Here we go again, another movie tie-in game that is launched conveniently alongside the movie in obvious, albeit usually rather successful, attempt to bring in money for both the movie and game alike. I know what you are thinking, movie tie-in games are usually dire, and even with a super franchise like Star Trek, surely they couldn’t pull off a feat rarely seen in the gaming industry, a good movie to game crossover. Well, sadly, you would be right. Star Trek: The Video Game falls foul to the same issues that plague almost every game of this nature and fails to evoke any feeling other than frustration.
Well I was going to write about my time in the Dragon’s Prophet and Neverwinter Beta until I noticed that I was technically under NDA so I should probably heed the warning until such a time as I am certain I can get away with it. So instead I’ll write about Hell, particularly the game Dante’s Inferno. For some reason its a very interesting game to me. While I’m certainly not religious the mythology behind Christianity is ripe with interesting stuff, most of which was in line with other myths of the ancient world like Egypt, the Mesopotamians and other middle east cultures from the dawn of civilization. Old monsters seemed to mostly be people with bovine features up to and including horns. But before I dig myself a deeper hole angering Christians, I mostly wanted to talk about this game and how it was almost good but ultimately failed to even live up to the very manufactured and fictional hype that EA built around it.
Paul takes a look back at one of the more infamous titles of this console generation as he tackles Silicon Knights’ Action RPG Too Human.
Is it as bad as its reputation suggests? Tune in and find out!
It may be a surprise to some that I’ve written an article on Spec Ops: The Line for a feature predominantly about horror. Well, my justification for this little bit of self-indulgence, (as Spec Ops: The Line is possibly the greatest game ever made and I love boring people about it), is that in my humble opinion, Spec Ops: The Line should be classified as a horror game. True, it won’t make you jump; true, the ‘baddies’ you fight are normal, squishy humans and not shuddering mutants, but Spec Ops: The Line terrified me far more than many games that announce themselves as horror games recently.
So here you are. You’ve got your CPU, Motherboard and RAM. You have your graphics card and main storage, alongside your case and power supply. Your various peripherals and your monitor have arrived and it’s time to put everything together. This is the point where things become a little trickier.
Computer games, as much as any other medium, are mysterious things. They can stir our souls, hotwire our adrenaline glands or disappoint us to our core. For every person who plays a game there is a valid and varied opinion. It’s one of the things that make the subject of a game’s relative quality a [...]
The games industry today is abuzz with talk of the next generation of gaming. With the WiiU already with us, the Playstation 4 having been announced a while ago and, by the time you read this, Microsoft being about to or having just announced the next Xbox unit, you can’t move around the gaming web [...]
Across every genre of entertainment there are specific titles or releases that become synonymous with failure, that in the eyes of fans and critics alike embody the worst that the genre has to offer. They become the universal butt of any joke in that medium, the yardstick against which every other poorly-received release is measured. [...]
Over recent years there has been a shift in the focus of the gaming industry towards online multiplayer as a gaming model. Indeed, the biggest sellers of this generation of titles have been primarily online competitive titles, such as Halo 4 & Call of Duty. Over this time there has developed a very distinct separation [...]