Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Sunday, September 8, 2013
For many, the graphical powerhouse Crysis is more notorious for its tendency to bring even cutting edge PCs to their knees, than it is for its gameplay. While it offered tons of eye candy for those that could run it, the fact remained that most were forced to watch from the sidelines as it was simply impossible to play on anything but the best. But all that changes with Crysis 2, which marks the series debut on consoles and finally lets all those wondering about the series a chance to see what it’s all about. Unfortunately, it never quite lives up to its reputation.
Monday, July 15, 2013
Monday, July 8, 2013
Games in what has become commonly referred to as the Metroidvania style are in no short supply these days, but it’s far more rare to find that any truly encompases and surpases the ones that gave the sub-genre its name. After so long, it’s becoming harder and harder to truly stand out in such a saturated genre, but to my complete and utter surprise the first project from indie developer Humble Hearts does exactly that. Dust: An Elysian Tail is a tour-de-force of breathtaking art and fine tuned gameplay, held together by a touching story of a lost soul trying to do what’s right, and an experience that is hard to forget!
Monday, July 1, 2013
From the rust-covered towers to the ever present and unsettling feeling that someone is watching you, Machinarium might at first glance appear a depressing and lonely game. But that couldn't be further from the truth, as in fact this story of a little robot that dared to step outside the lines is nothing if not full of hope. Hope, not only for the characters that inhabit it, but also for the point & click genre it so lovingly embodies. Smart and absolutely beautiful to behold, it’s an amazing experience from beginning to end.