Some games are wonderfully addictive. Complex or simple when a game has that right mix of ‘I get it’, ‘just a bit more’ and ‘damn I was so close’, they can be very hard to put down. Introducing Game Dev Story.
Valkyria Chronicles 2 on PSP was the follow up to Sega’s 2007 Valkyria Chronicles. Blending turn-based strategy with real time combat the original certainly stood apart from its competition.
It was a funny (first adjective that sprang to mind, there are better ones) year for games and I. As I focused on my impending return to the UK, and changes in my life I found my relationship, my hobby became increasingly affected by my life outside.
Okay, so I lost everything. That is, in short, that I crammed my life into a bag and then proceeded to leave it on a train. There are excuses I could make but in the end I am just an
Having been a vehement protester of the trend towards 3D and pushing for something when many consumers aren’t ready recent changes in my life made me reassess.
Now I am settled again. My new apartment is equipped with Internet and I have spent all my spare money on hookers and blow, so by necessity my time is being redirected back to the site.
Since the very first examples video games have influenced each other. Growing from a few seeds the industry has evolved. Occasionally a single shoot is split, forming a new branch in the evolution. Some of these are dead ends, while others flourish. Even more rarely branches come together and make something new.
If you are new to DoFuss you may be unaware of the sites beginning. Initially the concept was that all posts would be exactly a hundred and fifty words. It was very restricting but helped me form a more concise writing style, something I believe is essential when writing for an Internet audiences who have so many other sources of information vying their attention.
Be it a title that allows you to make your own choices, or follow a predestined path, if a game does not create a sympathetic or relatable role for the player then the experience will fall flat. If that flaws last sentence has you fuming at your computer, I can see why, because I was clearly wrong.