Side Quests, a term I had not really heard of until the PS3 came out and I bought my first
Assassin’s Creed game. Gaming has changed so much, in particular with open world games Like Fallout, that the main campaign according to developers is not enough content within it to get the full experience of these games…enter side quests. Side quests are missions, or tasks you complete that have no irrevocable effect on the main story and can be completely unrelated to the focus of the game. However what they generally offer (at least in Fallout 4) is experience, new weapons, armor or items, even a mild story-esque mission of its own to improve the overall experience of your gameplay.
If you are finding it difficult to keep track of things I find it easier to write things down as I know what I am getting from all my different settlements. I created this on a whim when I had some spare time as I have the memory of a goldfish and found it so difficult keeping up with all of my settlements, let alone trying to save them when they’ve been under attack. Could you imagine actually being the lone wanderer, trying to manage these settlements..THINK OF THE ADMIN…papers, papers everywhere!
This is an old version from my first playthrough, its on an excel spreadsheet and from it I used to work out things like, where the majority of my caps were coming from, what settlements could create vegetable starch for adhesive and things like that. As well as what companions are where, although having to update that is a bit of a pain. Admittedly Mods have sorted a lot of those issues, but for fellow PS4 players this may at least come in handy, it certainly was for me. Take a look and thank me later 🙂
I recently purchased the Resident Evil origins collection for PS4, which includes Resident Evil Zero and the Resident Evil 1 remake on Gamecube, both remastered and with some additional outfits to mix up the gameplay. Now I already own both of these games on the Gamecube (along with the rest of the Resident Evil games in that generation), so why buy it again you may ask? Well one of the reasons is that because its on PS4, it makes recording the recording far easier, rather than hooking up my Wii to an Elgato and all that, I can just record direct and upload after a bit of video editing. In any case, I also purchased this as serious preparation for the release of the Resident Evil 2 remake.
It has been a good few years since I have played a Legend of Zelda game (terrible I know) since I bought and played Ocarina of Time and Majora’s Mask on my Wii. I could replay both of those games over and over, but I haven’t touched them in about 2 years! I had never bought or played Twilight Princess or SkyWard Sword and only recently had I purchased Twilight Princess, but I haven’t played it. I don’t really have a motivation to play it…is that bad, probably, because of how well received it was. If I ever get off Fallout and get my Wii out, then I will play Twilight Princess but even though I bought I don’t feel that it has grabbed with the same lure as the older N64 LoZ titles.
From growing up with games like Metal Gear Solid, The Legend of Zelda to more recent titles such as The Last of Us and Assassins Creed, I have experienced some of the most insightful and complex storylines ever thought up. From convoluted editing of real history to off the wall fantasy worlds, I have on more than one occasion been lost in games and locations like Hyrule and post apocalyptic America. So it saddens me to say that the more and more new games that come out, seem to have lost a serious focus on the story line of a game. For me its the whole reason you play a game (or at least an RPG), to step into the shoes of a hero and have that one main mission to complete. With the introduction of so many open world games, this has also hindered the focus on storylines, with the attention shifting to shoving as many side quests into a game as possible, much to most OCD players annoyance (such as myself).
However I am happy to say that Bethesda did not drop the storyline ball with Fallout 4, as I once again got lost in my characters emotions and could not wait for the moment I found my son again…
Hello again! As you may or may not have noticed I haven’t reviewed or blogged in awhile, however this has been mostly due to the fact that I have been tied up playing a game (the irony I know) that is so addictive, never ending, fantastic and potentially relationship ending. Of course I am talking about Fallout 4.