Simplicity is often thought to be the key in gaming. And what would be more simple and relaxing than enjoying the simple bob of the ocean, with something as innocuous as a rubber ducky? Well, if that same ocean is … Continue reading
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It seems like a no brainer. A surefire method for success. Take the tried, tested, and much beloved world of BioShock‘s Rapture; a city beneath the seas; and throw BioShock Infinite’s Booker Dewitt and Elizabeth into the noiresque mix.
If every decision we choose to make is already a choice defined by someone else, what agency do we really have?
Magic: The Gathering has had something of a resurgeance of late.
The term ‘asylum’ is a funny one. Usually linked to the idea of Victorian madhouses, it actually means ‘sanctuary’, or ‘a place of safety and protection’. Someone should probably point this out to game developers.
The fear of the dark is one of humanities greatest assets.
Ah the 8-bit age! The days of Spectrum and Commodore computers, where bedroom programmers hammered out starkly coloured platformers and shoot-em-ups with naught but their imagination and occasional psychosis for company and inspiration.
From the opening moments, as the Orient Express crests the mountainous peaks of the Swiss Alps, to the soaring thunder of a string orchestra, it’s clear that this isn’t your run of the mill video game.
How do you follow a game which topped more than half of the Top Ten lists of 2012, including our own?
People love platform games.