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Elden Ring Early On Is Easier & Harder Than Souls-like Games

  I'm not too deep into Elden Ring yet but I'm impressed with what I'm experiencing so far. I'm still in the "early" part of the game and slowly progressing.  While there are some incredibly tough opening area enemies and bosses (probably tougher than what we ran into with Souls games at first), the game is actually far more approachable for people who aren't perfect at combat skills. The addition of being open level, stealth and easier level progression, it really gives you time to get into the game. If you aren't ready for the tough battles, there are plenty of pretty easy fights especially using stealth, and you can locate (activate) a LOT of the Sites of Grace without fighting anyone which makes traveling (Using fast travel) convenient later on. You can also summon NPC allies to fight with you early on. So far, I have no luck connecting to servers, so haven't been able to test out co-op.  I'm still far to early into the game to have any in-

My Most Used Consoles/Devices So Far This Year

 Most Used Devices JAN/FEB 2022 My most used platforms this year is definitely a lot different than last year. That's the fun bonus of mixing modern and classic gaming though ... options are near limitless. Over the past 2 months, the Anbernic RG351V and PowKiddy RGB20 have dropped off my 5 most used devices. This will be the first time in a long while that Anbernic hasn't been towards the top of my list.  #1 Xbox Series S   I had completely skipped the Xbox One generation but jumped back into the Xbox realm recently with the Xbox Series S primarily due to how easy it is to use Dev Mode and turn it into a pretty good retro console that can run up to PS2 level games.  I've found myself liking the console as a modern device too, particularly with the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.  #2 Miyoo Mini   The Miyoo Mini was the most surprising great handheld for me in recent months and has become my "take everywhere" handheld. To get the most out of this handheld that can handle

Review: Fable 2 (Xbox 360) Played On Xbox Series S

Game: Fable 2 on Xbox Series S Developer: Lionhead Studios Publisher: Microsoft Series: Fable Platform: Xbox Series S (Emulating Xbox 360) Release: 21 October 2008 (NA) Genre(s):ARPG/Adventure Mode(s):Single-Player/ Online Co-Op Rating: M for Mature Most Recent Playthrough: JAN/FEB 2022 (24 hours [single-player] played this playthrough) *Minimal Spoilers Ahead!! This review may contain some mild Spoilers but I try to avoid mentioning anything too specific.... Xbox Series S Enhancements   Running the game on the Xbox Series S includes an FPS Boost that does not do a very good job at all. The game is riddled with frame drops/stutters that also result in serious input lag during heavy battles. There is no upscaling with the graphics like you would get with the Series X. If say the game is playable yet frustrating.  Similar Games Fable Anniversary (Game Nearly Unplayable On Xbox Series S), Fable 3, Kynseed (PC), Kingdoms of Amalur: The Reckoning

Review: Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (Classic Game Review)

Retro Game Review: Oblivion (Xbox 360) on Xbox Series S (2022) Is Oblivion still fun in 2022? There aren't many games that I've put 400+ hours of gameplay into but Oblivion is one of them. I'm happy to say in 2022, Oblivion is very much still worth playing especially for anyone who hasn't experienced it. While it hasn't aged perfectly,  it had aged well enough to still be a great game. The main game not including DLC is currently on the Xbox Game Pass.  Played On: Xbox Series S Gameplay Time (2022): 12.5 Hours Time On Past Platforms: 400+ Hours  Overall Score 9/10 (A-) The Elder Scrolls game franchise is one of my favorites in all of gaming. I originally played through Oblivion in the past originally on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC. My first experience with Elder Scrolls was Morrowind on the OG Xbox and I was instantly hooked. When Oblivion first came out. I probably would have given it a 9.5/10.  Today at a 9/10, it has aged well despi