Life just wouldn’t be worth living with expansion packs. Except now expansion packs are, instead of monolithic brain-meltingly brilliant additions like Age of Empires II‘s The Conquerors or Warcraft III‘s The Frozen Throne, little bite-sized portion-controlled microtransacted chunks. (Not convinced that the sum total of the bonus content here is as big or strong as either of those, but at the time it probably sold for as much, if not more.)
Which is the main reason I wait for GOTYEs these days. No fuss, just a disc full of everything. Buying a complete game — fancy that!
So now it’s time to delve into Dishonored‘s extra appendages.
Dreadful spelling aside, Dishonored piqued my interest for supposedly being a bit like Deus Ex and Thief and all that. Seeing as we all know what I think about Deus Ex and I rather enjoy a bit of Thief: Deadly Shadows (never played 1, never completed 2; heresy!), it sat firmly on my radar…
Of course, I didn’t want to jump in too early — so fast forward however long it takes for DLC cycles to run these days, and here I am with a complete Game of the Year Edition.
I have decided to expand this blog’s title to Excerpts from the Life of Rao Dao Zao.
Now I’m hoping to be a professional and all, I need to divorce RDZ the larger-than-life personality from RDZ Industries the fictional-corporation-that-totally-isn’t-a-self-insert-anyway (how can a company be a self-insert? Watch and learn). I went a way towards this with the Project Y4 backstory, what with the company originally being called “RD&Z Industrial” after its three founding members (rather than it being an echo of an ARG from when I started modelling), so this is me just smoothing off the edges in the other direction. Not that anyone will be fooled.
Besides, all my SEO is for Rao Dao Zao. It’s much more distinctive.
Writing is hard. You’d think it’s easy, just a tumble of words, but it isn’t. Not really.
Maybe the restrictions I feel are all self-imposed. Either way, this is a post mortem.
Politics. Bureaucracy. Mismanagement… I’ve got some bad news. The mission
Apparently, I registered with WordPress on this day four years ago: the 17th of November 2009.
It’s been that long? Eep.
I enjoyed the first Thor film. Appropriately stand-alone, it had a strong plot, was highly fantastical and had great art direction; basically, it ticked all the boxes for me.
So naturally, I went to see its direct sequel.