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Skyrim – the best story ever told

September 17, 2017

RPG games are the most popular games in the world. Some of them have tens of millions of active users and most are made to be played online. Well, the same can’t be said for Skyrim because it’s a single player RPG, but a one that will keep you glued to the computer screen for hours, if not days.

Skyrim is the fifth game in the world of Elder Scrolls. The previous sequels were a huge success and the bar was set high for Skyrim. The game spent several years in the making and it was well worth it. The final product was like a fairytale of warriors and dragons, only you get to live it.

The story

At the beginning of the game, you find yourself in a wagon together with other prisoners who are to be executed for their crimes against the King. The wagon arrives at a castle and just as you’re about to be executed, a dragon flies over the castle, breathing fire and destroying everything in sight. You manage to escape the carnage and on the way, you discover that you are the Dragonborn, a Legendary Champion who has been chosen to save Skyrim from the dragons.

These dragons are the ancient rulers of Skyrim. They used to live alongside men guiding them with their wisdom. Then, one of the dragons decided to rule over mankind, his name was Alduin. The dragons have their own language called Dragontongue. The fire and ice they breathe are really words said in their language. The Dragonborn has the ability to understand and speak these words which give him all kinds of powers.

You will get to choose your own character, how he looks, what he knows, the type of weapons he can use, and that’s just the start. The storyline has one main quest line, but the outcome depends on the choices you made along the way. There are also hundreds of side quests that will take you through the entire land of Skyrim. The game is so incredibly detailed, you will probably miss half of them.

The Setting

dragonThe world of Skyrim is a beautiful but very deadly place. It’s a land with many mountains, forests, castles, towns, and dangers. The entire map is riddled with dungeons, caves, bandit outposts, military outposts, and so on. You can destroy them, or you can choose to work with them. The game gives you complete freedom.

If you want, you can be the Royal Thane, a recognized champion, or you can be a Necromancer that scares everyone. You can also become a werewolf or a vampire, join dozens of guilds and organizations, or you can just go around and explore the land alone. You will find many books and spells on your travels. Some of them hold information about the ancient land and history of Skyrim.

One of the major tasks you’ll have in Skyrim is dragon slaying. The Dragons are usually located on high mountains, far away from people and you will have to slay them in order to learn one of their words. Three words form a sentence in the dragon tongue. The most popular one is “Fus Do Rah”.

We could talk and write about Skyrim for days and we still wouldn’t cover even two percent of the game. It’s simply an experience you have to try if you are into fantasy RPGs.

Crossout – the newest project from Gaijin games

September 17, 2017

For those who are not familiar with Gaijin Entertainment, they are a team of game developers from Russia. This team is responsible for some pretty popular online games like War Thunder, Star Conflict, but they made their name about ten years ago with the IL: Sturmovik 2 WWII war plane simulation.

Crossout is their newest project and it’s still in the BETA testing phase. Even so, it attracted thousands of players from around the world. That’s because it brings an awesome mix of driving, shooting, and car building. Twisted Metal fans are going crazy about this game, so let’s take a closer look at what you can expect from it.

Building your car

Before you turn the ignition on and drive, you will have to build your car from scratch. This is one of the best parts of the game because no car is alike. Every player can create his own ride, bit by bit, and part by part. Some players come up with huge machines that pack many different weapons, while others like to keep it simple by constructing a small but agile ride. Everything depends on your playing style and you can always rebuild and customize your vehicle if needed.

Battle against others in the arena

Once your car is set up the way you want it, take it to the arena and test it out against other players. You will sometimes have to sacrifice armor for speed or for more firepower, so make sure you set up your car correctly.

crossout car

There are about 10 different maps and they are always chosen randomly. Each battle holds rewards in the form of car parts and scrap metal you need to improve your car.

Unlock new and powerful parts

As you level up, you will unlock different factions and their parts. You can then use the scrap metal and other resources you gathered to produce rare and powerful guns that will give you an edge over your opponents.

Install a tow missile or a large cannon and destroy the other team from a distance, or install a couple of shotguns and get up close and personal. It is all up to you.