Every party member in Octopath Traveler has a special ability that allows them to interact with NPCs throughout the world. Ophilia the cleric and Primrose the dancer can temporarily recruit NPCs into the party and summon them during battles. One unassuming old man is able to unleash Hell upon enemies. I’m pretty sure…
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…
Sometimes in Assassin’s Creed Origins, you’ll have to cross a body of water and you won’t have a boat. Fortunately, there’s this guy who really, really wants to let you use his.
In my game of The Sims 4, there’s an NPC named Bruce Biggs. I first met him as he wandered over to a park bench, shirtless, wearing basketball shorts and a luchador mask. He promptly fell asleep.
Patience is a virtue, people.
In the newest Hitman level, there’s this guy. He’s smoking a cigarette and taking in the view, reminiscing about what sounds like the grimmest safari ever.
Near the entrance to your base in Mirror’s Edge Catalyst, two young cyber-runner rebels have taken the aphorism “practice makes perfect” to heart.
If you want immediately murder someone in the newest Hitman episode, you can do that. You can also just stand around listening to this one dude talk on his phone.
If you come across a group of three bad guys in Far Cry Primal, two of them will attack. The third guy usually won’t. He’ll run away.
In the Hitman beta, there’s this cook. He’s hanging out, doing his job, fixing up a nice pot of soup. Little does he know he’s also a tutorial for throwing blunt objects at people.
In Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, there’s a guy whose entire job is to stand on a boat and get knocked into a river. That’s it. That’s his whole life.