It seemed like The Witness was the only game on people’s radars leading up to its release. This, of course, was refreshingly exciting, considering that indie titles don’t typically get this strong of a reaction. I took a gander at the trailers when they were first posted – and found the game to look absolutely stunning – but wasn’t hooked in. Since playing, I’ve developed an appreciation for The Witness that wasn’t previously present. Read more
One of the most – if not the most – anticipated games of 2015 has finally arrived. No, it’s not a sequel to Hulk Hogan’s Main Event. I am, of course, talking about Fallout 4.
The game hasn’t been without massive hype, leaving many to wonder if it would be a worthy entry into the beloved series. I would love to answer that question, but unfortunately, I can’t. Read more
Seeing its release only a year and a half after Total War: Rome II, Total War: Attila is yet another turn-based strategy game in the already prosperous series. Once again, the Roman Empire is brought to life, allowing players to take ultimate control in expanding and defending European territories. Being a fan of all types of video games, I’ve grown apart from turn-based strategy games in recent years, simply for the reason that there are so many genres out there to play now. With that said, they will always hold a special place in my heart, and getting the opportunity to play the latest offering in the Total War series was a delightful treat. The sheer thought of booting up the game to build my Empire and conquering all that stands in my way admittedly put a smile on my face; but unfortunately, not all gaming experiences are positive, which became painfully evident with my eventual interaction with Total War: Attila. Read more
The amount of action-adventure indie games currently on the market is insurmountable – and let’s be honest, the majority of them don’t deliver a worthwhile experience. Brazilian developers Swordstales faced that difficult challenge with their first game titled Toren. Not only did the newcomers create a worthwhile experience, the game’s immensely memorable narrative is enticing enough to warrant multiple playthroughs. Toren is far from perfect, but the issues don’t lie with the creative aspect of the game, they lie in the technical side caused by lack of resources and budget. Read more
Following a successful KickStarter campaign, German game developer KING Art Games were granted the opportunity by their supporters to deliver a sequel to their 2009 point-and-click adventure Book of Unwritten Tales. It is not often that a game of this style generates this amount of hype, so I was intrigued to boot it up and experience it for myself. The genre is quite niche, so the very fact that this game reached its funding goal (and then some), proves that there is an audience for this type of experience. So how well does Book of Unwritten Tales 2 fare? Will it disappoint those who spent their hard earned money to fund it? Well, I’m happy to say that it’s a witty, whimsical game that is sure to live up to all the fans’ expectations, and has the ability to convert others to the series along the way. Read more
Nintendo’s first venture into the shooting game genre comes in the form of a unique, online-focused splatterfest titled Splatoon. As an Inkling, a human-squid hybrid, players must cover as much of the environment with their team’s ink as possible, while fending off an opposing team with the same objective. The fast-paced action leads to frustratingly fun battles, causing both devastating losses and triumphant victories. Splatoon was announced back at E3 2014, and left many heads scratched. Now that the game is available, players are finally able to experience for themselves why Nintendo is so high on this incredible escapade. Read more
Traditionally, the summer season results in a lack of significant titles being released for consoles. Cue indie developer Psyonix, as their physics-based vehicle soccer game called Rocket League looks to be the salvation to the drought. A sequel to 2008’s Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars, Rocket League delivers more veracity and excitement than its predecessor (which says a lot), and is sure to race into your heart instantly. Read more