Tag: Independent Developers

Tanner Reviews Five Nights at Freddy’s 4

Fnaf_4_desktop_iconWell, I reviewed the other three games in this franchise. I might as well bring up the fourth and hopefully final installment of the Scott Cawthorn horror game, Five Nights at Freddy’s. I have made it no secret that I adore these games for being original, chilling, and building a good story using minimalistic storytelling devices. As a matter of fact, the first Five Nights at Freddy’s won my award for Best Video Game of 2014. So to say that I have praise for this franchise is nothing short of an understatement.

So when I heard that there was going to be a Five Nights at Freddy’s 4, a daring sequel to the supposed FNAF trilogy, I groaned. For a series that was so good up until this point, now we run the risk of over saturation of the market and the fact that the story is simply played out just about everything that it can do. The best step forward would be a prequel to expand the mythos and everyone knows what I feel about prequels (I hate them.) So when it was finally released, I have to say that it almost completely met expectations. While it did lead on the positive side, Five Nights at Freddy’s 4 feels more of a cash in than a definitive conclusion to a great series. Continue reading “Tanner Reviews Five Nights at Freddy’s 4”

Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Only Play Independent Video Games

Let’s face it, video gaming in general is in some dire straits. I don’t know if it is necessarily at its worst… But we are certainly not in a place that we need to be right now when it comes to those games we love to play. As Triple A developers and publishers continue to grow and spend unnecessary amounts of money in order to create the same schlock over and over again, the Independent Developing companies are looked to find a little variety within the monotony… So basically they are becoming the new age film industry. Well I guess this is what we can come to expect now. But as the big business of video games continues to inflate on its own ego to its inevitable collapse, we as gamers cannot be deterred from playing some of our favorite past times. So needless to say if Triple A keeps getting bigger, well Indie gaming quickly becomes where we as a community should flock to. So without further ado, I give to you the Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Only Play Independently Developed Video Games!

Keep in mind before we get started that this is my own list based on my opinion. This opinion has been generated by my observations on the video game industry and the video game community. I welcome all debate and disagreements, that is part of the fun of having this website in the first place. Continue reading “Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Only Play Independent Video Games”