Posts tagged with "Story"

Saints Row IV Hands On Preview

Saints Row IV Hands On Preview
Volition and Deep Silver have been pitching Saints Row IV as the biggest and most over the top entry yet. A big statement for a series known for crazy stories, phallic shaped melee weapons and the ability to run naked around the world. How do you outdo the madness that was Saints Row the Third? By making the series protagonist President of the United States, throwing him into an alien invasion story and giving him superpowers of course. After playing... 

MCM Buzz Competition: Win Strike Suit Infinity Pack!

MCM Buzz Competition: Win Strike Suit Infinity Pack!
Following the tradition of previous great MCM Buzz competitions, we are pleased to announce that thanks to the kind people at indie game developers, Born Ready Games, the MCM Buzz is giving away two fantastic Strike Suit Infinity prize packs.  Each pack contains a Steam code (that will allow you to download the game for free), an awesome artbook from Strike Suit Zero and a soundtrack CD. Speaking of the game itself, Strike Suit Infinity was described... 

Strike Suit Infinity Review

Strike Suit Infinity Review
From its crisp frame rate to stunning visuals Strike Suit Zero was an ambitious game. Avoiding several of the pitfalls it could have stumbled into along the way, it made only a couple of small design mistakes that I felt could have been improved. The studio behind the game, Born Ready Games, is now releasing Strike Suit Infinity, a game which is mechanically near identical, but takes the focus away from a story campaign and shifts it more onto... 

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 Review

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 Review
With a title like Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3, it’s not hard to guess that this game is the product of several iterative releases that have progressively improved on an existing formula. While this can be a problem in some series’ where there are very minimal changes from game to game, Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 not only perfects the existing formula, but makes some pretty big improvements that make this a must play if you’ve... 

Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch Review

Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch Review
What do you get when you take a battle system that’s a cross between Pokemon and Xenoblade Chronicles, adds in a cell shaded visual style to rival Wind Waker and mixes them up with a Studio Ghibli story? You get Ni No Kuni, Level 5 and Namco Bandai’s new JRPG. The ambitious game is Studio Ghibli’s first attempt at a video game and while in many ways it completely excels, inconsistency issues cause occasional peaks and dips in quality. Ni... 

2012’s Best Interactive Video Game Stories

2012’s Best Interactive Video Game Stories
After looking over the games released in 2012 that have garnered high critical praise, made it on to Game of the Year lists and the games that have personally left the largest impression on me, there is one theme that has emerged, 2012 was a year where storytelling in games was at the forefront of many peoples minds. From games that focused on it at the expense of gameplay polish, to games where interpretation of the story fell squarely on the player,... 

Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch Preview

Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch Preview
While 2013 is a year of exciting releases, Ni No Kuni is easily my most anticipated title announced for next year. Studio Ghibli, Level 5 and Namco Bandai have created a truly moving JRPG with beautiful visuals, wonderful voice acting and that special something that makes Ghilbli films so timeless. I was recently able to play through the first three hours of the final game, barely scratching the surface of the story and being brought to tears in... 

Little Inferno Review

Little Inferno Review
For the most part the Wii’s WiiWare service was pretty barren. There were some brilliant games, but not in nearly the same quantity as were being released on PSN and XBLA. One of the service’s stand out games was the fantastic World of Goo, which saw you connecting balls of goo together to make structures, attempting to help as many goo as possible into a pipe and onto the next level. It had a brilliant sense of humour, wonderfully crafted... 

Inversion preview

Inversion preview
Inversion is a game that few people I speak to have heard or know much about, but I have no doubt that this will all change in the coming weeks when the amazing shooter hits consoles with a gravity-defying bang! Going back to play Inversion for a second time led to me falling in love with the game all over again. The single player story sees aliens (at least I assume they’re aliens) known as the Lutadores invade the city and take over with their... 

The Convergence of Games With Films and the Need to Rebrand

The Convergence of Games With Films and the Need to Rebrand
With the growth in power in gaming hardware, and increased graphical abilities of the last few generations, video game cut scenes and gameplay are coming closer and closer to the level of movies. In many ways, games have started taking tips from the movie industry and are becoming steadily more cinematic. The question is, are games becoming too much like movies? Would it be a bad thing for the mediums to converge? What does that do for storytelling... 
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