The role-playing game was something that, up until a few years ago, had been largely impenetrable to me. As much as I loved the idea of creating a character and carving their path through a rich open world, I could never overcome the more mundane aspects of the genre.
The inventory management, the text-heavy menus and the slow rate of progression always proved too big an obstacle for my feeble, impatient brain to overcome. Hardly surprising when you consider that it had predominantly been fed simple platformers and sports games in the past.
The idea of my decisions adversely affecting the game world always intrigued me, but I could never stay interested in an RPG long enough to experience those moments for myself. Fortunately, Bethesda, whether consciously or not, remedied this by forcing the player to make such a decision during the early stages of one of their huge open world RPGs.
That RPG was Fallout 3 and it gave me my first taste of true consequence.
A sub-standard slasher flick that spends more time admiring its unnecessary poker metaphors than it does developing characters.
Game Backlog Update #13
One game down, too many to go! I can now cross State of Decay off my list. Here’s my take on it.
Director Ruben Fleischer once again teams up with Jesse Eisenberg, the star of his previous film Zombieland, for 30 Minutes or Less. The outcome of this partnership is an amusingly farcical thriller that doesn’t outstay its welcome.
Game Backlog Update #12
Another game removed from my never-ending list. Here are my thoughts on Army of Two: The Devil’s Cartel.
The original Tron was, for its time, a visually groundbreaking film. Embracing the arcade gaming culture of the early ’80s, it was a colourful, highly original visual feast. It was a love letter to the computer generation and it made no apologies for that.
But it hasn’t aged well. Not at all.
Game Backlog Update #11
It’s time to trim some of the fat from my game backlog. Here are two more Xbox 360 games I can scrub off my list.
I didn’t have a post scheduled for this week, so I thought I’d pop on with a quick update for you all instead.
Game Backlog Update #10
Another one bites the dust. One more game removed from my increasingly wobbly pile of them. Here are my thoughts on The Deer God.
Spoiler Alert: I wasn’t very “fawned” of it.
Game Backlog Update #9
Another update, another game removed from my teetering pile of unplayed games.
It would be remiss of me to talk about Never Alone without first steering you towards Eurogamer’s excellent review of it. Daniel Starkey’s write-up is easily one of the best reviews I’ve ever read.