Your behavior in a game reflects, to a certain degree, your character outside of it. This isn’t true all of the time, but it is more true than we would like to think.
Gamers were dumbfounded when PopCap announced it was transplanting the “Plants vs. Zombies” series from the back yard to the battlefield.
There are certain franchises that automatically get preordered and purchased, no matter what — anything with the words Final Fantasy in the title, for instance. Or it might just be that the game’s pedigree is very good, or that the trailer was particularly compelling.
“Sorcerer King” plays very similar to classic role-playing/strategy game hybrids like “Might & Magic Heroes.” There are some key differences, but the basics are there. You have heroes that must be outfitted with gear and a small army in order to adventure through the world. Furthermore, there are city building and management aspects, like in Civilization, along with a small smattering of diplomacy options.
Life is Strange is, well, a pretty strange game. On the surface, it seems to be following in the footsteps of Telltale Games’ tried-and-true “your decisions affect what happens” adventure formula.
Play a few “Rocket League” matches and you see more than a few similarities between the game’s RC-car action and pre-K level soccer. A mass of players follows the ball wherever it rolls, teammates steal from each other, and accidental own-goal shots are almost expected.
If you asked me what I’ve been playing lately, the answer would pretty much just be The Witcher 3. Though I’ve managed to briefly pull myself away from this behemoth of a game for snippets of time with Muramasa: The Demon Blade (while on a trip, forced away from my PS4), otherwise it’s been all Geralt all the time.
EA Sports’ franchises haven’t always had easy transitions to new systems. “Rory McIlroy PGA Tour” debut isn’t as bare as last year’s “NHL 15,” nor as unplayable as “Madden NFL 06” was last generation, but its charms are limited. It does some things well, but they aren’t enough to make it stand out.
Nintendo president and CEO Satoru Iwata died July 11 of complications from a bile duct tumor. His recent medical issues were no secret — he even updated his Mii to reflect his weight loss — but his passing still caught the gaming community by surprise.
If you loved last year’s “Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix,” you’re in for even more of a treat this time around. In that package you got the excellent original game alongside the less thrilling “Chain of Memories” and a movie version of 358/2 Days.