Let’s Revive This Thing A Bit…

March 27, 2013

Okay, so my little break actually turned out to be a pretty long break. You know how it is when things get busy; you say to yourself, “All right, I’m just going to put this blogging thing aside for a next little while just until I get back on track.” Except 2013 has been crazy from the outset, so the obligations just keep piling up and before you know it’s been more than two months gone and your poor blog has gone from “on a little break” to flat-out neglected.

Well, I’m back to change that. Part of the reason for my absence also had to do with the types of games I was playing. In January and February, I used most of my spare gaming time to catch up with the Xbox360 titles, some of which had been gathering dust on my shelf, still enclosed in their original shrink wrap:

  • Assassin’s Creed II: Brotherhood (if you ask me, this game is where the AC franchise reached its peak)
  • Assassin’s Creed II: Revelations (I just couldn’t bring myself to do everything, so I breezed through it for the story)
  • Assassin’s Creed III (I had to give up on this for now, the gameplay proved to be grindier than I expected)
  • The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings (loved this, loved this, LOVED THIS)
  • Dishonored (I may be too incompetent and inept to ever become truly good at stealth games, but I don’t care what anyone says, I love my dark ending)

Um, yes. That would have been an overabundance of assassins.

In terms of MMOs:

  • Rift (Hey, I finally bought the Storm Legion expansion!)
  • The Secret World (TSW Mondays are still happening every week, and as always I am dressed to kill)
  • World of Warcraft (golden rule: when you’re married to someone who doesn’t have as much time to game as you, play what he wants to play during your mutual game time. WoW will ever be my husband’s MMO of choice, and I’ve been having a lot of fun raiding in Mists of Pandaria too, so I’m not complaining)
  • Neverwinter beta (very excited for this)
  • Defiance beta (with the game’s release right around the corner, you’ll no doubt be seeing me write about it now that the blog’s also been sufficiently revived)

It has been revived, yes? Yes. I shall endeavor to post regularly again. Thank you, and good night.


  1. Hooray!

    I’ve played a little AC2 (my daughter’s game), and even less of the original. I really like it though.

    • Woohoo, I still have readers!

      AC2 was okay, as an intro to Ezio. But I have to say Brotherhood was the best, and nothing after really felt as good.

  2. I have missed your Blog. Amazingly, our gaming lists are very similar over this year. Dishonored was my #1 game in 2012 … I absolutely adored it! I also played the original AC2; Brotherhood and Revelations are on the “to do” pile. I just finished Tomb Raider and have moved on to Bioshock Infinite. Also in Neverwinter … looking forward to the Foundry in that game.

    Glad you are back!

    • Dishonored was probably my favorite game as well, probably the best in 2012 even though I waited until this year to finish it. I wish I had the patience for a low chaos run, but I did have a blast killing everyone, LOL.

      BioShock Infinite is on my list. I just need to finish Tomb Raider first, which I haven’t even started yet 😛

      • I played Infinite after playing through the other two games. I had never played them before, and it was very nice progression — even if Infinite isn’t a true sequel, it’s definitely a spiritual successor that tackles many of the same themes of utopia and distopia that the other two games did. I highly recommend it!

        I still haven’t played Dishonored, and I’m not certain I’m going to get the time. Honestly, I’ll probably buy it years from now and freak out in happiness, wondering why I never played it sooner.

  3. I found I had the same issue with taking a break… but my break was only, maybe a month. I also am not as prolific, but I’m always amazed when I have readers. 🙂

    Just got back into TSW myself and working my way through Blue Mountain. So good… also playing Neverwinter as well. I’m sure NWO will do well, and it looks and feels great, but I’m just not hugely excited for it. I’ve played PW games and they’re a lot alike… it’s the same games with a bit of reskinning. Which isn’t bad, but it’s not exciting.

    • Oh, I totally understand where you’re coming from about NW. I liked what I saw and am pretty excited for it, but I doubt it will come anywhere near being a “main” game of mine. I mostly look forward to playing with friends a couple nights a week and playing around with what others have made on the Foundry 🙂

  4. Welcome back! Good to see you posting again!

  5. Welcome back o/

  6. With the season 8 an expansion for Star trek online coming out in May will you be returning to the Holodeck to cheek out what has changed ?…..If you do look the fleet Turkish RP Heroes will show show you a good time…..were pvp fleet mostly but we would love to show you a round…..

    • Hey, thanks! STO is ever always one of those games I tell myself I have to get back into, so with an expansion, I just may. I’ve been sort of watching the “Romulan as a playable race” rumor for a while and I’m glad it’s actually coming to fruition.

      • Ha, I was about to post a similar comment! I just started to post again (GREAT MINDS), and am sorta getting excited about Romulans? I hope you read that with the appropriate rising inflection; I’m very surprised at my own response.

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