So imagine, for a moment, a game that corresponded perfectly with an app. Perhaps the app would work as a second set of eyes in the game. Or maybe the app would be an elaborate mini-map that showed you things you couldn’t find in that game world without it. While it could be said some games have already implemented such ideas, it could also be said they have yet to be done seamlessly. The newFallout pip boy app might be just the kind of thing we are talking about. But we spent some time speculating about some other games that would be made far better if they had their own app to use while playing. Here are six we think would rock.
There have been so many good games this year. From the simplistic fun of Fallout: Shelter to the insane addictive new Metal Gear, The Phantom Pain, it’s been a productive and enjoyable year for gaming. But like all geeks, when we are doing something we enjoy, we often begin to fantasize and look ahead at other things we want. In other words, WHILE playing the best games from 2015, we are already drooling about the video games from 2016 we are already pining to play. Though there will be a huge haul next year, here are the five video games from 2016 we CANNOT wait to get our greasy, gamer-paws on.
Dying and video games go hand in hand, and they have since the inception of gaming. Whether being chased by colored ghosts in Pac-Man, or being killed by the very first goomba in Super Mario Brothers, death is an important aspect of gaming. It is often how we evolve with the game and get better. Dark Souls players are nodding and saluting that statement. But sometimes, the heaviest deaths in gaming are not the deaths that happen to us as the player, but rather, the deaths of those characters around us we did not have the power to save. When we die, it’s like, okay, moving on. But some of these video game deaths really screwed us up and stuck with us, like losing someone we know.
Warning, some obvious spoilers ahead, but all for mostly old games so unless you are sucky at being a geek, you should be fine.
We have all become spazzes over the last decade. Freaks who have three second attention spans, and this has filtered its way into movies, TV, music, and gaming. Everything now functions on the idea that it can hold the average person’s attention for about (and I kid you not) 3.3 seconds. That is why frames in movies now change WAY more frequently than they used to. It is why what used to be three hour game levels are now 20 minute set-pieces. It is why every movie has an explosion every three minutes now, as if trying to be Michael Bay even though he is the Antichrist. It really has resulted in a shitty, watered down society where we are force fed everything super fast and through straws. But as an avid gamer there is no place this ADD pacing has ruined more than the once beautiful JRPG video game. Where once we had to work out our mechanics and techniques like a game of chess, one move at a time, now RPGs are little more than action games now that show you hit points. I will now go on to tell you why that is a kick in the face to real RPGs and real RPG fans. RPGs ARE JRPGS! All other RPGs are pale imitators. Bring back the turn based combat of the JRPG or GTFO.
Yes, I am talking to you, Square.
Or, I could be wrong. Knowing just how you guys love Zelda, you might just know everything in the infographic we’re sharing today – maybe even more.
Still, this infographic contains 16 Legend of Zelda facts, some of which may surprise you.
The infographic is titled “16 Interesting Facts You Might Not Know About Nintendoâ€™s Legend of Zelda”, and here are a few questions to give you a peek.
- Is Link right or left handed?
- What fictional character is Link based on?
- Which famous Hollywood actor named his daughter Zelda?
- Which famous author is the inspiration behind the name Zelda?
Do you know all the answers?
Why don’t you give it a go, and see how your knowledge stacks up? And don’t worry, even if you “fail” the “test”, we still respect you.
So how did you fare? Do you have other little-known Legend of Zelda facts that you might want to share with the rest of us? Challenge us in the comments!
Check out: Legend of Zelda Storyline Explained!
There are few feelings as shitty as pouring hours and hours into a video game, only to get to end and have it flame out with a whimper. It would be like being in a relationship for months only to find out later that the person was actually a mole rat. You just feel betrayed and stupid and wish you didn’t put yourself through it. A bad game endings undermines everything that came before it in the game and is a slap in the face to people who poured hours into it and invested their emotions. While some endings leave us with a true sense of fulfillment, that can NOT be said about the following games. These 5 video game endings sucked gaping, dirty ass.
When people think video games, they often think about gruff space marines running around shooting generic looking aliens with cliche’ plasma rifles. And they would be right. Games have gotten cliche’ as hell. But in the same breath, some games are self aware how lame they are and have some fun with it. It’s true. In betweem games taking themselves way too seriously, there have been some incredibly funny video games over the years that people have been all but forgotten, ignored, or under-recognized. People don’t often associate humor with this medium, but they are off in that assumption (as this list will prove). Keep in mind, video games cover some very different styles of humor, from toilet to self-aware and satirical. This list will try to cover as vast a comedic game array as possible. Here are the 5 funniest fucking video games ever made, yo.
Here is something I just cannot grasp. Announce a game. Make the engine. Create most of the game, hire actors and do voice work, release a badass demo that blows people’s minds, and then CANCEL THE GAME. That is exactly what happened with the most recent Silent Hills game that was put out on the PS store as the PT demo. People were floored. Blown away. Then Konami was like: Nope, not happening. Even though Norma Reedus and Guillermo Del Toro were on board. The game was set to redefine horror games and was a must-have for anyone owning a PS4. That is but one mind baffling cancellation. Just wait until you read about these others, too.
So, as many people know, the Arkham games by developer Rocksteady were originally going to have their fighting mechanic as a sort of music game, which is why the fighting is so rhythmic. Think like a Guitar Hero game, where you hit the right button at the right time to keep the sequence going. It is a genius idea for a fighting game, and as the success of the Arkham games have proven it was a brilliant design choice. But, now, with almost every single game coming out utilizing a similar fighting style, do you think Rocksteady had any idea that every game that came out after the Arkham games was going to rip off the fighting mechanic?
I doubt it.
Open world games offer some of the most exciting, interesting and enticing games to have graced our desktop, laptop and mobile gaming devices since the birth of the industry itself. Growing ever more sophisticated with each coming year, the idea of entering through a game into an entire world doesn’t seem such an impossible to believe feat in terms of software engineering and player fantasy. Now it’s something of the norm. [Read more…]