Everyone has the fantasy when they are young that, if they run fast enough, nothing can stop them. That kick of adrenaline running down a hill and gaining momentum or playing in the woods and wondering if maybe one day you could jump higher than you ever could and really explore the forest. Blue Isle Studios’ follow up to Slender: The Arrival, Valley, capture these feelings perfectly as you awake to find yourself in a strange part of the world and dawn some wartime L.E.A.F. suits.
The adventure game genre is one that doesn’t get enough love these days. Once the darling of the industry, it’s a genre that rapidly fell out of favour once the new millennium hit and 3D graphics became the norm. Gone was the witty writing and bizarro-world quests. The colourful characters and cluttered environments you’d explore with them. Many have proclaimed that the adventure game was dead and buried until Telltale’s Walking Dead series saw them shambling out of their Charnel houses and back into the spotlight.
Unearthing Worms from its dormant slumber once again, Team17 grab what remnants they can from the aged repository that is Worms 2: Armageddon. Discarding, what could only be described as a blight on the Worms franchise, the horrible transition to 3D models and environments is no more. Gone too are the days of realistic physics based mechanics and back in with the old, cartoon style violence and explosive nonsensical nature that Worms fans solemnly love and birthing Worms W.M.D.
I’ve been an on-again, off-again World of Warcraft player since it’s early days. Different times in my life resulted in more or less time to play, whether it be money related, other games to play or just life getting in the way. Recently, I received a week of free time and a free upgrade to the most up to date expansion, Warlords of Draenor, so I gave it a shot. I’ve been hooked again ever since, and now, Legion, the games 6th expansion, is on the horizon.
Join us for the last episode in Season 1 in which we talk about No Man’s Sky, Telltale’s Batman, a wee bit of news, and try to help Scotch Rat come to terms with his crippling denial. Be warned though spoilers lie ahead for Telltale’s Batman and No Man’s Sky.
The Cyberpunk genre is an idealized off-shoot of the popular Science Fiction genre. One that focuses on dystopic societies and ideologies, corruption, morality and the explorative dissection of the human condition. This sub genre often encompasses themes of cybernetics and hacking, popular tropes for futuristic settings. With Deus Ex: Mankind Divided just on the horizon -another entry in the Cyberpunk genre- we thought we’d look back at some of the best Cyberpunk themed games of generations past, just before we begin our ventures into a new one.
It’s always customary to bring something to a house party, be it enough booze to fuel a night of regrets or a nice potted plant to warm a new house. Or you can do both and hope that one is appropriate. But it’s normally best to try and gauge what’s the best approach ahead of time, something that Ben Brode might not have considered with the latest Hearthstone expansion, well at least when it comes to Priests.
Just like a leap in the park.
A point and clicker that’s NOT about rubbing every item in your inventory against every item in the environment.
When Worms collide.