We have reached the conclusion of the Telltales’s newest comic book adventure. Based off the acclaimed comic book series Fables, for the first time we got to see the world of Fables in motion. Does The Wolf Among Us succeed as its comic book cousin The Walking Dead or does it fall short like the overlooked adventures games like Back to the Future or Jurrassic Park?
The first piece of The Last of Us Story DLC has arrived. The Last of Us: Left Behind reveals revolves around Ellie at two unseen points of significance, her time with her best friend Riley and the time after the end of Fall. We had heard in little detail the events that happened between Ellie and Riley during the game but only briefly. Will this be a story worth seeing?
Naughty Dog’s story DLC for the Last of Us will take us to before Ellie met Joel. This is a story between Ellie and her best friend Riley who she had mentioned briefly during the game.
I am excited for Left Behind because of the strength of The Last of Us’ writing. Prequels tend to be a bad idea. The setup is usually less interesting than the core of a story. Not all video game prequels are bad though (God of War Ghost of Sparda, Batman Arkham Origins, etc). Some prequels are successful because they have the room to create good stories without worrying too much about the baggage from the series. I’m worried about the length of the DLC will limit the story. What I don’t want to happen is Left Behind to take place in a single area or be one extend story sequence. We know how this story ends. What we don’t know is the relationship between Ellie and Riley only based off the game. This needs to be the focus rather than the finale.
Telltale has returned, not with The Walking Dead The Game Season 2 but with another graphic novel property. Based off Bill Williamham’s Fables, The Wolf Among Us is another 5 part episodic series. Taking place before the start of the original series it follows the life of Bigby The Big Bad Wolf. The Walking Dead was a surprise breakout success that put Telltale on the map. Will The Wolf Among Us be a similar success?
Evo 2013, the largest fighting game tournament, was this past weekend and just before the Super Street Fighter 4 AE top 8 Capcom revealed its debut trailer. The update will contain 5 new characters (4 returning and 1 brand new), 6 new stages and unannounced new modes and features. The update will be on disc for $39.00 and DLC for $14.99 as with Arcade Edition. The disc version will contain all of the DLC costumes and owners of Super who didn’t upgrade to Arcade Edition will only have to pay for Ultra upon release. Ultra Street Fighter 4 will release early 2014.
It has been far too long since Naughty Dog has given us a game that wasn’t Uncharted. However great the Uncharted series was, it has yet to be seen if they can create magic again. The Last of Us taps into the over-saturated post apocalyptic market to tell a personal stories. In an industry where singleplayer games are becoming financially riskier to make, does The Last of Us have what it takes to endure and survive?
Ever since NetherRealm Studios exploded back on the fighting game scene with Mortal Kombat in 2011 we have been eagerly awaiting what they have next. They have brought back the DC Universe back in to the fighting game realm absent since 2008 with Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe this time with a much darker feel. Will NetherRealm take what they learned in from Mortal Kombat to heart or will this be a drop?
This past weekend I attended FanExpo Canada in Toronto. On top of seeing celebrities and spending more money than I’m willing to admit I had the opportunity to play some upcoming games. Sony, Ubisoft, Warner Bros, Bungie and EA had a presence at the expo. Most of the games at FanExpo appeared to be the E3 builds. While I didn’t have a chance to play each title, I did play some highly anticipated games.
The biggest event annually for gamers and game developers congregate in Los Angeles. E3 or Electronic Entertainment Expo is a gamer’s paradise to witness exclusive game trailers, demos, big announcements of well-known game developers and anticipating release dates of games coming later in the year and in 2013. I will be giving a thorough scope of E3 2012’s press conferences from Microsoft, EA, Ubisoft, Sony and Nintendo. And any surprising titles due for release later this year and next year of 2013. Without furtheradew here we go!