#Game Feel

TAILS OF IRON Review: A Soulslike That Anyone Can Enjoy

I have to admit that when it comes to any game in the Soulslike sub-genre, I never really get the sense that I belong. My reaction time to attacks is shoddy at best and memorizing enemy attacks can seem like the most difficult thing in the world sometimes. But over the last year or so, Souslikes have been some of my favorite titles, regardless of that.
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Lost in Random review: A lukewarm tale

Lost in Random’s wonderfully presented characters and environments carry all the weight in the face of underwhelming gameplay. Lost in Random is a compelling homage to the works of Tim Burton and films from studio Laika. It’s easily comparable to The Nightmare Before Christmas or Coraline. Any fans of woeful fairy tales and stop-motion animation are sure to find something to like within the twisted world of Random. This is where the game excels; its grim yet humorous interactions, dark atmosphere, and eccentric environments coalesce into a wicked world that inspires the desire to explore.
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What Made X-Men Origins: Wolverine The Game Great?

Video game movie tie-ins tend to have a bad reputation; however, X-Men Origins: Wolverine stands as one of the better ones. So what made this game so great? In theory, this game should have been awful. Games based even on good films tend to be quite horrific in most cases. (I’m looking at you, Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part 1.) Pair that with the fact that you have arguably the worst X-Men live action film at that time, and that makes for a road to catastrophe.

Destroy All Humans 2 Remake Officially Announced

After leaking a few days back thanks to PlayStation, publisher THQ Nordic officially announced today that it is gearing up to remake the beloved action-adventure game Destroy All Humans 2. This marks the second remake that developer Black Forest Games has done with the franchise after previously releasing a remake of the original Destroy All Humans just last year.

FIFA 22 Release Date: When is FIFA 22 coming out?

Every year, each of the major sports games gets a new title. This year’s FIFA 22 will be no different. But among all of the other major sports games, this one’s coming a little later. With that in mind, do you want to know when FIFA 22‘s release date is going to be? We’ve got you covered.

10 Best N64 Games That Utilized The Expansion Pak

Video games today can be up to hundreds of gigabytes in size and feel like movies that we can control. But, back in the 80s and 90s, they were a lot more primitive compared to today’s standards. Developers didn’t let that stop them though, and many masterpieces were created that were megabytes in size, some even kilobytes. But, what if you need just a bit of extra power to achieve the game that you envision? Enter the N64’s Expansion Pak, offering 4MB more ram than what the stock console provides. The Expansion Pak offered the possibility of higher frame rates and resolution, and in some instances was a requirement just to play the game.

10 PS4 Games With The Best Replay Value

Things move pretty quickly in the gaming world; a few years ago, Sony’s PlayStation 4 was the uncontested king of console gaming. Today, it’s almost a year out of date, replaced by the PS5. However, that doesn’t mean there aren’t games worthy of returning to on the now-outdated system. Some...

Not So MMO: Life Is Strange: True Colors Review

Life is Strange’s premise as a franchise is simple: a drama reflecting the real world, with the caveat of a protagonist having some type of “superpowers.” Perhaps it’s a “curse,” if you choose to describe it through the lips of Alex Chen, the protagonist of True Colors. In this case, Alex can sense emotions; stronger emotions appear as aura, and there are other little nuances that you unlock through gameplay.

What is your favorite game within a game?

Games have come a long way over the past few decades, and now we’ve reached a point the earliest game devs probably couldn’t have even dreamed of — there are video games inside of video games. There was a time when Zork was at the cutting edge of gaming technology in 1979. Today, you can access it as an Easter egg on an in-game computer terminal in Call of Duty: Black Ops (and Cold War) and play it in its entirety.

Ranking the Six Best Fire Emblem Games

Fire Emblem is a storied franchise, one that has spanned well over two decades of inspired medieval story, chess-like strategic combat, and blue-haired pretty boys. There will always be games in the series that stick out, though, the ones that influenced the games yet to come, or built a veritable kingdom of new fans. Let’s look at some of the most influential titles in the franchise.

Fighting Games: Striving for Perfection

Welcome to Save State, where we talk about fighting games despite being absolutely no good at them whatsoever. It should come as no surprise, given my JRPG-playing proclivities, that I also enjoy fast paced fighting games like Guilty Gear, BlazBlue, Dragon Ball FighterZ, and Melty Blood oh whoops all of those games are by Arc System Works. My tastes are actually broader than that, but there’s just something brilliant about ArcSys games a significant portion of the time that draws me into the title. The game I’m going to talk about this week is ArcSys’s latest, Guilty Gear -Strive-, released on PS4, PS5, and PC in June of this year.

How Video Is Failing To Enhance And Promote Games

Co-founder and CTO of Concurrents. Game developers have traditionally used pre-rendered video sequences (i.e., passive cutscenes) to help tell the story and enhance the visual presentation of games. However, technology is now making it possible to share interactive game moments as a more immersive and engaging alternative to cutscenes. Real-time...

Candid Conversations with Teens: Don’t Take Away My Video Games

We are thankful to Brick & Spoon for sponsoring our Candid Conversations with Teens Editorial Series. Written by local teens, these stories highlight what may be impacting them from their perspective—issues might be social, academic, physical, political, economic, etc. In households across America, video games have been blamed countless times...

Eastward Review

Eastward is a game I’ve been looking forward to since playing the demo almost two years ago, but the game has been in the works far longer than that. Finally, it’s time to head eastbound across the train tracks. Prior to the start of your journey in this action-adventure-RPG, the reclusive John finds Sam, who turns out to be a lively young girl, enclosed in a chamber while digging and looks after her from then on.