Saturday, December 29, 2012

Another game I'm very excited about is Bioshock Infinite.

The two previous Bioshock games were groundbreaking in terms of their story. Perhaps not so much in how they told it, but in content, themes, and the way they trusted the player with deeper and more complex ideas. This new game promises all of that, and tops it off with the most interesting and interactive AI companion this side of Half Life 2.

Here's a trailer:

In other site related news, I'm currently in the middle of the Assassin's Creed III campaign, and while I already have a few insights, I do want to finish it first. Since that seems to be taking a while, though, I might decide to make a few posts about other games I've played recently.

Monday, December 10, 2012

The Last of Us - Story Trailer

Have a look at the latest trailer for Naughty Dog's The Last of Us. 

This is the game I'm most excited about in 2013.

Uncharted 2 was pretty much the reason I got a PS3, and I'm confident that Naughty Dog will deliver another powerful narrative experience with this. Unlike Uncharted, however, here there seems to be a much stronger emphasis on character. Violence is a prominent feature of most games these days, but in The Last of Us  it's apparently not merely a gameplay mechanic but an important part of the narrative. I'll be waiting anxiously for this one.

The game's out in May, 2013.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Back in the Animus

 I've started playing Assasin's Creed 3 today. I actually have a lot to say about the franchise in general as far as how it tells its story (regardless of one's opinion of it, it's conveyed in a fairly unique way), but I think I'll start with this third outing, if only because it's more topical.

I've only played it for about an hour but so far I love it. I haven't even reached the more open sections of the game, but as always with AC the tangible sense of the world is mesmerizing.

I'll reserve my insights regarding the game's narrative for when I've finished it and can comment on it in its entirety.