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Mar. 30th, 2007 | 04:27 pm
location: a stucco house on a suburban street
mood: tiredtired
music: whir whir whir goes the laptop fan

Three things of note, today.

1) The Elder Scrolls IV: The Shivering Isles. The art direction on this game is absolutely amazing. I make no secret of the fact that my favorite part of Morrowind was the art direction - whatever other faults I perceive, Morrowind was a place that truly felt alien to the player, from the flora to the fauna (giant insects ho!) to the architecture of the cities. Shivering isles does it quite nearly as well as its older brother - though in my opinion, the game does suffer from a couple things. One, the decision to divide the Shivering Isles into Dementia and Mania hurts it in some ways. Dementia is a lot like many of the lands in Oblivion were - gray, dull, and dreary. The flora is astounding, yes - I love the mushroom trees in particular - but it's still gray. Give me color! Give me a riotous tumult of colors that is almost painful to the eyes!

Admittedly, Mania may give this to me. I've spent most of my time in Sheogorath's Domain in the rain washed lands of Dementia, and have yet to observe the colors of Mania, except in Sheogorath's capitol, in the Bliss district (which was sunny and beautiful and strange).

I've not played enough of the expansion to actually tell you what sort of plot the expansion has, save to say this: while I enjoy Sheogorath's new voice, the whiny quality of his original voice in Oblivion was perfectly fine with me, and I honestly find it a little strange they didn't stick with one voice actor for the game and the expansion.

2) School! I'm glad that I got to see a bunch of people today. 'twas nice, even, to sit in on some classes and relive the glorious days of Auld.

3) Driving! That's right, yours truly is now in possession of a permit. Driving is simultaneously terrifying and liberating.

And that's all I've got! This has been a presentation of Lelly's Day in an effort to stop being a stupid wanker. Peace out.

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