The last console generation was a tremendous success for Naughty Dog. The gorgeous visuals and natural dialogue of the “Uncharted” series proved the team was capable of much more than cartoonish character platformers.
Old genres don’t really die out. They just fall out of vogue and lay dormant, waiting for their time to come again.
When I heard that Platinum Games was working on a project based on “The Legend of Korra,” I had to do a double take.
We are currently amidst a great resurgence of PC RPGs that borrow from the greats of ages past while taking advantage of modern quality of life improvements, graphics and sound.
Yacht Club Games’ Shovel Knight not only looks and feels like a lost gem from gaming’s past, it hybridizes classic gameplay mechanics from Capcom hits while injecting a modern risk/reward system.
As the savior from a prophecy, Lightning has awoken to save the souls of the remaining humans before the world is destroyed.
It’s clear that EA’s “UFC” team bleeds martial arts. Everything about its new title — from the integration of UFC-branded videos to a roster including everyone from Jon “Bones” Jones to Ronda Rousey — has been painstakingly shaped into one of the most realistic depictions of the sport to date.
Stoic’s “The Banner Saga” is a turn-based tactical role-playing game rooted in choice and consequence. The Kickstarter title from ex-BioWare developers blends beautiful graphics and a haunting score by Austin Wintory.
Gamers were dumbfounded when PopCap announced it was transplanting the “Plants vs. Zombies” series from the back yard to the battlefield.
After a decade away, the “Thief” series’ hero Garrett has returned to steal from a sickly city.