The question of what makes us human is among the oldest of puzzles.
Observe, think and learn. That’s not too hard, is it? Although The Witness is presented in its marketing as the story of a man marooned, the experience is as pure a distillation of its gameplay ideas as I can remember. Unencumbered by the shackles of narrative motivations, this first person puzzle game gives you an island to explore in whichever way you like, provided you can solve its myriad conundrums.
In a world of sand, buried treasure might be easy to miss. New Eden is a world such as this. A home to ReCore’s heroine, Joule Adams, it’s a planet otherwise devoid of organic life. Cataclysmic events on Earth have forced an exodus and, after centuries of stasis, Joule awakens to a find that the bright new future for humanity hasn’t turned out as planned.
Justice knows no borders as Phoenix goes abroad.
It’s not who Telltale are underneath; it’s what they do that defines them.
I can see the point, but it doesn’t quite click.
An ailing platform, perhaps, but Kinect proudly boasts this resurgent platformer.
This first person adventure plays like a dream. A bad one.
With time to reflect, Mirror’s Edge was worth revisiting after all. Whether or not you liked Mirror’s Edge, there’s no question that it was extraordinary. For its strikingly clean visual design as much as its parkour-inspired gameplay, it has enjoyed a celebrated cult status for the best part of a decade.
Blizzard’s online FPS is absolutely storming.