Diablo 3 + Before They Are Hanged: Book 2 of the First Law Trilogy

So after the new patch this week, I got back into it and am liking it. The greater rifts and the new features are pretty good and I find I’m enjoying the game.

It’s also the perfect game to play while listening to an audiobook. See that awesome segue? Ya I know, I am pretty clever. Anyways, the first law trilogy is great so far, I really like Abercrombie’s writing and story as well as his characters. So far I am liking Logen Nine-Fingers, Ferro Maljinn, and Sand Dan Glockta because they are well written characters with interesting back stories and development.

I think I am enjoying this trilogy more than I like asoiaf, which is saying a lot, although I still need to check out the other 3 books left in the series. So until I can read/listen to those books, it is not 100% yet but I’m certainly leaning towards liking the first law trilogy more than asoiaf.

Molly blinked, then looked at Thomas and said, “Wait a minute… . We’re his flunkies.”

“You, maybe,” Thomas said, sneering. “I’m his thug. I’m way higher than a flunky.”

“You are high if you think I’m taking any orders from you,” Molly said tartly.

Jim Butcher, The Dresden Files: Cold Night

Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag

I just finished it last night, the story was a little predictable but still enjoyable, the gameplay really made the game though. I’m rarely compelled to do any completionist runs of any game but I nearly got 100% completion with Black Flag just playing the game, not really making a massive effort to get everything it was just fun to do it and most things were available before the middle part of the game and near the end. There are some post game stuff I think as well as the very forced uplay social things that I have no interest in getting.

I’ll have to keep an eye on Assassin’s Creed: Unity, as well as looking into Liberation on steam/uplay.

No Bioware points for Dragon Age Inquisition for the PC or Mac

Thread where it’s announced, it summed up by DA:I (and I’m guessing future bioware titles) will not be using bioware points for DLC. I think this is a good idea on bioware points but its kind of half assed because its only Inquisition so far. I’m sure future bioware games will be using origin and cash for dlc instead of the buying bioware points and going to bioware’s site to do it.

I’d like to this extended to their other games like DA2, Mass Effect 2 and 3. If those were set in dollars and affected by sales, I’d most likely pick up DLC for ME 2 and 3, and possibly even for DA2 (I’m thinking legacy and mark of the assassin.)

Hopefully it will be extended to those games soon. Either way its a good idea for Bioware for their future games.

Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag

I’ve unlocked more of the game, the diving bell and the rest of the map, and I really don’t like the crazy amount of sharks in the diving part of the game. I was able to get most of the upgrades for the Jackdaw and I took on 2 of the legendary ships, which were pretty fun to do battle with.

Just from playing the game I’ve completed most of the side missions and unlocked the pistol swords, templar outfit, golden flintlock pistol, the stealth outfit, and close to unlocking the mayan outfit.

I’m not sure how far I’m into the game, I am guessing about half way through, and I like the gameplay a lot. Ship combat being the best part so far.