December 7th, 2012


If everyone in Skyrim was on drugs....

Last night Dr Wheel and I indulged in Geek Bonding. What is Geek Bonding in the Wheel/Tats household? Well, it could be any one of a number of things but on this occasion it was co-operative Torchlight 2.

He's been playing this for a while on single player, and I've often glanced up and gone "Holy crap that looks like Skyrim on acid." But it's not Skyrim on acid. In fact, I'm struggling to think of a game that it's like. I mean, the obvious comparison is Diablo but I haven't played any of the Diablo games (I know, my gamer cred just went *poof* didn't it), so I couldn't really say. However it has two things going for it that I really really like:

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I've also progressed the main plotline in Skyrim by infiltrating the Thalmor Embassy. You lose all your gear when you go in, and I didn't have the foresight to give anything to the spy dude to smuggle in for me, so I did the first part with nothing, dressed in a silly frock. Then I fireballed a wizard and stole his clothes and potions because my need was greater, left him lying there in his undies with his head jammed in a door, and it was plain sailing from there. Don't mess with my Breton, fuckers. She has no mercy.

And to demonstrate that I don't just spend my life playing video games, um.. nope. I got nothing.