguish those doubts. This game, no matter how difficult, should be experienced by anyone who loves playing video games.
Also just an update. As of this writing, I am now level 40-41 in Elder Ring. I'll talk about my experience with the game in a future game log. For now, just enjoy this video.
Character Name: Edgewater
Just had an encounter with Spacers (basically space pirates) while traveling to a different planet. At first, they were happy at having someone to bully. But after realizing that I was flying the Razorleaf, the ship that belonged to The Mantis, they apologized and grav-jumped away LOL. This surprised me as I didn't know that would happen when flying the Razorleaf.
The Razorleaf is a starship that was piloted by The Mantis, a space vigilante. If you finish the quest line for The Mantis, one of the rewards you get is the Razorleaf. You also get the Mantis armor set, which is one of the best armor sets in the game IMO.
To finish the “Check out your ship's inventory” mini quest in Starfield, you need to find the Cargo Hold in your ship and intentionally take out an item from the Cargo Hold. It is not enough to just browse the contents of the Cargo Hold.
This is Neon, the 2nd or 3rd big city I visited in the game. From the outside it looks like some big fish market out in the middle of an ocean. But from the inside...
So I might have missed the announcement while changing my son's diapers, or maybe they didn't announce it in the Game of the Year Awards last night. Either way, Baldur's Gate 3 is now available on the Xbox!
And the 2023 Game of the Year Award goes to... Baldur's Gate 3. Old school turn based tactical combat, combined with deep storytelling, this is my kind of game. Now if only they would finally release it on the Xbox...
Anyway, here's a review from IGN to give you a glimpse of what it's all about.
It's nearly the end of the year and I'm looking for some new RPGs to sink my teeth into. I've already finished Starfield. I still am working my way through Hogwarts Legacy, but I'm looking for some other game to alternate with. I've heard that Tears of the Kingdom was nominated for Game of the Year, so I thought I'd check out a review. If this review is any indication, this might be one of the best sandbox RPGs ever made. I'm looking forward to playing this soon, hopefully someone gets me this as a Christmas gift. Hoping my wife is reading this LOL.
I waited for Forza Motorsport to come out on Xbox Gamepass. I resisted the urge to pay for early access and I'm glad I did. I have mixed feelings about this game. Anyway, I'll talk about those in a separate game log post. For now, here are some screenshots from the game.
You are given three cars to pick from at the start of the game. I chose to go with the Subaru STI S209.