It took Michelangelo around 10 years to complete the Sistine Chapel and Davinci about 14 years to finish the Mona Lisa. These masterpieces are pillars of artistic history and their beauty evokes deep human emotion to all those that view them. Dare I mention D-Pads Studio’s Owlboy, a computer game, itself 10 years in the making, in the same breath as these two seminal works? Well……no, I am not abou...[Read More]
I grew up playing point and click adventure games. I’m reasonably certain my first experience of playing one was LucasArts’ Day of the Tentacle in 1993 and I remember being absolutely enthralled. One of my all-time favourite games is Full Throttle (I’m actually playing through it for the ahem..mumble..ieth time) and it still holds up to this day. My brother and I still do George Stobbart impres...[Read More]
Honey Rose is one of those games that isn’t easy to label in to just one genre. Most of the game is a visual novel but it has an equally as important ‘Beat’em up’ side of things. I also really enjoyed the art work of this game too; it’s rather reminiscent of a more modern comic book style but with a hint of something else in there that makes it instantly recognisable ...[Read More]
No Man’s Sky is the game that every Sci-Fi gamer has been waiting for. You have the chance to feel like Matthew McConaughey as well as explore a universe of 18 quintillion planets (now that is astounding). You can name planets as well as entire solar systems, you get the chance to name aliens as well, in the universe of No Man’s Sky you truly are able to act as God and you are able to travel as mu...[Read More]
Exploration and immersion in a dream like world.
I open my eyes and I’m surrounded by water. All I can hear is the calm rippling of waves. Ahead in the distance I see an island and start to swim towards it. As my feet touch the shore my head is filled with music. As I explore this island the music changes. I am here, in Proteus. Proteus is a “walking simulator” game with an interesting experimental nature to it. While there are multiple games in...[Read More]
A beautiful and vast pixel world to explore riddled with dangers and lost technologies.
Hyper Light Drifter is a perfect example of the freedom indie developers have creating their games. Imagine, if you will, sitting around with friends waxing nostalgic about the glory days of gamings past. Someone says: “Wouldn’t it be great if Nintendo made a Zelda game that looks like A Link to the Past? Pixelated graphics and everything?” Then everyone laughs, because Nintendo is too busy pushin...[Read More]
A simple platform game with sinister secrets.
I’m wary of writing too much about this game. It’s tough. I do not want to simply tell you this game is good; I want to tell you why. However, that presents a problem. The problem is this: Pony Island, developed by Daniel Mullins Games, is superb due to the surprises it holds. If one takes away the surprises Pony Island offers, it’s simply a “good” title instead of an “excellent” one. That being s...[Read More]