Hello everyone and welcome back to the ShoddyCast website! This week we asked you how often you play board games and what TES games you’ve actually played. So without further adieu, this week’s poll results:
If you read last week’s poll results asking your favorite TES soundtrack, you’ll remember that Skyrim won with surprising numbers. While I adore any of Jeremy Soule’s work, I knew in my heart that it wasn’t the best so I asked this week’s question with a vendetta. I wished to prove that the reason Skyrim was chosen to have the best soundtrack was because it was the most played of the TES games. As you can see above, almost everyone who voted has played Skyrim while only about 2/3 have given Oblivion a shot. This is hardly conclusive that Oblivion would be the number one had it been a more recent game, but it does shed light on why Skyrim won. A more interesting result however is the fact that Morrowind was nearly tied with Oblivion on the soundtrack poll yet half as many players have actually played Morrowind compared to Oblivion.
Based on the polls, I’d have to say that Morrowind would be the actual winner for last week’s polls. Good job, Morrowind. I agree that Morrowind had some of the most powerful songs and had it been longer, I might have agreed that it’s the greatest. I still stand by my stubborn decision that Oblivion has the best soundtrack. I have spoken!
But seriously, give Oblivion another try if you haven’t. As Shank from ES-OTR can attest, it’s an amazing game and deserves your time. If you tire of Skyrim before ESO’s release, give Oblivion a go. As for Morrowind, I cannot personally tell you to try it as I did and after about 6 hours, I found I just couldn’t get past the text-based conversation system and roll-of-the-die combat system.
Ah, board games. Since videos games became a mainstream item in most households, the board game as been left on the shelf to collect dust. Reasons like not having enough time or they’re boring are usually the case. It’s been recommended by many family therapists that board games can strengthen the bonds between them and same goes for friends. Next time, instead of going to the movies with your family, invest in a board game that everyone will like. Spend those 2 hours you would have spent sitting in the dark not speaking instead by having some laughs, learning strategy and communicating with your family or friends. Give it a try.
Josh and I play Castle Panic at least once a month. It’s one of the few co-operative games out there and it’s pretty fun. If you’re not sure what games to choose, visit this channel where Internet/film/TV celebrities play board games with Wil Wheaton.
In the meantime, if you haven’t watched our lastest Story Time video, we recommend you give it a go. Fallout is the game covered this time. If you’re too young to have played the original Fallout, check the video out because it had a great story. Til next week, happy gaming!