A YouTube search will show you rage video after rage video after rage video of people trying to get over the mountain, swearing like sailors as they try to claim that sweet, sweet reward. From a voyeur’s perspective, their pain is wildly entertaining. But I wanted to know what it felt like as the player.
It doesn’t matter if Finding Paradise fundamentally needs to be a game— what’s important is that artists like Kan Gao are starting to tell more mature stories using the medium. There’s a real emotional heart to Finding Paradise, and it’s every bit as resonant a mediation on the human condition as any novel, film, play, or other form of “high art.”
Caught amidst a torrential storm of shit-posting, down-trending Reddit comments, and sheer mockery of their loot box progression system, EA was battered and beaten over a game that should have been a complete layup. So, what went wrong?
While the big N is being light on details, a totally real and in no way fictitious leak on /v/ today revealed that Nintendo was going back to the same source material as Odyssey. Considering the immense success of their previous literary tour-de-force, the next game in the much lauded Super Mario series will be a prequel entitled Super Mario Iliad.
PUBG Corp debuted the trailer for this new map, a desert area called Miramar, last Thursday night during the game awards and announced that the map would go live on the game’s test server at midnight. This perfectly calculated marketing move sent players— myself included— rushing to our steam libraries so we could be the first to brave the sands.
The scavenger hunts also demonstrate why Nintendo deserves the best game direction award, as The Champions’ Ballad is a virtuoso demonstration of non-combat difficulty.
Studio MDHR’s Cuphead is a run-and-gun side-scroller that follows closely in the footsteps of 2D action titans like Megaman and Super Mario. Like these predecessors, the game requires precise timing, platforming skills, and pattern recognition to beat bosses and progress through the four main areas of the game. But, Cuphead is much more than an attempt to recreate the glory days of side-scrollers and platformers. It is a unique game with its own challenging twists and incredible art style that pays homage to the era of 1930’s Cel Animation.
The first time I saw footage of Agony, I was on YouTube looking for a new horror game to play. I noticed this game I had never heard of, and indulging my love for the genre, of course I had to check it out. The next ten minutes may have been one of the most disturbing gameplay demos I’ve ever seen. Walls and floors made of flesh and bone, and lost souls constantly groaning in the background. I loved every minute of it.
Indie studio, Mortiga’s first venture is an action-MOBA called Gigantic that might change your perception of free-to-play games.
After last year’s epic installment to the supernaturally athletic treasure hunters we all know and love, the Uncharted series returns once again with its latest title, The Lost Legacy.
As we begin to gear up for the holiday season of video game releases, all eyes are on Nintendo and the upcoming release of Super Mario Odyssey.
From July 21st to 25th Bungie hosted an open beta for Destiny 2, allowing everyone to go hands on with one of 2017’s most anticipated games. While I had a good time playing through the brief campaign mission, the vanguard strike, and some of the multiplayer, when everything was said and done I was not totally blown away. I even found myself wondering if I was just playing another add-on for the original Destiny.
Netflix has already renewed Castlevania for an eight episode second season, which I’ll definitely be bingeing on release day. Hopefully it won’t take an entire year, as we’ve been given barely a taste of things to come. What we have is bloody intriguing though, so I recommend you check it out. It won’t take too long and it’s a great time while it lasts.
On July 6th, Blizzard revealed their upcoming Hearthstone expansion: Knights of the Frozen Throne. Following the new release format, this set will contain 135 cards themed around Northrend, the frozen north of Azeroth. On top of that, you have the option to invade Icecrown and stop the Lich King in the expansion’s free single-player adventure.
The Walking Dead: A New Frontier had potential. I think most fans can at least (begrudgingly) admit that. But in many ways, the game was doomed from the start.
Instead of being greeted by the typical still image of the game’s anime protagonists, Jackson found a manifesto composed by the game’s random number generator on the title screen.