The Science Museum of Minnesota currently has “Game Changers,” an interactive history of gaming with over 140 playable games. Displays cover the history of development studios and design legends, along with concept art and interviews. OiO recently stopped by to get our hands on the history of our favorite medium.
Gaming has been a personal passion since the first time I saw an arcade in a mall. I have owned every major console released since the Sega Genesis, with the exception of the original XBox. For me, a Saturday spent playing video or board games with my wife or a few close friends would always be more appealing than a night out. Gaming is, and always will be a part of me.
So what happens when a hardcore gamer brings life into the world? Would my gaming self cease to exist, buried in a cavalcade of dirty cloth diapers? Would the world be forced to evolve without my tsunami of treachery and weiner jokes?
I’m going to cheat a little bit with this review. As has been widely reported, I recently reviewed Shadowrun Returns and, in short, it’s a great game for fans of RPGs and turn-based combat. Well Shadowrun Dragonfall is so similar that I’m going to piggy-back off of that review so I recommend that you read that one first. Continue reading “Review: Shadowrun Dragonfall”
My possibly-embarrassing New Year’s resolution was to play more video games and I’m off to a pretty good start in 2018. Recently I played through Shadowrun Returns and I wanted to share my thoughts with the Outside is Overrated audience. Continue reading “Review: Shadowrun Returns”
Rogue Hippo’s Review Score: 9
I’m an old-school gamer with limited time for video games. When I do find some time, I prefer NES games, SNES games and 10-20 year old strategy/rpg games. So when I can’t stop playing a new(ish), story-driven game about a Continue reading “Review: Life is Strange”
Darkest Dungeon (PC)
Tom Awesome’s Review Score: 9
Darkest Dungeon is a side-scrolling rougelike dungeon crawler from Red Hook Inc. that tasks you with uncovering the secrets and defeating the horrors that plague your ancestral manor. You bring a team of four heroes from a vast array of options into the dungeon at one time to tackle missions. Successfully completing missions rewards you with heirlooms used for updating your hamlet, failing usually means that all your heroes are dead.
Marvel Ultimate Alliance was one of the first Xbox 360 games I really loved. The local co-op was some of the best I have ever enjoyed. The second installment had much better graphics, but I felt the gameplay got a lot worse.
Activision recently revealed that both games would be released for current gen systems for $40, or bundled together for $60. In this golden age of HD remakes, I was falling all over myself trying to insert my credit card directly into my PS4 when the internet saved me from practically throwing my cash out the window.
Taking Alice O’Conners advice in her article on Rock Paper Shotgun, I took a look at the steam reviews. Apparently the games are buggy as hell, and perform worse than the previous versions. VG 24/7 went on to call the games the worst port of 2016.
Total Biscuit, the Cynical Brit spent 14 minutes discussing the games’ issues: