What looks like the world's most generic slasher movie turns out to be an interesting exercise in choice and consequence.
Turns out the moon was the only thing holding back an unstoppable wave of terror drug crime.
So say we all.
Dwarves, long acknowledged by authorities everywhere (me) as the third-best Warhammer Fantasy race (behind Greenskins and Tomb Kings) are of course appearing in the upcoming Total War: Warhammer, and a new video released overnight by Creative Assembly shows the level of detail going…
Tahira: Echoes of the Astral Empire by Whalehammer Games in Canberra
When a space-faring civilization collapses and leaves behind a medieval dark age, the young princess Tahira must step up and lead her people — which is where you come in, taking charge of Tahira in this tactical, turn-based RPG. Tahira is an unwilling princess, forced into a leadership role at a young age and struggling with anxiety, which is somewhat understandable when the unstoppable enemy that destroyed your galaxy-spanning empire is constantly hounding you.
If you’re wanting to revisit Fallout 1 and 2 before Fallout 4 arrives, or perhaps revisit DOOM before, uh… DOOM arrives (they really have to get more original with those names) then you’re in luck! Bethesda and id Software’s old classics have arrived DRM-free on GOG.com. The…
Being a PS4-exclusive interactive movie, the temptation to compare Until Dawn to previous titles like Heavy Rain and Beyond: Two Souls is obvious. With its focus on choice and consequence, though, as you play through you’ll find yourself comparing it more and more to a Telltale game, specifically The Walking Dead, in my case.
But while the gameplay might remind you of a Telltale title, Until Dawn is placed firmly and deliberately in the “interactive movie” genre. It studiously and overtly uses tropes common in the “teen slasher” subgenre of horror – teens alone in a cabin in the wilderness, easily definable character stereotypes like “the bitchy cheerleader” or “the loveable nerd” – so that the player immediately understands what’s going on.
Once the setting is quickly and easily established, the player can then focus on what the game wants you to focus on – your choices and their consequences for the characters.
Before ARK: Survival Evolved there was Turok: Dinosaur Hunter, and it’s good news for people who don’t like dinosaurs: You can now mess them up all over again as Turok 1 and 2: Seeds of Evil are announced for remastered release. Night Dive Studios, who recently restored System…
Death Squared by SMG Studio in Ultimo
Most puzzle games require you to help your ally so that you both succeed together as a team — but in Death Squared, the focus is on trying your hardest not to accidentally kill them. The premise sounds simple enough: there are two cuboid robots, who have to stand on their respective circles to complete each level. But one mis-step, and you kill your partner. Probably with lasers.
Clifford Bleszinski’s new game, formerly known as Project Bluestreak, has been unveiled — it’s called Lawbreakers (it’s definitely not called The Shattering), and it’s a team-based FPS set in a world where ‘clandestine government testing’ blew up the moon and caused gravity…