It seems like all the GiN columnists are on vacation. Editor John Breeden is again at the helm, this time for Chella. He’s catching Olympic fever this week, but perhaps more so for those classic track and field games of yesteryear.
In post-Brexit Britain, the false hope of the little Englander mentality portrayed in We Happy Few is even more depressing. Chella is not convinced by the survival gameplay mechanic and hopes Compulsion can deliver a compelling experience once early access is over.
This week, Pokemon GO proved that you should never underestimate Nintendo. Chella considers the AR phenomenon that has sent Nintendo’s share values soaring and seen people walking into lampposts.
Chella takes stock and picks the best games of 2016, so far. It’s been a great start to the year, but it looks set to get even better.
Looking beyond the blockbusters, Chella picks out the best indie games of E3 2016.
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.
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.
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 of Amazon’s paywall for video games, such as Minecraft and GTA V, unless you’re a Prime member, could see gamers shopping elsewhere. Is it the thin end of the wedge, Chella asks.
Just 10 more days until Banner Saga 2 arrives and Chella is excited to see what it delivers. Until then, she’s highlighting the things that she loves about the original game, Banner Saga.