Cool interview with Jim Butcher from Geek and Sundry.

Love that he uses Buffy the Vampire Slayer as a influence.

+1 for Butcher to play Battlefield 4.

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The Dresden Files: Skin Game

So I have just finished every Dresden Files book in the series now, all 15 books. I started right around the end of January and the Dresden Files had me hooked, it is now my favorite series (pretty sure I’ve said/wrote that before.) To me its

  1. The Dresden Files
  2. The Dark Tower
  3. A Song of Ice and Fire
  4. Dune

Its very close between the Dark Tower and the Dresden Files, but the Dresden Files has a lot more of what I like in a story.

Back on topic, Skin Game, a detective/heist story with the denarians (or nickel heads if you prefer), the swords of Faith, Mab, and Marcone. All things that really get me wanting more. A good story and Marsters narration is great as always.

Can’t wait to get into the next Dresden Files when ever it comes out.

The Witcher 2.

A really good game, tells a much better story than Dragon Age 2 did (is subjective and strictly my opinion as well, agree or not) and really delivers on a satisfying ending. I chose Roche’s path and saved Anais the first time, and the second one I chose to save Triss, both have their consequences and there isn’t really a clear cut “good” or “bad” ending. And yet is remains pretty satisfying to do.

I will do another playthrough but this time I will side with Iorveth and the Scoia’tael to see how it plays out. I identified more with the Scoia’tael in both witcher games but sided against them for various reasons, the first game was to stick to pretty strict Witcher Neutrality and the second was because I liked Roche and his special forces squad.

I’d like to add that I am not one to say which game or series is better between the Witcher and Dragon Age but I can say without question that I liked the story in the Witcher games a lot more than I did in the Dragon Age games. However, Bioware games are all about companions, dialogue and romance, and in that regard it is superior to the Witcher. If anything, the contrast made me appreciate both games a little bit more. An added side effect, I am a little more inclined to buy Dragon Age: Inquisition on release rather than wait for a sale, odd as it may seem because one has nothing to do with the other, it just made me think of why I play RPG’s and the decision seemed pretty clear.

The Dresden Files: Cold Night.

I really like how each book is better than the last, it’s an amazing feat really. I really like the books that are about the Sidhe or the Unseelie Accords, and Cold Night is heavily Sidhe based.

I am almost done listening to the audiobook and really looking forward to picking up Skin Game when I can (which should be in a few weeks.)

The Dresden Files: Ghost Story.

So far, so good.

Marster’s is still an awesome narrator and to me he is the voice of Dresden.

I like the story so far as well, loved “reunion” bits. I’m still just a bit under halfway through but I am really liking it so far.

I realized the other day why I like the series so much, it in a similar vein to why I like Buffy the Vampire Slayer: good stories, interesting characters, witty dialogue, a great “lore” and settings.