Backseat Game Designer: Crime in Skyrim

In my post yesterday on “5 Things I Don’t Like About Skyrim” I listed The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim‘s crime system as the main area where I think improvements need to be made in The Elder Scrolls formula. In this post I aim to explain how the current system works, to explain what’s wrong with that system, and to suggest some possible alternatives that I think would be much better than what we have at the moment. Continue reading

Immortals Review

Immortals: your go-to movie for bad fashion advice

Immortals is probably one of the worst movies I’ve ever seen.

Based loosely around Greek mythology, Immortals tells the story of a young man named Theseus who must lead the Hellenes to victory against the evil King Hyperion. There are are a few Greek gods involved as well (I’m actually not sure who half of them were – the movie never tells you) but they mostly restrain themselves from interfering in mortal affairs until the titans (evil gods) are released.

When a Hollywood movie is based on Greek mythology you know that it’s probably going to be pretty bad. Immortals, however, is somewhat surprising in this regard – it’s even worse than you probably expected. Continue reading