I thought the first Darkness underrated (not that it was rated poorly).
The hub-based exploration and mission discovery, the accessibility of the game’s combat, the RPG style development, depth of dialogue, and urban desolate environments all combined to make a brilliant game. Continue reading →
One of the cool things about Portal 2 was the ability to play it two player, not just split-screen, but one player on PC and the other on console. It was great, and more games should do it. Not all of them are going to, and I accept this, but it always strikes me as a bit silly and even Portal 2 did this, but yeah, it strikes me as a bit silly that just because the version of the game is on the PC, split-screen is disabled. Continue reading →
FEAR has always been about blurring the line betwixt horror and action, being both a competent shooter with smart AI, and full of delicious horror atmosphere. As well as having some interesting characterisations and characters. Those characters kind of make a come-back in F3AR. By kind of, I mean they have a character called Point Man, who has never really been seen before, and who has a beard? Who knew? Continue reading →
Killzone 2 was an interesting game, short, sweet, and very, very pretty. Can Killzone 3 do better? Well, no. No, it can’t. It does have a split-screen two-player campaign mode though. That’s why I bought it anyhow. I don’t really care about other forms of multi-player. Maybe cross-console campaign mode. That’s about it.
Heavy Rain is one of the best games I have ever had the pleasure of playing. Did you notice that I called it a game? Interactive Movie? Collection of Quick-time Events? Giant Cut-scene? Nope, game. Divisive it certainly is, brilliant it certainly is. For everyone, probably not, but what game is? It is however, inarguably excellent.
It’s amazing what you can do with games now, and still advancements are being made, but it’s the little things that when all done right give the player a lot of joy. Things we kind of just expect and we bemoan their absence, here is a list of simple to implement stuff to do with games.