Blog 667: An Ode to Claptrap

I never understood why people didn’t like Claptrap. He’s warm and welcoming, a generous soul in a broken world full of murderous lunatics and viciously territorial wildlife.

I haven’t played Borderlands for ages, but I got the itch after crimbo and figured I’d reinstall it and have another go.

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Blog 666: Blood Knights

Well, maybe it’s poetic justice that Blog 666 ended up being about vampires. I take pains to avoid games about vampires because I generally find vampirism annoying; vampires are always horrendously overpowered and don’t make any ecological sense… But everybody else seems to be obsessed with them so they’re bloody everywhere. In the grim dark of the future– at least it’s not zombies, right?

On the other hand, the blurb for Blood Knights said “from the makers of Venetica” and, to be honest, if there’s anything that’s going to stop me from poking fun at grimdark blood-driven fantasy settings it’s going to be an oddball German RPG.

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Blog 665: Mechs & Mercs: Black Talons

Ah yes, the middle-tier title. Mechs & Mercs: Black Talons‘ name alone caused me to pick it out from the crowd as a potential crimbo target — I mean, everybody loves mechs and mercs are suitably sci-fi… As for Black Talons, well, that is the ridiculous tacticool part I can’t deny that I do enjoy now and again.

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