Movies Games and Tech writes: It is often the case when a ground breaking or popular game arrives on the scene, often it does not take very long for a line of inspired and similar games to arrive on the scene. Now some are just straight off clones of the original big hitter but in some cases a few can actually take the original and add something different to create another masterpiece. Albert & Otto is a game very much inspired by Limbo, but can it do enough to make its own mark or just another clone to be forgotten?
Taking a look at when the Resident Evil series jumped the shark; specifically the moment in Resident Evil 5 when Chris Redfield punched a boulder so hard it fell off a cliff to create a bridge over lava.
Amy Hennig talked about the rising costs of game development as a real problem. She said that loot boxes and the focus on games as a service are the publisher's answers to this issue and matters are made worse when people ask for single player games but don't actually buy them, preferring to watch online.
James writes - "When the original Hand of Fate dropped onto the Xbox One almost three years ago, it came out of nowhere. The intriguing concept of being an action-RPG/card game hybrid was enough to draw me in, and seemingly many others were drawn in too as its success has lead to a sequel. Even though Hand of Fate is a good game, theres plenty of room for improvement and Hand of Fate 2 hopes to build upon that. Have Defiant Development dealt us a better hand in Hand of Fate 2, or will we be hoping for a redraw?"
To further increase the hype of Saturday Morning RPG Nintendo Switch version, Limited Run Games also detailed the effort they have put up to the game and reiterating its purpose of not only re-releasing the title but also adding features beyond whats previously offered.
In this GDC 2016 session, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt composers Marcin Przybylowicz and Mikolai Stroinski discuss the soundtrack's influence on narration and how Slavic folklore influenced musical direction.
Resistance to oppression, resistance to swearing loyalty to a king who lived an ocean away. The real storybook legend of America is that of a nation built on rebellion. On being that nation who drew a line in the sand and said not another step forward. I know its a far cry (HA!) from the country that we see today, which feels more divided than ever before, but when you see the truly good people of that land, you also feel their infectious spirit of standing up for those who couldnt fight the good fight on their own.
Koei-Tecmo games has just released a comprehensive new features trailer for their upcoming title Open World title Dynasty Warriors 9 The trailer goes into some depth about how the open world effects the classic Warriors gameplay in the biggest reinvention in the series history: Complete key missions to advance the story. These missions will be difficult
James writes - "Matching games appear to be on a bit of a downward spiral these days, with very few appearing on the Xbox One recently. I dare say that the newest game of this ilk, at first glance, doesnt look like itll provide a turnaround for the genre. Looks can be deceiving though, and thats the hope as I tackle fast-paced arcade puzzler Raining Blobs, which seems to be inspired by the likes of the legendary Tetris. Could Raining Blobs possibly deliver an experience to rival such a classic, or is it merely a poor imitation?"
In an attempt to dispel some of the recent negativity, Konami is offering an open beta for the third-person shooter starting this week and there are several reasons for even the most putoff fans to give it a chance on PS4 and Xbox One beginning on January 18.
The first-person shooter from publisher Activision and developer Sledgehammer Games - Call of Duty: WWII - has reached a new sales milestone, according to VGChartz estimates. The game has surpassed 10 million units sold worldwide at retail.