EDITORIAL: GAMING WITH AGE
Having started off very much as what you would call a 'core' gamer (that is to say one who must play the latest AAA releases, who put great stead in which console had which exclusive, and where the quality of a game's adversarial multiplayer was often the be all and end all) things have changed. Games are something else to me now. Graphics don't matter, DLC doesn't matter, being able to duke it out online doesn't matter.
Calling all developers: I want splitscreen (splitscreen online with guests is almost an insta-
It's hard to pinpoint where this started. At some point, after leaving education, I had a lot less free time. Don't get me wrong, I still have more than enough to be able to play the latest releases if I want to, but I now find games struggling to compete with shared time spent watching films and TV. The best way for them to compete is to offer a similar experience -
BY MIKE HAZLETON -
expressive?! I think not, and if you have, then you, dear reader, are all the wrongs.
Someone should have told Han he bought a blaster to a lightsabre fight. This sounded a lot wittier in my head. Infact, I regret everything. All of it. Move along!
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The Walking Dead (Telltale's version of course) was the first game we played through together. Since Season Two it's fair to say our interest has waned, but it started a trend where story-
Left 4 Dead too, on the zombie theme still but with essentially no story. It wins through as it has a generation-
Other notable mentions would be Portal, L.A. Noire, State of Decay, Child of Light, anything from Rare Replay (for nostalgia more than anything) and more recently Life is Strange, Layers of Fear, Rocket League and Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishment. Some of these games can be tough and in these instances we just share the responsibility -
Episodic games are great as we look forward to the next chunk without having to wait two years for the next full release. It really is akin to watching your favourite TV series. I could easily go to another room and play the latest million selling FPS, which I'm sure I would enjoy -
Those are not the only factors in why games like Evolve (what should have been a new-
Of course, I still have guilty pleasures. The Witcher 3 is story-
To be able to compete in those games online you need to be reasonably committed, and it is not something I am willing to do. My most anticipated games are the next Sherlock Holmes from Frogwares and Yooka-
Microsoft and Sony are certainly right to pinpoint their flagship titles and to mark them as system sellers. Those just aren't the games that sell their systems to me anymore. So what am I now? Co-