The greatest sign of my anticipation for an open-ended game is the sentence “Think of the possibilities!” running through my mind over and over again. It’s happened with many, The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion and Fallout 3 to name a few. At this moment, though, that chant of optimism is being sung with the following games in mind: The Witcher 3, Metal Gear Solid V, Rust, a few others, and now Divinity: Original Sin. Continue Reading
This is a preview of a game featured on Steam Early Access. It is by no means finished, and everything in the game is subject to change.
First it was the World War II Shooter, then the Zombie-Survival genre, now it’s gather-resources-and-build-structures games that are filling up the Steam. The situation isn’t so dire, though, as you all of them have their fair share of interesting nuances. Terraria is a fantasy game of that type, Starbound is Sci-Fi, etc. Their flow differs, and each can afford their own set of interesting items and enemies. But what is Craft the World? Well, the changes in it aren’t quite so subtle; first and foremost, it’s a real-time strategy game. Continue Reading
Snowboarding videogames were a pretty big deal a few years ago. I can recall pouring countless hours into 1080° Avalanche and SSX Tricky over the course of just a few years. Pretty quickly, though, the snowboarding game craze blew over, and snow sport games in general haven’t gotten much attention in games ever since. Last year’s SSX reboot was the most recent to try breathing new life into the genre, but it did so with very little success. All that said, for some odd reason, skiing hasn’t been too deeply explored in the videogame space, and Poppermost Productions is trying to fix that. Continue Reading
In this episode of Shtick Look, Ben takes a look at Probably Archery, an archery game in the vein of Surgeon Simulator and QWOP. Continue Reading
In this episode of Shtick Look, Ben takes you through a few rounds of the free-to-play flight simulator War Thunder, and takes a look at the seemingly inoffensive in-game store.
In this episode of Shtick Look, I take you through a very experimental, and interesting indie game set on the border of the fictional country “Arstotzka”. Continue Reading
In this Episode of Shtick Look, I take you through some of the story, and a handful of the procedurally-generated levels Cloudberry Kingdom offers. And fail miserably many, many times.
Today is a new day. But more importantly, today brings the premiere of a brand new episode of Shtick Look! Continue Reading
This has been a pretty great week for me. I’ve slowly been learning to balance my work between this fine website and Hardcore Gamer, so far it’s going pretty well! Of course, you, the readers, probably haven’t seen the balance. Since I haven’t posted many articles for The Analog Shtick this week. But I have been working on things that will be releasing in the near future. So be excited about that, as well as my future work with Hardcore Gamer. Continue Reading