Team Ico has an amazing track record, having built two of the most impossibly beautiful video games of all time. In fact, I probably don’t even have to mention the names of those games (they’re Ico and Shadow if the Colossus, by the way).
When the original Star Wars Battlefront was brand new, I spent countless hours on the Hoth map, protecting the Rebel base and bringing down walkers with Snowspeeders. As many times as I’ve experienced that scene in various Star Wars video games, nothing has felt closer to the scene from Empire Strikes Back than the Battlefront version of Hoth.
At EA’s E3 2015 press conference, we saw one of the most so-adorable-it-hurts games ever made, Unravel. As we were sitting there, trying to maintain our composure and not cry due to an overload of cuteness, all of a sudden this guy showed up:
Sure, the Wii U is backward-compatible with the Wii, but both Sony and Microsoft have opted out of giving fans one of the features that’s simply expected of any modern gaming console. Until now.
At Bethesda’s E3 press conference, we were given a glimpse into the upcoming Dishonored sequel (skeptically titled Dishonored 2). We saw cool stuff, like new skills (the protagonist turns into a Lost-like smoke monster at one point) and some General Grievous-looking baddies. We also saw a female lead.
The old Doom games had a history of spawning new, innovative games via player-built mods. That’s super cool and all, but with the upcoming Doom, id Software is taking it a step further and letting players create and upload their own maps using a feature called SnapMap.
Splatoon landed on the Wii U last week, bringing multiplayer inky goodness to Nintendo’s little console. And, while it’s not a flawless game by any means, it proves that Nintendo is still capable of inventing new IP with loads of charm; Splatoon is a ton of fun.
However, it’s been suggested that Splatoon’s upcoming DLC packs (a substantial amount of content) are already on the game disc, and Nintendo is holding them back from paying customers. There are vocal members of the gaming community who are pretty upset about this. (I’ll admit there is some ambivalence toward this as well.)
Low-bit prison break simulator The Escapists has broken out of its PC gaming jail and escaped onto consoles. (I really sort of beat that metaphor to death in a single sentence, didn’t I?) Um, yeah. What I’m trying to say is that The Escapists is on PS4 now.