Todd dives into his half-year list of the best videogames that he has played in 2016 so far, and also, of course, the worst of the bunch. In a year that has been a little bit bland for gaming so far, Todd offers up some of the highs and lows.
Looking beyond the blockbusters, Chella picks out the best indie games of E3 2016.
Todd has spent so long in the Commonwealth that he’s starting to speak with a Boston accent. And now, just when things were getting a bit old, console players suddenly have access to Fallout 4 mods. Todd names the five best that he has discovered so far.
The women in Uncharted 4 were sidelined to make room for the men, who had the bigger story. Whilst I appreciate Naughty Dog’s effort, the notion that we should pat them on the back, simply for including some women is insulting.
Just like an engine makes or breaks a vehicle’s performance, the same can be said for game engines, especially for titles like shooters. Lately, we could almost review a game by looking at its engine. Titles using CryEngine have looked great, but suffered horrible performance, especially on consoles.
A game about the Palestine/Israel conflict, Liyla and The Shadows of War, has proved too political for Apple, claiming it isn’t a game. Apple’s double standard regarding politics and its attitude towards games as vehicles for more than just entertainment is problematic, says Chella.
In warfare when you switch sides they call it being a traitor, but Hargosh may have good cause. A longtime Call of Duty fan, he’s angry because the only way to buy the remastered Modern Warfare is bundled with Infinite War. And then there is that great Battlefield 1 trailer.
Chella isn’t quite convinced by VR gaming, but new research has been successful in treating paranoia using virtual reality. She looks at the pros and cons of the new tech, as 2016 looks set to be the year of VR.
News that Microsoft has discontinued production of the Xbox 360 console was bittersweet for Todd and many other Xbox fans. Thankfully, backwards compatibility means that the games will live on, but Todd still takes time to salute an old friend.
Welcome. If any of you are regulars here at GiN, you probably remember that I played through Final Fantasy IX last year as part of my New Year’s Resolution. Final Fantasy IX was a very polarizing game for me. I honestly didn’t like a lot of things about it. The characters were mostly boring, I hated most of the minigames and the plot was convoluted as all get out (I know, I know. That’s standard protocol for a Final Fantasy game.) Still, there were many things I did like about it. One of which was the history and lore of … Continue reading Why Final Fantasy IX Has the Saddest Ending of Any Game