SideQuest ..And the roads untravelled

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...

Modding 15 different faces for Serana in Skyrim

Navigating the pages and pages and thousands of mods is a daunting and time-consuming process. For an expansive world like Skyrim, these ‘pre-gaming’ hours can easily eat up into your actual gaming time. Instead, we’ve done the modding work for you. Using Nexus Mods we picked the 15 most endorsed files containing the word “Serana” in the description. Maintaining Serana as moderately lore-friendly and a non-vampire was essential. So..   ..Serana...

Fallout 4 PC Australia Launch

With the hours counting down until the launch of Fallout 4 in Australia (Tues 10th November) we hope you’ve pre-ordered your copy. Accordingly most major retailers in Australia have sold out of physical copies. A quick google search of gaming retailers reveals a glum “Enter in another postcode or take our advice and give up”. Economically for XBox One and PS4 variants the whole game will be installed via DVD....

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...