Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Entwined is Better Left Behind - The Take Your Time Review

Quick Note: Though it tries to emulate the same emotional experience of games like Flower and flOw, Entwined falls way too short of those artistic experiences. The control scheme is never comfortable and the arcade style levels clash with the calming art style. Unfortunately, if you're looking for a calming, emotional experience, keep on looking. Or go back and play Flower, because it's awesome. 

Games have come a long way since the humble beginnings of vector graphics and pixel art. Today it's possible to pick up slow moving and emotional masterpieces like Journey, which stands alongside narrative driven experiences, such as Telltale's The Walking Dead or action oriented game play like God of War. The artistic approach to crafting games is an area that is growing rather quickly, but not all of these games hit the emotional core they are intended to strike. Despite all of it's efforts, Entwined stumbles out of the gate and never reaches the heights of the games it aspires to be.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Gamers Source #16 - Xbox Is In Legal Trouble And Rise Of The Tomb Raider Gets PC And PS4 Release Windows

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Hello and welcome to The Gamers Source, your destination for weekly gaming information. This week, Microsoft takes a financial hit and may end up in court over 360 issues while Square Enix announces the Rise of the Tomb Raider release window on PC and PS4. So, without further ado, the news...

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Gamers Source #15 - Somone Put Minecraft in My Dragon Quest!

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Welcome to the Gamer's Source, your weekly destination for gaming information! Minecraft is everywhere as Telltale Games details Minecraft: Story Mode, Mojang announces a bunch of updates for the game and Square Enix announces a Minecraft clone in the Dragon Quest franchise. So, without further ado, the news.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Hohokum is Hohodrum - The Take Your Time Review

Quick Note: The cute aesthetic and desire to adventure into the world are mired by annoying puzzles and lack of communication to the player as to what he/she is supposed to do. Rather than feeling free, you'll often feel annoyed and wondering what the hell is going on.

Game genres have morphed and changed so much that it's becoming harder to simply classify them. This can become an exercise in frustration at times, but ultimately it means that the medium as a whole is growing and expanding, combining things we've come to know and love into new experiences. Not all of these episodes culminate into something worth playing, and unfortunately, Hohokum is one of those experiences.

Monday, July 6, 2015

Gamers Source #14 - Sony's Crowdfunding and Nintendo's Plans Post NX Launch

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Welcome to the Gamer's Source, your weekly destination for gaming information! Sony starts its own crowd sourced site for internal projects and Nintendo discusses the future of 3DS and Wii U post NX launch...