Gods Will Be Watching: Existential Crisis
"Someday, someone will figure out the formula for making an adventure game that succeeds both in terms of storytelling and gameplay, but for right now this isn't it."
With my continued failed attempts at getting into Hearthstone, I feel myself getting tired of it. But thinking about it more, I’ve come to realized that I’m just not a fan of Free to Play games or free to play design philosophy as it goes against one of my main attitudes as a gamer.
Abyss Odyssey is the latest game from Ace Team, the makers of the insane Zeno Clash and Rock of Ages. The developers continue their streak of original games with an attempt at combining rogue-lite design with fighting games. The experience is different but there is a certain lack of polish that keeps the game at the moment only skin deep.
This week Ken and I were joined by a new guest, fan of the site James Ellerby as we talked about news this week, games we’ve played and we let James pick our final topic.
Retro games today walk a careful line of showing the high points of old school design without showcasing why we moved away from them. Yacht Club Games’ first title attempts to show us a brand new game straight out of the late 80s and early 90s and Shovel Knight succeeds on that front.