The Morality System – Does it work in video games?

While it is hard to create multiple endings in video games that reflect a player’s actions; video game developers give players a false sense of control of video games. They give players moral choices to choose that do not actually affect the game’s ending or the player’s choices because players are given very limited control…

The Physical Disc or a Digital Copy.

Recently–as in last year, I conducted a poll on my twitter account about which people prefer; the physical disc or a digital copy of a game. While this is by no means, a professional statistic, I did find it interesting that the poll tied.   There are many pros and cons to both choices and I…

Why you should take a look at Scalebound.

Platinum Games are best known for Bayonetta and Transformers: Devastation is bringing a new game to the Xbox One in early 2017. Known for combo driven combat and tricky enemies, Scalebound promises to be something completely new from Platinum Games. The basic story is Drew is a 20 something who must join forces with Thuban,…

Your Game, how do you find time to game?

No matter what walk of life you are in, unless you are a teenager, it is challenging to find time to devote to gaming. When I was working full-time I found it challenging to carve out some time to play game. Normally, if I didn’t have homework I would devote my weekends to gaming, unless…

5 Point and Click games on mobile

Due to the popularity of apps on your mobile device point and click games have seen a resurgence. These games are easily developed for a mobile device since almost all of them are tough screens now. Since point and click games are easier to use on a touchscreen device it only makes sense that many would be developed exclusively for mobile. Some of these games have full, compelling episodic stories while others are simple dynamic level games.

Point and Click Adventure games – Making a come back in a brand new format.

Point and Click Adventure games broke on the gaming scene somewhere in the 80’s. Focused on story driven games that allowed players to follow a story full of lush text, cutting edge animation and voice over performances. These games allowed the player to select objects in their “environment” to interact with and progress through the…

5 Games That Need a Sequel

Not all games deserve a sequel, and I’ll be the first to admit there are several franchises that should stop making sequels. Not going to mention any names, but you know who you are. However, there are times a game needs a sequel to expand upon the concepts of the story. Often times, a game…

The Japanese RPG, for a mature audience.

I grew up playing Japanese RPGs, fun turn based games where the title that drew me into videos. Growing to love the happy-go-lucky stories of a teenage hero (such as myself at that time) working to save the world from an over the top evil. The young hero in most cases was someone my age…

Microtransactions – Are they good for games?

Microtransactions or micropayments, are a dirty little schemes cell phone games and video games have used to hook gamers into paying to play. These strategies have a bad reputation because they have a frustrating method to get players to buy additional content. But these schemes work, why? Gamers like additional content and are willing to…

Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree’s Woe and the Blight Below – Review

Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree’s Woe and the Blight Below[1] (ドラゴンクエストヒーローズ 闇竜と世界樹の城 Doragon Kuesto Hīrōzu Yamiryuu to Sekaiju no Shiro?, literally translated as Dragon Quest Heroes: The Dark Dragon and the World Tree Castle) is a 2015 hack-and-slash RPG exclusively for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4. Released in Japan, Hong Kong, and Taiwan…