Posts Tagged "video game"

The Wolf Among Us: Video Game Based On the Fables Comic Book by Bill Willingham

They’re billing it as a season premiere, which is an interesting approach promising connected games that play out like a television show – a total of five different episodes will comprise one “season.” Additionally, the game will have a lot of decision-based mechanics, where choices you make will (purportedly) influence elements in the game – promising that one person’s experience with the game will be different from another’s. I like the fact that they will be pressuring players to make these types of decisions quickly, “reflecting the pressures of real-world decision-making,” but I’m cautiously optimistic whenever someone touts decision-based games offering up truly different outcomes.

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Et Tu, Sim City?

I lost a lot of time this weekend (and I mean a lot of time) to SimCity 2013. I was never very good at the game, but playing it again now so many years later… the same little attention to details sucked me in. I never know how much I liked simulations like this, as it’s one part terrarium and one part god complex, I suppose.

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Kerbal Space Program

In a nutshell, KSP looks to be a kind of open sandbox where you’re trying to build a fully functioning space program from scratch. This includes hiring and training astronauts, building a functional rocket, and actually going out and exploring new planets/moons.

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Civilizations Take a Lot of Time

To me, playing the game was akin to zoning out. Unlike a lot of FPS games where you’re twitchy and getting motion sick from running around… this game feels more like watching your hard drive defrag. This is probably heresy for people who actually know what they’re doing playing Civ, but I’m mostly just nudging my civilization along and trying my best to keep its growth on track.

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The Last of Us: Five Quick Strategy Tips

I bought my copy of The Last of Us near the end of June, and shortly thereafter… blew through the game over the extended July 4th weekend. The gameplay is fun, but the storyline kind of keeps pulling you on to the next and the next. Similar to what happened when I played Uncharted, Liz (who is someone not normally into video games) got sucked in. She was mostly working in the other room, but every time she heard the cinematics/interstitials kick in… she’d run over and watch.

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