Skyrim: To Lydia with Love up for Best Fan Film at Dragon*Con 2012

Skyrim: To Lydia with Love up for Best Fan Film at Dragon*Con 2012

That’s right! TLWL is an official selection at the Dragon*Con 2012 Film Festival, and is up for Best Fan Film and Best Short Film. Skyrim will be screening on Sunday Sept 2 at 10AM at the Hyatt’s “Learning Center,” as part of the ”Fan Films & Geek Celebrations” block. The awards ceremony takes place on Monday at 1pm. Skyrim creator Kristen Nedopak will be there draped in Forsworn gear… be sure to say hello!

 


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  1. I’ve only had a PS3 for a few months and to be hosent, I wasn’t initially that interested in the Uncharted games. But a friend of mine told me that they were the first games I should be playing, saying they were like Tomb Raider with a Gears of War cover system and with voice acting that made it seem as if you were watching a movie. Well, he was right. While Uncharted was a really fun game, Uncharted 2 surpasses it in every way and wowed me enough to inspire writing this review. While number one took me a couple hours to really get into, number two hooked me from the very beginning. Trying to climb up a train that’s slowly working its way to sliding off a cliff in the opening sequence was intense and I enjoyed how the story jumped backward and let you play the events that led up to that point. The story and the characters in this game are also more interesting. Plenty of new and old faces, great dialogue, sarcastic wit, betrayals and everything you could want from a game about pillaging ancient treasure. What really makes Uncharted 2 shine is the gameplay itself. The fighting feels much more fluid with a lot more variety. Having only six or so weapons in the first game got to be a little boring considering how many freaking guys you had to kill (yes I know it’s a video game but how many pirates can possibly be on one island? Even if they found El Dorado, were they planning to split it 500 ways?) In this game, there are plenty more weapons to choose from and a larger variety of enemies to use them on. And the sheer amount of enemies at least makes more sense, being an army led by a mad general and not just some treasure hunting brigands. The environments were also much more various, as well as the action sequences. The train sequence alone almost makes the game worth playing. Rather than jumping and climbing from one tropical environment to another, you’re climbing mountains, jumping through caves, dodging helicopters on rooftops and well there’s also some tropical jungles but, aren’t there always when you’re hunting fabled treasure? Graphically easily the best looking game I’ve ever played. Sound like a bold statement? Well it’s true. What really sold me were the water effects. While everything else looks great as it is, the water was the most outstanding and I’ve never seen its like in a game. In one of the levels in the city, there is a swimming pool on top of a roof that you can jump in (try it, Drake tries to play Marco Polo with Chloe) and I just sat for a good minute looking at different angles of that pool and marvelling at how amazing it looks. In a game as fast moving as this one, that’s saying a lot. Finally, what has to be said about the Uncharted games is the character of Nathan Drake himself. He is easily one of my top 5 favorite video game characters (maybe just a little bit behind John Marston.) The character’s humor, irreverent dialogue, sarcasm and off sense of morals make him just plain likeable. I’d say that I would love to see him portrayed in a movie, but if Marky Mark is going to play him, I’m boycotting. Nathan Fillion should be Nathan Drake in my eyes. (If you don’t agree just watch a compilation of Drake quotes and compare it to Nathan in Firefly/Serenity. He even looks like him.) This game rocks. Looks great, plays great, story is great and so on and so forth. Play it!

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