The doors in Dead Space 3 actually work as a subtle form of world building.
Legendary: A Marvel Deck Building Game has salvaged many of the core ideas of the deck building genre by crafting a thoroughly interactive multiplayer experience.
You are a fly sitting on a moss covered rock, and six minutes later, you won't be.
Somewhere, Expeditions Conquistador has a “right” path. There is a better way to act than the actual conquistadors did. But even the most restrained, responsible, and virtuous expedition is harmful, mired with challenges, and weighed down by the reminders that you are an outsider that poses a threat.
Halo 4 and Assassin’s Creed 3 try to bring some of that outside fiction into the games. Neither succeed all the way, but one succeeds more than the other.
Video games have given me quite a few ideas about guns over the years. As it turns out, most of them are probably wrong.
My own arcade was called the Gold Mine and featured a facade of a 19th century mine entrance as the portal to entry. Greeting one inside, though, were simply rows of machines spread across a rather filthy and threadbare carpet and a cacophony of bleeps and bloops. Most often there was nary a girl in sight.
Curiously, no matter how fiercely critics react to poor treatment of women, the portrayal of female characters in AAA games seems actually to be getting worse. Women are almost entirely unrepresented, and when they are represented, they exist only as a player objective.
With Assassin's Creed 3, Ubisoft presents their vision of an American Revolution. But is the fifth time out all that revolutionary?
Binary Domain is something of a revelation: a linear action game that feels significantly affected by my decisions.