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.
With the release of the original Star Wars Battlefront in September of 2004 and the sequel Battlefront 2 out in October 2005 it’s been a long time since Star Wars fans were able to enjoy large-scale combat in the world’s most famous science fiction universe. Fortunately after a full decade of rumours, failed attempts, and companies going into liquidation; Star Wars: Battlefront is back in our living rooms.
After a lengthy and rocky history, the fantasy RPG genre has finally been brought to its pinnacle. CD Projekt RED have boiled off all the slack and drudgerous toxins that might imbue lesser efforts and what is left is The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt, distilled pure and clear. Once again we take up residence in the head of storied Geralt of Rivia, the White Wolf, legendary monster slayer and record holder for most impressively impassive face.
Ask anybody what the great achievements of the 20th century are, chances are space exploration is going to be high on the list. Something about nations sitting squishy humans atop kilotons of fuel and exploding them into the great unknown captures the imaginations of artists and engineers alike. It’s a pity that we can’t distil and purify the sometimes tragic and sometimes euphoric experiences of these god-like frontiersmen into a medium for the everyday person to consume. Or can we?
In September of 2014, many of us were forced to make a choice. We had to decide whether or not to take the day off, or even the week, to play what had been called the most expensive and ambitious endeavour in console gaming history. On September 9th the combined might of Bungie and Activision released the MORPG; Destiny. On September 10th many of us realised we had made the wrong choice. However, before you go thinking this is just going to be a blitzkrieg straight to the games soul in an attempt to forever banish it from the halls of greatness, let me stress now that Destiny is not a bad game. It’s certainly a good game at heart but it’s riddled with numerous problems and character flaws. Well I should say was riddled because, just like any hero with humble origins, Destiny has had a training montage and now a year later our protagonist is ready to kick ass and take names.
You can rewind time; what do you do? There will be many answers to this question, and Life is Strange…
Ever played a game where you think; “Well, this is different?”. Not sure what’s happening, who or where you are?…