In certain ways, Life Is Strange 2 is a huge departure from the first game. It’s set in a different city, with wildly different characters. It ditches the Gossip Girl-meets-Twin Peaks murder mystery for a harsher story about two teenagers on the run. But it’s still an over the top teenage angst fest. Life Is Strange 2…
When The Last Of Us Part II’s new trailer debuted at this year’s E3, protagonist Ellie enjoyed a slow dance and kiss with another woman. My queer friends and I confessed to one another that we were assuming the worst. That happy girl will probably die, because while games allow us to be many things—space marines,…
Twin Mirror is a new game coming from Dontnod, makers of Life is Strange and Vampyr. The mystery thriller was announced today on Sony’s pre-E3 showcase livestream with a trailer showing early footage of the game which is slated to release in 2019 on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.
Vampyr’s combat might not be good, but its world is full of intrigue and difficult decisions. As fledgling vampire Dr. Jonathan Reid learns more about his powers, the player also learns the ins and outs of being a vampire. Last night, a misunderstanding of game mechanics resulted in me killing someone by accident. It…
Vampyr is a brilliant roleplaying game married to a mediocre action game, and their contentious relationship turns what could be a good time into a memorable but uncomfortable experience.
We’re just over a week away from E3, and video game companies everywhere are leaking like ships in a hurricane. Today’s rumor is an apparent prequel to Life is Strange, made by a new developer and scheduled to be revealed within the next couple of weeks.
People who play video games prefer to play as good guys. That’s what game designer Stéphane Beauverger’s research has shown, with some three quarters of players who are faced with in-game moral choices choosing to walk the path of angels. He wants to play with that. He wants to tempt players to play evil.
The saga of Teen Girl Selfie Simulator came to a close this week, and it’s been quite a trip. My heart still aches thinking about it all—I’m so attached to the characters! But boy, did some parts of the fifth episode of Life is Strange feel kind of phoned in.
Things get pretty messed up the closing chapter of the Life is Strange saga. At times, Polarized can even feel like a straight-up horror game—which is new!
Woah. Where did THAT come from, Life is Strange?
I can’t believe the places where Life is Strange is going.
My favourite thing about Life is Strange is that it encourages you to be present in the moment.
Remember Me might have a future after all. [Update]
Dontnod Entertainment—the developer for the Capcom-published action game
filed for bankruptcy, according to various French video game news sites has entered judicial reorganization.
The timing's a bit weird, as Remember Me has just been announced as
one of the…
PLUS MORE GAMING SECRETS AND RUMORS: The bizarre origins of Remember Me | The most mysterious Xbox game studio in North America.
I wasn't sure that I was going to write about the race of Remember Me's heroine because I wasn't sure there'd be anything to write about. And after having played the game, I can say that Nilin's ethnic make-up plays no part in the world-building of the new Capcom adventure.
Remember Me's creative director talks about the game's female protagonist, who caused some publishers to lose interest.
A video game about memory manipulation. Simple Minds' hit 1985 single. A pairing of Capcom's Remember Me and "Don't You Forget About Me" seems so stunningly obvious that a tweet from writer Jordan Garland must have come from the collective unconscious of us all:
One of the oddest parts of Remember Me, which I checked out on Tuesday and liked, was this bit at the very end of my hour-long demo. As Nilin made her way through the game's second level, the malls and apartments were all playing ads for this famous bounty-hunter dude who, surprise surprise, turns up at the end as a…