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Category Archives: Video Games

Have You Seen The Outer Worlds?

A new game from the makers of Fallout: New Vegas was revealed at some video game awards last weeks. It’s called The Outer Worlds, and it looks amazing!

The Outer Worlds looks to be based around the Fallout: New Vegas system. There’s actually a pretty funny story behind this, if I recall correctly. Basically, the makers of the original Fallout games, with their irreverent wit, eventually got fired from the company they worked for and went on to regroup and form Obsidian Entertainment, while the rights to the Fallout games were sold to Bethesda.

Bethesda has made some good Fallout games (Fallout 3 and Fallout 4), but they’re right in the middle of a big stinker that is Fallout 76. I don’t know, because I haven’t played it yet, because of all the negative response.

But the true gem of the modern Fallout games was Fallout: New Vegas. Bethesda hired Obsidian to make New Vegas, which is what sets it apart from Fallouts 3 and 4. I played New Vegas through completely at least three times. I loved that game! But then Bethesda didn’t bring Obsidian back to make Fallout 4 or Fallout 76.

So rather than rest on their laurels, it seems the fine folks at Obsidian have just made their own Fallout game, without Fallout! It’s got the same sense of humor, the same first-person style, the same dialogue choices, the same feel. The Outer Worlds looks great! Can’t wait to play it!

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And the World Went Just a Little Bit More Mad With a Detective Pikachu Trailer

When I first heard they were making a movie called “Detective Pikachu”, I giggled at the Internet’s campaign to make Danny DeVito do the voice. That would have been hilarious.

Now that we have an actual first trailer, my mind is boggled for reasons I never expected.

A live action Pokemon movie?! With creepily realistically animated pokemon?! Like, the Pokemon universe created in live action? And the story they go with is Pikachu as some kind of snarky private investigator?! It’s madness!

Clearly we were always meant to take Detective Pikachu seriously.

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6 Genres for Rockstar to Develop Next

Look, I’m going to level with you fine readers. I’ve spent the past week hip deep in Red Dead Redemption 2, gleefully shootin’ and hollerin’ my way across the old west. Or the new west, whatever the story might be. I haven’t done very much critical thinking beyond whether or not to rob that stage coach. So how about a list of other storytelling genres video game developer Rockstar could develop games for?

Rockstar Genre List 01

I’m still not entirely sure if that’s Arthur or John in the logo

The beauty of a Rockstar game is in the immersion. There are plenty of well-made sandbox games out there, but none reach the depth of world like a Rockstar game. From growing and styling your beard to polishing your guns to tracking animals to realistic mud physics, Red Dead Redemption 2 is a work of art. It’s a game where I like to just walk around, because it wouldn’t fit the story/world/character if he sprinted everywhere.

So Rockstar needs to abandon whatever money-making plans and start whole new franchise! They’ve got cops & robbers with Grand Theft Auto, they’ve got the wild west with Red Dead Redemption and they’ve got a boarding school setting with Bully. Join me after the jump for some loosely imagined other options!

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How Does Red Dead Redemption 2 Look This Damn Good?

I probably say this every time a new Rockstar game comes out, but check out the graphics on Red Dead Redemption 2! How does this game look so damn good?!

Coincidentally, I have the week off from work when this game comes out, so I think I’ll be enjoying my staycation! Releases Oct. 26.

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Just One More Thing About Spider-Man…

The new Spider-Man video game is great. You should all buy a Playstation 4 so you can play it. Here’s an Honest Trailer to celebrate!

I have since beaten the game 100% and collected all of the trophies, which I’ve only ever done for one other game before. I have nothing left to do in Spider-Man but enjoy the web-swinging and fight some general crime. It’s maddening! I want me some DLC, but it’s a month away!

Somebody help me! Or maybe I’ll just start God of War finally.

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