An online playthrough of Risk of Rain 2 is really about throwing yourself onto the mercy of friends or strangers, committing yourself to a shared world and sense of time
Heave-Ho is a multiplayer party title that can without warning, become something of a study in connection, bonding, rope swings and the thrill of hurling yourself into the unknown with friends and loved ones.
Whether you call it a rapid turned-based strategy title, a choreographed adventure, or rhythm-based questing, this Nintendo-backed mash up of Zelda and Curse of the NecroDancer is new sort of take on the dance game genre.
Pity those with power, yet lacking the experience to use it wisely. Perhaps a key appeal of Blizzard’s long running action-RPG series is understanding something rather fundamental about what it means to be gifted with incredible talent and abilities, and wise enough to appreciate them
Squareblind looks over an entire year of videogaming through the prism of social media. This is a year that saw legitimate questions about the human toll of an intense game development schedule in order to generate a commercially successful digital world that promises the lifelike spectacle of a realistic horse’s backside. Everything has a cost.
While primarily serving as wish fulfilment, games have got quite adept at showing us some of our shortcomings and, perhaps in a redemptive way, how we can look to overcome and get around them.
Wildlands open world combat offers the player not so much warfare, but a playground to enjoy. It may nonetheless tell us a lot about heroism and military bluster when far away from home and with a whole country that is not your own to “save”.