It is the future. A young man, arms strong from competing with 100 other shoppers every day to be the only person to buy groceries at Target, eyes his grandmother expectantly. Her features betray exhaustion from years of delivering raw, unfiltered internet to those the three mega-providers deem unworthy, but there is…
Often, video games are about making decisions, and you won’t always make the right one. Sometimes, there is no right answer. Sometimes, you’ve got to live with what you did.
It was back when I was playing World of Warcraft in high school that I first realized I had a problem. My bags were always full, laden with old gear and miscellaneous baubles I just couldn’t bear to part with, even if that just meant putting them in storage for a bit.
The video game gods have been good to us in 2017, but that means there are way too many games to choose from. Take this quiz to find out which one you should devote your precious time to.
Bastion and Transistor are complicated games with emotional depth. Supergiant Games’ latest, Pyre, follows its predecessors—this time with a focus on existential questions of freedom, religion and dogs with mustaches. Accompanying the games are equally as complex and gorgeously arranged music by composer Darren…
Every character in Pyre has a story. Some are about the nature of freedom. Others focus on religion. Others invite you to scrutinize systems that purport to offer justice while privileging a select few. But the story that helped the game find its voice and its heart was the unlikely story of a dog’s mustache.
There’s no such thing as a happy ending—at least, not for everybody.
Controlling the field is a core tenet of any competition. Fighting games are about the footsies, League and Dota demand good positioning, shooters like Overwatch and Counter-Strike are as much about tactically holding or taking key areas as they are shooting accuracy. At a high-level, controlling the field of play is…
Pyre, the new game from the creators of Bastion and Transistor, is full of difficult choices. This, however, is easily the roughest. What will you do?
I’m a multiplayer game skeptic. The idea of playing against another human both online and in real life usually doesn’t appeal to me at all. Overwatch, Splatoon 2 and Pyre are making me come around on this, kinda.
Pyre is a sports game about starting a revolution. In a worse game, that would be a joke, but Pyre takes both its sports and its politics seriously and combines them in an unexpectedly compelling way.
Pyre, the next game from the creators of Bastion and Transistor, is coming to PC and PS4 on July 25. It’s got cool art and a unique battle system that lets you choose from a variety of characters. Our own Stephen Totilo got to play it last year, and he described it as a “sort of mystical sports RPG.”
After making two terrific action RPGs, the people behind Bastion and Transistor are throwing a curveball with their new game Pyre. Now they’re making a party-based RPG in which the battles play out like three-on-three sports competitions. You’ll see how that works in the video above, as Supergiant developer Greg…
The next creation from the makers of Bastion and Transistor is Pyre, a party-based role-playing game where roving bands of exiles battle each other.It’s due out in 2017 but Supergiant’s bringing it to PAX East so attendees can play this weekend. You can find out more at their website.