2015 Holds to be a Fantastic Year for Action-Based and Adventure Video Games!

As 2014 is on the very brink of ending, it seems like gamers can only wait in anticipatory excitement of the new games that are set to be released in 2015. And what a wonderful list of new releases it promises to be! One of the best parts about the upcoming new game releases for 2015 though, is that gamers no longer have to wait till the holidays for releases – as is usually common. Rather, in 2015, there are bunch of exciting early releases of games that will take place at the very first six months of the year, starting with game releases in January 2015 itself!

However, we’re going to stop ranting about it now and get on with mentioning what some of these grand new game releases are. Just please do note that if we tried to cover the whole gamut of exciting video games in the space of this little article, it may become a book instead. Hence, sadly, we’ll have to limit the number of releases we can mention here. Well, on we go: Continue reading “2015 Holds to be a Fantastic Year for Action-Based and Adventure Video Games!” »

Hacking Your Way through ‘Watch Dogs’

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Developed by Ubisoft Montreal and released towards the end of 2014, ‘Watch Dogs’ is basically an action adventure game that is set in an “open world” setting. ‘Watch dogs’ was set up in a world that resembled the city of Chicago (but is mostly a fictional representation of it). The “open world” design of the video game added to the enchantment of the game by allowing the players to explore the world of “Chicago”, which includes (but might not be limited to) the industrialized city as well as its slums, and the countryside.

The player plays this video game from the third person perspective. The player characters traverse this world either by vehicles (cars, bikes, etc.) or on foot. Continue reading “Hacking Your Way through ‘Watch Dogs’” »

Top 4 Online Video Games for Your Family this Christmas

It is only a few days of waiting to hear the Church bells ringing and coming of Santa Claus with various exciting gifts! Christmas is also the time to buy gifts for your loved ones. An online video game or console game may be just the right thing for your kid if you and your child love to play games. In this article, we will go through the top 4 most anticipated games of 2014. Continue reading “Top 4 Online Video Games for Your Family this Christmas” »

All You Need to Know about ‘Tales from the Borderlands’

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‘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. Continue reading “All You Need to Know about ‘Tales from the Borderlands’” »

The Ins and Outs of ‘Chivalry: Medieval Warfare’

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‘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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The Wolf Among Us – Twisted Fables Packed into a Video Game

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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 – A Fantasy Fest!

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!” »

Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of Dusk

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‘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: Building Blocks with Versatile Gameplay

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” »