It’s time to stop the great flood! Eat that Noah… but really, that is actually the case here. El Shaddai is loosely based off of various religious texts, most notably the ‘Book of Enoch’. Yes, we’re playing a gane based off of a loosely adapted Jewish religious text animated and drawn by the Japanese. Sounds like a bit of a contradiction, doesn’t it? [Read more...]
Today I’d like to take a bit of time to discuss the ways I’ve seen that developers use to do what is called ‘artifically extending gameplay’. To explain what that means, basically it refers to methods that developers use to make single player games last longer without actually making the story longer within a single playthrough. And to give a brief disclaimer, not all methods to artificially extend the gameplay are bad. So I’ll also briefly touch on which methods I feel are good, which I’m neutral about, and which are things that I feel are a detriment to the game.
So let’s get to it, shall we? [Read more...]
After a long, weird journey filled with illness, confusion, and fun – I’ve finally finished Catherine, but how to describe it? Take one part sadistic puzzles, one part Japanese psychological thriller, and one part life/dating sim and mix it all together with a healthy helping of crazy anime-style graphics and tadaa – Catherine! [Read more...]
Today I’d like to expose a whole new generation to one of the most well-designed real time strategy games of all time, despite it being over 10 years old, and one of the first games to ever be classified as an ‘E-Sport’: Starcraft. [Read more...]
So the summer lull is over! Hoooray! We have games again. And now to touch on what I can’t wait to get my hands on this month. To start off, this month seems to be flooded with our annual dose of sports games including NHL, Fifa, PES, and a few racing titles, so people who love those games can rejoice. But we also have some nice shooter action and even a few rpgs. In a pretty wide variety of consoles too! Let’s head right into it. [Read more...]