Author Archives: Josh

A View From the Summit: Chapter 2 – Shadowrun Returns

Shadowrun Returns

Shadowrun Returns

In the last chapter I played through the indescribable oddity that is Zeno Clash, which left me more than a little confused, and I was able to take a step closer to the top of Backlog Mountain.

At the end of my last review, I said I was going to be reviewing Europa Universalis III, but as you can see by the title I’m instead reviewing Shadowrun Returns. Let me shed a little light on this turn of events, which has subsequently led to a new rule in the reviewing process, which is that if a game is broken to the point of unplayability I move on to another game.

In this instance, Europa Universalis III refuses to run on my system, for reasons I have yet to discover. The game seems to install fine, but any time it needs to change screens when not in the main menu, it force-quits to the desktop. Obviously I’d prefer to give the game a fair shake, so if I can solve the issue before I’ve finished the rest of my Backlog, I’ll do a proper review on it.

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A View From the Summit: One Man’s Journey to the Top of Backlog Mountain

I stand here at Base Camp, the cold January wind whipping around me, as I gaze upon the animal I am to tame. Before me, like a great hulking beast, lays my opponent, the Khan to my Kirk. Those who have come before have given this monstrosity a name; they call it Backlog Mountain.

It’s likely not the largest mountain in its range, but it’s my mountain, and I will conquer it. At 136 stories in height, my goal is simple, to reach the summit within a year’s time.

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Chapter 1: Zeno Clash

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The Mod Squad

It is once again time for the Steam Summer Sale.  That magical time of year when His Majesty, the Honorable Gabe Newell, opens his coffers and spreads the wealth in the form of heavily discounted games.

In the spirit of the sale, and with Fallout 3 having gone on major discount, I figured I’d go over a list of my favorite mods and tweaks that help make a great game just a little better.  I’ve cut it down to the top ten utilities and mods that I feel increase the game’s play-ability without being overly world-breaking.

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