“Death is no escape down here”, the closing statement of the narrator as the tutorial comes to an end. This statement is probably true for most games, where death is really never more that an inconvenient setback rather than anything finite. Crawl however does things a bit differently, where death simply switches you from team living to team dead.
More than most, Outlast 2 understands that the best horror games operate as a disempowerment fantasy.
You stand a child adorned in a yellow rain coat, the only piece of colour amongst a wash of browns and greys in a dimly lit room littered with cloth, cages and a suspicious man with clumsily long arms and a face wrapped in bandages. He’s known as The Janitor, and up until now other than the odd suspicious shadow or rodent he is the first resident of The Maw that you have encountered. He stands, facing away from you hurriedly gift wrapping dolls in cloth before impaling each parcel upon…
Hello guys and welcome to the fifth re-cap post for all the relevant announcements that have just happened at E3 2017. A shorter show than that of Xbox by some way and no shots were fired at the Xbox One X. The biggest surprise came from the lack of new games and how minor some appearances were.
Fond memories overshadowed by modern sensibilities: Yooka-Laylee becomes the dream killer.
3D platformers have recently undergone somewhat of a revival since their peak in the late 90s. Skylar & Plux: Adventure on Clover Island is another game to slot into that category and quote, is a “Passionate homage to the 3D platformers of our youth”. The game has been jointly developed by Right Nice, a recently founded studio based in Stockholm who have been responsible for the PC port, and Grip Digital, a studio of experienced industry hands based in Prague responsible for the Xbox One and PS4 ports.
In more than name, this 3D puzzle adventure engenders an imperfect yet sublime poetry.
For some of you older gamers, the name Wonder Boy might well sound somewhat familiar. You’ll need to cast you mind back quite some way however, all the way back to the 8 bit era of the late 1980s. Wonder Boy: The Dragons Trap is a remake of Wonder Boy 3 which was originally released on the Sega Master System back 1989. Developer Lizardcube initially announced the remake back in June 2016 and just under a year later the final product is now ready for a glance through those rose tinted glasses.
In this isometric puzzler from Tequila Works, it’s time to die.
A LEGO game about building stuff. Finally!