Hobo Gamer: Black Desert

The first entrant to my Hobo Gamer series is Black Desert, an upcoming sandbox MMO being developed by Pearl Abyss, a new studio formed specifically for the game’s creation. Set in a beautifully crafted world inspired by the middle ages, its low-fantasy trappings really resonate with me as a virtual world I could potentially call home. What I…

Hobo Gamer: The Elder Scrolls Online

If you’re reading this, then the NDA has been lifted, which means it’s time to give you all my comprehensive thoughts on The Elder Scrolls Online – and I do mean comprehensive; get comfortable now, because this is going to be a long one. I will undoubtedly talk about some stuff you don’t care about in this review. That is to be expected, but I would encourage you to at least skim those sections, because you never know when I’m going to talk about the design of core combat mechanics in a section on immersion and roleplay (I actually did this).