I’ve been making plans how I’m going to delve into the few games coming out for the PS4 in the coming months, as I’ve put a ‘one game per month’ limit on myself.
Dragon Age: Inquisition and Assassin’s Creed Unity were of course on the top of my list, and I’ve been toying with the idea of getting Lord of the Rings: Shadow of Mordor as well.
So initially the release dates for the games were 7/10 for DAI and SoM and 28/10 for ACU (or something around those dates). Not good. But then SoM was pushed forward a week and DAI back for a month and a half and voila: all dates aligned perfectly. SoM at the end of September, ACU at the end of October and DAI just in time for my birthday.
And now ACU has been pushed back two weeks as well, so it’s releasing November 13th, which is a mere week before DAI and I’m pretty sure I won’t be able to finish AC before I get DAI (which I’ve also preordered already) since I’ll be back in school, working, doing my ePg stuff and probably have a social life as well.
But those are the two games I’ve been most excited about for months now. :(
And this has been the story of the ultimate first world problem.
Now I’m gonna go whine to someone about it IRL.
The first Normandy brought us all together. I don’t know where I’d be without it.
dat practical armor
I love every aspect of this.
And I would play her in a heartbeat.
They’re really really trying with the new edition. The iconic fighter is also black, and this is the illustration for the “soldier” background:
and this is the new language about character gender:
So the language isn’t ideal but the content is really nice, A-minus for clearly well-intentioned effort. Also, the new iconic Paladin is a Half-Orc, if that means anything to you. I thought it was a nice touch.
Not to be outdone, the new splatbook for Pathfinder has an explicitly in-canon transgender character and a potion of permanent gender swap. Which, yes, totally enforces the binary gender notion but they’re making an effort. Also I should point out that Pathfinder has been pretty good about racial representation in their art all along,
On a broader level, I think tabletop RPG’s have been better about representation and rejecting racism and sexism than Fantasy-genre video games for a long time, but people mostly see images of Warcraft female armor and stuff like that, and so that’s what they associate with D&D too.
Fact: the Pacific Rim soundtrack makes everything better.
(better as fullview)