After Tokyo’s bubble economy burst, the Roppongi district—once an upmarket quarter with exclusive nightlife—became known for its massage parlors and sex clubs, largely staffed by foreigners. It was here that I found myself, one steamy August night, sitting in a darkened strip joint while the police knocked on the door.
Endless traffic hopper Crossy Road is a delightfully frustrating game. Switch the perspective from top-down-ish to first-person however, and it's a recipe for a heart attack.
Traversing portals to solve puzzles split between two worlds, one black and white, the other white and black? Sounds like a simple enough concept to grasp in five minutes.
If the idea of Mario's ride ingesting Shy Guys and spitting them out as eggs in Yoshi's Island made you uneasy, this 3D first-person recreation of the game's first level will not help at all.
Remember that horrible-looking Rambo FPS? Seems like so long ago, right? But it came out this year. A shaky start, but things got better from there. Thank God.
Pokémon, in first person, played with an Oculus Rift plus a 'virtual reality treadmill' called the Virtuix Omni—which allows you to walk around naturally in a game. This is the future, folks.
Tell me, grasshopper, what a skateboard would see if it had eyes? Seriously, zen riddles aside, the experience would probably look exactly like this.
Everyone takes their phones to the bathroom these days, so let's just get it out of the way: When I go, I usually play Candy Crush. I'm a quick pooper, but I still manage to fit in a game. As for those occasionally awful, oh-god-what-did-I-do-I'm-going-to-die dumps, they no longer cause me pain. I no longer feel…
Dark Souls, a game infamous for its grueling difficulty, is even scarier when you make it first-person. This isn't exactly playable, according to YouTuber SOULSLASHA, but it sure is terrifying nonetheless. Enjoy!