Saturday - February 23, 2008
GamerDad - Best Games of 2007
Another article by Mike Anderson is up at GamerDad, this one covering his Top Games of 2007, and knowing Mike's eclectic range of tastes it's no surprise it covers the full spectrum of genres and platforms. The Witcher takes RPG of the Year, with Etrian Odyssey on the DS as runner-up, and while Portal beats out Puzzle Quest for puzzle genre overlord, PuzzleQuest on all its many platforms comes in as Game of The Year.
Here's a snip on Mask of the Betrayer which gets the nod for best x-pak of the year:
Best Expansion Pack of 2007: Neverwinter Nights 2: Mask of the Betrayer - Neverwinter Nights 2 has spawned some heated discussion in the RPG community, and many have been unable to play it due to the way-too-high system requirements. As a result too little attention has been paid to this excellent expansion; as I say in my review “while there is constantly a battle to fight, the story of your travels and adventures in the planes and Rasheman are the focus. The game forces you to into a difficult moral position by giving your character a ’spirit hunger’ - you will lose energy and eventually face diminished attributes and possibly death based on whether or not you consume souls or siphon off spirit energy or try to fend off this hunger. The choice impacts your alignment as well, and plays significantly into how you become part of this unfolding tale. It is an excellent mechanic that forces you to think about yourself and your choices - no longer can you just rest ever five minutes to replenish health and spells. It is this innovative thinking and creative writing that make Mask of the Betrayer such an excellent game. Even if you skipped on Neverwinter Nights 2, I recommend that any role-playing fans pick this up - with Planescape: Torment-quality writing and characters and epic D&D battles, this is a blast of a gaming experience! “
Friday - September 14, 2007
GamerDad - Broken Heart - PLEASE HELP IF YOU CAN!
On Saturday September 1st, Andrew Bub - the GamerDad, and my husband - suffered a heart attack. An anterior wall Myocardial Infarction to be exact. On Sunday the 2nd, he had an additional MI and on Labor Day he endured a Quadruple Bypass operation, which saved his life. He's been in the hospital ever since and dearly misses his children, his website, and all of you - his readers. Here's how you can help.
Please follow the link and read the article, and if you are able to help in any way thanks in advance.