Remember when people used to play games on their PC? When they were simple enough you could explain the concepts to someone who had no knowledge of gaming? (and no, before anyone asks, I’m not talking about World of Warcraft or Counter Strike!) What I’m talking about are flash games. The games on websites you used to go on as a kid during IT without the teacher noticing. The games that you didn’t have to pay a huge amount (or at all) for. One such game that had such humble beginnings is Pop Cap’s casual puzzle game; Peggle.
Naughty Dog are a developer known for making a core trilogy of games in a console generation and moving on with a completely new IP, as seen with Crash Bandicoot and Jak and Daxter, something which was directly on track with the release of The Last of Us after Uncharted 3 in 2011. However, to everyone’s surprise Naughty Dog decided to go back to the well for one more (final?) adventure in Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End.
Pokémon Yellow – Special Pikachu Edition, developed by Gamefreak, was released in Europe midway through 2000, is more or less the same game that appeared on the GameBoy a year before, albeit with minor changes over the Red and Blue versions that neither drastically improve nor degrade the game, except for adding a bit more spark perhaps.
Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 FES was developed to be something that would be loved by its particular fan base, but something had changed; Persona 3 embraced the words “accessible” and ‘’unique’’ in ways I could never have imagined it could at the time. For all Square Enix’s attempts in making JRPGs more “western” to increase its appeal with Final Fantasy fans, it is highly ironic that a game as rooted in Japanese tradition such as this became such a sleeper hit. It’s so strange!
The year is 2007. Within the last few years developers and publishers alike have been flooding the marketplace with World War 2 shooters; even fan favourites such as Brothers in Arms and Medal of Honor have begun getting stale. Step up Activision and Infinity Ward with Call of Duty 4 Modern Warfare.