The short answer is yes. The first episode, "Zer0 Sum" is very much a Borderlands game. From the moment it begins, there is no question what universe you inhabit. Every inch of Pandora looks and feels as it should, from the guns to the psychos. The wit and bloody humor the fills every corner of Borderlands is there as well. Tales feels like a new path through a familiar place. It's familiar enough to be comfortable (or as comfortable as you can be on a planet filled with murderous raiders) but the change of perspective keeps things from feeling tired.
Thursday, November 27, 2014
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
I'm going to start by saying, I'm glad I waited to write this review. There were a lot of things about the newest edition of Dungeons and Dragons that I really needed to spend some time on; my opinion needed time to formulate and evolve past what I had played at PAX. I needed to add a little more experience with the new rules to the mix. Initially it seemed almost too simplified, like maybe Wizards of the Coast had jumped on the rules-lite bandwagon that's been fairly popular these days, but the simple introduction turned out to hide a fairly complex, but accessible, system.
Thursday, November 20, 2014
We've known for some time that Telltale was working with HBO to create an episodic game based on the show Game of Thrones, based on A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin. All we knew for certain was that it would be an adventure game much like Telltale's critically acclaimed The Walking Dead series. Game of Thrones themed games have universally been poor (save one, but it's an unlicensed mod) I have been carefully poised astride worry and excitement for months now, but with the first trailer and early details now available I'm ready to commit to excitement.
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
I previewed the PAX 2014 demo snippets for Never Alone in my previous article. E-Line Media was very generous in granting us a review copy on the PS4. I feel it's necessary to come back and review it from a single (almost) complete playthrough. During this playthrough, Ssalarn played as Nuna (the girl), and I played as the fox.
I believe that games like this are better with some details of the story unspoiled. To that end (see what I did there) I am writing this before playing the conclusion of Never Alone. It's important that you discover it on your own. I have played through the majority of the game however, and can attest that the journey is full of wonder and danger.
Thursday, November 13, 2014
I have often said that I don't play MMOs. Broad statements like that one have the awful tendency to be untrue. I have played many MMOs in my time. In fact my on again, off again history with them reaches way back. Allow me to take you on a journey through my sad and torrid history with several games; some I loved, some I hated and a couple that I forced myself to enjoy more than I should have.
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Thursday, November 6, 2014
|One of the many online games that currently occupy my steam library.|
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Director Jeremy Snead and executive producers Zach Braff and Cliff Blesinski (and a ton of Kickstarter backers) have put together a fairly complete history of the video game industry. Snead presents the information in an interesting way. Rather than simply present a chronological history, the film focuses sections on individual facets of video games.
Saturday, November 1, 2014