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If Harvest Moon loses in March, is this the End of the Franchise?

blank Saying a game is going to 'lose' might seem a bit much, but I truly don't believe that is the case for Harvest Moon: One World which is scheduled to launch on the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 on March 2, 2021. With Story of Seasons launching just 3 weeks later, this might be the last chance Harvest Moon has to recapture the former farming simulator glory and reestablish itself as one of the best franchises in the genre.

 

Asterix & Obelix XXL3: The Crystal Menhir Review

blank If you've never played an Asterix & Obelix game in the past, you've no doubt heard about them. When you think about long running video game franchises you might think of The Legend of Zelda, Super Mario, and the like. Dozens of games spread across multiple generations of hardware. Some wildly successful, others completely mediocre. What if I told you Asterix and Obelix deserves to be in that conversation, as one of video games longest running franchises. It does, and the latest release, The ...

 

Is Competitive Gaming the Future?

blank There’s no doubt about it that competitive gaming is becoming bigger than many of us ever expected. The image of dusty school halls filled with overweight middle-aged men lugging CRT monitors about is now officially a thing of the past. Playing video games to a professional level is now cool and, hell, even women are getting involved. Take that, every 90s sit-com. The writing is on the wall. This is the future – whether we like it or not. Outlive…

 
 

Resident Evil Showcase – January 2021 (Video)

blank The Resident Evil Showcase just aired and you can just out the replay below. We also has some thoughts on the event too. The Resident Evil Showcase was short but still interesting. The most interesting thing about it, of course, was Resident Evil Village. A new trailer and some new gameplay footage was shown. The game looks absolutely amazing. The graphics are so stunning! Like Resident Evil 7, Village is in first person mode. It seems to work for this…

 

Where Have the Z-List Film Tie-in Games Gone?

blank No licensed music, characters that look nothing like their film counterparts and stories that only slightly resemble the source material – tie-in games used to be things of beauty. Alas, those days have gone. Development is harder than ever, taking years and years. Throwing together Hogwarts in six months is no longer an option. It’s more than a little depressing. There’s an entire generation of children who’ll never buy the worst video games just because they ...

 

The Dangers of Loot Boxes

blank Loot boxes are just the latest solution to the “problem” of increasing profits within the gaming industry, but really they’re no solution at all. On paper, they’re perfect. Monetise optional extras which can be earned through hard work or, for a small number of whales, be purchased. Fair enough, right? But it’s pretty clear that in recent years, developers are pushing this system to the limit. Overwatch is the perfect example, where little tricks and ...

 
 

The State of Sports Games in 2021

blank What on earth has happened to the sports game genre? Has there been a mass brain removal among the fanbase in the last 10 years? I get it – sports fans tend to buy one or two titles a year, and they’re always exactly the same franchise. They’re like Call of Duty fans, except without the new maps, the new story levels or the new guns. Instead you get a new roster and, maybe, a slightly new graphical sheen. So…

 

More Thoughts From Me #255: Scott? Scott Pilgrim?

blank Scott Pilgrim Vs The World: The Game is releasing this week and will appear on lots of platforms. I’ve talked about that elsewhere. Let’s talk about the movie! Scott Pilgrim Vs The World started life as a comic book. I’ve only ever read a little bit of the comic. My experience with the story is via the movie and the game. Today I want talk about the movie. Its still video game related! How is it video game related? Well,…

 

Open World Games Are Starting to Burn Me Out

blank There are too many games to play, not enough time and every developer wants to create a sweeping open world with a million question marks to visit. Enough is enough. Open world is the forced stealth levels of the late 2010s/early 2020s. It’s the tower defence that we all got bored of in 10 minutes flat a decade ago. And yet, like that one cookie-cooker enemy that you fight in every single location of an open world game, it just…

 
 

2021 needs to define the coming generation – because 2020 certainly didn’t

blank 2020 was a lot of things to a lot of people, but it also had the distinct displeasure of being the year the new consoles were released. Somehow, the Xbox Series X and PS5 were still released, and the only real downside seems to be keeping stock levels high enough so people can pay for them. In hindsight, that’s about the best anybody could have predicted, and it’s fully down to the geniuses at Sony and Microsoft for making that…