Fan Expo 2014

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It started with a hearty meal at one of my favorite restaurants, Marathon Souvlaki, followed by a five-hour drive at speeds I shouldn’t mention. Arriving as planned late Friday night and accompanied by the same group of friends as during my previous visit, I was once again giddy with anticipation of the days to come. With a comfortable outfit at the ready and a large wad of cash set aside, I closed my eyes, dreaming of the loot I would soon be hauling back to the already cramped … Read More

Thief: Stealing the Name, Not the Game

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What is there to say about Eidos Montreal’s Thief that hasn’t already been said countless times by long-time fans of the rebooted series, and trusted reviewers the likes of Sneaky Bastards and The Scientific Gamer? By now, most are aware of the game’s troublesome development, beginning back in 2008, and of the game’s general shortcomings when compared to the masterful Thief trilogy that … Read More

Dishonored: M6-Return to the Tower

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“If I explain, then you will see, I am not at fault.” So begins Lord Regent’s confession, conveniently recorded and stashed in his chambers rather than stuffed in the belly of a hagfish swimming somewhere in his moat. A rather costly oversight, concealing the evidence to your own crimes in the one place your opponent will surely visit, though not entirely surprising given how nonsensical the plan of Hiram Burrows was from the beginning. His idea to recapture diseased rats … Read More

The Witcher Adventure: Wraiths of Quiet Hamlet

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Wraiths of Quiet Hamlet by Dan123 is a story-driven adventure, set once again in the small Murky Waters town of the original Witcher campaign. Entitled Quiet Hamlet this time around, the location is used to great effect, simultaneously fulfilling the role of a social den for Geralt and a place of mystery and danger for the player. Wraiths are scaring the villagers at night, and no one seems to know why. Theories are floating … Read More

The Dark Mod FM: Thieves, The

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Thieves, by Silencium, RailGun, and Fidcal, tells a story of a thief who abandoned his fellow thieves to become an independent thief, who then amassed a new group of thieves to join him in stirring trouble for his old group of thieves, and who must now suffer the consequences for his transgressions at the hands of another thief, an associate of his former thief’s guild. It’s no wonder that the few remaining men of the City Watch … Read More

Thief Gold FM: Assassination, The

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Just as you begin to think that The Assassination can’t possibly hold any surprises, given the level’s unoriginal title, Jan ‘Vitus’ Vitek introduces the name Slabodyr Moloszevic, our target for this evening. Cooped up in a tower-like structure within a castle-like structure, like a coddled Disney princess, Slabodyr is said to be a nasty Hammerite High Priest and a thorn in your old pal Cutty’s behind. His security forces went … Read More

Dishonored: M5-Lady Boyle’s Last Party

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The title Lady Boyle’s Last Party isn’t entirely accurate if you pursue the non-lethal method of her disposal; she may very well throw other parties in the future. And if she can do that, what would stop her from funding another tyrant? Or killing Lord Brisby, her so-called admirer and savior, in order to escape his captivity? The truth is, we really don’t know what kind of person this Lady Boyle is or what her intentions are, besides the trivial facts shared about her family through brief … Read More

Thief Gold FM: Living City, The

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The Living City by Ivar Holand brings to mind the following quote from the 2001 Zoolander movie: “What is this? A center for ants? How can we be expected to teach children to learn how to read… if they can’t even fit inside the building?”. This hilarious scene not only represents this mission’s greatest flaw, but also depicts the frustration most are likely to feel when attempting to squeeze through its many areas … Read More