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State of the Land: The Force Falls Asleep

Oof.  If you ever needed a reason to feel burnt out on a game, it’s trying to burn through all the class stories during a small window of 12x experience.  Holy cow.  I just finished up the bounty hunter storyline again, and don’t worry faithful readers the reviews are currently in the draft pile on that one.  But between just playing the game, and then trying to write some NINE THOUSAAAAAAAAAND words or so trying to summarize each class story, I suppose burn out was inevitable.  Just like… /whew am I right?  So where does that leave us?

Well, it means I clearly need to clear my head for a bit.  Cleanse the pallet of TOR a bit before the new expansion drops and I dive head long back in.  Oh trust me, true readers.  I am far from The Old Republic.  The reviews will be done in good time.  But the Class Story Summaries ARE done, and I always considered that the more important of the two projects since they offer people an idea of what the class will be like chapter by chapter without spoiling it.  I am proud of that and it is pretty much the most visited thing on the website right now, trailed only by the occasional visit from the once HUGELY popular couple of World of Warcraft Achievement guides I did way back in another life as a blood elf.  /awkwardcough.

So what is there to look forward to?  Well, I have finally gotten set up to start delivering semi-regular Let’s Play videos.  The BioShock ones have proven to be quite popular so far.  I mean I’m not Markiplier or Pewdie Pie or anything. But I’m not trying to be.  I’m trying to be me and my usual silly self while playing games I love.  I’ve got a massive steam library of stuff to play and a bunch of console games as well.  So I plan to keep those up as long as they’re fun.  I’ve taken feed back from quite a few people and made them much shorter, usually 10-15 minutes in length.  So folks put off by my original 45 minute video of Shadowrun Returns back in the day need not worry.  You can always check out my videos by using the YouTube link at the top of the page and hey feel free to show your support and subscribe!

In the online front, I’ve hopped over to my favorite palette cleanser of choice: Final Fantasy XIV.  If you also dabble in there you might bump into me on either the Gilgamesh or Jenova worlds under the trademark name of “Vrykerion” (Shocker) or the lesser known “Puff Tanix” (My default gnome name and also the name of my chinchilla.)  There is just something wholly appealing and being at the opposite end of the spectrum of The Old Republic as a game where you can level every single class with a single character and never need to switch alts for crafting or other play experiences.  So you can probably expect some rambling from that end soon.

Also there’s one other thing in the works, but it is a sloooow burn on that one so I don’t want to say too much about it.  But the design work on it has been going on for nearly a year and it’s finally getting to a workable point, so there may some news on Vry’s Super Secret Project as well.

So worry not faithful readers and viewers, between all that and my usual yakking about offline games and movies (Speaking of which, Book of Life. Go see it.  The Hat demands it.)  There will be more then enough content to sink your teeth into during this minor vacation from the galaxy far far away.

Vry Plays Shadowrun Returns (Part 3: State of the Union)

This time we hit up a bar, meet a cultist, read a girl’s diary (giggle), and ask the most profound question of our time: What the heck is a Nerp?

Vry Plays: Shadowrun Returns (Part 2: This is Halloween)

Vry is back with his semi-trustworthy buddy Jake Armitage to beat up some trick or treaters. Or something like that.

Vry Plays: Shadowrun Returns (Part One: Sprawling Out)

Well, I’ve been talking about it for nearly two years now and I’ve finally done it.  Me maniacs. My very first Let’s Play in what hopes to be a new tradition here around the Land of Odd.  We’re kicking things off with a bit of Nostalgia playing Shadowrun Returns.  Well…  Shadowrun is nostalgic for ME at least.

Note: I know the audio is not the best quality, something went wrong with the clean up on the audio files.  If I get a chance I’ll see if there is someway to fix it.  If not, I at least know what NOT to do for the next one.

EDIT: Uploaded a new version with fixed audio.

Hope you all enjoy!

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