Video games – at least from the point of view of “purpose” – have always been gender neutral. Of course, the first video games were always targeted towards male gamers, and a majority of the themes and marketing of games are developed with the idea that male gamers are the main demographic to reach. However, despite those tendencies, the fact is that the ratio of female gamers to male gamers in the world is fairly equal. In fact, recently, in places like the United Kingdom for example, the number of female gamers is even speculated to be considerably higher than male gamers. Continue reading “Treatment of Female Video Game Characters and Female Members of the Gaming World” »
‘Tales from the Borderlands’ is an episodic video game that is based on the Borderlands series. It is a graphic point and click game that falls into the “adventure” and “comedy” genres of video games. In these games, designed in episode formats (like in ‘The Walking Dead’ video games), the player’s choices and actions play a key role in the following effects of the game. The player’s choices will even affect the story elements of the game in the future instances of the game’s world. The gunplay, of course, is also a major part of the game.
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Super Smash Bros. is also known in Japan as “Dairanto Smash Brothers”, which roughly translates into “Great Melee Smash Brothers”.
In essence, Super Smash Bros. is a multiplayer fighting game. Published by Nintendo, it is also a crossover game, featuring a multitude of characters from other different video games. The main thing that differentiates this fighting game from others of the same genre, is the fact that a player does not have to reduce the “life bars” of the other character to win. Instead, they merely have to knock their rivals off the “stage” or arena in the game. Continue reading “Super Smash Bros. – Innovative Gameplay Rocks!” »
‘Chivalry: Medieval Warfare’ is an action adventure, multiplayer game that is set in an environment and game world resembling medieval times. As the world is modelled after the European Middle Ages, the combat techniques within the game reflect the same style. As such, maces, swords, boiling oil, catapults, crossbows and longbows, among other medieval weapons, are what are primarily used within the game.
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Developed by Tango Gameworks, ‘The Evil Within’ is also known in Japan by the name ‘Psycho Break’. It is a game that falls into the horror genre, and it is a survival game. There is plenty of fighting in this game, and it is played from the “third person” point of view.
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Like ‘The Walking Dead’ and ‘Tales from the Borderlands’ video games, ‘The Wolf Among Us’ is an episodic video game. It is a graphical game in terms of its visuals, and it falls into the “adventure” genre of video games. The game is a point and click game and is based on the “Fables” comic book series by Bill Willingham. ‘The Wolf Among Us’ follows the canon of this comic book series, and is set up as a prequel or prelude to the actual comics.
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Tears to Tiara is a japanese role-playing video game. It is an adventure game with tactics as its core. It was developed by Leaf. ‘Tears to Tiara’ was the original game of the series, and it was followed by a sequel called ‘Tears to Tiara II: Haou no Matsuei’, which is also known as ‘Tears to Tiara II: Descendants of the Hagemon’.
The ‘Tears to Tiara’ video game is one of the few games out there that was the inspiration of an anime adaptation of the same name (instead of the other way around). A manga series adaptation is available for Tears to Tiara as well. Continue reading “Tears to Tiara – A Fantasy Fest!” »
Dying Light is a new video game that’s been scheduled for release in January 2015. It is predicted to be released in compatibility with PS4, Microsoft Windows, and Xbox One gaming platforms.
It is a multiplayer co-op game and is said to allow up to four players for co-op within the game. It has additionally been affirmed that ‘Dying Light’ will also offer asymmetrical multiplayer to its gamers. There is also an exclusive pre-order offer that will allow the player to choose a game mode in the gameplay called “Be the Zombie”. On choosing this mode, the player will be able to both play as a zombie character as well as join other players’ worlds within the game. Continue reading “Dying Light – Zombie Apocalypse Coming in January 2015!” »
‘Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of Dusk’ is a Japanese video game developed by Gust. (Hey, that even rhymes!) This is a role-playing video game that was developed as part of the Atelier video game series and set up in the same type of game world. However, ‘Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of Dusk’ has a story line that is different and independent of the previous instalments of the video game series.
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Minecraft is far from a new game. It’s been around for years. But the beauty of this game is that it still regularly ranks among the top most popular video games – including this year.
Minecraft is essentially a construction or building game set in an open world. It started off as a video game where players could use building blocks to build constructions that were mainly shelters against monsters within the video game world. But as the game developed over the years, the simple building game that one could play among friends became much, much more than that. The gameplay expanded, and became more versatile and creative. And it helps that the building blocks used for construction within the game are beautifully textured 3D cubes. Continue reading “Minecraft: Building Blocks with Versatile Gameplay” »