In 2016, it felt like my gaming diet returned to normal. Last year, I played smaller titles and indie games almost exclusively. This year, I got back into big-budget gaming, and I think I found a nearly-optimal balance between indie games and AAA behemoths. I enjoyed almost every game I played this year, and there wasn’t a single one I hated. For that reason, I’m not covering the worst titles of the year (Pony Island and That Dragon, Cancer, if you care, but I wouldn’t consider either to be a bad game). Instead, I’ll be talking about the most disappointing games: the ones with the biggest gap in quality between what could have been and what was.
December 31, 2016
Video Games Abzû, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth, Dishonored 2, Firewatch, Frog Fractions 2, Glittermitten Groven, Grow Up, Inside, Kentucky Route Zero, Mirror's Edge Catalyst, Oxenfree, Planet Coaster, Titanfall 2, Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, Virginia, We Become What We Behold Leave a comment
July 3, 2016
February 13, 2016
As is the case with all game reviews on this blog, this review is intended for people who have already played the game, and as such, it will contain spoilers. You’ve been warned!
Firewatch is not a game that thrives on individual moments. Sure, the plot has twists and turns, and there are plenty of surprises, but the game isn’t an exercise in setpiece-hopping. Most of the player’s time is spent walking through the Wyoming woods, conversing with the protagonist’s supervisor on a two-way radio. It took a lot of guts for developers Campo Santo to make walking and talking the foci of their debut game, and for the most part, they succeeded. More
January 16, 2016
Business, Internet, Movies, Music, Television, Video Games, Web Series Brand New, Captain America: Civil War, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, Dishonored 2, Firewatch, Marvel's Agent Carter, Mass Effect: Andromeda, Mirror's Edge Catalyst, Nintendo NX, Persona 5 Leave a comment
February 22, 2015
A real life video game high school? You betcha. Let’s find out about it in this week’s What I’ve Been Reading. More