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September 7, 2012

AFR #199 – Life’s a beach

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , — tabulacandida @ 8:16 AM


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I just got my latest alt up through Uldum and the Harrison Jones quests.  I have mixed feelings on that whole questline.  On the one hand, I love the Indiana Jones riff and it’s clear that the devs let themselves go and had a blast designing it all.  On the other hand, it’s so annoying to be turned into a spectator instead of an actual participant in the events. It’s: push a button, watch a cutscene of Harrison Jones doing something awesome, kill some mobs, push another button, watch another cutscene of Harrison Jones doing something awesome, kill some more mobs, watch a cutscene of your character doing a Jar-Jar Binks impression, rinse and repeat.  But then it occurred to me that a questgiver who also goes and does all the quests for you could actually be pretty sweet.

7 Comments »

  1. Uldum is just one giant cutscene….:D Reminded me of Kingdom Hearts 2, where you’d walk 2 steps, watch a cutscene, kill 1 mob, watch a cutscene, talk to Donald Duck, watch a cutscene…

    Comment by stuckinva — September 7, 2012 @ 11:09 AM

    • That pretty much sounds like it.

      Comment by wowafr — September 8, 2012 @ 9:29 AM

  2. I love the ideas behind it, and the Indy homage… I just wish they had done things a slight bit differently. Watching your character (who has gone surfing on rockets, delved into the darkness of dealing with old gods, and basically done absolutely insane things) turn into a helpless baby in the cutscenes is not good storytelling. If they had made you have a nice fun romp instead of turning around and making you seem afraid or helpless every 5 minutes it would have been the best zone in the game (imo.)

    Comment by Robert — September 7, 2012 @ 5:12 PM

    • Yeeeeesssssss… Exactly!
      Love the strip, that’s a genius idea! 😀

      Comment by Ayshela — September 8, 2012 @ 2:48 AM

      • I’m with you, Robert. If I had gotten to be the hero, I would have absolutely loved that questline. Instead I get stuck being the bumbling sidekick. No fun.

        Glad you liked the strip, Ayshela. 🙂

        Comment by wowafr — September 8, 2012 @ 9:31 AM

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