Bigger world, exciting choices in ‘Witcher 3’

May 15, 2015

By Kimberley Wallace | Game Informer Magazine
The “Witcher 3: Wild Hunt”
Platform: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC
Style: 1-Player Role-Playing
Publisher: WB Games
Developer: CD Projekt RED
Rating: M, for Mature
Ever since the 2007 debut of “The Witcher,” the series has been raising the bar for choice and consequence in role-playing games. Every entry in [...]

The goal here is simply survival at any cost

May 1, 2015

“This War of Mine” places the player in an unfamiliar role in the war game, controlling a small team of survivors in a war-ravaged cityscape. You don’t assume the role of a fearless commando in first-person, or manage troops in a real-time strategy setting; the goal here is simply survival at any cost in a broken down house.

Engaging, challenging ‘Pillars’ returns to the glory days

April 10, 2015

Making a game broadly accessible and appealing often results in something easy and simplistic. “Pillars of Eternity” is proof that role-playing games can be engaging and challenging no matter the player, and embrace complexity in storytelling and gameplay without sacrificing a wider audience.

‘Bloodborne,’ death and insanity lurk around every dark corner

April 3, 2015

Laughter of the mad surrounds you as the blood moon rises over the top of a damned city. You tighten your grip on the controller and your stress level rises as a terrifying visage approaches in the distance, unearthly aberrations sprouting from its squirming limbs.

Sledgehammer Games takes “Call of Duty” into the future

March 13, 2015

By Daniel Tack | Game Informer Magazine
“Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare”
Platform: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC
Style: 1-Player Shooter (18-Player Online)
Publisher: Activision
Developer: Sledgehammer Games
Rating: M, for Mature
After years of modern warfare, the latest “Call of Duty” takes you to a terrifying future just a few years [...]