Reviews by jediwoman
You'd be nuts to pass this up!jediwoman | July 12, 2015 | Review of The Elder Scrolls Online Tamriel Unlimited - PC
I've been playing ESO since the Beta. Yes, it's true that you will be deeply disappointed if you expect this to be a successor to Skyrim. Let's be obvious folks - this is NOT a single player RPG, it's an MMO. It's not at all like Skyrim, so don't play it expecting it to be a Skyrim clone. It's not even a kissing-cousin. Now that's out of the way, I will defer to others who have detailed ESO so articulately. All I can say is that this is well worth the price it's going for. (This is literally a steal: BUY IT NOW). I only wish this were the XBoxOne version. I already purchased the PC version. Actually, I originally bought the console version, but when that was delayed indefinitely, I took advantage of a deal being offered by Amazon: purchase ESO for the PC, then migrate to the console version for a small additional fee. Only I didn't get to migrate for that fee bc I failed to activate it on time. So now I'm looking at buying it for my XBox One at full price. So, I'm waiting for the price to drop. I learned my lesson with SWTOR... Paid full price only to see the price drop dramatically within a matter of a few months. Even though I missed out on that offer - I must have missed the fine print - I still believe this game is well worth the money. Consider giving it a shot. You have got nothing to lose, especially now it is F2P. There is no compelling reason to subscribe. Seriously, the monthly fee provides some dubious benefits like costumes and things that one can easily do without. If you love RPG's and enjoy MMO's (and yes, one can certainly solo quite comfortably through ESO) please buy this. You won't regret it. I promise you that.
What an awesome game!jediwoman | Oct. 9, 2013 | Review of The Elder Scrolls V Skyrim Legendary Edition Bethesda - PC
I loved the entire Elder Scrolls series. I started with the first and have continued along as sequels were released. The odd thing is - I was not a real fan of this kind of RPG's and only started because I had played and finished one of Egosoft's X games and wanted a small break from space games. Was I in for a shock! This game immediately grabs you and immerses you into the amazing world of Skyrim. The only drawback is that once you play Skyrim there are no other games that engage you on this level. The graphics are fantastic; but the storyline is a incredible! Skyrim itself is HUGE! I played this for several months and still have not finished it.(But I take my time and enjoy exploring every inch. I've found plenty of hidden areas and secrets which I love in a game. The loot is very cool, too. Every one of the expansions has been top notch. I found the lore around Dragons and the Dragonborn entrancing. Your character, by the way, is completely customizable. That's good news if you enjoy playing as a woman, as I do. Too many games still do not give you that option. The other advantage to such a great game is that fans will continue to create mods. I have not played them as yet, but I do encourage anyone thinking about purchasing Skyrim to check those out, too. If you are a fan of RPG's this is one you do not want to pass up!
Support Indie Games - always!jediwoman | Oct. 9, 2013 | Review of Stella Impact - PC
This game is a sweet little indie game! If you are a fan of space games this is a great buy for the price. HOWEVER - the big drawback is common to other indie MMO's - there are not a lot of other players around so it can be a real drag. The graphics are nice - IMHO better than what can be expected from the run of the mill space games. I didn't have a lot of issues with controlling my ship or combat, but I play a lot of space combat games. If you can buy this along with a group of others - as in on Steam - you are golden. Otherwise, as others have pointed out - there aren't enough people playing to present a challenge. (Which is no fault of the game). I see this becoming less of a problem as more people become familiar with the game. Overall - though - this is certainly worth the money if you love space games.
A real space combat sim!jediwoman | Dec. 20, 2012 | Review of SOL Exodus Collectors Edition - PC
I was wary when I bought this game. So often space simulations end up being strategy games that prevent the gamer from having direct control over combat or the piloting. While there are plenty of people who love turn based combat, I am not one of them. Nor do I enjoy drawing little boxes around ships and clicking some a spot on the map to indicate where I want the ship to go. If you are a fan of the Wing Commander series there is a good bet you will enjoy this game. Be prepared to spend most of your time in combat. There is a story but it isn't central to the game. I hope the developers intend to release expansions as Sol has tons of potential.