Shinji Mikami, creator of the Resident Evil series decided to spread his horror wing to more games. He’s worked on other horror games other than Resident Evil before but none as visually disturbing as The Evil Within. Channeling the feel of Resident Evil 4, The Evil Within aims to be a scarier and more serious kind of horror experience. Does Shinji Mikami and Tango Gameworks have what it takes to make a truly terrifying experience?
I recently caught word of Blizzard’s upcoming new game, Overwatch. It’s a first person shooter with a Big Hero 6 feel in terms of animation and how it’s cinematic trail has presented its world. It’s appears to be aiming for a less “serious” tone of shoot that Team Fortress 2 has been doing for years but with more variety.
Not knowing beforehand what the game was, I wondered if this was a game or a movie trailer. I was very surprised that this is a Blizzard game because it’s so far outside of their wheelhouse. The thing that bugged me after watching the trailer is that the game is probably going to be a first person shooter. Blizzard seemed to be aiming for a youth and super hero enamored audience that it seems strange that they would attach it to a game about shooting and killing. The game is just cartoon violence and nothing gratuitous but it established itself so well as a would be superhero show or movie. But who knows, maybe if Overwatch does well Blizzard will take advantage of this thriving market. And if we’re especially lucky we will see Overwatch on cans and bottles of Mountain Dew.
Resistance: Fall of Man was a flagship title for the PS3 during its launch. It was a new IP meant to show off the power of the console. The game use old PC FPS mechanics channeled Ratchet and Clanks unique weapons and interrelated them into the game. Resistance 2 was a misstep, adopting modern FPS conventions and didn’t do much to stand out anymore. Resistance 3 went back to its roots and built up making it the strongest of the trilogy. Even though it the end Resistance 3 is the best one and catches you up with the main events of the series and does more than both of them did.
Sunset Overdrive is a Xbox One exclusive game by Insomniac Games. Insomniac is know for their crazy over the top and creative weapons and designs from the Ratchet and Clank series. They look to be bringing unadulterated fun to the console.
Bioshock Infinite has received it’s first piece of story DLC after the game’s initial release in April. The twisted ending of Bioshock Infinite opened up a lot of doors but also closed just as many. The trailer revealed familiar characters in a familiar setting in a combination that shouldn’t happen.
After numerous delays the long awaited next installment of Bioshock is finally here. Bioshock Infinite startled everyone when they have left Rapture for a bright and colorful city in the sky. What new changes will come with this new setting? You will just have to open a few doors to find out.
Released late last year and one of the Game of the Year nominees Ubisoft’s Far Cry series returns. Far Cry has always raised the bar in terms of graphics, scope and the first person perspective. Far Cry 2 stood out by adding more realism than seen in shooters. Far Cry 3 scaled back realism for convenience but does that make it a better game?
Early this week the Resident Evil 6 demo was released on the Playstation Network and Xbox Live Arcade. It’s very uncharacteristic of Capcom to release demos but take it as gift to try out their next big title. Have they changed up the formula or will we see another clone of Resident Evil 4.
Ubisoft released Ghost Recon: Future Soldier, a captivating third person, cover-base shooter. As a fan of shooting games, I’m always looking for a game to last for about several months until it stales out. And Ghost Recon: Future Soldier has gotten me addicted since its release on May 22. Continue reading →