How do you challenge yourself to create a near perfect game?
In 2007, Ken Levine and Irrational Games were given near perfect praise for their game BioShock. The setting of the underwater city of Rapture and its inhabitants told a perfect tale of a man-made dystopia that showed the evil (virtual) man was capable of given powers that would pollute their mind. Even more, it showed that video games could also be considered on such a level as books and movies in the terms of modern storytelling. So when their latest game, BioShock Infinite, was released expectations were primarily high. Would the developer be able to bring another game as memorable and accepted as their game released years ago? (more…)
With the popularity of the First Person Shooter still in full effect, EA and DICE have finally released their heavy hitter of the year in Battlefield 3. This is the game that EA execs were betting on to take the FPS crown away from the Call of Duty series. So does it? Is this the game to finally silence the doubtful who think that the giant of Activision is too well known of a force to challenge? Well, the results are a remarkable shooter that undoubtedly has some flaws with it. (more…)