Archive: December 2015 - The Loresworn Order

Dec
25

Our Most Anticipated Games of 2016

We’re wrapping up Loresworn Games of the Year Week with a countdown of our Most Anticipated Games of 2016! If you’re just now joining us, be sure to check out Most Improved Games of the Year, Most Overrated/Underrated Games of the Year, Games We Didn’t Get To in 2015 (But Wish We Had), and Games of the Year!

Dec
24

Loresworn Games of the Year 2015

It’s Loresworn Games of the Year Week, and the main event is finally here! This is our definitive list of the best games we played in 2015. Something missing that you expected to make the countdown? Chances are, it’s one of our Games We Didn’t Get To in 2015 (But Wish We Had).

In case you missed them, check out check out Most Improved Games of the Year and Most Overrated/Underrated Games of the Year!

And don’t forget to swing back by tomorrow for our Most Anticipated Games of 2016.

Let the countdown begin!

Dec
23

Loresworn Games of the Year: Games We Didn’t Get To in 2015 (But Wish We Had)

It’s Loresworn Games of the Year Week! Today, we run through the games you won’t see on our Games of the Year list tomorrow… but we think probably would have made it if not for the fact that we just didn’t get around to them. Not everyone can check off every awesome game that comes out in a given year, and we are but a handful of mere mortals with lots of demands on our time. Hopefully, we’ll have a chance to visit these forgotten gems in the new year.

In case you missed them, check out Most Improved Games of the Year and Most Overrated/Underrated Games of the Year!

Thursday: GAME OF THE YEAR

Friday: Most Anticipated Games of 2016

Dec
22

Loresworn Games of the Year: Most Overrated and Underrated Games of 2015

It’s Loresworn Games of the Year Week! Today, T.J. calls out one game from 2015 he felt got a little too much credit, and one he felt got far, far too little.

In case you missed it, check out yesterday’s Most Improved Games of the Year!

Wednesday: Games I Didn’t Get To (But Wish I Had)

Thursday: GAME OF THE YEAR

Friday: Most Anticipated Games of 2016

Dec
21

Loresworn Games of the Year: Most Improved Games of 2015

It’s Loresworn Games of the Year Week! Today, we count down our Most Improved Games of the Year. These are the games that we felt, through expansions, patches, and DLC, exited 2015 as better experiences than they entered it.

Tuesday: Most Overrated/Underrated Game of the Year

Wednesday: Games I Didn’t Get To (But Wish I Had)

Thursday: GAME OF THE YEAR

Friday: Most Anticipated Games of 2016.

The countdown begins after the jump!

Dec
16

Ripple Effect

The morning air was grey with fog. Grey like the tap water bubbles she was swirling in her glass before downing it like a shot. Jamie’s head was pounding from the tequila last night. Her friends had dared her for the first two. The next four were her own idea. “Boring.” “Basic.” “Grown up.” One shot for each tease that had hit too close to home.

Most of her sorority sisters had graduated with lucrative MRS degrees. Their lives were a whirlwind of social events, fundraisers, parties and vacations. Everyone had dispersed to exciting new lives after graduation in Miami, in New York, in Los Angeles… and for Jamie, in Cleveland. Last night was their five year House Reunion. As the pounding in her head began to subside, Jamie wondered just what she was doing with her life. She grabbed her coat and headed out into the cold.

Her job at the Glenn Research center was not what she’d hoped. When she had been little, NASA had represented freedom. Stories of starships, aliens, and space princesses had populated her dreams. She’d watched every documentary she could find on the Moon landing and the Apollo missions. In high school she won science fairs…