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.
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.
Game Backlog Update #12
Another game removed from my never-ending list. Here are my thoughts on Army of Two: The Devil’s Cartel.
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.
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.
Here’s a follow-up to my post from a couple of weeks ago. After listing five films that take me back to my childhood, it seems only fair that I list five video games that do the same.
I’ve been playing video games ever since I was old enough to pick up a controller. I remember playing hot seat with my brother on his Atari 2600, trying to beat each other’s scores on games like Crystal Castles and Dark Chambers. Looking back now, I realise that was the start of what would become a lifelong hobby.
Game Backlog Update #8
Here are some quickfire platform games that I can now cross off my neverending list.
Game Backlog Update #7
This post crosses Dragon Age Origins off my epic list. Here’s my take on it.
Game Backlog Update #6
Once again I’ve been whittling away at my “Games I Wasted Money On…” list. Here’s my take on Ubisoft’s open world (yes another one) racing game, The Crew.