The gaming community has largely been abuzz about the upcoming space game from Hello Games called No Man’s Sky, dating back to at least E3 2015. With a total of 18 quintillion planets – a number so large that it’s basically just words to me since I can’t wrap my mind around it – and a fresh, clean visual aesthetic, many gamers are waiting with bated breath for a chance to play it. That time is coming soon, although how soon depends on your platform of choice.
I began my journey into the Fallout 4 without many preconceptions. I had not heavily followed its development, so much so that its release damn near caught me off guard. Now, hours upon hours into the game, it’s time to finally dispense our take on Fallout 4 in our new Final Opinion format (which you can read more about here).
We’re going rattle off a series of mini-reviews to make up for lost time this year, starting with Super Mario Maker for the Wii U. These will be shorter and less complete than our full reviews.
If you ever played a Mario game, at some point you surely thought to yourself, “I bet I could make a great Mario level.” The time to put that to the test has come, and it turns out that some people make evil Mario levels.
I enjoy Nintendo’s lighthearted nature with the Smash Bros. Series, letting their prized mascots pummel each other for our enjoyment. The fact that the games tend to be pretty good, too, doesn’t hurt anything. With the release of Super Smash Bros Wii U, has Nintendo set a new high water mark in the series, or should you keep brawling?
Open world-style games are some of my favorites. The Grand Theft Auto and Saints Row series in particular produced some of my best experiences in the genre. Now Insomniac Games is bringing their take on the open world mayhem theme with Sunset Overdrive. Does it have a bright future, or is it the sun setting early on this newcomer?
Grand Theft Auto 5 was a crown jewel of the last generation of consoles. Released late in their life cycle, it brought an unpatrolled sense of place and purpose thought its beautifully realized game world. Now, with it returning later this month on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 (and in January on PC), you will get to experience it from a whole new perspective: the first person perspective.