Today, we revisit the concept of the Artistic Indie Game. I will not hide the fact that I absolutely love this genre. Most of these games are single player, which appeals to me, have an artistic feel to them, which appeals to me, have a typically low price tag, which REALLY appeals to me, and on the whole portrays video games as a new blossoming form of artistic media. While I criticize the digital download generation as a way to exploit gamers by selling them bits and pieces of video games as ‘DLC’ and also publishing horrifically unfinished games as ‘betas’, I will praise the generation for giving us the opportunity to enjoy games such as Ori and the Blind Forest. Just like its predecessor, Journey which arguably started the mass market appeal of the artistic video game, Ori and the Blind Forest appeals to a niche market of people who can consume the game and enjoy it for hours at a time. Continue reading “Tanner Reviews Ori and the Blind Forest”
So yesterday, I and Twitch Streamer Jate Nott of Nott in My House played a long haul of the new video game, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. To all of those who stopped in to give us a watch, thank you very much and please support Mr. Nott in his future streams. He is a good friend of mine and an entertaining streamer. In preparation for the game, I decided to do some research… And by research, I mean look at Wikipedia. From what I have seen, this game has been turning heads left and right. Not to mention, receiving copious amounts of perfect scores by many critics. Due to the fact that a lot of critics are bought off by big corporations, I did reserve a little bit of judgment when I saw this. But, like all things, I sifted through the bullshit to find out what people were really saying, and that is that this game is very good.
So after giving it a play, I have to say… Yes… This game is very good. It is most certainly a strong game and a beautiful one at that. Unlike games like Watch Dogs, Destiny, The Order 1886, and so forth that have largely disappointed the consuming masses, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt finds itself at the good games table… A surprisingly bare table when it comes to Next Gen Triple A titles. Along with Shadows of Mordor and Dragon Age: Inquisition, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is truly a game that shines. It is certainly a game that will be in contention for Best Game of 2015… But does it deserve the massive praise that it is receiving? Well let’s take a look. Continue reading “Tanner Reviews The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt”
For anyone who read my article a couple of weeks ago, one video game that has grabbed my attention by the balls and is refusing to relinquish its vice grip is Five Nights at Freddy’s. I’m loved this game and am continuing to love this game. The twisted and innovative horror video game from the mind of Scott Cawthon has become a shining beacon of hope and prosperity in an otherwise bleak and dying world of survival horror video games. By creating simple mechanics, a wonderfully new setting, the inability to move or fight your captors, and unique and horrifying enemies; Five Nights at Freddy’s is easily one of the greatest survival horror games of all time. Easily in the Top Ten and I will fight anyone who has any sort of different opinion on this matter.
I got on board the Five Nights at Freddy’s pain train a little late to the party just playing the excellent game several weeks ago… And already I hear that we have ourselves a sequel to review and both are 2014 games! Oh goody! My best video games list may be nothing but me gushing over how amazing Scott Cawthon’s imagination is. Yeah… For anyone expecting that list you need to be ready for that because Five Nights at Freddy’s 2 is just as astonishing if not better than its predecessor, building more scares and increasing the challenge to untold heights. Continue reading “Tanner Reviews Five Nights at Freddy’s 2”