ReCore is my current video game addiction. It's a cute little third-person shooter, with a young woman named Joule and her robot puppy Mack going on all kinds of adventures. The world is a planet where the terraforming has gone bonkers. So have the local machines, which attack Joule at every turn. Those are the… Continue reading “ReCore”: The Good, the Bad, and the Dusty
Video games seem a little infatuated with open world design these days. You get a great open world game like The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, and suddenly everybody wants to show off how engines can now produce gorgeous, sweeping, detailed landscapes with no (or very few) loading screens. It’s like an epidemic. I mean, I’m… Continue reading What Comes First: The Story or the Open World?