Category: Articles

Flags of Tyranny

Tyranny Review

Tyranny followed a tight, no-nonsense schedule from being announced in March 2016 to delivery in November 2016. During that time, monthly info updates on their blog and social media were peppered with the hashtag #evilwon. Coinciding with a presidential election, Obsidian’s marketing tactics were considered and smart but unassuming. If this was a larger company with a bigger budget – and Tyranny attached their social media to the election coverage...

Bioware Origin Store

Where to find the cheapest Bioware points for DLC

Few things draw the ire of gamers more than DLC or ‘downloadable content’. These range from the aesthetic (new skins for the player, mount, or furniture); to new companions, guns, costumes, enemies; to the expansions that add new areas, dialogue, quests and sometimes all of the former. Aside from their subjective value each are ascribed a different cost. ‘In-game purchases’ are somewhat distinct from DLC as they are usually less...

No Man's Sky Planet

How a No Man’s Sky RPG would pilot the game back to Earth

Currently, No Man’s Sky is a virtual reality experience without a headset.. Forget the technical wizardry of creating the ’18 quintillion planets’ (is that trademarked now?) and the endless, vibrant, exploration therein – No Man’s Sky is not a “game”, game. Worse, the hype train extending back to 2013 didn’t even deliver on meeting expectations of being ‘everything to everyone’! Within the first few days of release critics struggled with...

Witcher 4 Ciri

How Ciri can become the lead in Witcher 4

Cirilla Fiona Elen Riannon, or Ciri, is lost and being pursued by the Wild Hunt in The Witcher III. She is the aim and the reason for the story. During the game she can even be played taking the place of Geralt for small sections. When re-united, her adopted father Geralt reacts to her in different ways which ultimately affect her story at the games conclusion. There are 3 different...

Best PC RPGs of 2015

Analysing the average from scores via Metacritic (just the critics) and Steam (just the users), we list the top 14 highest scoring and best PC RPGs of 2015. Admittedly, RPG’s mean different things to different people. As such, we sourced only games tagged with the RPG label from each respective site. Exclusions include – MMO’s, expansions and re-releases of prior PC games. Summarily of the top 14 of 2015: 5...

Should you buy XCOM 2 – Reviewing the reviews.

The embargoes are lifted and the XCOM 2 reviews are in. What is the consensus? How good is it? More importantly, should you buy it? While I, along with most of you, haven’t played it yet, various websites and let’s play streamers have. Here SideQuest reviews the reviews and teases apart the important elements for you to decide whether to purchase it now, later or never.   Firstly, can you...

How Fallout 4 improved upon Skyrim

It’s been roughly 4 years (not including expansion packs) between the releases of Skyrim and Fallout 4. Bethesda used the same game engine (the Creation Engine) as the software platform for both Skyrim and now Fallout 4. This choice could be from familiarity, cost-effectiveness, prudence of utilising their own IP, etc. Or simple laziness and a lack of creativity. However there are large and small improvements over Skyrim and we...

Serana: The best & most arrogant follower in Skyrim

Serana is the central character within Skyrim’s expansion Dawnguard. Before proper introductions, she is initially titled “Mysterious Woman”. After introductions Serana is still a mysterious woman. Here’s the yin/yang breakdown. Mysterious good attributes + She’s a pure blood vampire and can turn you into a Vampire Lord with it’s own powerful perk tree. + As a follower uses ranged lightning strike and ice spike spells; in melee fighting uses vampiric...