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GamesTM No. 193

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United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
Future Publishing Ltd
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1 min.
editor's

My experience with Rare games goes back further than I think I fully realised until the release of Rare Replay. If you had asked me before that compilation was launched I would have said that the game that brought me into the Rare fold was Donkey Kong Country. It was a gift that was plugged into our SNES on Christmas morning. We stepped into the room to see it on screen, which was a rather pleasant surprise. Suffice to say, my brother and I kept out of our parent’s hair for most of the rest of the day thanks to that. But actually the first Rare game I played was Pinbot on the NES, although at that time I wasn’t quite as aware of developers as I would become. This was…

8 min.
detroit: become human is fraught with tension and paralysing decisions

FORMAT: PS4 | PUBLISHER: SONY | DEVELOPER: QUANTIC DREAM | RELEASE: 2018 | PLAYERS: 1 Quantic Dream has never been one for following convention. It has built its reputation by going against the grain and, should you love the results or loathe them indiscriminately, it’s difficult to deny the assertion that there’s nothing in this industry quite like a Quantic Dream production. For 18 years now the studio, led by the ever-enigmatic creative pairing of David Cage and Guillaume de Fondaumière, has put all of its time, energy and resources into creating unique and divisive videogames; challenging and creative works of branching fiction that are as determined to be considered interactive movies as they are practical showcases of a hardware generation’s true power and potential. The studio’s latest – Detroit: Become…

3 min.
the picture around red dead redemption ii continues to develop

“MORGAN STRIKES US AS SOMEONE STILL VERY MUCH COMFORTABLE ON THE WRONG SIDE OF THE LAW” FORMAT: PS4, XBOX ONE | PUBLISHER: ROCKSTAR GAMES DEVELOPER: ROCKSTAR STUDIOS | RELEASE: Q2 2018 | PLAYERS: 1-TBC Allow us to introduce you to Arthur Morgan, your new Red Dead Redemption II protagonist. We would never go so far as to say ‘hero’ about any character you play as in a Rockstar game, but such a moniker would appear to be even more ill-fitting in Morgan’s case. The latest reveal of the game has suggested that the redemption element of it may not be at the forefront of Morgan’s concerns as he gallops around the West, extorting money on behalf of the infamous Dutch van der Linde. So, what we’re expecting is something even closer to the…

3 min.
conversation is king in no truce with the furies

FORMAT: PC | PUBLISHER: HUMBLE BUNDLE | DEVELOPER: ZA/UM STUDIOS | PLAYERS: 1 | RELEASE: Q4 2017 In recent years we have been witness to the revival of the isometric RPG. Many of these titles have sought to pick up where the classics left off, continuing on in the same vein as Wasteland and Fallout, of Icewind Dale and Baldur’s Gate. But as we have seen so many times in the past, it can often take a bold independent developer to really breathe new life into tired genres. ZA/UM Studio might be walking in the shadow of Obsidian and inXile Entertainment, but it’s looking to break out of it with No Truce With The Furies. A daring proposition, No Truce With The Furies is built around a complex system of cause and…

3 min.
10 reasons to get hyped about horizon zero dawn: the frozen wilds

FORMAT: PS4 | PUBLISHER: SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT | DEVELOPER: GUERRILLA GAMES | RELEASE: 7 NOV 2017 | PLAYERS: 1 1 MORE OFA GOOD THING Aloy is back in action in Horizon Zero Dawn: The Frozen Wilds. Pitched as an expansion to the early 2017 base game, The Frozen Wilds will continue the flame-haired hunter’s journey through the unknown as you enter into a fresh territory full of dangerous new threats. 2 IT’S GOING TO BE HUGE Offering a brand new map to tame, new weapons to locate and new settlements to explore, The Frozen Wilds is a substantial addition to the Horizon package with developer Guerrilla Games estimating that there will be over ten hours of new content for you to enjoy. 3 INVESTIGATE THE BANUK The Banuk were a pretty mean bunch, hardened by the…

5 min.
how reigns: her majesty is levelling up a mobile hit

“ANY TIME I’D ASK ‘IS IT POSSIBLE TO DO X’ THE ANSWER WOULD BE ‘LET’S TRY”LEIGH ALEXANDER, NERIAL FORMAT: PC, IOS, ANDROID | PUBLISHER: DEVOLVER DIGITAL | DEVELOPER: NERIAL | RELEASE: TBC 2017 | PLAYERS: 1 Reigns was a fantastic interpretation of a choose-your-own-adventure style experience made accessible to a new generation on smartphones thanks to controls that were more like playing around with a dating app than an RPG. Now Nerial is returning with a sequel and has brought on writer Leigh Alexander to help flesh out a brand new story and new challenges for your seemingly immortal, but often clumsy monarch. We caught up with Alexander to discover the unique process in writing for such a heavily player-controlled experience. What has your process been like for coming up with story ideas…