Top 5 lists are nothing more than a journalistic space filler. Often churned out when there is nothing else to write on. Think of it as the written equivalent of a sitcom’s compilation episode and everyone hates those…..
That said, I was asked… Well… Told really, to do one myself… So here it is. Ahem.
Just watch this:
Gravity Gun: Epic Short Film
I recently bought Eldritch off the ringing endorsement of someone from a podcast I regularly listen to. It sounded right up my alley; a minecraft cum rogue-a-like with randomly generated terrain and encounters. You see anything random with permanent consequences is right up my alley.
So bought it I did and played it I, erm, also did.
Following the excellent retrospective article in Eurogamer about Jedi Knight 2: Outcast (J2O… tee hee) I bought the game and it’s got me thinking about the abject lack of decent Sci Fi games in recent years. Now, we’ll push Mass Effect out of the way here from the off as that was a bit of a singularity from a superb developer, rather than anything that’s affected the overall trend in games.
It wasn’t so long ago that just as with films, any successful title was followed by numerous ‘copy-cat’ titles leeching off the same ideas and tech. It was a curious, predictable and let’s be honest here, usually poor cycle. But it did throw up the odd gem and more importantly, it gave us options.
So one of the people I habitually stalk on twitter contacted me about my recent piece on the Brigmore Witches. The original version was ambiguous and lead them to believe I thought that the outcome of the campaign dictated the outcome of the Daud DLC, which isn’t the case. Given who the person was; Harvey Smith the Co-Creative Director at Arkane Studios, I was inclined to believe him…..