A game’s release day used to be its pinnacle in the bygone era of feature-complete titles. In terms of interest, sales, and praise it was the most important day for any title. The result of a cacophonous din of excitement erupting into a majestic crescendo. In the context of modern […]
In my most recent article, I couldn’t help but wander off on a tangent about Halo: Reach’s brilliant narrative conclusion as soon as I got the chance. It places you in the shoes of a single spartan strike team attempting to defeat an entire planetary invasion. An impossible task, but […]
Narratives have played an indispensable role in gaming ever since they first emerged in early RPGs like 1981’s Ultima I: The First Age of Darkness. While gameplay forms the meat of the experience, a well-crafted narrative can serve as the driving force to see a game through to the end. […]
For those of you who own Middle-earth: Shadow of War, you will be receiving five free content updates before 2017 ends. The first three will be arriving next week. Endless Siege, Rebellion, and Enhanced Photo Mode are planned to arrive before Thanksgiving next week on November 21. Enhanced photo mode will […]
When you’ve reached the top of the mountain, in this case the Misty Mountains, it is always difficult to make that climb again. Case in point, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor won a multitude of Game of the Year awards in 2014.When the sequel, Middle-earth: Shadow of War, as announced all eyes were on Monolith Productions and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment to not just replicate their success but to surpass it. Well, have no fear, faithful guardians of Gondor, Shadow of War is that and so much more.
Tolkien has been able to create one of, perhaps even, the most diverse and extensive worlds in the history of literature. Not only did he create the intellectual powerhouse that is The Lord of the Rings, but he was a polymath when it came to the world he was creating. […]