There is power in great storytelling: novels, films and theatre, are built around the complex weaving of great narrative. When we think of narrative in video games, the audiences consider 'story' with a different perspective.
There's barely a handful of days until the release of Nintendo Switch, since Iwata revealed the new concept codenamed NX: speculation, rumours and hype have been rife throughout the gaming community. Who couldn't help but indulge in the hype and speculation? most of us, debating and retweeting hooked on every crumb. And now with the release imminent and my perspective much deliberated over, I have an inclination to share my views on both Nintendo and their upcoming Home/Portable hybrid console.
Pokemon has become easily one of the quintessential gaming franchise. After gracing shop shelves for over 20 years, a world without Pokemon and Pikachu not be part of the global lexicon is a distant journey back in TADIS or Delorean.
Before we look at the depth and the variety of the gameplay, the epic-ness of the soundtrack or the brilliance of the story; we must take note, that Layton is one of the most amazing characters ever conceptualised. Level 5’s founder Akihira Hino has cemented his place in the world of games, with a number of incredible creations; and personally I believe that Layton is the greatest of them.
For the longest time I was completely opposed to the vices offered from online play: Fifa online… No, Call of Duty… No, online multiplayer games of any kind… No
It’s highly likely that 2016 is going to go down as the most innovative year, interns of the game industry: the rise of Virtual Reality, the slow push into iterative consoles and the release of the biggest game universe in the history of the genre, No Man’s Sky...
Those who claim to be the most hardcore; have been screaming about it since the iPhone 4… Mobile is taking the video game world by storm.