Galactic Armament Race, Am I Right? – Stellaris

Ima tell a long story, a story about a ga_laxy.

A galaxy full of stars, and they result in Stel_laris.

First you have a gigantic map, and you are pretty perplexed.

Where am I, who am I, what do I do?

As if you have answers.

But this time, it is all different. It is pretty apparent, Paradox has finally ditched baffling system and makes it transparent. A good tutorial section. 

From diplomacy to resources, battleships to cruisers. You can wage war and you can deplore (empires). ...READ MORE

The Initial Debunk of Humanity – Fallout 3

Fallout 3 is the first title that has been adapted to the 3D world, much like Bethesda’s previous work, Elder Scrolls.

Fallout 3 is definitely one of the good games back in 2008. The dialogues are lively to say the least, what’s more significant is that Bethesda made characters in the game as vividly human as possible.

Despite the old graphics, the game holds a strong connection to the player. Most NPCs in the game do not seem incredibly robotic, and as automated as possible like in the later titles. ...READ MORE

Not Just The End – Assassin’s Creed Revelations Review

Revelations paints the late stage of the legendary assassin, the mentor, and the successor of the Creed, Ezio Auditore.

In his 50s, Ezio is old, yet still vigorous and passionate about his seeking of the forefather’s legacy. He has already transformed from that young lad that was vengeful and resentful about his family’s deaths, by tracing the steps of his father and brother, to a leader who single-handedly founded the Assassin Brotherhood across Europe and to the extent of Middle Asia. Now, he is the twos before, although an aged body, but still a young heart with passion. ...READ MORE

Why Red Dead Redemption Is Great

So there is this Stranger mission in Red Dead Redemption.

You encounter a woman crying in a church outside of Blackwater. As a noble outlaw, you customarily go forth and ask her well-being.

The woman is pregnant with a rather big belly, seems like a baby for 6 or 7  months now. As a hero of the wild west, or you claim yourself to be, none other than killing innocents or criminals, you are concerned with this woman’s problems. ...READ MORE

True to Its Root, an Ambitious Attempt and Success – Dragon Age Inquisition Review

Dragon Age, when you hear it, what do you think of?

Is it the age of dragons? Some fantasy world? Or, you may know, and know very well–one of Bioware’s main franchises Dragon Age.

It’s a little bit strange for me actually to ponder around the game after I have read what had happened to the development. After 3 years of the game release, I have finally concluded the game, it’s a bit bittersweet to be frank. ...READ MORE

The Evil Genius of Dead Space Design

Everyone knows Dead Space, and I think the recent bad news has raised the franchise’s attention more than ever.

Which reminds me of some really really shining points from the game. How Visceral developed this space horror survival is really a talented process.

First maybe we can simply start from the whole theme of Dead Space.

If you look at any other 3A survival horror games out there, you won’t find many “space” related. Most of the time, to produce an unnerving, nerve-tingling atmosphere, you will need the collaboration of both sound and visuals. Sound, is indeed a big part while dealing with thrills, horror emotions. ...READ MORE

Gone Visceral Gone

Visceral Games

1 week ago, EA shut down one of my favorite studios–Visceral Games. The studio behind many quality titles–Dead Space series, Battlefield Hardline, Army of Two, Dante’s Inferno.

I really really have been always expecting a Dead Space 4. And to my research, that is going to happen, just not in a schedule. Until I heard from this bad news.

The shutdown of Visceral meaning DS is unlikely to ever get a sequel anymore. Although IP still belongs to EA, but we are very dubious on the matter. EA recent years trend is producing many massive multiplayer 3A titles, with micro-transactions ingrained. ...READ MORE