Providing all of the fun that could possibly be expected of a super-hero correctional facility’s weekly riot, Injustice: Gods Among Us is an expertly crafted fighting feast that punches in all the right places.
If you’re a PC gamer, chances are you play at least two or three games which either can be modded, are or themselves mods of other games. However, you might not even realise it.
This week marks the beginning of the funding drive by developer Precursor Games, who are aiming for a total of $1.5M in order to create what has been dubbed the spiritual successor to Eternal Darkness for the Gamecube.
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
We all have our own happy memories of time spent in an arcade. When once so prevalent, they’re now confined to seaside towns, motorway service stations and the garages and basements of the congenitally nerdy. They’re a shadow of their former selves; slowly dying away under an ever increasing mound of ‘£2.00 a go’ signs [...]