This past week I finished the first episode of Telltale Games’ second season of Batman, and I’d argue it’s their best series yet.
While I’m personally a big fan of the humor of their Tales from the Borderlands series, Batman has an unforgettable combination of epic action, a twisting storyline, and familiar characters framed in new lights. I love their take on people like Harvey Dent, Selina Kyle, and the Joker — they remain true to these characters’ personalities on the whole, yet present them in fresh contexts that make them feel new too. I also love the balance between investigating crime scenes and punching bad guys as Batman — then going home to the Batcave to research Gotham’s major players with Alfred. The series is just incredibly well-tuned.
These are just a few of the reasons Batman is such a stellar series from Telltale. (No major spoilers!)
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This past month I have fallen in love with a little game called Cosmic Star Heroine. It’s a Kickstarter by Zeboyd Games, featuring 16-bit graphics and a conspiracy story set on another planet. Because of the retro art style and turn-based combat, I would recommend it specifically to gamers who enjoy those things. It’s not for everybody. But it feels made for me, and since it’s not a AAA title getting tons of attention, I want to make sure to share it with you all. Here are a few reasons I’m loving it so much.
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I’m not that into multiplayer games. I don’t have a particular fascination with big fighting robots. Since the original Titanfall game was a multiplayer-only FPS game with giant mech combat, I wasn’t instantly enamored with the idea of playing either it or the sequel. But Titanfall 2 features a campaign, and I started hearing that it was an amazing one. It’s cool to hear about a game that takes a chance on something new — and Titanfall 2 totally nails it.
I played through the campaign over the weekend and totally fell in love with the story, the smooth combat, and the relationship between the main character Jack Cooper and his titan, BT-7274. It helps that I already enjoy shooters, but I’d say this game is really something special in the FPS genre.
Here’s what the game has going for it, and why I enjoyed it so much!
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