Author: chocobunnysk

Graphics are Overrated: Great RPG’s

 

With the graphical ceiling pretty much being hit by the current generation of consoles, I’ve become jaded to modern AAA games. The realistic explosions are very pretty, and the character models have seemingly crossed the uncanny valley, and the games are fun to play, but at the end of the game I’m not really left with much, moving on to the next thing churned out by these large video game companies. One of the biggest things I look for in a single player game is the narrative. Two of the biggest problems I find with AAA titles is that either they do too much telling through dialogue and not enough showing through actions, or they shoehorn too many cutscenes in where the player is rendered incompetent.… Read the rest

Fan Feats: Fantastic Films and Series

Every now and then you hear about some big name director attempting to take on a film based on a video game. As of now, there still haven’t been any that have received universal praise. This isn’t helped by the fact that one director keeps on making them without any effort.

One of the major reasons as to why films of this kind fail like this is because of the nature of the game. Putting aside the visual novels, which are in a category of their own, most games fall into two categories. One set of games tend to have little to no plot such as a lot of platformers or first person shooters.… Read the rest

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