Control is different from Spider-Man in so many ways, but in broad strokes overall they’re both strong single-play narrative driven action games with a unifying identity and aesthetic. I’m feeling the same way about Control tying up all the lose ends as I did with Spider-Man. It’ll be really fascinating to see whether…
I remember seeing it behind closed doors at E3 last year and thinking, this will be awesome if they pull it off. And they did.
I think a big part of our role, and the G/O Media, formerly Gizmodo Media, formerly Gawker dot com, approach more broadly, is to always try to be cutting through the bullshit, whether that’s coming from video game businesses, individual creators, other gaming media figures, or the people who play games.
As someone who does not like exclusives of any kind, and so don’t like the whole Epic Game Store push, the criticisms feel overblown to me. All Epic is doing is paying people, and so to the degree that people don’t want games not to come out on Steam, they should be equally furious with Valve for being so cheap. And…
Final Fantasy Tactics 2 by Firaxis Games.
Rocket League is the best sports game of the decade imo. Windjammers 2 is out soon as well, which I think does a great job of turning tennis into an arcade game. And speaking of Tennis Mario Aces is probably the most underrated Nintendo game of the last few years.
You never want art that feels canned, or focus-tested, or lacks authenticity, which I think is often what people mean when they say they don’t want games or whatever to preach to them. Good art interrogates the world, but the best art, in my opinion, always interrogates itself as well.
At the same time, I think it’s…
I think they’re beneficial. What would the problem be?
They aren’t wrong!
I agree. They Are Billions isn’t traditional, but it’s the most fun I’ve had with a recently published RTS. I’m really excited to revisit AoEII this fall though and see what Microsoft has planned for AoEIV.
I read all the sites. I especially like Rock Paper Shotgun for indepth coverage of more niche games and Eurogamer’s reviews.
I think every so many years you see these big genre swings. After Modern Warfare and Gears of War, there was a flood of set-piece driven fps games. After Dota and League there was a flood of Mobas. For a few years every company was trying to do an mmo (which ended pretty much after Old Republic). Now you see the same…
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I wish! Who knows. Maybe someday.
All the time. In fact I find it incredibly hard to start new games, even though most of the time I’m extremely interested and into it after the first hour or so. Outer Wilds is a good example. I’m still struggling with that game, because even though it’s been work to keep going, I trust everyone who’s told me it’s…