Friday, January 19, 2018
|"Now, where did I put the Rifle Spear...?"|
|The closest there is to a|
Bloodborne table-top RPG
Thursday, January 11, 2018
Obviously, story drive Star Wars games have always held very little appeal to me (sorry...I couldn't care less about Knights of the Old Republic). I'm also perpetually annoyed that there's never been a game that can emulate the cutting power of the lightsabers as depicted in the the film. In fact the closest I've ever seen a game get is the totally unrelated Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance. When it comes to Jedi themselves, I've always wondered what they do to safeguard peace and justice outside of combat. Being able to sense the feelings and thoughts of others sounds like it would come in pretty handy during diplomatic negotiations...not to mention mind control. How about this?
- A Jedi Detective game in the style of L.A. Noire
Here's a few other ideas I've had recently:
- A turn-based space combat game like Battlestar Galactica: Deadlock
- An RTS set on Tatooine akin to Dune II or Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak
- A Coruscant city builder similar to City Skylines or the Anno series
- A puzzle-platformer wherein you are a baby dianoga hitching rides on starships
None of these pitches are terribly original, but when you look at what EA has done with the license thus far all we've gotten is in 2017 is a bland online multiplayer shooter which feels especially superfluous considering we already have Overwatch, Titanfall 2 and Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare. This is an entire galaxy we're talking about in Star Wars, right? I doesn't always have to be about the Rebels, the Empire and the Skywalker bloodline.
Sadly, most designers don't really see it that way. There's this perception that Star Wars will be rejected by fans if it isn't sufficiently similar to the original trilogy (episodes IV, V and VI). The problem I have with that line of thought is what constitutes a Star Wars experience tends to be an all-to-vague collection of narrative themes, character archetypes and visual setpieces. I get it, but it's sort of like insisting that all anime must be about cute big-eyed girls and angsty boys that yell a lot. It doesn't have to be that way...and yet the overwhelming majority of the time it is. I wish Star Wars video games would be willing to distance themselves creatively rather than being a poor-man's copy of the plots from the films - complete with cameos by all your favorite characters...*sigh*
Thursday, January 4, 2018
It's full of smell with blood of wolves today and the smell is stronger than a few days ago. I can't bear with it. Let's kill every wolves found.That's just one of the less jiberish-laden examples, but believe me if it hadn't originally came out for the Android three years ago I would have given it this blog's "Engrish Award" for 2017. Another point worth noting is the Android version of this game is absolutely free, while the PSN version costs 10 USD. Horrible, I know, but even worse is the fact it's not the only game on PSN that has done this. Horse Racing 2016 (which actually came out for the PS4 in 2017) is a dollar on google play...but...well, let's just say it goes for a bit more on PSN.
Generally speaking, Black Tiger is considered to be one of the worst, if not the worst game currently available on the Playstation Store. A number of people strongly believe Sony is pulling some kind of elaborate joke by curating this game. I've also seen accusations of nepotism (the developer must actually be the son of a Sony CEO or something along those lines...). The publisher is a company called "1GAMES" which, as far as I can tell, has pushed out a fair amount of trash over the years. However, I haven't been able to find any specific names attached to this particular title (perhaps for somewhat obvious reasons).