Ossuary is a PC game created by Future Proof Games. Within the game you find yourself in a place known as the Ossuary or the place of bones, whose bones no one knows. Based on the introducing quote to the game, one can assume that this place is located somewhere lower than Hell. At its core Ossuary is a puzzler, as you traverse through the game talking with others and completing the objectives given to you by them. Each puzzle is intertwined with another, as the player must complete one task before completing another. But encompassing that core is a deep and thought-provoking narrative. This narrative involves themes of order & chaos, justice, wisdom, power, war, and politics. Future Proof Games drew a lot from the Discordian tradition for Ossuary. It tackles a lot; however, not to the extent that it is overwhelming. Ossuary tosses out ideas and concepts that cause the player to contemplate different perspectives.
It’s been about eight months since the initial release of Destiny on the Xbox and Playstation platforms. I felt like eight months is long enough to leave an online based game time to settle down, iron out glitches and server issues and for the hype train to slowly roll into reality station and so I picked it up last week.
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Crossy Road, created by Hipster Whale for iPad, iPhone, and Android, is an endless arcade hopper. Basically, it is the updated remix on Frogger the only objective being to get as far as you can, with the added aspect of being able to play as a variety of quirky characters. Some of the more notable characters being Frankenstein, Leprechaun, and Nessie the Loch Ness Monster. Crossy Road also has a built in timer to keep the game moving. The screen moves steadily forward to keep you going and if you do not move in that allotted time an eagle will soar through the sky and carry you away.
Apotheon, created by Alientrap and available on PS4 and Steam, follows the story of Nikandreos. Abandoned by the gods his world has fallen to destruction and chaos. Journeying through this RPG platformer you play as Nikandreos, and are tasked by Hera to conquer Zeus and all other gods who have forsaken and abandoned your people. This including Apollo, Poseidon, and Athena. Apotheon tells the tale of a champion born from misfortune, set within the backdrop of Greek mythology. Through this telling Apotheon incorporates one of the main symbols of Greek mythology, power and strength.
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In preparation for May the 4th aka Star Wars day, I decided to downloaded the Steam Star Wars bundle. Consisting of over ten legendary games I began playing them one by one as the nostalgia flooded in. From jet packing around Geonosis in Battlefront 2, to crafting my own personal lightsaber in Knights Of The Old Republic. Though one game in particular was so enjoyable to replay I felt the need to write a little about it.
Hero of Many tells the tale of a hero who fights to survive in a world where few are on its side. Created by Trickster Arts and available on Android, iOS, and Steam, Hero of Many follows a small orb as it gathers allies and defends itself from enemies, all the while solving different puzzles to get to the end of each of the 26 levels. The allies you gain along the way follow and fight for you, as you lead them to safety.