Stealth is one of many genres that tend to serve as an accomplice to another, more developed one. It can accompany shooters, horror, platformers, puzzlers, simulators, anything that can justify the need to hide. This means that pure stealth games are few and far between, and vary wildly in quality. Continue Reading
In the first iteration of this series, we covered survival horror. Games which pit you against whatever nightmarish creatures the developers concoct. Largely devoid of horror, this variety of survival pits you against the world itself. Testing both your practicality and your tenacity to see if you’re capable of sustaining Continue Reading
I should specify, I’m not advocating for Planescape: Torment levels of writing being crammed into Tetris. While simplistic mechanics like that have been used to prop up more complex titles, they’re hardly puzzle games. A game such as HuniePop, despite relying on puzzle mechanics as it’s core gameplay, is about Continue Reading
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 Continue Reading
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. Continue Reading
As you clench on to your controller, nothing chills your spin more effectively than the words from the radio in the Bathysphere: “My name’s Atlas, and I’m fixin’ to keep you alive.” The sheer horror from Rapture skips its stop on the way to Columbia.
I was late to the party when it came to PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG). Typically, my favorite types of games are story-rich experience with a guided campaign. I appreciate being swept away by a compelling story in a video game. For the past almost seven months, PUBG has been swiftly making Continue Reading