The other day I started randomly thinking about this: What are the gold standards in the gaming industry? What games best define their own genre? This is what I set out to figure out.
Let’s go right away and define what “Gold Standard” means. It’s pretty simple. It has to be:
1. A game that defines the genre it’s in.
2. It has to be a high-quality game/series.
3. It still has to be fun to play.
4. Of course, it doesn’t need to be the BEST in the genre, but it has to be the one to have set most of the genre’s standards.
5. It has to be an older game, as much as possible.
So read on and see what are the Gold Standards in the gaming industry! Of course, if I’m missing a genre(there’s some I didn’t put in because I either could think of any 1 game that defined the genre, or that were too similar to another genre that I didn’t need to include them), or if you think about a game that I might not have thought about for any of the categories, be sure to comment! Read more…
Unless you count the Monkey Island games, I’ve never played a Tim Schafer game. So I wasn’t completely sure of what I was going into when I started playing this.
The demo basically confirmed that I wanted to play this game, and I bought it at launch. It was a very bad representation of the game to be honest. It was fun, for sure, but would you really expect the game, after playing through an action/beat ‘em up demo, that the game is actually an RTS? Yeah, me neither. It’s not fully RTS, and has a bunch of other gameplay elements, but the most important parts of the games are large-scale battles between 2 armies where you must gather ressources and destroy the enemy’s base. Quite different than I was expecting.
So does this travel through the land of Heavy Metal live up to the huge hype, or is it just a wanabe? Read more…
After purchasing a Kodak ZX1 for myself a few weeks ago, I figured I’d try my hand at a Videogame playthrough/review thing for this site. I filmed myself playing a few games. I maed a gam3 w1th z0mb1es!!!1 is one of them!