Games

Playing with Magic in Video Games

Any time a video game lets me play with magic, I take it. When given character class options, I almost always go with mage... or the sci-fi equivalent. Even when I opt for archery in games like The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, I often try to include magic in the mix. I once built a two-handed… Continue reading Playing with Magic in Video Games

Games

My Personal Video Game Awards, Pt. 1

At the end of the year, I like to do a wrap-up post of all my favorite things from video games that came out that year. It's not a top 10 list of games, it's to talk about what different games did best -- like which game had the best combat, which had the most… Continue reading My Personal Video Game Awards, Pt. 1

Games

What Comes First: The Story or the Open World?

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?