So sorry about that everyone. That post was from my Bizarro version. Thankfully he went back home to Htrea when I explain that the most popular reviews are the ones you keep to yourselves. Here is my actual post for Life is Strange, episode 2.
So for today I wanted to try something different from my normal post formatting, and instead do more of a standard review for Life is Strange, episode 2. Rather than reinventing the wheel I’m going to go with a pretty standardized format for this. So here we go.
I’m finally getting around to writing my GDC, day 2 post. That means one step closer to returning to writing posts following my New Year’s resolution to avoid killing in video games. Don’t worry, it’s coming, I promise.
Yet another game playing experience writing thing for my New Year’s resolution experiment, to try to not kill in video games. This time I’ll be talking about having played Forza Horizon 2.
This game was a weird one for me, so before I get into it I want to just state a few things. Firstly, I think the game is capital G, Good. By that I mean it knew what it wanted to be, and the experience it wanted to deliver for the kind of person most likely to play it. It then delivered on that, whole heartedly. Secondly, the game is fun. “Fun” is traditionally a dirty word in design since its meaning is so nebulous. So when I say it now, I mean that the core gameplay felt good, or right. I enjoyed the core act of driving. That being said, I can’t say I care for the experience as a whole. Not bad, just dull.
So I decided to get this game not because it could be good, but purely as a celebration of the wonderful news that came out last week. If you live in a world without internet, and somehow magically are reading this post, that news is that Spider-Man will be rebooting in the films as part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. There’s a bunch of other legal mumbo jumbo around it, but that’s not really relevant to this post. Instead this post is just about the game, and some possible realization I’m having about the character thematically.
First off this game has a lot going for it, which if you only have seen review scores, you’ll find as surprising as I did (part of why review scores are BS, but that’s a topic for another day I think.) In fact I think this might be my favorite superhero game in a long time. Please note that I do not think it’s my favorite game in which you play as a superhero character. I’ll explain the difference.
Yet another post from my New Year’s resolution to not kill in video games. Today it’s a second play through of Wolf Among Us, and is dedicated to my friends at Telltale Kyle and Dave.
So in my original playthrough of Wolf Among Us, I didn’t like it. It wasn’t until a while later that I realized it wasn’t much because of aspects of the game, but because of my own baggage from real life that I brought into the experience. For the purposes of this write up I’m going to have to open up about some personal stuff a little, but this isn’t a diary or a tumblr post so I’m not just going to whine for sympathy. It’ll be relevant to the game experience in the end.
Another installment of my New Year’s resolution to try not to kill in video games. This game doesn’t actually have to killing, so like some past entries, this will read more like a review of my experience.
For any sad soul who doesn’t know, Life is Strange is a new episodic game that innovates on the model that Telltale has been using since Walking Dead: Season 1 with the addition of some time control mechanics. I’m just going to cut to the chase and say that this game is hella dope, and use the rest of the piece to explain why.
That’s right, I have successfully captured 1 of every Pokemon numbering 1-150 (151 is Mew, who can not be owned on the new games without hacking, as far as I’m aware.) I’m not talking about filling the Pokedex either. I’m saying in my pc box is one of everything, Bulbasaur to Mewtwo. Everyone should be super impressed with me right now.
First off, this one is dedicated to my friends and former classmates Lucas, Anthony, and Ben for their awesome work on this game. (Sorry, no last names. I don’t want them getting swatted for no reason.)
That’s right it’s time for a new post about my weird New Year’s resolution to not kill anyone in a video game. Today, or night, I’ll be talking about the game Murdered, Soul Suspect, as I’m sure you gathered by the title. The quick summary is that you play as a newly dead detective trying to solve your own murder and having ghost adventures.