“All This Way” The Last of Us Part II – Review

Developer: Naught Dog Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment Announced: 12. 1. 2016 Released: 6. 19. 2020 (3 years, 6 months, 18 days later) The Last of Us Part II was announced in 2016. Three years into development and three years too soon. There were no discussions of a real life pandemic except from Bill Gates. I…

Is the Outer Worlds Just Fallout: Lite?

Getting a crew together to make a Western RPG game in half the time it takes to make a Bethesda piece shines in its professionalism and smoothness but conceptually points to an *as well, growing creatively bankrupt video game industry. The eighth generation of consoles has not produced as many games in quantity or quality…

‘Gears of War’ 1-4 Franchise Review

From Director Rod Fergusson and The Coalition Microsoft Games Studios Presents A game built on Unreal Engine 4 with multiplayer by Splash Damage In the 8th generation of console video games, I got to hand it to Phil Spencer & Xbox. It is inaccurate to call a billion dollar company like Microsoft underdogs, but it is interesting…

‘Control’ Distances Itself from Remedy Classics

Developer Remedy/ Publisher 505 Games Rating: 4/10 To Control or not to Control, that is the question. It is also a gameplay choice marred in Remedy‘s 4 year development cycle and a change in publisher culture. The result is a surrender to a host of problems from  a decades worth of industry game development. Loosely…

Insomniac’s Marvel Spider-Man Does Whatever a 2018 Game Does

I don’t think any developer has more experience in modern AAA game development than Insomniac Games does. Initially the developer for Spyro before it was sold to Activision Blizzard unlike its sister studio Naughty Dog (located in the same California neighbourhood) Insomniac remains an independent second party studio that miraculously has developed exclusives for both…

Father & Son Deities Take an Arduous Journey in God of War

Game Director: Cory  Balrog (God of War II) Writers: Richard Zangrande Gaubert & Matthew Sophos (Lost Planet 3) Cory Balrog (GoW: Ghost of Sparta & Chains of Olympus) Music: Bear McCreary (The Cloverfield Paradox, The Walking Dead, Outlander) Starring: Christopher Judge, Sunny Suljic, Danielle Bisutti, Jeremy Davies (American Gods, Twin Peaks, Saving Private Ryan), Nolan North…