Pickings are slim for driving game fans these days. Gone are the days where there were a dozen or more driving franchises to choose from. Whether your preferred flavour was simulation, straight arcade, F1, NASCAR, rally, street, driving shooter or demolition – there was a separate driving game for you.
New game developer Ovosonico’s Murasaki Baby, while not a perfect game by any means, is one of those special endearing titles that holds your attention from start to finish.
The problem with growing a long-standing series like The Sims is if there aren’t major improvements, increased depth of gameplay and new, exciting features introduced with each release or add-on then the dedicated fan-base will become bored, jaded and leave in their droves.
It’s no secret that games based on movies are usually rushed, incomplete, buggy releases, thrown together in a short timeframe to coincide with the launch of the movie itself. They’re a synonym for everything that is wrong with the gaming industry today.
Last year, The Last of Us was released on the PS3 in the twilight of the console’s tenure and was an exposé of exactly what the PS3 is capable of. Some of the best graphics seen in a game to date that accompanied a storyline worthy of any Hollywood blockbuster.
The Ouya is an interesting little device. The product of a highly successful KickStarter funding drive, it has been greeted with both derision and joy. Media has been generally scornful, raising issues that would have been ironed out in pre-production testing by a larger company.
Oddworld: Abe’s Odyssee is one of my favourite PS One games of all time. Apart from its sequel Abe’s Exoddus, there has never really been a game quite like it
23 years ago, yes, 23 years, an addictive little game was released on the Amiga called Lemmings. The premise of the game is simple; get a group of lemmings from point A in the level to point B. Some lemmings have specific abilities to help you get past obstacles while the others trudge on to safety or their doom.
Giant robots that transform into vehicles, animals and a few other interesting objects – has there ever been a premise more purpose built for video gaming?
All too often these days we hear gamers complaining about how short games are. Only 6 or 8 hours of gameplay can earn the wrath of the fickle masses.