Every now and then you’ll see an article talking about the graphics in games and how they don’t matter. Hell, I even took at stab at writing about graphics eight years ago, which is so long I don’t know how I even managed to bother – and it’s obvious when you start to see where it goes. In any case, while graphics won’t necessarily make or break a game, they are the first thing someone will notice. What was I excited to see today? Screenshots from the FF VII remake. What do they show? Graphics – or more specifically, how the game looks. They also showed some menus for the battles, but if I show the screens to my parents, all they’ll care about is how nice it looks. You know what else looks nice? This game. Read More »
There’s an appeal to games that utilize the same areas over and over, and it’s partially because people love familiarity. What else do people love the same of? Well, that would be remasters of games that came out on the previous console. Or at least, that’s what the game developers seem to think as games keep getting rereleased. One of the more recent games to get that treatment is the original Darksiders with its Warmastered Edition. This comes off the heels of the Deathfinitive Edition of 2 – but is the apocalypse really worth surviving again? Read More »
The new title from Dontnod Entertainment (Remember Me, Life is Strange) gets another trailer. No gameplay per se, but a bit of background on the game itself. You excited to play as a creature of the night?
One of the most beloved genres of PC players from the 80s and 90s was the adventure titles. Today, while there are more than one might think, there aren’t a lot of companies that devote themselves almost entirely to the genre. Enter Daedalic, creators of some of the better known entries in the genre for the past decade, with games like Deponia, Edna & Harvey, and the much lauded Whispered World. After seven years, the last one finally got a sequel, and a gorgeous makeover. Read More »
So I just played a platformer that puts you in control of several animals, all with different abilities. That sounds a bit like something I’ve played before somewhere. Was it on the NES? No, no… The Atari Jaguar? I don’t think so. Oh right, Sega has a popular series that follows a blue hedgehog who has several animal friends with different powers. Mekazoo definitely takes hints from Sonic the Hedgehog, as well as Donkey Kong Country, and really from platformers in general twenty years ago. This game is something you would play in the 80s and 90s, but does it hold up? Read More »