Lists are awesome, right? I mean… lists are debatable, which is the point behind claiming the “top 5 original games” (as not a matter of preference, because we all know it’s fact… 😛 ).
One question: WHY DID I WAIT SO LONG TO PLAY THIS GAME??!?!?!
Yes, I am a gamer; yes, I stink at gaming; yes, I am untouchable when it comes to death streaks. And yes, I stink at FPS games period (DISCLAIMER: not all FPS games included, exceptions may and do apply).
There is a lot to be said about some pretty awesomely phenomenal upcoming games. Two in particular have me excited beyond the reaches of cloud nine and Columbus. I mean, who wouldn’t be jaw dropping at the new Metro Exodus and Anthem.
TellTale Games released a much anticipated series off Marvel’s Guardian’s of the Galaxy in late April. After a failed attempt at waiting till summer’s end to pick up, I fell victim of its intrigue.
TellTale Games is known to make their games into episodic stories of rich depth, choice, and characters. So let me first clarify: as of thus, only the first episode is available. That aside, I will be playing them as they unlock and updating as I can.
So lets get gritty.
I was a HUGE fan of The Wolf Among Us. Seriously #amazing though absolutely not for children or teens. Guardian’s of the Galaxy has a much more peer-friendly atmosphere. It is, as the films are, a lot more focused upon creating a lively atmosphere and stunning visuals. With but the first episode available, its actually hard to say how I feel about the plot thus far. It isn’t feeling quite too original or deep, which leads me into the next point…
It feels far too choppy. Ya, choppy. The scenes feel underdeveloped, emotions and responses rushed, and cut-scenes broken. I understand TellTale has a distinct “vibe” or “style” in their games as was the case with The Walking Dead and Tales From The Borderlands.
But this is a little more obvious. I will give it time and chance, but the first episode felt like its whole scene/graphics production was cut short. Maybe it has something to do with the pre-leak of its work-in-progress, but regardless, I have high hopes.
Especially for the story. In all the other games, they end up being quite creative, so I’m looking forward to where the present plot will grow and change hopefully.
In a boomerang, I am slightly let down thus far but look forward to that opinion changing. Presently, the game sits at a 6.5/10. I do really appreciate it being more peer-appropriate, as I am a huge fan of replaying good games with friends and family and sharing to the rest at every opportunity should the game be worth it. Which I hope the Guardians of the Galaxy will become.
First of all, one must understand that there are many categories to which games can be rated. One might call the genre, while I feel like there is need of classification of more depth. For such an instance, I undoubtedly would call the Bioshock franchise of EPIC proportions. Quite honestly, they make for some of my favorite games from their atmospheric richness and ever-engrossing ideologies.
The first Bioshock indeed set the bar. Very high. I give it an eight of eight and a nine point five of ten. Why not ten of ten? I feel there were some parts where they walked too closely the line of psychotic madness. Granted, the human mind is a wonderful thing–and a powerful tool for manipulation and corruption. This series captures the most in-depth storytelling I have ever played. For once, I am as interested in the protagonist as I am in his surroundings. Truly, a franchise to be reckoned.
The triangular thought of views of you–the protagonist–as to that of Andrew Ryan the Antagonist and Atlas, the mysterious. Such a game reminds me of a quote by Alexander from Amnesia: The Dark Descent, “Are you so blind that you see no good in me? Or evil in Agrippa?”